The Inca Rail 360° train is equipped with tall, wide panoramic windows, allowing guests the best possible views on the journey from Cusco or the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu. Inca Rail 360° train is furnished with comfortable seats, tables, air conditioning, bathrooms, and an open-air observation and bar carriage, and provides an onboard entertainment app.
Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel rests at the edge of Aguas Calientes town, just across the Vilcanota River from the base of Machu Picchu. Conceived and operated by the Clavijo family, Sumaq is a reflection of the family’s warmth and Andean roots–rich textiles, dark wood, hand-cut stone, and vibrant accents. Christened in 2010, the interiors were renovated in 2017.
You may be wondering how the altitude at Machu Picchu will affect your visit.
The site itself is not considered a high-altitude destination. The saddle of the mountain, where most of the ruins are located, is roughly 7,900 feet above sea level—about 3,300 feet lower than Cusco and 1,600 feet below the Sacred Valley.
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Like no place else, Machu Picchu captivates.
More than 1 million people visit Machu Picchu each year. Peru and UNESCO have jointly agreed to limit daily entrances to 2,500 visitors.
Peak visitation months are May, July, August, September, and December. The less crowed months (our favorite times to visit) include April, June, and early October.
KiCHIC is located in front of the beach in the northern Peruvian surf town of Mancora. The “Ki” is a nod to the Japanese concept of vitality, and the “chic” is an indication of the owners’ signature style–a breezy blend of simplicity and comfort.
Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is the only hotel located at the entrance of Machu Picchu. From this privileged location, guests can easily access the archeological site. Because Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is located near the park, guests can take a tour of the ancient ruins from their. Other excursions include an Andean ritual experience or birdwatching tours.
Although located on the edge of bustling Aguas Calientes, this intimate lodge feels a world away. Upon entering the 12-acre private reserve, guests are greeted by colorful birds and hundreds of orchid species. Stone pathways meander through the terraced hillsides, leading to whitewashed adobe casitas.