Just outside the relaxed town of Aguas Calientes, this collection of charming whitewashed casitas creates a small, peaceful village of its own. At the foot of the mountains, they are spread across a stunning 12-acre cloud forest reserve, with hundreds of bird and orchid species and an otherworldly magic in the air. Andean fabrics, colonial wood furniture and exposed eucalyptus beams characterise its ample, pared back rooms - with alpaca blankets, heaters and fireplaces perfect for colder nights. Its terraced Peruvian restaurant is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows that offer verdant views, sights of the Vilcanota River, and fluffy clouds drifting slowly by.
A remarkable spa uses only natural ingredients from local botanical extracts for its treatments, such as a sauna followed by a body wrap in tea leaves from Inkaterra's plantation. With a Springwater plunge pool, this property is full of cobbled paths, scenic trails, hot springs and ancient Incan petroglyphs - an intoxicating destination in itself, much like Machu Picchu.
A visit here wouldn’t be complete without trekking up to the mesmerising Machu Picchu, while the quaint Aguas Calientes is also host to an array of laid-back shops and restaurants. Nature lovers will enjoy serene walks through the lush Incan jungle, becoming captivated by the colourful display of birdlife inhabiting the verdant canopies overhead.
Lovers of wildlife and nature
Spa and wellness enthusiats
THINGS TO DO AT THE HOTEL:
Stroll through the serene orchid gardens
Cool down with a refreshing dip in the springwater plunge pool
Sample a hot stone massage or coca lead treatment in the spa
Feast on delicious cuisine with views of the Vilcanota River
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Enjoy a sunrise visit to the magical Incan fortress of Machu Picchu
Challenge yourself with a hike up Machu Picchu mountain or Huayna Picchu
Seek out one of the region's best-loved forest dwellers with the hotel’s Spectacled Bear programme
Set out in search of a variety of cloud forest birds with a specialist guide
Take an twilight nature walk along the forest trails
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