Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
This is an excellent base from which to explore Machu Picchu as it gives you a head start to catch the pre-dawn bus before other travellers. The property is cleverly styled as its own Andean village complete with terraced hills, waterfalls, stone pathways and 83 whitewashed adobe casitas tucked away in the cloud forest.
A member of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, the property has 12 acres of private land, where 214 bird species – such as the golden-headed quetzal and the iconic Andean cock-of-the-rock – and the world’s largest native orchid collection (372 species) have been registered. After exploring Machu Picchu, guests can enjoy the Unu Spa and dine at the fantastic restaurant with stunning views of Vilcanota River.