Hotel Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu is located in the cosy, little town of Aguas Calientes, not far from the historic sacred precinct Machu Picchu, which is just a 30-minute drive away.
The hotel consists of 53 small yet modern rooms – all with an en suite bathroom, a TV and a safe. Free Wi-Fi is available at the hotel.
As the town is so small, most hotels are close to the station and the Urubamba River, which cuts through the town. The hotel has soundproofed windows, but there may still be some noise from both the river and the train station.
The day starts with a nice breakfast buffet in the hotel’s restaurant, so you can replenish your energy stores, ready for the day’s adventure ahead of you.
On the last night of the Salkantay trek, you spend the night at the Marco Wasi Hotel, located at the centre of Aguas Calientes and next to the main street, which features countless restaurants and cafés, as well as the thermal baths.
The rooms are plainly furnished, but all feature heating, cable TV, Wi-Fi and en-suite bathrooms, where you can take a well-earned hot bath after 2 days of trekking in the Andes Mountains.
Aguas Calientes is at the foot of Machu Picchu, and it takes about 30 minutes to drive there by bus the next morning. Although the departure for Machu Picchu is early, you can get a good breakfast here, served as a buffet and consisting of a selection of bread, fruit, yoghurt and muesli.
Corto Maltes Amazonia lodge is your base for the Amazon adventure you’ll be enjoying over the next few days. Located roughly 7 kilometres up the Madre de Dios River from Puerto Maldonado, the lodge is surrounded by tropical rainforest.
It has 27 comfortable bungalows, built from wood. The bungalows are simply appointed, but all have a bed with a mosquito net, an en suite bathroom with hot water, a safe and a private terrace with hammocks, where you can lie and listen to the trickling of the river and the exotic sounds of the jungle.
In the communal area, you’ll find a bar, a small shop and the lodge’s restaurant, where the meals included are served. The food is a mix of international and national dishes, made from locally produced ingredients.
Tea and coffee are always available – even when the restaurant is closed.
If you need a refreshing dip after the day’s exciting excursions, there is a small swimming pool in the lush garden. There is also a pool bar, where you can purchase cold drinks and delicious cocktails.
And why not treat yourself to a massage at the lodge’s day spa?
The lodge is powered by its own generator, which runs from around 07.00-14.00 and 17.00-22.30. All bungalows have LED lamps if you need a light when the generator is turned off.
Wi-Fi is available in the lodge’s communal area when the power is on, but it’s extremely unstable. But hopefully you haven’t come all the way out here to the jungle to be online either – quite the opposite.
Look forward to unforgettable jungle experiences in the world’s largest rainforest – the Amazon!
Maison du Soleil is located just a 15-minute walk from Santa Catalina Monastery, and within an easy stroll of Arequipa Cathedral and Plaza de Armas, the city’s central square.
The hotel has 20 rooms that feature WiFi, a telephone, TV and safe, as well as a separate bathroom with a hair dryer.
Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant that serves Peruvian and international cuisine, and a roof terrace where you can relax and enjoy the magnificent view of the snow-capped peaks of the nearby volcanoes.
Casa Andina Standard Colca is a cosy, rustic hotel in Chivay.
The hotel has 51 rooms, all with an en suite bathroom, safe and heater, as it gets chilly out here at night due to the altitude. Chivay is located at an altitude of 3,600 metres.
The hotel has a small restaurant where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served.
It also has a small planetarium where you can learn more about the beautiful stars in the night sky.
Welcome to the cosy Los Portales Hotel Cusco, which puts you close to the central square, a not to mention a short distance from the famous Inca temple, Coricancha.
This light and airy hotel is of a simple design, incorporating an array of colourful Peruvian details that give the place a lovely, relaxed atmosphere. The rooms are small with lights furnishings, yet with a splash of colour. You’ll find all the facilities you need here such as an en suite bathroom, a safe, a TV and free Wi-Fi.
If you wish, you can start the day with a lovely breakfast buffet, which is served in the hotel’s restaurant. The varied buffet offers fresh Peruvian and international cuisine made from local produce. Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel’s popular indoor terrace surrounded by “green walls” bedecked with plants.
