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El Mapi

Aguas Calientes, Peru

El Mapi Inn is a comfortable and functional boutique hotel decorated in a contemporary style that makes an affordable base for visiting Peru's top highlight, Machu Picchu. Located in the village of Aguas Calientes, 30 minutes drive from the ruins.

At a Glance

  • Panoramic views of the forested hills from the guest rooms

  • A charming, affordable and cozy hotel, built with sustainability in mind

  • Modern hotel is located in the center of Aguas Calientes

  • Just a few steps from the main square and the train station

  • Spacious communal areas and a warm, friendly atmosphere


Insider's View

Minimalist contemporary decor and eco styling. A comfortable and affordable base in Aguas Calientes. Offers a wide selection of Piscos at the bar

Sarah Lowe

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to El Mapi or take a look at our itineraries to Cuzco Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu


El Mapi Inn, located in the town of Aguas Calientes, is a clean and comfortable place to stay while exploring Peru's greatest wonder that is Machu Picchu, one of the most impressive sites in all the Americas, with a simple stunning natural setting, surrounding by forested peaks.

The hotel is a blend of classic styles and recycled materials, with a high-ceiling atrium and natural light, which induces a feeling of well-being. There are 48 comfortable rooms, decorated in a simple modern style with views to the hills, a trendy bar-lounge, a light restaurant serving nutritious breakfasts and snacks, and a garden with a hot water pool, perfect for relaxing after a day exploring Machu Picchu.


El Mapi has 48 guest rooms, comprising 40 Superior Rooms (20m square) and eight Superior Deluxe Rooms (30m square). The latter have a small seating area and a complimentary minibar. The rooms are simply yet comfortably decorated, in a smart modern style with subtle earthy tones, and come with flat screen TVs, and either twin or king size beds.


Children are welcome to come and stay at El Mapi Inn. However, there are no specific facilities available for them at the hotel.


El Mapi has a cafeteria, a contemporary bar-lounge with plasma TV and complimentary Wifi, serving snacks and tapas-style dishes, a wide selection of Piscos and organic wines.


El Mapi Inn is ideally located for excursions to the spectacular Incan site of Machu Picchu. Guests can take a guided tour of the ruins and then explore at leisure and perhaps hike up the Huayna Picchu peak, for some spectacular views over the ruins and the surrounding hills. The area is also good for hiking and bird watching.

Location & Directions

Aguas Calientes, Peru

El Mapi Inn is located at the heart of Aguas Calientes, the nearest village to Machu Picchu, in the south of Peru.

When to go

April to November is the best time to visit Machu Picchu. The rainy season is typically from December to March, with the heaviest rains arriving in January and February.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to El Mapi or take a look at our itineraries to Cuzco Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu

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