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