Luxury Lodging On A Machu Picchu Tour

If you were thinking that Peru and luxury travel don’t mix, think again. Those with such beliefs will definitely be surprised with the high numbers of quality accommodations that are available in Peru. More importantly, the most popular places like Machu Picchu and Cusco has many top level hotels. Style and exact nature of services will no doubt be different in most hotel, but in each option you will surely have the highest standards of luxury and comfort which is expected by visitors spending considerable amounts for top level hotels. The style is really important to check in advance as you don’t want to be paying out top dollars for a lodge style ambiance, no matter how lush, if you want a boutique hotel.

Machu Picchu

When it comes to luxury with location, it’s not easy to beat the Sanctuary Hotel, the one located right at the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. You don’t get any special privileges with regard to the site but there’s nowhere else you can sit in a Hot tub and gaze out on this world wonder. On another note, some tourists are of the view that accommodations places do not rate the price tag when pitting against the event of moving into the pueblo below. The top level options here are Sumaq hotel and Inkaterra’s Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel. Inkaterra’s property is a deluxe lodge surrounded by private nature trails where one can see a variety of birds and orchids. If you’re looking for a traditional hotel, Sumaq is a good option and has a top level service as well as a restaurant that has got rave reviews from guests. Comfort factors are taken care of in both these hotels along with the amenities and services that tourists would expect when booking this level of accommodation.

A newcomer, set to start in late November 2012, is Casa del Sol. This is a luxury boutique hotel with 28 rooms including three rooms that have their very own private Jacuzzi tubs overlooking the river. Comfort factor is the same when compared to Sumaq and Inkaterra but the price is lower. The one and only drawback of this place is the simple fact that the front side is near to railway tracks and people who like perfect peace at night may prefer the rear side rooms.

Cusco/Sacred Valley

It is like every year a new option is included in luxury accommodation in Cusco. The Palacio Nazarenas hotel which is owned by Orient-Express group was started in the year 2012 having a total of 55 suites for luxury visitors. Another excellent choice if you prefer a suite is Inkaterra’s La Casona. Monasterio is definitely the most talked about entry in this group, however some people feel that the rooms are too small for the price tag, a side effect of being in a historic building and not being able to make changes to the walls. Addititionally there is Casa Cartagena. Plaza Nazarenas is the spot where all these hotels are located and it takes just a small walk to reach Plaza de Armas. Andean Wings and Aranwa are centrally located lodging options built in with a boutique type feel.

If you’re going for Sacred Valley the distinguished choices are Wellness, Libertador’s Tambo del Inca, Hotel Rio Sagrado belonging to Orient-Express and Sacred Valley Hotel by Aranwa. These are all located in or near Urubamba. For those who are looking for beautiful hotels with more of a relaxed and tranquilizing feel the choices boil down to Kuychi Rumi and Sol y Luna. These two feature private lodges or casitas offering lots of privacy and are perfect for small groups traveling together or families.