Sumaq Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu, Peru
At a Glance
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.
To start planning your holiday to Sumaq Machu Picchu
The Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel is located in the village of Aguas Calientes at the foot of the Machu Picchu, and offers 60 spacious guest rooms and suites. It offers a perfect base from which to visit the awe-inspiring ruins and lost city of Machu Picchu.
Set on the banks of the Vilcanota River, the Sumaw Machu Picchu Hotel is designed to blend harmoniously with the surrounding landscapes. Guests can enjoy the gorgeous setting, with its lush vegetation, green valleys, waterfalls and ancient trails. The hotel's luxury interiors reflect Inca culture, traditions and Peruvian craftsmanship with Alpaca fibre blankets and fine cotton linens. The hotel is located within the Machu Picchu's historical sanctuary and the hotel provides a shuttle to Machu Picchu itself.
The hotel features a bar where you can enjoy traditional Peruvian drinks such as pisco sours, and there is a restaurant which draws upon traditional Peruvian and Andean cuisine, fusing them with modern culinary techniques to create unique and interesting dishes. The restaurant also benefits from panoramic views to best take in your surroundings. Guests can even take part in Peruvian cooking lessons with the resident chef, learning signature dishes such as Ceviche. There is a small spa which offers a selection of relaxing treatments, perfect for unwinding after a multi-day trek or a guided tour of Machu Picchu.
The rooms at Sumaq Machu Picchu are designed with comfort in mind, with luxury soft furnishings. All rooms come with 100% Alpaca fiber blankets, and luxury linens.
Aqlla is the luxury Spa at Sumaq where guests can have a variety of treatments including, Massage, Sauna and hydrotherapy, manicure, pedicure and reflexology among others.
Guests at the Sumaq Machu Picchu can enjoy a unique dining experience at Qunuq, the onsite restaurant. Take in the views from the restaurant's panoramic windows overlooking the mountains surrounding Urubamba. Enjoy elegantly crafted dishes bursting with Peruvian and Andean flavours. Native ingredients are used with new interpretation and flair to create fusion dishes.
There is also a cafe bar onsite 'Suquy' perfect for enjoying traditional Peruvian drinks from the panoramic balcony
There are a whole host of activities available at the Sumaq Machu Picchu, from Cooking classes with the resident chef, where you'll learn how to make the perfect ceviche and mix a pisco sour, to bird watching near the hotel, to taking a private tour of Macchu Picchu with a Shaman experiencing the history of the ancient Incas.
Danielle Diaz-Myers (Staff)
A good option for your stay in Aguas Calientes, SUMAQ offers an upscale stay in the heart of Machu Picchu and is the perfect place to relax after a day of exploration. Enjoy a meal at their on site restaurant or walk around town, the best areas are right outside your hotel. With rooms offering views of the Urubamba river, nature lovers will rejoice as you can listen to the sounds of the river all day. Step out on to your private balcony to take in the magnificent views or tuck yourself away in a bath. SUMAQ is the perfect place to rest your head during your time in Machu Picchu.
Jack Guth (Staff)
The Sumaq Machu Pichhu hotel is not just a bed for your visit to the ruins. This hotel really embodies the Andean spirit and staying here is an experience in itself. The hotel is decorated with Incan artwork, symbols and artefacts, that will really make you feel as if you are staying in the heart of the ancient civilization. Not to mention their restaurant is one of the best in Aguas Calientes! This hotel is the ideal place to stay for a well-rounded adventure to Machu Picchu.
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.
Lares - Alternative Inca Trail
The Lares Trail to Machu Picchu is an excellent alternative to the busy Inca Trail for those who want to get off the beaten track and experience authentic Andean communities surrounded by stunning mountain landscapes. No permits required.
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
Machu Picchu, Peru
Sumaq Machu Picchu is situated on the edge of the the town of Aguas Caliente and a 3.5-hour train journey from Cuzco.
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 (overnight in Lima usually required). Sanctuary Lodge is a 3-hour 30-minute train journey to Aguas Calientes and a 20-minute car transfer from there.
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