This luxurious rainforest hideaway is just a stone's throw from Machu Picchu.

Set amid lush cloud forest in a private mountainside refuge, this hotel – one of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World and also voted one of 'The Best Hotels in the World' at the Condé Nast Traveller’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2017 – offers charming white-washed cottages and is adjacent to the station in Machu Picchu town. Indulge in soothing treatments at the spa and unwind in the Andean sauna, set in a candle-lit eucalyptus hut. Explore your stunning surroundings on an excursion - you could visit an orchid collection and organic tea plantation, go birdwatching or take a twilight walk.

Take in stunning views of Urubamba River and dramatic mountains while savouring creative fusion cuisine in the glass-walled restaurant. Café Inkaterra serves fusion-style cuisine and has a traditional Amazonian thatched-palm roof overlooking Vilcanota River.

The rooms have locally crafted terracotta roofs and are nestled in 12 acres of lush gardens. Superior Rooms have a dining area and Junior Suites feature a relaxation area and balcony or terrace.

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Key information

Located at Machu Picchu Pueblo (formerly Aguas Calientes village). A 5-minute transfer from the train station

Airport transfer time: Approx. 4 hours from Cusco airport
Rooms: 81

Accommodation information

81 rooms

Activities

• Head out on a birdwatching tour and discover everything from silver-beaked tanagers and golden-headed quetzals to 18 different varieties of hummingbird • Take a 30-minute bus transfer to Machu Picchu for a guide tour, with highlights including Intihuatana (the Sun Dial), the Sacred Plaza and the Temple of the Sun • Enjoy wine tasting with an expert sommelier, with some of the finest wines produced in the vineyards of Peru, South America and Europe

Dining

Restaurant and bar, café

*Denotes local charge