Eco-Tourism Pioneer Inkaterra to Unveil New Property in Peru

Inkaterra Guides Field Station

The Inkaterra Guides Field Station from above.

Inkaterra, Peruvian leader in sustainable tourism and hotel development, has announced that it will open the Inkaterra Guides Field Station in the Madre de Dios region of Peru to the public this June. Located near the Tambopata National Reserve, the property will offer travelers the opportunity to explore the rainforest and participate in various conservation projects overseen by Inkaterra’s NGO, the Inkaterra Asociación (ITA).
Originally designed as a research location for ITA and a training camp for Inkaterra’s Explorer Guides, the Field Station will be opening its doors to the public for the first time this summer for eco-conscious travelers, families, researchers, volunteers and students from around the world.

“The Inkaterra Guides Field Station is a key project for us; not only is it a hub for ITA to continue its invaluable conservation projects, but it is also a conveyor of valuable knowledge,” says Jose Koechlin, Founder & CEO of Inkaterra. “We see it as an opportunity for the public to learn the importance of eco-tourism, and to educate the next generation of eco-conscious travelers and conservationists.”

The Field Station will be equipped with four cabañas, each featuring two double beds, a private terrace, mosquito nets, and private bathrooms, in addition to two large pavilions, each with four shared rooms, sleeping up to four guests per room and offering shared bathrooms.

The restaurant will feature long dining tables, offering a communal dining concept and will serve only local ingredients and healthy dishes from the Amazon region, while a bar will serve traditional Pisco Sours and Chilcanos during cocktail hour.

The Field Station Work House will house an Eco Center, designed to educate guests on the various projects and excursions taking place, as well as a laboratory used to study the lush soil and unique flora and fauna of the area.

Led by Inkaterra Explorer Guides, guests can participate in excursions (available in both English and Spanish) such as: exploring the rainforest by night, visiting the wetlands, learning about sustainable farming, and walking through the treetops on hanging bridges on the one-of-a-kind 1,129-foot-long Inkaterra Canopy Walkway, located 95 feet above the Amazon Basin.

The Inkaterra Asociación is a self-funded, non-profit institution dedicated to restoring the ecosystems and cultural resources in Peru through fieldwork projects, biodiversity monitoring and the promotion of responsible business models to benefit local communities.

http://www.inkaterra.com/guides-field-station/tambopata/the-experience/

 

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