Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba is an hour-and-a-half drive from the city of Cusco, the main transportation hub for the region. Visitors traveling to the lodge from Machu Picchu must take a train from the village of Machu Picchu Pueblo (also known as Aguas Calientes) to Ollantaytambo. From here, it is a 30-minute drive to Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba. The lodge can arrange ground transfers between the property and the Cusco airport or the Ollantaytambo train station.
The lodge is located at around 9,500 feet above sea level. It can take time to adjust to the decreased levels of oxygen occurring at these high altitudes. To prevent altitude sickness, ascend to higher altitudes gradually, avoid drinking alcoholic beverages or eating too much on your arrival day, limit strenuous activity early on in your visit, and drink plenty of water. Guests may also wish to consult their physician or travel clinic to obtain medication that can be used in preventing or reducing the symptoms of altitude sickness.
Peru’s Sacred Valley has two distinct seasons: a rainy season from November to March and a dry season from April to October. Daytime temperatures are consistently moderate and pleasant year-round, but the winter months of May through August can bring cold nights.
There is no dress code at the lodge—many guests opt to wear comfortable outdoor clothing for activities and excursions and casual evening attire for cocktail hour and dinner.
Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba welcomes children of all ages, and many of its rooms and suites are large enough to accommodate families. Children are encouraged to participate in age-appropriate lodge activities, such as visits to the ecological farm and the Inkariy Museum. A Child Explorer’s Kit, including a flashlight, cap, postcards, and colored pencils, is also available for purchase. Children under 11 stay free when sharing a room with adults and child care services can be arranged for an additional charge.
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