The iconic Incan citadel of Machu Picchu and the Peruvian Andes belong high on any list of must-see travel destinations. These highlands become a part of you.
Memories of the serene, mysterious beauty of Incan antiquities, the ethereal music, stunning scenery, the exquisite handcrafts and the diminutive people who create them will remain with you forever.
In various destinations around the world, we have highlighted examples of exceptional accommodations that set new standards for aesthetics and responsible tourism. These properties reflect our own company values by emphasizing community involvement and the preservation of cultural heritage, protection of natural resources, and sustainability, both in practice and design. They also combine outstanding comfort and service, natural beauty, and functionality. Where you stay along the way can greatly enhance any journey. Options abound, but these are some of our favorites.
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel is an intimate Andean village with terraced hills, waterfalls, stone pathways, and 81 whitewashed adobe casitas tucked away in the cloud forest within minutes of the famous Machu Picchu citadel. With 12 acres of natural beauty, 214 species of birds, and the world’s largest native orchid collection, this eco-luxury retreat highlights traditional Andean architecture, local organic cuisine, and green practices.
Nestled in the heart of the Sacred Valley, under an hour from Cusco, Tambo del Inka provides unparalleled service with a focus on gastronomy, sustainability, and luxury hospitality. The first hotel in Peru to receive certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), it follows such standards through water efficiency, energy savings, and the constant use of renewable materials.
An eco-luxury lodge in front of Madre de Dios River, Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica has 35 wooden screened-in cabanas inspired by the dwellings of the local Ese’Eja people. A welcoming haven situated at the heart of a 17,000 hectare (42,008 acre) private ecological reserve, this eco-luxury lodge focuses on intensifying the senses of the surrounding Amazon Rain Forest while providing superior hospitality.