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New York - January 5, 2015: Just in time for the U.S. release of the movie Paddington 2, Peru's leader in sustainable tourism for over 39 years, Inkaterra, is inviting guests to experience the Andean Spectacled Bear with a special package at its Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel. Also known as the Andean Bear, the name is based on the rings or "spectacles" of light fur surrounding the animal's eyes and sometimes extending down the chest -- giving them a unique appearance!


Inspired by a stuffed toy bear on an empty store shelf in London, celebrated English author Michael Bond created Paddington Bear and produced more than 20 books, touching the lives of millions of children around the world. Now, families can meet a real-life version of Paddington Bear: The Andean Spectacled Bear at Inkaterra' s Andean Spectacled Bear Project.


Located directly on the reserve and property grounds, Inkaterra' s Andean Spectacled Bear Project is currently home to five bears with an ongoing mission to help save the endangered species and secure its future in South America. In conjunction with Inkaterra's non-profit organization, Inkaterra Asociación (ITA), and the Peruvian National Park Service (SERNANP), the conservation project offers visitors exclusive access to the bears' natural habitat while also providing an opportunity to shadow the project's keepers and understand their day-to-day activities.


In addition to learning about the educational project, the Spectacled Bear package includes:

  • Three nights' accommodations in a rustic casita at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
  • Visit to the Andean Spectacled Bear project
  • Three-hour privately guided excursion to UNESCO World Heritage Site Machu Picchu citadel with bilingual English/Spanish-certified guide
  • Programmed guided excursions within hotel grounds, including the orchard garden, on-site organic tea plantation and tea house, and bird watching
  • Surprise take-home gift

The three-night Spectacled Bear package at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel starts at US$1,013 (based on double occupancy in a superior casita) and includes roundtrip transfers from Machu Picchu Pueblo train station, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, and 10% service. Additional excursions and services are available at an additional fee, upon request.

For more information on the Spectacled Bear package and other offerings at Inkaterra, please visit:



Inkaterra is a Peruvian organization that celebrates 39 years of experience in sustainable tourism initiatives. It focuses on preserving and rescuing Peru's geography, nature, customs and cultures and sharing them with the world. Since 2011 Inkaterra holds the Rainforest Alliance Verification in Sustainable Tourism, the Relais & Châteaux 2013 Environment Trophy, the 2012 Tourism for Tomorrow Award for Conservation, the 2012 Green Choice Sustainable Tourism Award, the Latin American Travel Association's (LATA) 2012 Award for Sustainability and was second place honoree at the Educational Travel Community's (ETC) 2013 Responsible Tourism Showcase. In late 2014, Inkaterra will open Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba, an 11-room contemporary hacienda-style hotel located in Peru's Sacred Valley of the Incas. The company currently operates Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica & Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion in the Amazon of Southern Peru, Inkaterra La Casona and one recently launched boutique hotels El MaPi in Machu Picchu Pueblo, under the more affordable brand 'byInkaterra.' Inkaterra has an alliance with the NGO Inkaterra Association (ITA) through which the company's profits are invested in research, conservation, educational and social development programs.   

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