Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
Machu Picchu, Peru
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
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.
To start planning your holiday to Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
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.
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.
Katie Aston (Staff)
Originally a plantation growing coffee, tea and tropical fruits, Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo was created in the 70s. At the bottom of the UNESCO site of Machu Picchu and a few minutes walk from the heart of Machu Picchu Pueblo, Inkterra has the feel of a village with its colonial style whitewashed and tiled building set within cloud forest alongside the rushing Urubamba river and surrounded by mountains. Its a tropical haven away from the bustle of one of Perus key attractions and once youve explored Machu Picchu its a joy to return to the hotel, to immerse yourself in the forest, watch the hummingbirds at their feeders, book a massage, Andean sauna or sit in the outdoor pond (two of which are heated). With 12 acres of grounds, Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo offers its guests excursions into the forest: early morning bird watching, a visit to the tea plantation, an orchid trail and twilight walks to learn about local myths and legends.
Mark Beken (Staff)
Although no hotel in the area can compete with the Sanctuary Lodge for location, this is easily the most attractive accommodation option for visiting Machu Picchu. I loved strolling along the paths through the cloudforest and stopping to watch the endless flittings of hummingbirds and butterflies. Rooms are very spacious, and the junior suites have great roaring fires. If you want to relax a bit more while in Peru, it's well worth considering an extra night here, as it's easy to see Machu Picchu more than once, and you can also walk along some of the trails from the lodge down to Indian petroglyphs or their Spectacled Bear project. It's also a great option for families.
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.
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Location & directions
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.
How to get there
13-hour flight from London to Lima's Jorge Chávez International Airport, followed by a 1-hour 15-minute domestic flight to Cuzco. From Cuzco its a 4-hour train journey to Inkaterra Machu Picchu, which is close to the train station.
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