One of our favorite Machu Picchu hotels, you won’t believe that this beautiful property is right on the edge of bustling Aguas Calientes, the gateway town to Machu Picchu. Here’s why it’s a top Good Life Expeditions recommendation.
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo
As soon as you cross the threshold and enter Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo, the chaos of Aguas Calientes is left behind. Walk through lush gardens filled with birdsong and overlooking the Urubamba River, as you take in the beautiful natural surroundings, following the stone paths to different parts of the hotel.
The reception, main lounge, restaurant, spa and activity center are housed in a cluster of buildings near the entrance. There’s a main riverside restaurant serving a wonderful buffet breakfast with a la carte options, and a la carte lunch and dinner showcasing the best of Peruvian cuisine with international flair.
Uni Spa offers a range of treatments that use ancient Inca techniques and natural local ingredients. There’s also a special outdoor Andean sauna which can be set up with prior notice. The outdoor pool is fed from a lukewarm spring and can be enjoyed year-round.
The expansive property includes several nature trails – perfect for bird lovers with over 200 unique bird species that are known to inhabit or visit the area. It’s also home to many species of orchid, including new species that were discovered on the property. The friendly guides offer guided nature walks and a selection of other complementary activities such as a visit to the onsite tea plantation.
Accommodation is located in well-spaced dwellings made of whitewashed adobe and terracotta tiled roofs, featuring skylights, Eucalyptus beamed ceilings, local textiles, tiled floors and dark hand-crafted furniture. The décor is tastefully presented in the spacious yet cozy rooms, each with a fireplace for the cold evenings. Amenities include phones, desks, free Wi-Fi, and a generous selection of welcome gifts. The large marble bathrooms offer stall showers, Andean slippers and eco-friendly toiletries. Suites and villas feature their own outdoor heated plunge pools set in private terraces and come with butler service.
Luxury Sustainable Peru Travel
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo is a great choice as a base for exploring Machu Picchu. Let Good Life Expeditions take care of all the arrangements. Our experienced travel team is ready to plan the perfect trip to Peru that you’ll never forget. Contact us today.