Built in the style of a traditional Andean village, Inkaterra Machu Picchu occupies a riverside location within a 12-acre private reserve of tropical cloud forest. The 85 whitewashed casitas and villas are scattered throughout the terraced hillside and although rustic in style are extremely comfortable.
Furnished using colourful Peruvian blankets and local art, all have an open fireplace and views of the orchid gardens or Vilcanota River. Facilities include a small pool and spa, restaurant, bar, as well as lounge areas with sofas which overlook the gardens and river.
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel is located a short distance from the village of Aguas Calientes and 20 minutes by road from the famous Inca ruins.
- Unu spa
- Restaurant overlooking the river and serving a mixture of traditional Peruvian and contemporary cuisine
- Bar and café
- Small pool
As well as visiting Machu Picchu, other optional activities include visiting the organic tea plantation and gardens, bird watching trips to observe several species of humming bird, orchid walk taking in 372 native varieties and twilight walks with the opportunity to see the rare spectacled bear. There are a number of excellent nature trails into the surrounding cloud forest and the guides at Inkaterra are extremely knowledgeable.
Why we like it
The tranquil Eden-like setting of Inkaterra Machu Picchu is a wonderful place to retreat to at the end of a long day.
'Inkaterra is a Member of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, a collection of world-class accommodations that offer rich and meaningful experiences and show a commitment to sustainability.