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Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

It’s hard to follow up the historic fantasy of La Casona or the romance of the Hiram Bingham train with anything other than the citadel itself, but between here and there we found one such place.

Tucked away in a a jungle of amazing flora and fauna in the heart of the Andean cloud forest was the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, a mountainside refuge for the body and soul. It’s exactly how you want to stay in a forest: with hummingbirds outside your door, orchids in bloom everywhere, fireplaces always aglow, and the view of a roaring river below captivating you. Trains arriving in and around the mountain through the Vilcanota Valley take you back to a time when travel was truly an adventure. The afternoon rain showers make relaxing in the tub or having a pisco sour on the porch seem like the perfect thing to do.

First built in the 1970s for backpackers, the owner had a vision for an ecological boutique luxury resort complete its own gardens, a tea farm where all production is made by hand, bear rehabilitation center and an impressive orchid garden. Our suite was built from local stone, adobe, stucco and eucalyptus beams and had not one but three showers, two located outside. A deep soaking tub (OBSESSED) and an outdoor private hot tub.

I loved the attention to detail and exclusivity felt here, so much so that when it was time to check out I totally forgot I had to do that, I was just right at home.

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  • Briana

    Oh wow…what a truly enchanting place. A perfectly pristine paradise to behold on a rather grey day. Thank you, as always, for sharing your adventures. I get such wanderlust whenever I read your blog!

    http://theladynerd.com

  • Love the Inkaterra! We had the most amazing dinner there we when visited a few years back and fell so much in love with the quinoa risotto it’s been added to my husband’s repertoire!

  • Wow. I don’t mind admitting that I’m salivating at the beauty of these photographs, from the food to the architecture to the landscape.

  • Tarragona IN

    It’s incredible how can the train pass through that mountain. It’s a paradise inside the mountain. Thank you for sharing it
    http://tarragonain.blogspot.com.es