Andean motifs pervade this charming hospice, from the hand-woven tapestries and alpaca blankets that enliven the rooms to the Andean sauna in the on-site spa. And not surprisingly, since the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel is located in the shadow of the greatest Andean ruin of them all. When you visit, you’ll be able to read all about the Incas with books from the hotel library, buy Andean handicrafts in the gift shop, and savor traditional cuisine from the sierra in the restaurant overlooking the Vilkanota River.
Inkaterra’s Hotel is located in the heart of Aguas Calientes, some three hours from Cuzco by train. The colonial design and tiled roofs of its bungalows evoke Peru’s storied past, while its enchanting gardens are crowded by 372 varieties of orchids and illuminated at night. During your stay, don’t forget to refresh yourself in the pool, fed by mountain springs, or to warm yourself on cold nights by your private fireplace.