Inkaterra: Family adventures in the heart of darkest Peru

For serious adventure seekers, travel connoisseurs and nature lovers, a trip to Peru this spring or summer is about as thrilling as it gets. And if you don’t know where to start – who would? – try the marvellous Inkaterra group when getting inspiration for this year’s holiday plans.

Inkaterra is a dream of a combination, with luxurious eco-lodge accommodation located in some of the dreamiest locations in the heart of darkest Peru.With itineraries drawn up especially for families, if you have the budget and the adventurous spirit what are you waiting for?

 

 

It is more than a little sad that the first thing that springs to mind when I think of Peru is the reference to the country in the famous story about a cartoon bear. I must admit, that in fact, I know precious little beyond that about the Southern American country – I could maybe have told you its capital was Lima if pushed! A check on Wikipedia tells us that Peru is, “an extremely biodiverse country with habitats ranging from the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region in the west to the peaks of the Andes mountains vertically extending from the north to the southeast of the country to the tropical Amazon Basin rainforest in the east with the Amazon river.”

All this is whetting my appetite though. Imagine, a holiday in Peru! How exciting. How original. If it’s got you interested too, it’s definitely worth checking out. Inkaterra have a group of hotels located across the country; in the heart of the Machu Picchu cloud forest, deep in the Amazonian rainforest, nestled in the cobblestoned streets of Cusco and surrounded by the rolling hills of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The hotels are luxurious hideaways, defined for their eco-friendly design inspired by traditional architecture and built with native materials, in harmony with the environment.

For adventurous families, Inkaterra offer a bespoke, week-long itinerary across their luxury eco-lodges. Families will love traversing the treetops on suspended rope bridges in the Amazon rainforest, nocturnal wildlife watching and evening riverboat rides. You can meet the real-life Paddington Bear at the Andean Spectacled Bear Sanctuary, and take a private tour of the ancient Machu Picchu Citadel as well as walks, wildlife and white-water rafting in the Sacred Valley.

Spring is a fantastic time to visit Peru with the weather mild and dry, and the landscape is brilliantly green as a result of the rains, but travel is great through the summer too up until November when the country’s rainy season kicks in. Sounds like a dream holiday to me.

For more information on Inkaterra’s holidays in Peru see www.inkaterra.com.