- An intimate Andean village with terraced hills, waterfalls, stone pathways and 83 whitewashed adobe casitas tucked away in the Andean cloud forest.
- Within its five hectares (12.3 acres) of exquisite natural beauty, 214 bird species have been registered; as also the world’s largest native orchid collection (372 species) in their habitat.
- The renowned Unu Spa combines classic nurturing with a mystical Andean approach and the first-class restaurant shares the secrets of Peruvian cuisine with a contemporary twist.
- Discover several hundred species of orchid or go birding on a guided walk on the lodge property.
- Soak in steaming natural hot springs amid the calls of birds and frogs.
- Pause for afternoon tea and homemade cakes in the dining room, and enjoy dinner on the terrace, overlooking the surrounding forest.
- Enjoy profound relaxation in the Andean sauna, built of eucalyptus and bamboo and warmed by hot stones.
- Only 30mins away from the simply awe-inspiring lost city of Machu Picchu.
- Each rustic casita is comfortably outfitted with typical alpaca throws and local Peruvian crafts.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Walk early in the morning to take advantage of the optimum time for cloud-forest bird watching. Begin at a river observatory, with the possibility of sighting the sought-after torrent duck and the white-capped dipper. Then proceed to a productive tanager feeding area, where silver-beaked, blue-necked, fawn-breasted and saffron-crowned tanagers can be found. Along the hotel’s pathways, be on the lookout for the cock-of-the rock, the golden-headed quetzal and many of the 18 different hummingbirds identified on the grounds, including the booted racket-tail and the green-and white hummingbirds, which are native to the area.
Walk along the hotel’s trails, and discover the fascinating yet fragile ecosystem of the Machu Picchu cloud forest, and learn about its many indigenous plants and animals. The Nature Walk offers travelers a glimpse of cloud forest flora: ferns, bromeliads and orchids and fauna -an interesting variety of birds; as well as an introduction to the Vilcanota river system, the Observatory, the tea garden and house.
Walk through the orchid garden to observe some of the hotel’s 372 different native orchid species in their natural habitat, the world record according to the American Orchid Society. Discover this extraordinary plant family, which has captured the human imagination for centuries. From the largest orchid flower in the world – the Phragmipedium caudatum, to tiny flowering specimens properly appreciated only through a magnifying glass, there are orchids to amaze both the newly inquisitive and the expert, including species new to science which have been discovered on the hotel grounds.
Visit our organic tea (Camellia sinensis) plantation and tea house to discover the wonders of the traditional tea making process. Take part as the freshly picked leaves are pressed over wooden blocks and finally seal your own tea bag. A glass of fresh hot or iced-tea from the Tea House at the hotel lobby completes the experience.
This early evening walk is designed to connect on a spiritual level with the environment and the historical energy of the Machu Picchu area. With special attention placed on nature’s core elements like an enchanting waterfall, also sacred pre-Inca pictographs, and then the walk pauses at the Rocotal Observatory.
Visit the crop-rich native farm at km 108, 30-minute walk. Interpretation of the flora and fauna of the area. Detailed explanation of the various plantations; origin, properties and uses. Learn about beekeeping as well as guinea pig and rabbit breeding. Tasting of snacks made of farm products.
Visit the open-air market at Machu Picchu Pueblo, filled with displays of local Andean curios and clothing, then make the 30-minute walk to the archaeological site bridge and the Manuel Chavez Ballón Museum, home to excellent displays, maps and artifacts related to the archaeological site.
Inkaterra Machu Picchu is located in an enchanting five-hectare cloud forest garden alongside the Vilcanota River and on the edge of the village of Aguas Calientes. A great base from which to visit the awe-inspiring ruins and lost city of Machu Picchu. Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo hotel has a beautiful location in a private mountainside refuge deep in the lush Andean cloud forest, outside the town of Aguas Calientes. The key attraction is of course the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu which is easy to access from here, but the natural beauty of the cloud forest is a real highlight.
The 83 rooms are very cosy and are furnished with regional timber, California long beds with hand-woven alpaca bedspreads and handmade amenities and aromatherapy products. Butler-attended villas are also available with private gardens and open-air showers. A special feature of the hotel is the Andean sauna, an igloo made from indigenous bamboo and fresh eucalyptus leaves. The spa also offers various treatments including massages, reflexology and Andean hot stone therapy.
All 81 rooms have spacious marble bathrooms with inside and open-air showers, bathtub, robes and Andean slippers made from recycled materials, plus televisions and iPod docks. There are three main categories: the biggest ‘villa’ rooms have wood-burning fires, living space and private dining areas. All have views of the gardens, and some of the superior and deluxe rooms have private terraces and outdoor whirlpool tubs.
This is the perfect sanctuary for simple relaxation with one king or two twin beds, 100% cotton sheets and hypoallergenic pillows, plus an inviting dining area for two and minibar. Decorated with local crafts and eucalyptus beams, this casita includes a room heater, a colonial style wardrobe, robes, Andean slippers crafted from recycled materials, plus a complete set of environmentally friendly toiletries and a safety box, all provided for the comfort of our travelers.
