Tucked away in a picturesque cloud forest, the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel is an intimate Andean village with terraced hills, waterfalls and stone pathways spread across 12 acres of exquisite natural beauty. Absolutely fascinating and wonderful for the kids, the hotel’s wondrous grounds boast 214 bird species, 111 species of butterfly and the world’s largest native orchid collection, with 372 spectacular species. Nestled among the trees, the 81 enchanting casitas are designed in harmony with the forest, and offer serene views of the orchid gardens or the Vilcanota River. The décor pays homage to the local culture, and the ensuite casitas are charmingly furnished with an armoire, comfortable beds with fine cotton sheets, thick alpaca blankets, handmade wool coverlets and a cosy fireplace for chilly evenings. Guests can also enjoy Andean slippers crafted from recycled materials, robes and a complete set of environmentally friendly toiletries.
After a day of exploring the historic Machu Picchu citadel, hiking on the Inca Trail, discovering the hotel’s forest trails or viewing ancient Inca petroglyphs, guests can relax at the Unu Spa, which combines classic nurturing with a mystical Andean approach. Further adding to the total experience, the glass-walled, first-class restaurant serves delicious Peruvian cuisine with a contemporary twist, along with stunning views of the flowing river and the train pulling into the station.
What we love about the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
- Escape from the hustle and bustle of Aguas Calientes to reflect on your experience of the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu in this private sanctuary in the cloud forest
- Listen to the calls of birds and frogs as you soak in a steaming, natural hot spring
- Enjoy absolute relaxation in the Andean sauna, which is built of eucalyptus and bamboo and warmed by hot stones
- Nature lovers will delight in the experiences available on the property – from birdwatching and orchid tours to visiting the local tea house and twilight walks along the private pathways in the cloud forest, don’t forget to pack the binoculars