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Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Peru

Inkaterra Machu Picchu is located in an enchanting five-hectare cloud forest garden alongside the Vilcanota River and on the edge of the village of Aguas Calientes. A great base from which to visit the awe-inspiring ruins and lost city of Machu Picchu.

At a Glance

  • Charming Andean village style cottages scattered around five acres of cloud forest

  • On the outskirts of Aguas Calientes so has a more tranquil setting

  • Only 30mins away from the simply awe-inspiring lost city of Machu Picchu

  • Each rustic casita is comfortably outfitted with typical alpaca throws and local Peruvian crafts. Superior deluxe and above have crackling log fires

  • A wonderful option for families too. Connecting suites available that form spacious private villas

  • Visit the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Spectacled Bear Project

Culture, Eco/ethical tourism, Adventure, Family

Insider's View

If you love orchids, you are in for a real treat with the cloudforest surrounding the lodge being home to more than 300 species. April-May is the best time for these arboreal beauties.

Scott Dunn team

Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation to Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel or take a look at our itineraries to Cuzco Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu


Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo hotel has a beautiful location in a private mountainside refuge deep in the lush Andean cloud forest, outside the town of Aguas Calientes. The key attraction is of course the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu which is easy to access from here, but the natural beauty of the cloud forest is a real highlight.

The 83 rooms are very cosy and are furnished with regional timber, California long beds with hand-woven alpaca bedspreads and handmade amenities and aromatherapy products. Butler-attended villas are also available with private gardens and open-air showers. A special feature of the hotel is the Andean sauna, an igloo made from indigenous bamboo and fresh eucalyptus leaves. The spa also offers various treatments including massages, reflexology and Andean hot stone therapy.

The reserve on which the hotel sits is home to the world’s largest collection of native orchids, some 372 to be precise, as well as an impressive concentration of birds, hummingbirds and butterflies. Guided walks offer a fascinating insight into the flora and fauna here. Inkaterra Machu Picchu is also a huge supporter of sustainable tourism, helping to preserve thousands of acres of prime Amazonian rainforest.

Meals are served in the impressive glass-walled restaurant overlooking the mountains and Urubamba river and afternoon tea is served daily in the cafe, ideal after a day's explorations of Machu Picchu. There is free WiFi internet in the cafe and the suites.


83 guest rooms built in the typical ‘Andean village’ style. Several rooms and suites have balconies, terraces and fireplaces.


Children are welcomed here, and cribs, high chairs and special children's menus are available, as well as a babysitting service. There are child-friendly excursions too, accompanied by friendly local guides, ideal for children aged 6 upwards.

Location & Directions

Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Peru

Located at Machu Picchu Pueblo (formerly Aguas Calientes village) at 2,450 meters (8,038 ft.) above sea level the hotel occupies a private five-hectare (12.3-acre) mountainside reserve. Inkaterra Machu Picchu is a 20min drive to the Machu Picchu.

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 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation to Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel or take a look at our itineraries to Cuzco Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu

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