Cultural Basecamp

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Aguas Calientes, Peru

Prices From: $548

Rated by Travel + Leisure as 'one of the ten best hotels in South America', Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel is an intimate 85-cottage luxury hotel surrounded by 12 secluded acres of exquisite beauty. With its sublime Spa services and a first-class restaurant that overlooks the stunning Vilcanota River, the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel provides a tranquil retreat at the base of Machu Picchu.

Scattered among lush gardens, accommodations range from the opulent Villas Inkaterra, with private terraces and plunge pools to more intimate lodges that provide a perfect sanctuary for simple relaxation.

Overlooking the Vilcanota River, discover Andean cuisine with a contemporary twist at Cafe Inkaterra. Under the traditional Amazonian palm-thatched roof and surrounded by regional crafts, Cafe Inkaterra is as much of a destination as it is a culinary experience. More dining opportunities are available at the glass-walled Dining Room & Bar which boasts incredible views over the Urubamba River and Andes Mountains.

Four hours by train from Cusco and just steps away from the train station, Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel is close to the village of Aguas Calientes which serves as a base for exploring the mystical Machu Picchu. Buses to the Machu Picchu citadel leave Aguas Calientes, beginning before dawn and returning until 5:30 pm. It is also possible to walk the Inca Trail on a one-day trip, exploring the archeological remains and returning by bus.


Region: South America

Railroad Km 110
Aguas Calientes


All Meals All Meals

Hiking Trekking Hiking Trekking

Archeology Indigenous Archeology Indigenous

Family Friendly Family Friendly

GBC Staffpick GBC Staffpick

General Information

The Property

The Inkaterra Machu Picchu hotel is set on 12 acres of Peruvian cloud forest, and one of the highlights of staying here is the access to its 3.1 miles of ecological paths. Along the paths are several spots set aside for observation and contemplation, where flora (including 372 native orchid species), birds (192 species), and butterflies (111 species), all make appearances.

Prices Include

  • Assistance between Machu Picchu train station and the hotel
  • Overnight accommodations
  • Buffet Breakfast and A la Carte Dinner
  • Programmed guided excursions within the property