When I first heard I was going to be staying at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, I’ll admit, I was a bit confused. “Pueblo,” I thought, “that’s Spanish for ‘village.’ Is this some sort of rustic, back-to-nature retreat?”
I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Rarely do you find such a cool eco-resort situated in such a prime location (5/5) as the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel Andean village hotel? The hotel has the aim of “preserving the native cultures, developing sustainable tourism” in the 12.3 acres of cloud forest in which this excellent resort sits (5/5).
Located just a short bus ride from the famous Machu Picchu ruins, Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel is a luxurious oasis nestled in the heart of the Andes. The hotel’s architecture is inspired by the traditional village of Machu Picchu and offers a unique blend of rustic charm and modern comfort.
Upon arrival, I was greeted by the friendly staff who were dressed in traditional Peruvian clothing. I felt like I had stepped back in time, but with all the amenities of the 21st century.
The hotel has its own botanical garden, which was like a paradise for me. I spent hours wandering through the garden, admiring the different types of flowers and plants, including orchids, bromeliads, and even a few hummingbirds.
While it is a little difficult to find your way around at times, the grounds are spectacular grounds and full of surprises like waterfalls and organic gardens. Come prepared to climb a lot of steps to get around and treat it like a fitness regime, and you will love it. Many come to a place like this to experience authentic travel, and if this is what you are looking for it’s best to keep in mind that this is a destination on many people’s bucket lists. It is likely on yours too, and that is what brings the crowds, but it doesn’t distract from what a vibrant place of diversity and rich history this part of the cloud forest is.
Inkaterra has more than 200,000 travelers each year, and they have become experts at demonstrating Peru’s distinctiveness.
Head deeper into that Amazon and stay at this Guayana’n village if authenticity is your thing and you suspect you would like to keep further away from tourists.
I was also able to visit the hotel’s spa, which offers a variety of traditional Andean treatments. I couldn’t resist trying the Andean hot stone massage, which was hands down one of the best massages I’ve ever had.
But the real highlight of my stay was being able to explore the Machu Picchu ruins. The hotel offers a variety of guided tours, and I was able to see the ruins at sunrise, which was truly magical.
Overall, my stay at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel was an unforgettable experience. The hotel’s blend of traditional Andean culture and modern luxury made it the perfect base for exploring one of the world’s most famous ancient sites. I highly recommend it to anyone planning a visit to Machu Picchu.
Aguas Calientes 08681, Peru