Sumaq Machu Picchu

America Peru
Sumaq Machu Picchu - Peru
Sumaq Machu Picchu - Peru
Sumaq Machu Picchu - Peru
Sumaq Machu Picchu - Peru
Sumaq Machu Picchu - Peru
Sumaq Machu Picchu - Peru
Sumaq Machu Picchu - Peru
Sumaq Machu Picchu - Peru
Sumaq Machu Picchu - Peru
Sumaq Machu Picchu - Peru
Sumaq Machu Picchu - Peru
Sumaq Machu Picchu - Peru
16 June 2023

Sumaq Machu Picchu hotel, named one of South America’s best hotels by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure, is located at the foot of the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu near the beautiful Vilcanota River, and offers impressive views of the mountains and landscapes.

A hotel with a contemporary Andean style inspired by the ancient Peruvian cultures, Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel offers personalized luxury service, innovative Peruvian cuisine, and a relaxing spa that features ancient Inca treatments for the body and mind.

Cultural experiences that highlight mystic connections with local traditions include an authentic Andean wedding ceremony and exploring Machu Picchu with a Shaman. The luxury property features 62 exquisitely appointed rooms and suites, including 1 imperial suite, 2 junior suites and 59 standard rooms.

An array of special experiences is included, among them a culinary demonstration and, for children and mini–chef classes. Sumaq has been awarded Rainforest Alliance certification for its focus on sustainability.

The Imperial Suite’s panoramic windows look out upon the mountains of Machu Picchu and the Vilcanota River. Enjoy the same stunning views as you indulge in a luxurious bubble bath in your Jacuzzi.

The most peaceful sleep awaits you in this spacious suite with an ultra-comfortable king-size bed, goose feather comforters and your choice of the perfect hypoallergenic pillow for your vacation dreams.

For a surely unforgettable visit to Machu Picchu, relax in your own cozy living room or enjoy the view of the towering mountains and effervescent Vilcanota River from your private balcony or Jacuzzi tub. Take a well-deserved break and delight in a relaxing bubble bath before or after a delicious dinner in our gourmet restaurant.

These sophisticated and modern rooms, with beautiful and warm wood accents, feature a view of the iconic Vilcanota River. Spacious with an eye toward the utmost style and comfort, each suite features Andean design motifs throughout, such as woven textiles and pre-Colombian art.

These sophisticated and modern rooms, with beautiful and warm wood accents, feature a warm and welcoming view of the garden. Spacious with an eye toward the utmost style and comfort, each suite features Andean design motifs throughout, such as woven textiles and pre-Colombian art.

Peru’s culinary art is widely acknowledged by food experts as one of the world’s most exciting and exquisite cuisines. With Qunuq Restaurant and Suquy Café & Bar, the cuisine at Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel draws upon these influences before enhancing traditional Peruvian cuisine.

It takes Andean roots, foods from local communities “the Incas’ culinary legacy” and fuses them with contemporary culinary techniques in an authentic menus with an unforgettable style.

With Peruvian cuisine topping the list of the world’s gastronomic experiences, our Qunuq Restaurant offers you the best in Andean fusion, without having to leave your lodgings.

We have spent countless hours in high local communities in order to source the freshest ingredients, while also helping in the development of various villages. The result is a menu with delicious choices using a variety of locally sourced products that have been grown and harvested with the peoples’ love of their land.

In addition to the regular menu, we also have a tasting menú “Flavor of the Andes” Apucc Mikhuna that offers a fabulous way to try more of our master chef’s delicious creations. And, a very exclusive tasting menu, is our romantic dinner “Munayki” on our private terrace. Please let us know if we can reserve one of these exclusive options for you!

With a gorgeous view of the Vilcanota River and a relaxed and comfortable, yet elegant atmosphere, our Suquy Café & Bar is the perfect place to enjoy a drink. In addition to traditional cocktails, you can choose from a number of unique creations found only in Suquy, using native ingredients in new and refreshing ways.

The hotel’s Andean-inspired and up-to-date decor is carried through the bar area, with a cozy modern fireplace and featuring golden replicas of ancient works of art. Whether you choose to mingle and make some new friends or have a reflective moment to yourself, you can find the ideal spot to do so here.

