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.
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.
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.
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