A fireplace in front of a dining area, plus a spacious newly renovated bathroom, create an ambience of informal elegance. These attractive casitas have one king or two twin beds, with 100% cotton sheets and hypoallergenic pillows. Amenities include Andean slippers crafted from recycled materials, robes, a colonial style wardrobe with plasma screen with DirecTv, plus a complete set of environmentally friendly toiletries and a safety box.
A spacious setting offers a separate area for reading and relax, plasma screen with Direct TV, with iPod speakers next to the fireplace, plus the possibility of a terrace. One king or two twin beds, 100% cotton sheets along with six posh hypoallergenic pillows, a room heater, separate sitting, minibar, dining for two and a large private bathroom with a telephone provide this casita with added comfort. Amenities include Andean slippers crafted from recycled materials, robes, a colonial style wardrobe plus a complete set of environmentally friendly toiletries.
Junior Suite Deluxe
An expanded Junior Suite with a lavish bathroom that includes a marble basin and telephone. One king or two twin beds, 100% cotton sheets along with hypoallergenic pillows, a colonial style wardrobe, a room heater, separate sitting, dining for two, minibar, a plasma screen with DirecTV and work area in front of a fire place, provide this casita with additional comfort. Amenities include Andean slippers crafted from recycled materials, robes, safety box, iPod speakers, a complete set of environmentally friendly toiletries, and a complimentary bottle of Pisco.
Experience VIP treatment, beginning with turndown service three times a day and an array of added amenities, such as free satellite internet access, plasma screen satellite TV with DVD player, iPod speakers, minibar, safety box and cordless telephone. Personalized comfort is assured, with one king or two twin beds, 100% pima cotton sheets plus room-controlled heating, closet area, robes, Andean slippers crafted from recycled materials, outdoor shower, heated plunge pool and a day bed. The luxuriant marble bath has two basins, independent shower and toilet.
A private paradise with a personal garden and covered terrace, plus heated plunge pool, extra-large day bed, and outdoor shower. This beautifully appointed space includes an expansive sleeping area with king bed, 100% cotton sheets and additional seating. A second room features a gracious area for working or relaxing, as well as dining for four in front of an open fireplace. The luxurious marble bathroom has two basins and a secluded garden view tub, a double closet, a separate shower and commode, two cotton robes and Andean slippers crafted from recycled materials. The acclimatized room includes free satellite internet access, plasma screen with DirecTV and DVD player, iPod speakers, complimentary minibar, safety box and cordless telephone. This casita includes additional Inkaterra amenities, plus the added conveniences of the Suite and three-daily turndown services.
The casual Café Inkaterra, with its roof of thatched palms and views over the railway line, is open all day and serves quinoa soup, fresh green salads and Peruvian staples such as causas (a potato and meat dish) and lomo saltado (stir-fried sirloin). The main 70-cover dining room does fusion cuisine, using local trout, alpaca meat and local cheeses and is a tad more formal, with fixed dining times and a good New World wine list.
Comedor principal & Bar
The restaurant and adjacent terraces were built as a large glass house with an exceptional view of the Vilcanota River and the surrounding green mountains. Meals are served in the impressive glass-walled restaurant overlooking the mountains and Urubamba river and afternoon tea is served daily in the cafe, ideal after a day’s explorations of Machu Picchu.
This restaurant blends Andean cuisine and architecture with a contemporary approach, creating innovative fusion-style fare. Café Inkaterra is situated under a traditional Amazonian Ese’Eja palm-thatched roof, and is decorated with regional crafts. Both an experience and a destination, Café Inkaterra features an intimate setting overlooking the Vilcanota River. It is the ideal place for travellers to unwind, far from the crowds, after visiting the ancient Machu Picchu Citadel and wait for their train after check out.
Inkaterra operates five luxury hotels across Peru and has a reputation for environmental awareness and excellent guides. Staff here can advise on Machu Picchu visits, birding and active excursions. On site, there’s a library, ‘Andean eucalyptus sauna’, spa treatments and a small pool.
Relax and rejuvenate with an Andean sauna in a candle-lit eucalyptus hut, followed by a massage at Unu spa or dip in the plunge pool.
UNU Spa is Inkaterra’s unique SPA concept, combining the classic nurturing of a SPA with a mystical Andean approach. All products are 100% natural, obtained from local botanical extracts, providing a pleasing spiritual, sensual and soothing experience. The UNU SPA is located near the Andean sauna and the flowing springwater plunge pool area. This massage helps to de-stress the body and restore physical, mental and emotional balance. The massage therapist uses ancestral techniques designed to achieve maximum relaxation. It consists of passive streatching and applied pressure, along the energy lines of the body. Reflexology involves the principle that all body parts can be stimulated by applying pressure to the specific reflex points in the feet. A reflexology treatment can increase blood circulation and promote certain body and muscular functions.