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If you plan to visit Machu Picchu soon, you better prepare yourself for an experience you will never forget. 

A relaxing moment on your trip to Machu Picchu by 📸 @zelmiiraa

To make sure you have to time of your life, you should choose the right time of the year to visit this amazing touristic attraction, find luxury accommodation to make your stay comfortable, and, during your trip, indulge in the best Peruvian food and enjoy the most exciting activities. So, continue reading this article and find out more about all these, and which are the best luxury hotels to stay on your visit to Machu Picchu. 

Plan a Luxury Escape: Lavish Accommodation, Best Peruvian Food, and Memorable Activities 

Planning your memorable visit to Machu Picchu shouldn’t be difficult thanks to the enormous quantity of information available online. However, there is a lot to plan and think of, so you better begin. 

The first thing to think of is when to plan your escape. And your best option is the dry season. This means that between April and October, Machu Picchu promises to offer you the best experience. So, besides the chance to indulge in the best Peruvian food available in the area and stay at gorgeous hotels, the good weather will also be in your favor, giving you the chance to enjoy memorable hikes and other outdoor activities. 

Read More: When is the best time to visit Machu Picchu

Once you know when you will travel, you can buy your tickets and start looking for accommodation. There are a few fantastic options in the area, but the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge and the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel are definitely your best choices

The Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

Enjoy an Oasis of Tranquility Right at the Entrance to Machu Picchu

Start your day with a session of morning meditation at our dedicated relaxation area, located at a privileged point where you can enjoy a great view of the sunrise over Huayna Picchu.
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There are about nine minutes of walking from the charming Belmond Sanctuary Lodge to Machu Picchu’s Temple of the Three Windows, and, as you can imagine the landscapes surrounding this place are mesmerizing. With elegant rooms, a free breakfast buffet, a cozy bar, a welcoming eatery with outdoor seatings, relaxing gardens, and massage services, this piece of heaven will offer you the pampering you need before and after your explorations. Also, the lodge offers plenty of amazing activities you can enjoy, such as memorable treks and tours, and coca leaf reading experiences. 

Staying at Belmond Sanctuary lodge will give you the privilege to stay in Machu Picchu until the closing when everyone else is going for the buses. It will provide a more private experience — definitely more enjoyable without the crowds.

Views from the room at Belmond Luxury lodge
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Breakfast with a view: If you plan on doing the 6 am entrance to Machu Picchu, this is the place to stay
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By @belmondsanctuarylodge

The Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Relax in an Intimate Andean Village

Located a few minutes away from Machu Picchu train station, the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel is not only an incredible accommodation but a fascinating experience. The posh village-style hotel is waiting for visitors with 5 hectares of gardens, waterfalls, terraced hills, forests, and whitewashed adobe casitas. Besides the chance to easily visit Machu Picchu and explore Inkaterra ’s rich lands and admire the natural beauty and stunning fauna, you can also indulge in other activities like enjoying the Unu Spa, and savoring a mouthwatering meal at the high-end restaurant while admiring the stunning views of Vilcanota River, and indulging in the best Peruvian food with a contemporary twist.

Just a short distance from #InkaterraReservaAmazonica is the incredible #MadredeDios river, where you can enjoy watching the sunset.⁠
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During a visit to Inkaterra, you can take part in many nature activities and excursions: from walking the hotel’s trails and discovering the fascinating yet fragile ecosystem of the Machu Picchu cloud forest to learning to cook regional dishes with the team.

Exploring the surrounding landscapes
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These are the best luxury hotels to stay during your visit to Machu Picchu, but of course, there are other options. Once you figured out where you want to stay, you can start making the list of the things you want to do as well as the best Peruvian food you want to try while exploring Peru’s most amazing areas. 

Machu Picchu is a very popular destination in South America and advance planning is essential. Start by checking out our sample trip: Authentic Luxury South America. All our trips are private custom made trips Contact us, we can design the best itinerary for you.

Maria Barciela
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