Aguas Calientes, Peru
At a Glance
Panoramic views of the forested hills from the guest rooms
A charming, affordable and cosy 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
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
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.
Call us on 858 345 1763 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 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.
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 132 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 132 guest rooms, ranging from 20m square to 30m square. The larger rooms 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.
Katie Aston (Staff)
El Mapi offers great value for money in the heart of Machu Picchu Pueblo. It has a relaxed and friendly feel, with a lively caf/ restaurant (breakfast and an a la carte dinner are included during your stay) and simple but stylish modern guest rooms with a Scandinavian air. For extra space, the superior deluxe rooms have a separate sitting room.
Inkaterra has opened its fourth Peruvian hotel in Aguas Calientes, the village below Machu Picchu. El MaPi is the first hotel from the more affordable 'byInkaterraGroup' arm of the brand. With the same eco-credentials and eye-catching design, prices will be at the more manageable end of the spectrum.
Cooking Lesson Palacio Nazarenas
Enjoy the best of Peruvian cuisine and learn all about delicious local ingredients by visiting a local market in Cuzco and joining a bespoke cooking class (prepare 4 delicious dishes) at the Belmond Palacio Nazarenas.
Cuzco Walking Tour - Half Day
Explore the magical city of Cuzco on foot with a local guide visiting the highlights from Qoricancha Temple, known as the heart of the Inca Empire, as well as local markets, where you can shop for fine silver, ceramics and famed alpaca crafts.
Hike Huayna Picchu
With a second day entry to Machu Picchu you can climbing to the summit of Huayna Picchu (Wayna Picchu) for the classic birds eye view over Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas.
Inca Rail Machu Picchu - 360°
Boasting expansive panoramic windows and an outdoor observation carriage, the 360° carriage on Inca Rail is all about the views, and the perfect way to enjoy the spectacular scenery as you journey by train to Machu Picchu through Peru's Urubamba Valley.
Inca Rail Machu Picchu - The First Class Train
Travel to Machu Picchu in total comfort on the Inca Rail First-Class service, enjoying views from the large picture windows and outdoor balcony as you pass through stunning landscapes in the Urubamba Valley.
Inca Rail Machu Picchu - The Private Train
The Private Inca Rail journey to Machu Picchu allows guests to travel in comfort, relaxing in the plush lounge chairs and soaking in the valley views along the way to this iconic ancient citadel. A private carriage is reserved exclusively for your party.
Private Tour of Machu Picchu with lunch
On arrival at Aguas Calientes train station you will be met by your guide and assisted with boarding the 30 minute bus journey to the ruins. You will be able to take lunch before meeting your guide again to start your tour.
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.