At the end of an adventure-filled day, you can hang out in the communal fireplace lounge, whihc is cosily furnished with soft sofas where you can relax and perhaps share your experiences with other guests. If you’re in the mood for more adventure, the city life awaits just a short walk away.
Maytaq Wasin Boutique enjoys a central location close to the famous Plaza de Armas square, the Santa Catalina Monastery, fascinating museums, tempting shops and enticing restaurants.
The hotel comprises 24 comfortable and contemporarily furnished rooms. All feature WiFi, a TV, telephone and safe, as well as a separate bathroom with a hair dryer.
Facilities include a restaurant and a roof terrace from where there is a stunning view out over the city and its magnificent old buildings.
On the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, you will be spending three nights camping, sleeping on comfortable mats in 4-person tents. You will be sleeping two to a tent, so there will be plenty of space for your luggage. The toilet conditions are basic, and there is no access to running water on the trail except on the last night, when all groups sleep in the same camp. Here, you can buy yourself a hot – much-needed – shower. The final camp also has a small shop selling drinks and snacks.
Look forward to sleeping under a starry sky with no light pollution, and to waking up to stunning views of the Andes Mountains.
Please note that the camp sites on the Inca Trail are subject to change depending on availability and weather conditions.
Located at Lima’s international airport, Jorge Chávez, which also serves domestic flights in Peru, the hotel is a perfect choice if you only have one night in Lima before your onward flight.
The rooms are modern and well appointed with everything you need: a good bed to sleep in, a TV, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a minibar, a kettle for coffee/tea, a safe and en suite toilet/shower. And never fear, there are soundproof windows, so you can enjoy a good night’s sleep despite being at the airport.
At the hotel restaurant, Restaurant Paprika, you’ll find a wide selection of international and local Peruvian dishes. This is also where your breakfast (included) is served as a buffet.
You also have the option of ordering room service and having the food delivered to your room.
In the lobby, you’ll find the lounge bar, Walak, where Peru’s national drink Pisco Sour is served, among others.
If you need to get moving after the long flight, there is both a gym and a small swimming pool. The hotel also offers relaxing treatments at their day spa.
The modern Arawi Miraflores Prime hotel enjoys a central location in the cosy Miraflores district. It is situated within easy reach of the neighbourhood’s eateries, cafés and not least the small, green John F. Kennedy Park, a mere 6-minute walk away. The pleasant park is perfect for a stroll with a cup of freshly brewed, local coffee in your hand, while you take in the locals enjoying the sanctuary in the heart of the city. A walk to the city’s pebble beach is also recommended, where you’ll see the locals riding the waves on their surfboards.
The hotel’s rooms are simply appointed and all have an en suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries and a hair dryer. The rooms also offer a safe, air conditioning, a coffee machine, Wi-Fi and a TV.
At the hotel’s restaurant, you can start the day with breakfast, which is included. Here, you have a choice of breakfast cereals, bread, cheese, ham, juice, etc.
When the day is drawing to a close, we recommend a refreshing drink at the hotel bar.
Casa Andina is centrally located in Nazca within walking distance of the cosy square, Plaza del Armas, and the town’s restaurants and cafés.
The 61 rooms are all equipped with a TV, bathroom, air conditioning, a safe and free Wi-Fi. They are built around the small courtyard with green plants and a small swimming pool where you can relax and enjoy a refreshing dip.
The hotel has its own restaurant, where a breakfast buffet (included) is served. The restaurant is also open for lunch and dinner.
The hotel is situated a 5-minute drive from Nazca’s airport, where the Nazca sightseeing planes take off from.
The bus is modern and well equipped with seat belts, a toilet, air conditioning, reading lights and TV screens. The seats are comfortable with good legroom and the option to recline, allowing you to sleep on the way.
A bottle of water and some snacks are served on the bus, but we recommend that you bring some extra drinks, fruit and snacks yourself in case you get hungry.
There are no stops along the way when you can get out and stretch your legs. There is just one stop and that is purely for getting on and off.
We recommend bringing earplugs, an eye mask and a warm sweater as the air conditioning can make it feel chilly.
Look forward to spending the night in the historic town of Ollantaytambo, surrounded by the Andes Mountains, at the charming and authentic El Albergue hotel. The hotel dates from 1925 and enjoys a unique location at the town’s train station right on the Urubamba River.
