Overnight Right at Machu Picchu

Most companies use the hotels in Aguas Calientes, the town down by the river below Machu Picchu, meaning travelers have to take a long bus ride up a switchback road to reach the ruins, as well as the long bus ride back (and then back up by bus the following day). With WT, you’ll stay in the famous Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, with its extraordinary location just steps from the entrance gate to the ruins themselves. Overnighting here means you explore the archaeological site all afternoon, after most visitors have gone, and can explore right until closing time. The next morning, you are right in place to take the exciting early morning hike up to the top of Huayna Picchu, the striking peak that forms the photogenic backdrop for Machu Picchu. By staying at the Sanctuary Lodge, you also have the delightful advantage, if you like, of being able to take a short break and enjoy a truly wonderful sit-down lunch at the hotel.

Staying at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge was fantastic—a highlight of the trip.
Patricia A., Vancouver, BC

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