Inkaterra’s Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel perfectly compliments a visit to Machu Picchu by providing guests with a deeper understanding of why the Incas chose this hidden location in the Andean cloud forest to build their marvelous citadel. Nestled among 12-acres on the outskirts of the backpacker town of Machu Picchu Pueblo (formerly Aguas Clalientes), it is also a peaceful haven away from the tourist crowds that are inevitably a fixture of any visit to Machu Picchu. The lodge is laid out like a traditional Andean Village; guests follow stone pathways to their rooms, crossing gurgling water channels within a cloud forest dripping with exotic orchids and buzzing with colorful hummingbirds. All of the construction is done in traditional Andean style, using local materials of stone, adobe, stucco and eucalyptus. The expansive grounds offer a perfect refuge for bird watching as well as hands-on lessons in botany and ecology and trained naturalist guides lead guests on a variety of thematic nature walks in the morning and afternoon. After a long day of hiking among the Incan citadel, a soothing treatment at the full-service Unu Spa provides the perfect rejuvenating experience.
57 (Superior & Superior Deluxe Rooms) 26 (Jr. Suites & Suites)
Half Board (Breakfast & Dinner) including access to onsite activities and attractions
Yes, Throughout and Complimentary
Open Year Round
Virtuoso, National Geographic Unique Lodges, Signature, Authentic, Green Pearls
Unu Spa, Andean Sauna, Ecocenter, Orchid Garden
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$548, per room, per night.
Starting Full Board
LOCATION: machu picchu pueblo, peru
Closet Domestic Airport:
Cusco (CUZ) is 70 miles (112 km) from Machu Picchu, with multiple flights daily from Lima (LIM).
Machu Picchu Historical Reserve is located above the town of Machu Picchu Pueblo (formerly known as Aguas Calientes) at 2,450 meters (8,038 ft.) a.s.l. Guests can arrive via train from Cusco or the Sacred Valley, by hiking the last section of the Inca Trail (1-Day Trek from KM 104) or by trekking the entire Inca Trail (over 4 days, covering nearly 27 miles) or along various Inca pathways such as the Salkantay Trek. Several trains depart daily from Poroy-Cusco and Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu, starting from 6:00 am. Schedules and the duration of the journey vary depending on the train station selected (3.5 hours from Cusco and 1.5 hours from Ollantaytambo.)
All guests depart Machu Picchu by rail, taking the train from Aguas Calientes to the Scared Valley or all of the way to Cusco. Suggested rail service is with Peru Rail in their first class Vista Dome cars or aboard the luxury Hiram Bingham train, owned and operated by Belmond. Round-trip costs range from $150-$800 per person, depending on train and choice of service.
Unique Arrival & Departure Options:
WHEN TO VISIT
Machu Picchu can be visited year round and enjoys a subtropical highland climate - warm and humid during the day and cold at night, with temperatures varying between 47°F (8°C) and 72°F (22°C). Humidity ranges between 77% and 91%, and annual rainfall is 400-1000 mm (16-39 inches). Dry season is from May to October, and the orchid season is from November to April, when the heaviest rainfall occurs. The Inca Trail is closed in February for maintenance.
We love Machu Picchu in all seasons but are particularly fond of March-May, when the Sacred Valley is lush and green, newly bloomed flowers perfume the cloud forest and the crowds are not quite as pressing as during the summer holiday season.
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel is a family-friendly hotel that offers 2 Villas for parents traveling with children. Family services include special children's menus, cribs, highchairs and child-friendly Inkaterra Explorer Guides. Additionally the hotel offers a special Child’s Explorer Kit (pack with flashlight, cap, postcards, and color pencils), and a Treasure Hunt activity upon request (at an additional charge). A number of the excursions available within the hotel's cloud forest preserve are suitable for children between the ages of 6 and 12; we recommend the Spectacled Bear Conservation Project, Guided Nature Walk, Orchid Trail, tour of a Native Farm and the visit to the Tea Plantation.
RECOMMENDED LENGTH OF STAY
The minimum stay is 1 night though we recommend at least 2, particularly for travelers arriving via a multi-day trek. After you visit the ancient Machu Picchu Citadel, Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel is a welcome respite. Enjoy the benefits of a de-stress massage at the mystical UNU Spa, or stay active and participate in group excursions, such as bird watching or an orchid walk, offered on the 12-acre grounds.
UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
The Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel is a haven of peace and nature in one of the most-visited tourist destinations in the world. The lodge sits among 12 acres of exquisite natural beauty, where 214 bird species – such as the golden-headed quetzal and the iconic Andean cock-of-the-rock – and the world’s largest native orchid collection (372 species) have been registered.
Cleanse and refresh yourself in the unique Andean Sauna, where stones are heated in a candle-lit eucalyptus hut. Located next to the natural spring water pond, you can relax in the sauna amid frog and bird calls. Or rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit with the 100% natural treatments at the UNU Spa.
Meals are served in the glass-walled dining room overlooking the Vilcanota River and highlight exceptional international fusion cuisine. Order the quinoa pancakes for breakfast. And ask for the recipe. You won't regret it!
Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel is 100% Carbon Neutral and leads the way in a variety of conservation and research projects in Peru. For an additional fee, guests can visit the Spectacled Bear Conservation Center to learn from research scientists about the rare species’ behavior and survival challenges.
Don't worry about luggage; porterage is included for guest luggage between the hotel and train station.
After taking a twilight stroll through the misty cloud forest, guests will return to their casitas to find their fireplaces stoked and hot water bottles tucked beneath their sheets to ensure a cozy slumber.
Upon request, the lodge can arrange for a shaman to lead a traditional Andean vow renewal blessing or conduct a 'pago a la tierra' or payment to the earth where thanks is given to the Apus, or sacred mountain deities. This is an ancient ancestral custom of indigenous Andean cultures and is both authentic and deeply reverential. Highly recommended.
Established in 1975, Inkaterra has been at the forefront of ecotourism and sustainable development in Peru and is dedicated to authentic travel experiences, aiming to preserve biodiversity and local cultures. The consortium owns and operates six distinctive properties throughout Peru, including Inkaterra La Casona and Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica.
BEST COMBINED WITH
A 2 night stay at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel pairs well with just about any itinerary through Peru that incorporates time at the citadel, and most all do! Inkaterra also operates properties in Cusco (La Casona), the Amazon (Reserva Amazonica or Hacienda Concepcion) and a newly opened lodge in the Sacred Valley, Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba. Any of these properties in combination with the Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel assures a high quality guest experience in all aspects.