Sumaq Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, Peru

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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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Renew your vows with a Andean Wedding Ceremony held by Sumaq's Chaman.

For those looking to enjoy all Aguas Clientes has to offer be sure to book a room facing the Urubamba river. You can hear the relaxing sound of the river allowing you to feel at one with Mother Nature.

Call us on 3165 4050 to start planning your holiday to Sumaq Machu Picchu or take a look at our itineraries to Cuzco Sacred Valley and 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.

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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.

  • 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.

Holiday Ideas

  • Peru In Depth

    Lima, Paracas, Arequipa, Colca, Lake Titicaca, Sacred valley, Machu Picchu, Cuzco

    from SGD $11800 pp 14 nights

    • Go in search of condors in the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest in the world
    • Observe sea lions and penguins off the coast of Paracas
    • Visit the impressive ruins of Machu Picchu and hike up Huayna Picchu for spectacular views
  • Walk Peru's Salkantay Trail

    Lima, Cuzco, Salkantay Trail & Machu Picchu

    from SGD $7100 pp 12 nights

    • Embark on the exhilarating Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu, an alternative route to the classic Inca Trail
    • Stay in luxurious mountain lodges along the way, each with hot showers and even Jacuzzis
    • Enjoy spectacular scenery in the high Andes along the way, passing dramatic valleys and snow-capped mountains

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Sumaq Machu Picchu is situated on the edge of the the town of Aguas Caliente and a 3.5-hour train journey from Cuzco.

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