The only hotel to be found at the very entrance to Machu Picchu, Belmond Sanctuary Lodge presents a prime and supremely scenic spot for exploring the Lost City. The peace at sunrise and sunset here is incredibly moving. Just 31 rooms and suites overlook the cloud forest and misty mountains beyond - many with private terraces where orchids bloom and butterflies flutter all around. Each room is stylish, modern and in relaxed, earthy tones that draw on the Andean landscape. The hotel's Tampu restaurant serves local dishes using equally local ingredients (imagine Sacred Valley trout ceviche and wild mushrooms, or grilled alpaca and Peruvian corn).
Start your day by meeting an Andean shaman for an ancient ceremony that asks Pachamama (Mother Earth) for health and prosperity, and a priest to read your coca leaves; end by practising yoga before enjoying a garden spa treatment facing the majestic Huayna Picchu mountain. An oasis like no other.
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