Peruvian eco-tourism pioneer Inkaterra will open an Amazonian Inkaterra Guides Field Station to guests in June.
Located in the Tambopata National Reserve, the property will offer travellers the opportunity to explore the rainforest and participate in various conservation projects, overseen by Inkaterra’s NGO, the Inkaterra Asociación.
Originally designed as a research location for ITA and a location to train Inkaterra’s Explorer Guides, the Field Station will now open its doors to eco-conscious travellers, families, researchers, volunteers and students from around the world.
“The Inkaterra Guide Field Station is a key project for us; not only is it a hub for ITA to continue their invaluable conservation projects, but it is also a conveyor of valuable knowledge,” explained Jose Koechlin, founder, Inkaterra.
“We see it as an opportunity for the public to learn the importance of eco-tourism, educating the next generation of eco-conscious travellers and conservationists.”
Four cabañas will be available, equipped with two double beds, private terrace, mosquito nets, private bathroom and hot water.
Two large Pavilions will offer a shared-living set up, housing eight shared rooms, each with private bathroom, sleeping up to four guests per room.
The restaurant will feature long dining tables, operating a communal dining concept and will serve only local ingredients and healthy dishes from the Amazon region.
A bar will serve traditional Pisco Sours and complimentary Chicano during cocktail hour.
The Field Station Work House will house an Eco Centre, designed to educate guests on the various projects and excursions taking place, as well as a laboratory used for the examination of soil and the study of flora and fauna.
With excursions offered in both English and Spanish, guests will be able to participate in ten wildlife-focused outings, ranging from quarter and half day trips to full five-day itineraries.
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.
Since its conception in 1978, ITA has been able to protect 15,000 hectares of Amazon rainforest, capturing 3,400,000 tons of carbon emissions, as well as ecosystems in Cusco’s cloud forests.