Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel: About

Located in Machu Picchu Pueblo, Peru

Picture this: you travel by train into the green folds of the Peruvian Andes and arrive at what seems like a charming Andean village hidden in the mists of the cloud forest. Miles of trails loop through the jungle from your doorstep, and natural hot springs and ancient Inca petroglyphs are within a short walk. To top it all off, the greatest archaeological site in South America is perched among the peaks just above. Welcome to Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, the brainchild of a trailblazing Peruvian ecotourism group. With beautifully appointed casitas discreetly tucked among the trees and a wide range of excursions led by exceptional guides, the lodge is more than a base for visiting Machu Picchu—it is a destination in itself.


  • Discover several hundred species of rare, vibrant blooms during a walk along the Orchid Trail.
  • Soak in steaming natural hot springs, immersed in the chirps and calls of resident birds and frogs.
  • Explore the iconic Inca ruins of Machu Picchu, or hike the Andes for stunning views of the site.
  • See petroglyphs with an expert guide, and visit the lodge’s Andean Bear Rescue Center.
  • Make your own tea—from leaf to bag—at the on-site organic tea plantation.

Why We Love This Lodge

This Andean hideaway is just a short distance from the bustling town of Machu Picchu Pueblo, but it feels miles away, set deep within a cloud forest that is protected by its parent company, Inkaterra. Dreamed up by an environmentalist who has sat on the board of directors of Conservation International, Inkaterra has been a pioneer in sustainable tourism since the mid-1970s. The lodge works with the Inkaterra Association, a National Geographic-sponsored foundation, to support scientific research and conservation efforts—from discovering new species to protecting vast swathes of the Amazon rainforest. And it brings its eco-initiatives to guests through enriching, naturalist-led experiences on the property and beyond.

Lodge Features

  • 81 charming casitas furnished in Andean style
  • Thatched-roof, glass-walled restaurant serving local cuisine
  • Lodge bar decorated with Andean artifacts
  • Andean spa that incorporates natural elements
  • Cozy reading room
  • Lounge with fireplace
  • Eco-center with information on local conservation projects
  • Gift shop with local crafts, Andean skin-care products, and more
  • Free satellite Internet in suites and lodge restaurant

National Geographic Exclusive

Each of our lodges has created a special complimentary experience offered exclusively to guests who visit through a National Geographic expedition. At Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, National Geographic guests enjoy a private visit to the lodge's Andean Bear Rescue Center. Learn about the rare species’ behavior and survival challenges as you observe them with local researchers and discuss rescue and rehabilitation efforts.

Awards and Recognitions

  • PURE Life Experiences Awards: Contribution to Experiential Travel - José Koechlin, 2015
  • Travel + Leisure, 500 World Best Hotels, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014
  • Condé Nast Traveler, Reader's Choice Awards–Top 25 Hotels in South America, 2013 and 2014
  • Condé Nast, Johansens Most Excellent Eco Resort, 2013
  • Travel + Leisure, World Best Hotels for Families, 2013
  • Travel + Leisure, Top Resorts in Central and South America, 2013
  • National Geographic Traveler, Stay List–South America, 2011

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