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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.

Machu Picchu, Peru
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
  • 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

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.

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Top tip:

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.

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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.

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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