There is a large piece of land belonging to the hotel, and they have their own café, restaurant, distillery and a large garden with exotic flowers and fruit trees, which attract hummingbirds, among others. On the adjacent plot, they run an organic farm that still uses traditional techniques that have existed for centuries. As a guest staying at the hotel, you are welcome to visit the farm and gain an exciting insight into its production.
The hotel has just 25 rooms, cosily furnished with dark wooden furniture. They all have an en suite toilet/shower, Wi-Fi, safe and a radiator, as it can get a little chilly at night.
At the hotel’s Café Mayu, located at the train station, you can satisfy your hunger if you’re feeling peckish. Delicious sandwiches, salads, cake and, not least, wonderful freshly brewed coffee, made with beans from their own roastery, are served here. The café is open from morning to evening.
Next to the café is the El Albergue Restaurant, where your breakfast (included) is served. The restaurant is also open for lunch and dinner. The menu is composed of fresh organic ingredients from the area, and not least from their own farm (such as corn, potatoes and quinoa), and you can look forward to exciting Peruvian flavours here.
From the hotel, it is just a 10-15-minute walk to Plaza de Armas, the city’s central square, where there are several small shops and restaurants.
The hotel goes to great lengths to be sustainable, and supports projects in the local community. They donate 1% of their profits to the local school, “Kuska”, and Valle Sagrado Verde, which is a conservation programme that works to protect the environment and support the local economy.
Hotel Hacienda Plaza de Armas is situated in the middle of the city of Puno. Thanks to the fantastic location right on the central square, Plaza De Armas, your day begins in the heart of the historic lungs of the city, which buzz with life.
You are a mere 10-minute drive from the city’s main attraction – Lake Titicaca.
The soul of the charming building can be felt from the moment you step inside the hotel lobby. Decorated in colourful Art Deco-style, it oozes character and cosiness.
The hotel has just 28 rooms, spread over 4 floors. Although a little on the small side, the rooms have everything you need: a good bed to sleep in, en suite bathroom and free Wi-Fi.
Your breakfast (included) is served as a buffet in the hotel restaurant, Taypicamaña, which overlooks the city’s square.
During the Salkantay trek, you spend the night in tents in the Andes Mountains near traditional Peruvian villages. You sleep on mattresses in spacious tents brought by the tour. Bathroom conditions are primitive, and there is no running water available during the trek itself.
You do not need to worry about moving tents and mattresses between camp sites – your guide and porters will take care of that with the aid of the pack horses they will bring on the journey. They will also handle all transport of food for the meals, the dining tent and its tables and chairs, as well as your personal baggage, which can weigh up to 6 kg.
Look forward to experiencing the impressive and untouched nature of the Andes Mountains and a magical starry sky at night.
In the heart of colonial Cusco stands this charming hotel, overlooking Limacpampa square and close to a host of shops and restaurants. The top sights and attractions of Cusco – including the most famous of all: Koricanch, the Sun Temple of the Incas – are all close by as well. The hotel has 94 rooms, all with their own oxygen supply to counteract altitude sickness, and all equipped with heating, telephone, Internet access, bathroom, coffee machine and safe. The hotel also provides room service and laundry service, and guests are naturally welcome to visit the gourmet restaurant that serves specialities from the Andes region.
A stay at Hotel El Mapi places you right at the heart of the cosy town of Aguas Calientes.
There is a wide selection of restaurants and cafés here, and you also have ample opportunity to experience the life in the streets while enjoying a nice meal.
El Mapi is a modern hotel with a sustainable agenda. It has its own organic orchard, supplying fresh produce for the day’s breakfast.
Every morning, you’ll find the home-grown ingredients in your breakfast buffet (included), which offers everything from eggs, bread, various cheeses, homemade jam for waffles, and fresh yoghurt.
The hotel consists of a total of 130 modern, light rooms, all with an en suite bathroom, a safe and Wi-Fi.
