After your hike and being in awe of Machu Picchu, you will arrive in the town of Aguas Clients (Hot Springs). Tucked away is a historical sanctuary known as the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel. It is 12 acres of authentic Perúvian bliss. I could try and write about it, but words & pictures don’t do this place justice. A must stay before/after exploring Machu Picchu.
The resort is a 5 minute walk from the train station. Quite a long 5 minutes after an intense hike. But so worth it when you get greeted by intense bird calls, waterfalls & a private hot spring.
Choose to have a half or full board package whilst staying there. The restaurant & bar in the resort offer amazing 3 course meals. So good & hearty, you’d find it hard to finish the meal.
The Inkaterra has a three-mile long secret garden, with 2 lovebird resident bears and birds galore that is nothing short of spectacular. With 85 cottages decked out in Andean fabrics, rustic accents, a cracking fireplace & a bed to die for (hot water bottles tucked in under the covers), it was the perfect definition of cozy. Not only that, the massages are phenomenal and will put you to sleep and you can choose to enjoy the sauna cove, which is covered in candles & coca leaves to pull out all the impurities in your system, all while sipping an endless supply of the yummiest juice you’ve ever had (I don’t even know what was in it).
This jungle book fantasy resort sits at 8038 ft above sea levels & is 4 hours away from Cusco & you need to stay here.