Hacienda Concepcion is located on more than 2,000 acres of rainforest within walking distance of Lake Sandoval (home to the endangered giant river otter)...

Hacienda Concepcion, Inkaterra’s fifth hotel in Peru, has opened on the banks of the Madre de Dios River.

Hacienda Concepcion is a 20-minute boat ride down-river from Puerto Maldonado on Peru's Madre de Dios River and is located in more than 2,000 acres of rainforest

With its opening, Hacienda Concepcion becomes the second property under the more affordable, budget-friendly ‘byInkaterra’ sub-brand, joining El MaPi, in Machu Picchu Pueblo. Both aim to maintain Inkaterra’s commitment to conservation and responsible tourism, while providing comfortable lodging at a lower price point.


Remote but accessible, the new Hacienda Concepcion caters to nature-loving enthusiasts who visit the region in search of an authentic jungle experience, but are perhaps conscious of time and budgetary constraints. Hacienda Concepcion’s amenities include hot rain showers, Peruvian cotton linens and expert guides from Inkaterra hotels.

This photograph shows the main lodge building of Hacienda Concepcion, Inkaterra's fifth hotel in Peru

About a 20-minute boat ride down-river from Puerto Maldonado, the new Hacienda Concepcion features a main lodge, with eight twin rooms and social spaces, and seven individual cabañas on stilts designed in the local style.

With soaring ceilings, a hand-woven thatched roof and furniture crafted from salvaged wood, the main lodge will also be home to Hacienda Concepcion’s main dining room and reception.

Hacienda Concepcion is located on more than 2,000 acres of rainforest within walking distance of Lake Sandoval (home to the endangered giant river otter) and offers a unique range of land and river excursions.

Hacienda Concepcion is within walking distance of Lake Sandoval, home of the endangered giant river otter and the prehistoric hoatzin bird

While staying at Hacienda Concepcion, guests will have the opportunity to spot prehistoric hoatzins, various species of monkey and a plethora of other wildlife. In addition to wildlife experiences, guests will also be able to learn about the lodge’s history and its botanical gardens, which feature local medicinal plants.

For more information on Hacienda Concepcion byInkaterra, visit www.byinkaterra.com.

 

Hacienda Concepcion's botanical gardens feature local medicinal plants

Once known as “Fundo Concepcion”, Hacienda Concepcion is a former cocoa and rubber plantation. It was owned by a Spanish doctor, Arturo Gonzáles del Río, who in the 1950s started a Catholic mission with the intention of improving the locals’ life and health using the Fitzcarraldo boat as an itinerant hospital.

Upon Dr. Gonzales’ death, Concepcion was left behind and fell into decay until 1979, when Inkaterra bought the property with the intention of developing it into a scientific and research station as well as an environmental educational center to be sustained by the income generated by tourism activities.

This photograph shows the interior of one of the seven individual cabañas at Hacienda Concepcion, the second hotel property in Inkaterra's new byInkaterra brand

Launched in 2010 under the Inkaterra brand umbrella, byInkaterra’s first hotel was El MaPi in Machu Picchu Pueblo. Offering the same comfort and quality as the established Inkaterra hotels but in a more informal style, byInkaterra hotels fill the gap in accommodations between the high-end and low-end markets in Peru.

Attracting budget-conscious travelers exploring the country’s most exciting and adventurous locations, byInkaterra hotels aim to guarantee a comfortable and relaxed stay. As part of the Inkaterra brand, byInkaterra hotels aim to promote sustainability, service and authenticity.

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  • Bob Hilscher

    November 12, 2012 #1 Author

    Hi there. My wife, Jean, and I spent close to a month in Peru driving, hiking, flying, canoeing, and riding the rails across the country. We have traveled to several parts of the world, creating wonderful memories, but Peru, however, tops our list.

    The trip to Peru was made memorable because it included such a variety of unique and separate experiences like flying over the Nazca Lines, hiking in the Amazon Jungle, driving into the Andes Mountains to see wild Vicuna, and climbing Huayna Picchu at Machu Picchu. Of course, a vast number of other sights and scenes crossed our paths while in that wonderful country, too. Come check out some of our pictures and stories from Sandoval Lake at: http://frametoframe.ca/the-day-we-slugged-it-through-amazon-mud-to-sandoval-lake

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