The restaurant is also open for lunch and dinner, when everything from organic salads and sandwiches to homemade soups are served. At El Bar, you can digest the day’s adventure over a serving of tapas together with the famous drink Pisco or with a glass of local, organic wine.
|Standard double room with breakfast||Per person from: £41|
This charming, rustic hotel is surrounded by the spectacular landscape of the Andes in Colca Canyon, not far from the town of Chivay. The convenient location just outside the town provides an excellent base for visiting the nearby villages and exploring the beautiful landscape that has made Colca Canyon famous. The hotel has 20 rooms with stone floors and wooden furniture, and decorated with paintings of the local countryside. The rooms are simply furnished and all have a bathroom with heating and hot water. The hotel provides room service and laundry service, and guests are naturally welcome to use the restaurant and bar.
Hotel José Antonio is located in the centre of Cusco, one of the oldest towns in South America. The hotel is quite new, built in modern style but with occasional colonial details.
The restaurant and bar serve both local and international dishes. All 126 rooms have their own bathroom with a hair-dryer, and are equipped with a TV, safe, telephone and minibar.
You might only get to experience the magical Lake Titicaca once in your lifetime, so we’re offering you the opportunity to upgrade to Hotel Sonesta Posada del Inca, allowing you to spend as much time at the lake as possible during your stay in Puno.
The hotel is situated right on the south bank of the lake, giving you an amazing view of the water from the restaurant and the rooms.
Your breakfast (included) is served in the restaurant, which is also open for lunch and dinner. The menu offers a great selection of local and international dishes. When you’ve eaten, you can move into the cosy bar and enjoy a drink to round off the day.
The hotel has 62 rooms, all with TV, air conditioning, a mini bar, Wi-Fi, a safe and an en suite bathroom with a hair dryer. From the rooms with a lake view, you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view out over the lake, which is surrounded by mountains. Quite magical!
|Lake view double room with breakfast||Per person from: £31|
This delightful hotel is located in the exclusive Miraflores area, just 20 minutes from the historical centre of Lima. It is situated in an excellent part of the city, close to all kinds of great restaurants and shops.
The hotel has 84 comfortable rooms, all with a TV, bathroom, telephone, radio, safe, minibar and hair dryer. In addition, the hotel provides room service, laundry service and Internet access, and guests are welcome to visit the bar and restaurant, which serves exquisite Peruvian and international dishes.
If you’d like a little more comfort on your jungle adventure, we recommend upgrading to the four-star lodge, Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion.
The lodge enjoys a unique location between Tambopata National Park Reserve and the Madre de Dios River, and is built on the 819-hectare site of a former cocoa and rubber plantation. The lodge is located roughly 8 kilometres up the Madre de Dios River from Puerto Maldonado.
It has just 25 beautifully appointed wooden bungalows – all on stilts so they don’t get flooded in heavy tropical downpours. The bungalows have good beds with mosquito nets, ceiling fans and en suite bathrooms with hot water, bathrobes and toiletries.
The communal area is on two floors, with the lodge’s bar and restaurant, where your included meals are served, on the ground floor. The food here is really delicious and a blend of national and international dishes with a focus on the use of local produce.
On the first floor, there is a lounge area where you can curl up on a sofa with a book or share the day’s experiences with other travellers. You can also sit up here and enjoy a delicious cocktail, while the sun sets and the jungle’s nocturnal animals and insects get up. You’d be surprised how much natural noise the animals and insects actually make out here.
If you’d like to give yourself that little extra treat, the lodge has its own day spa, NUA SPA, which offers various massages and relaxing treatments.
Wi-Fi is also available in all of the lodge’s common areas when there is power, but it can be very unstable. Enjoy the fact that you’re “offline” in the world’s largest rainforest!
Please note that every lodge in the Amazon has its own jungle itinerary, so if you switch lodges, the itinerary will also change slightly. A detailed itinerary will be sent to you when you book. Below is a brief overview of the itinerary for this lodge:
Day 1: Arrival at the lodge, walk along the lodge’s own trails with a guide, a boat trip at sunset in search of caimans.
Day 2: Canoeing on Sandoval Lake in Tambopata Reserve, looking for the exotic animals and birds of the jungle. In the afternoon, a walk in the treetops on the lodge’s own “canopy walk”. Walk in the rainforest after dark with a guide.
Day 3: Transfer back to Puerto Maldonado.
|3-day/2-night itinerary, meals included||Per person from: £125|