Enjoy an intimate moment on our terrace. Its elegant decoration and warm atmosphere promise an unforgettable rendezvous, whether in celebration of a birthday, anniversary or other special event.

In this space, with its panoramic windows facing the sanctuary of Machu Picchu, the services are private, and with the attention of our chef and maître d’ of Qunuq Restaurant.

The culinary art of Peru is widely recognized by gastronomy experts as one of the most exciting and exquisite cuisines in the world. With Qunuq Restaurant and Suquy Café & Bar, Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel’s cuisine draws on influences from other countries and enhances traditional Peruvian cuisine.

It takes Andean roots, foods from local communities– “the culinary legacy of the Incas”, and fuses them with contemporary culinary techniques in authentic menus with an unforgettable style.

In addition to the regular menu, we also have unique tasting menus that offer a fabulous way to try more of our master chef’s delicious creations. Please let us know if we can reserve one of these exclusive options for you!

Throughout the year, Sumaq works in partnership with communities located high in the Andes, such as Quishuarcancha, Parcaraqui, and Huatata in Chinchero, as well as the small community of Ccorca that is home to fewer than 200 people.

With their high quality ingredients, such as the potatoes from Huatata where 350 different varieties are grown, Sumaq pairs modern gastronomic techniques to create dishes that have been highlighted at some of the top gastronomic events in the world including City Meals on Wheels in NYC in 2018 and Virtuoso’s Culinary Globetrotting event in Las Vegas.

As we support and work hand-in-hand with our community partners, we want to honor them and show the world one more reason why these ancient traditions should be valued. Without them, our culinary offerings distinguished at these global events could not exist.

Honor and restore your body and spirit by choosing a personalized Sumaq wellness experience. We offer options to expand and guide your path to equilibrium through rest and wellness practices. In addition to wellness experiences, enjoy the Aqlla Spa with extraordinary sessions that combine relaxation and ancient Inca techniques for the body and mind.

Enjoy a comprehensive treatment inspired by the indulgences of Inca royalty. Start with a Jacuzzi whirlpool where we will use 32 medicinal herbal essences from the Peruvian Andes. Here, you can take a few moments to enjoy some sparkling wine.

Since our beginning in 2007, at Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel we have worked with the commiment to provide experiences in a sustainable enviroment that preserves and respects the three areas of operations of influence: economic, social and enviromental.

During this time we have been working as a responsible organization that acts under the principles of trust, loyalty, dedication to service, adaptation to change, teamwork, and a spirit of collaboration, with the aim of achieving a favorable future for all our constituents.

All around the wonderful Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel, a world of exhilarating natural beauty, majesty and activities await. Explore the natural sites of Machu Picchu or be immersed in Andean culture. Whatever your pleasure, our staff can assist in arranging local activities, adventures and excursions.

One of the most iconic historical sites in the world, and probably the most iconic archaeological site in South America, Machu Picchu Citadel is truly a world wonder. Despite being such a popular attraction, it still exudes a sense of awe and mystery, especially as historians and archaeologists still are not sure exactly what the purpose of the site was.

The site dates from the 15th century, and is a stunning example of Inca engineering. If the huge stones seamlessly put together, the still-functioning water system, and the incredible incorporation of natural features don’t grab you, the surrounding landscape is sure to get your notice, just as it did the Incas.

The location they chose for this beautiful citadel is surrounding on all sides by mountain peaks, with the sacred river winding along below.

Many of the quintessential photos that you have seen looking down on Machu Picchu from above will have been taken from the top of Huayna Picchu Mountain. The view is indeed impressive from the top, located more than 1000ft above where you start your climb.

But this is definitely a case where it’s not the distance but the journey. The peak is reached by hiking up steep Inca steps, giving you the opportunity to take a journey on a veritable Inca trail.

Making it to the highest point will take anywhere from 45 to 90 minutes, and the satisfaction you get from the task, as well as the incredible view, makes it well worthwhile. In addition to the Inca structures you’ll find there, it’s also possible to walk back around the other side to visit the Temple of the Moon.

The full circuit can take 4 hours and, once you’ve committed, it’s pretty much a case of continuing is going to be just as long as going back the other way.

