Inkaterra El Pueblo: A Hotel in the Cloud Forests

Just at the base of the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is a hotel nature retreat like no other.
Exterior shot of the greenery surrounding Inkaterra El Pueblo
Photo by Inkaterra El Pueblo.

Inkaterra El Pueblo is a 5-star, nature-inspired hotel located in Aguas Calientes at the base of Machu Picchu. For those looking for a beautiful retreat in the midst of their Andean adventure, this the perfect spot.

Watch this video of Inkaterra El Pueblo made with love by Peru for Less videographer Ian Burke:


Nature lovers delight in the lush paradise that is Inkaterra El Pueblo. The star of the show at this hotel is the grounds, with natural beauty that will take your breath away. Cascades and terraced hills, native orchids and medicinal herb gardens, stone pathways and 214 bird species, all make this a property like nowhere else in the world. 

Lush property with lounge chair for relaxing.

Photo by Inkaterra el Pueblo.


Apart from its stunning ambiance is its privileged location. Located in the small river town of Aguas Calientes, the hotel is just 5 minutes by car to the entrance of Machu Picchu. The land is hugged by the Urubamba River to one side and the Alcamayo river to the other. Truly a retreat space to relax in and explore, with an abundance of nature trails and guided excursions right on site.

Dining room and wine cellar combo overlooking the river at Inkaterra el Pueblo

Wine cellar overlooking the river at Inkaterra El Pueblo.

Guest rooms

The guest rooms are the epitome of tranquil, with 83 adobe casitas snuggled right into the greenery. All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom with eco-friendly toiletries, Andean slippers and robe, heater, 100 percent cotton sheets with hypoallergenic pillows, a minibar and a safety box. The different suites have varying additional amenities that range from fireplace and terrace, to complimentary pisco and dining area, to private garden and heated plunge pool.

Inkaterra el Pueblo guestroom with 2 beds and skylights.

Inkaterra el Pueblo


Onsite amenities include a spa with mystical Andean-inspired treatments, beautiful pool surrounded by plant life, dining area with mountain and river views, traditionally-decorated cafe with regional cuisine, and an eco-media center with nature magazines and a book exchange program. 

All guests are welcomed with a complimentary cup of tea grown and brewed right on site, a welcome gift, a buffet breakfast, in-house excursions and turndown service. The friendly personnel onsite are there to welcome and assist you from the moment you check in, through the entirety of your stay. The ideal hotel to enchant and replenish you after exploring the ancient Inca citadel. 

A restaurant with many empty tables and a wall of panoramic windows.

Photo by Inkaterra el Pueblo.

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