MACHU PICCHU / AGUAS CALIENTES, PERU
In Machu Picchu / Aguas Calientes: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel. Popular with those heading to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel is an intimate Andean village with terraced hills, waterfalls, stone pathways and 83 whitewashed adobe casitas tucked away in the cloud forest. Member of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, the property has 12 acres of exquisite natural beauty, where 214 bird species – such as the golden-headed quetzal and the iconic Andean cock-of-the-rock – and the world’s largest native orchid collection (372 species) have been registered. Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel sits on 12 serene acres of natural paradise, just across from the train station of Aguas Calientes. It is located at 2,020 meters (6,627 ft.) above sea level the hotel occupies a private five-hectare (12.3-acre) mountainside reserve. After exploring the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, guests can enjoy the Unu Spa, which combines the classic nurturing with a mystical Andean approach. Natural products are derived from local botanical extracts (mint, eucalyptus and orchids), thus providing a pleasing spiritual, sensual and soothing experience. The first-class restaurant features stunning views of the Vilcanota River, and shares the secrets of Peruvian cuisine with a contemporary twist.