Popular with those heading to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel is an intimate Andean village with terraced hills, waterfalls, stone pathways and 83 whitewashed adobe casitas tucked away in the cloud forest.
The property has 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.
After exploring the Historic Sanctuary and in-house excursions, guests can enjoy the Unu Spa, which combines the classic nurturing with a mystical Andean approach.
Natural products are derived from local botanical extracts (mint, eucalyptus and orchids), thus providing a pleasing spiritual, sensual and soothing experience. The first-class restaurant features stunning views of Vilcanota River, and shares the secrets of Peruvian cuisine with a contemporary twist.
You will marvel at this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site, while also have the chance to enjoy a village, the beauty of the cloud forest and a Historical Reserve,truly one of the World’s 7 New Wonders.
In order to fully capture the magic, you need to understand what to expect thus, we prepared this important information as your guide to your visit to Machu Picchu. Please read this as you prepare for what will be one of the most amazing trips of your life.
VILLA INKATERRA (293 m2 | 3154 Ft2)
A Royal Inca retreat thoughtfully designed for discerning travelers seeking a truly authentic encounter. One Inkaterra Suite adjoining one Suite, each with a terrace and plunge pool, overlooks a lush garden with private entrance. Travelers register in the privacy of the Villa, and our extended VIP treatment includes round-the-clock butler service.
Travelers may also choose to dine privately, served by Inkaterra staff. Sleeping accommodations include Suite Inkaterra (King) and Suite (King or twin) with 100% cotton. Each Villa has an open wood-burning fireplace, plus sitting and dining areas.
With tranquil views of the private garden, the expansive marble bathrooms offer an indoor and open-air shower, a tub, a separate commode area, cotton robes and Andean slippers crafted from recycled materials.
SUITE INKATERRA (176 m2 | 1894 Ft2)
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.
JUNIOR SUITE (40 m2 | 431 Ft2)
A spacious setting offers a separate area for reading and relax, 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, 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.
SUPERIOR (32 m2 | 344 Ft2)
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.
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, all provided for the comfort of our travelers.
DINING ROOM & 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.
This restaurant blends Andean cuisine and architecture with a contemporary approach, creating innovative fusion-style fare. Café Inkaterra is situated under a traditional Amazonian 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.
Unu Spa (water in Quechua) is Inkaterra’s unique SPA concept, combining the classic nurturing of a Spa with a mystical traditionally Andean approach.
All products are 100% natural, obtained from local botanical extracts, providing a pleasing spiritual, sensual and soothing experience. UNU Spa is located near the Andean Sauna and the natural flowing spring-water pond at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel.
Its name captures the beauty of this white orchid, making direct reference to its sweet aroma. The word “Fragrans” comes directly from latin fragrantia which means sweetsmell, and later in the XVI century, from the French language fragrance.
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.
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.
A guide for three-hour walk along the hotel’s Orchid or Bird trails, by our specialized Explorer Guide, includes a personalized tour of our facilities and a detailed description of their natural highlights.
APU MACHU PICCHU
Hike the Machu Picchu mountain for two and a half hours from the archaeological site, and reach the Summit of Apu Machu Picchu. This trail, accessed from the Reserve, joins parts of the Inca trail leading to the Sun Gate before climbing to the mountain’s highest point.
From there, enjoy the view of soaring eagles as well as Machu Picchu, other significant ruins in the area, Putukusi, Wayna Picchu, Salkantay mountain and the Vilcanota River.
Take a 30-minute bus transfer to the Historical Reserve of Machu Picchu. Your expert guide will lead a tour of the Reserve, providing geological and historical information on key areas of interest, including Intihuatana (the Sun Dial), the Sacred Plaza and the Temple of the Sun.
This is an opportunity to revel in the energy and atmosphere of one of the most significant and spectacular archaeological sites on the planet, surrounded by snow-capped peaks, Wayna Picchu and Intipunku (the Sun Gate), the entrance to the Machu Picchu Inca trail.
A two-hour walk along the Vilcanota River follows the railroad tracks into the Mandor Valley, inhabited by varied and fascinating birdlife, including cock-of-the-rock, speckle-faced parrots and green jays. Relax and bathe under a secluded waterfall, before walking back to the hotel in the shadow of Machu Picchu.
MUSEUM – MARKET
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.
MACHU PICCHU SUGGESTED ITINERARY
Detailed day-by-day Suggested Itinerary:
Reception and assistance at Machu Picchu train station / Check-in / Briefing of excursions & activities / Lunch in the Main Dining Room or in Cafe Inkaterra (additional cost) / Orchid excursion on hotel grounds / Visit the Tea House / Andean Sauna (or choice of massage services; additional Cost) / Cocktails and dinner in the Main Dining Room or Cafe Inkaterra / Overnight.
Wake up early to see the Archaeological Site at dawn / Buffet breakfast / Depart on first bus to start Machu Picchu Archaeological site excursion by sunrise / 3 hour excursion through the citadel (additional cost) / Lunch at Cafe Inkaterra (additional cost) / Tea time at the hotel / Twilight Walk / Massage session at the UNU Spa (Additional cost) / Overnight.
You have two options:
- For enthusiasts: Get up early to enjoy the hotel gardens / Guided Birdwatching Walk or Orchids Excursion.
- For the laidback: Sleep late and enjoy your breakfast buffet until 10:00 a.m. / Check-out of the hotel. After checking-out, enjoy the hotel grounds or lunch in the Main Dining Room or Café Inkaterra / Transfer back to Cusco or Ollantaytambo by train.