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InkaTerra Lodge Retreat, Machu Picchu

Casita at InkaTerra Machu PicchuExquisitely beautiful, serene and magical - without a doubt InkaTerra Machu Picchu is the best place to stay if you really want to enjoy Machu Picchu and connect with its deep sense of timeless mystery. InkaTerra is much more than just another hotel. It offers travelers a space to get away from the hustle and bustle of Aguas Calientes. Here you can truly relax, let the impressions of your day settle into your soul and get inspired by the mysteries of the ancient Incas. InkaTerra is a place where you can enjoy the true essence of this sacred place in a tranquil, peaceful setting that has been designed with an eye for detail, with subtle touches of unobtrusive and unpretenscious earthy elegance - in perfect harmony with its surroundings.

Like a litte traditional Andean Village, InkaTerra Machu Picchu nestles into the impressive mountains near Machu PicchuThe lodge is composed of 85 luxurious cottages nestles into terraced hills in 12 secluded acres of exquisite beauty, where a reverence for nature reigns. An intimate pueblo of charming whitewashed bungalows spread across the grounds, and a main building that houses the world class restaurant and Spa, all set amidst stunning views of the surrounding mountains and the rushing Vilcanota River.

A variety of accommodations is available, some overlook the orchid gardens, while others face the Vilcanota River. All casitas have a comfortable sitting area, plus spacious bathroom with Spanish style showers. Each is furnished with a suitcase rack and colonial-styled armoire for the convenience of our guests, who rest in luxury under fine cotton sheets, thick alpaca blankets, and handmade wool coverlets, atop California extra-long king or queen size beds.

There are many types of accommodations at InkaTerra Machu PicchuFrom simple yet supremely comfortable casitas to junior and luxury suites and world class VIP suite that leaves nothing to be desired - choose the perfect casita for your Machu Picchu retreat:

Stone paved pathways lead from the main building to the individual cottages that are dotted in the grounds. The cottages have been constructed with local materials such as stone, adobe, stucco, and eucalyptus beams to create a lovely Andean village ambience. Each one or two storey, white washed cottage has been tastefully decorated with local artifacts and rustic furnitures.

Andean crafts and textiles also decorate the bar, boutique, and reception building, while the main dining room displays scores of pre-Columbian relics. Charming features abound; among them are an inviting reading room, a lounge with a crackling fireplaces, and the Andean sauna - a sweatlodge made from indigenous bamboo and fresh eucalyptus leaves.

Spa Facilities at InkaTerra Machu PicchuThe Andean Spa offers a wide variety of treatment options from Aromatherapy to Reiki Massage, not to mention all the regular Spa options, such as facials, lymph drainage, exfoliation, anti-stress massage, hot stone treatment, reflexology etc (see separate page). Also available to guests are daily free yoga sessions held at 7 am at the studio located in front of the beautiful Vilcanota River. Private sessions for up to eight clients at a time can be arranged by reservation (at extra charge). The Yoga studio is also available to guests at other times, if it is not used for other purposes.

Spa Menu and Facilities Spa Menu and Facilities

InkaTerra is a perfect retreat - not just for weary travelers on their pilgramage to Machu Picchu, but for all who are searching for a rejuvenating sanctury where they can nurtrue body, mind and soul. It lends itself well to spiritual group retreats and native ceremonies with local shamans can be arranged.

InkaTerra Machu Picchu is a superb location for those who want celebrate the most sacred of all ceremonies - the wedding ceremony or the 'Renewal of Vows'. Please ask if you have anything special in mind. (Special events should be arranged well in advance).

For Nature Lovers InkaTerra also has much to offer. The entire grounds are a private nature reserve laced with trails to facilitate nature observation. Expertly trained bilingual naturalist guides will conduct a range of special excursions (some free, some at extra charge - please consult information sheet).

While it is possible to use this excellent lodge just as an overnight resting place to relax in magical surroundings after a strenuous Machu Picchu Tour, it is highly recommended to make use of the excellent packages:

Suggested Itineraries

Spa Menu and Facilities 3 days/2 nights all inclusive package

Spa Menu and Facilities 2 days/ 1 night all inclusive package

For further information and booking inquiries please send us and e-mail.