The Sun Gate, or Inti Punku in the native Quechua language, is one of the ancient control points for people entering Machu Picchu Citadel. It’s also where those people today who are hiking the Inca Trail enter into the sanctuary.

While you may not be interested in hiking the entire trail, it is possible for you to hike up to the Inti Punku from the citadel, allowing you to take in the impressive vista that lies before you from this privileged location.

If you want some great bird’s eye views of Machu Picchu, without having to hike up to the top of Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, this is the hike for you. No special entrance tickets are necessary to visit the Sun Gate; it’s included with your entrance into Machu Picchu.

There are 800 permits available daily to hike Machu Picchu Mountain and, like Huayna Picchu, the permits must be purchased along with your entrance to the citadel. However, as more are available and it’s less popular, they don’t tend to sell out as far in advance.

Climbing to the top of this mountain is a bit longer than Huayna Picchu, and is more up and down with less precarious steps and sheer drop-offs. However, you also climb higher… gaining more than 2000ft in the process.

The actually height is greater as well, but the views when you achieve your goal are worth the effort. In the Inca times, ceremonies were held at the top of this peak.

Along the same road that leads to the Machu Picchu Museum and the Mandor Waterfalls is the Mariposarium, or Butterfly House. While a visit here doesn’t take a very long time, it’s a great opportunity to learn about the life cycle of butterflies, especially for kids.

A labor of love, the butterfly sanctuary is a private endeavor, aimed at helping to conserve and repopulate the local species. Not only are the butterflies worth seeing in all their stages, the setting is beautiful, surrounded by mountains and alongside the river. The tour itself only takes about 20 minutes, and to get there is an easy 20 minutes walk from the hotel.

Officially called the Manuel Chavez Ballon Site Museum, named after an archaeologist, this interesting museum allows you to get more background about the famed world wonder.

There’s so much to learn about Machu Picchu, that it’s well worth getting the information more than once, especially as you can be a bit overwhelmed when you’re at the site itself. Most of the signage is in both English and Spanish and, in addition to the informative displays, you’ll also see some artifacts that were found during investigations at the site.

Right near the museum is also a botanical garden which you can stroll through, including a wide variety of orchids. The two attractions together make the short and relatively flat hike worth your time.

One of the nicest excursions while you’re in Aguas Calientes is hiking to the Mandor Valley. Round trip will probably take about 3 hours, depending on how much time you spend wandering around or taking time out to sit and take it all in.

It’s worth it to bring a picnic and enjoy the space. Once you get to the gardens, located on the right hand side. After entering, you can spend as much time as you like, appreciating the many native plants and flowers, as well as the several waterfalls on the property.

Located throughout are various places where you can stop and sit at a covered bench to appreciate the scenery and have a rest. And, as with so much of the area, to simply stop and live in the moment. One of the rest stops even allows you a direct view of Huayna Picchu.

Machu Picchu Pueblo is home to an excellent artisanal market where you can often find even better prices and selection than in Cusco. While some of the products offered are similar to what you will see elsewhere, others are quite unique.

Among the many different items you will find include sweaters, scarves, blankets, rugs, jewelry, carvings, and much more. In some shops, the textiles on display are of the highest quality baby alpaca.

If you have some downtime after your tour of Machu Picchu, browsing through the market is a perfect way to spend an afternoon. As everything in town is so close, you can easily bring your purchases back to the hotel or hop on the train with them, as the station is accessed through the market itself.

A contest called “Pachamama Rimac” has resulted not only in recognition for several local artists, but also in the beautifying of the town of Aguas Calientes. It also works perfectly as a method of sharing some of the ancient Andean culture and cosmovision with Peruvians and visitors alike.

Scattered throughout town are 20 sculptures hewn so breathtakingly from rock that they seem to spring to life, much like the ancient stonework for which the Inca are famous.

The subjects chosen for these incredible works of art convey some of the essence of the Andean beliefs, such as an Apu, or mountain god, supporting and loving a child. All of these sculptures together are another way to recognize the beauty that surrounds one that can sometimes be overshadowed by the number of restaurants and hostals.

Rooms: 62
Price: from 347 EUR per night


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