Photo courtesy of Inkaterra Maccu Pichu Pueblo Hotel
In Machu Picchu, time travel is real. The beautifully preserved 15th-century city sits high in the Andes Mountains, holding Incan secrets in its ancient walls. Whether you’re hiking for six days up the Inca Trail or taking a four-hour train ride, you’ll likely be breathless when you make it to the magic city. The best way to start and end a journey back in time is in a 5-star luxury hotel that takes care of your mind, body and soul. These four luxury hotels, located near Machu Picchu combine ancient history with modern luxury to give you an adventure of a lifetime:
Lakeview Suite: $1,000/Night
Built on the banks of the Vilcanota River, this hotel is on route to Machu Picchu, capturing the ancient city’s magic and history. Its rooms overlook the gardens and lakes that surround it, and its spa treats you to ancient techniques used by Andean people.
Celebration Package: $1,200/night
This is the closest you can get to Machu Picchu in a luxury hotel. If you don’t feel like hiking, you can sit out on the terrace, nibble on Peruvian cuisine and admire the surreal landscape.
Recognized by the National Geographic society as one of the most unique lodges in the world, this hotel sits on 12 acres of mountainside at the foot of Machu Picchu. The setting features terraced hills, stone pathways and pristine waterfalls. It is home to 214 species of birds and the largest native orchid collection in the world.
This beautiful hotel evokes an ancient Andean past, giving guests an authentic Peruvian experience. Located close to the ancient city and Vilcanota River, Sumaq offers beautiful views, luxury accommodation, local cuisine, and most importantly, a glimpse into Andean culture.