El MaPi

Machu Picchu, 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 centre of Aguas Calientes

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

  • Spacious communal areas and a warm, friendly atmosphere

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Best time to Visit

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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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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

Treat yourself to day use of their spa and lounge in their hot tub with one of the best views in Aguas Calientes

Call us on 020 3993 9308 to start planning your holiday to El MaPi or take a look at our itineraries to 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.

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.

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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 climb to the summit of Huayna Picchu (Wayna Picchu) for the classic bird's 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.

  • Km 104 trek to Machu Picchu

    Reach the iconic ancient citadel of Machu Picchu on the one-day KM104 trek, taking in the final portion of the Classic Inca Trail without the need to camp overnight. On arrival, soak in spectacular views over the Inca ruins and the dramatic valley below.

  • 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.

Holiday Ideas

  • Imagine Peru

    Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca

    from £3100 pp inc flights & transfers for 10 nights

    • This carefully designed itinerary is perfect for those short on time, it maximises the experiences you have on the ground and allows you to get a real flavour of Peru in just over a week.
    • From the modern coastal capital Lima, to the ancient capital of Cusco and the long-lost city of Machu Picchu, you will experience a journey of stark contrasts.
    • Explore world-class museums and indulge in gastronomic delights, discover bustling colourful markets and visit famous Inca ruins.
  • Imagine Peru & Bolivia

    Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Lake Titiaca, La Paz, Salar de Uyuni

    from £5300 pp inc flights & transfers for 15 nights

    • A real highlights tour of Peru and Bolivia
    • Jam-packed with Andean culture and stunning scenery
    • Visit the must-see Machu Picchu, beautiful Lake Titicaca and the other-worldly expanse of the Uyuni Salt Flats
  • Peru Uncovered

    Amazon, Cusco, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Puno, Colca Canyon & Arequipa

    from £4100 pp inc flights & transfers for 16 nights

    • Famed for its outstanding diversity, this itinerary is packed with dramatic and spectacular landscapes and takes you on a journey to discover the very best of Peru.
    • Experience one of the world’s most iconic treks as you hike the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and delve into the pristine wilderness of the Amazon Rainforest in search of wildlife.
    • Immerse yourself in Peru’s diverse culture and discover its ancient history as you step onto the floating reed islands of the Uros on the shores of Lake Titicaca and explore the remarkable colonial city of Cusco.

Location & directions

Machu Picchu, Peru

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

How to get there

Located in the village of Aguas Calientes at the base of the mountain and 30 minutes by bus from Machu Picchu ruins. Aguas Calientes is accessible by train from Ollantaytambo (2-hours 30-minutes) in the Sacred Valley and Cuzco (4-hours).

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