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Sanctuary Lodge


Spa garden relaxation area


Deluxe Terrace Room with view out to the Inca Citadel


Suite at Sanctuary Lodge


Suite terrace


The Inca Citadel

Sanctuary Lodge, Machu Picchu, Peru

Sanctuary Lodge has unrivalled proximity to the mystical Inca citadel

3 nights from around £1,200pp sharing a Deluxe Terrace Room on bed and breakfast basis
Flights and transfers available at additional cost

Sanctuary Lodge sits alone in splendid isolation at the entrance to the world’s most famous Inca citadel. As the only hotel standing adjacent to the formidable Urubmamba mountain range and tumbling stone steps of Machu Picchu, the lodge’s location is unbeatable. Many rooms face Huayna Picchu – the impossibly steep peak and hauntingly beautiful icon of the Andes panorama. Wake early and enjoy breakfast on your terrace while watching the dawn break through a cloak of darkness. By day, explore the Incan ruins – arrive before the hoards and leave long after they depart and then watch silence fall over the region from your outdoor hot tub.


An intimate hotel, with just 27 rooms and 2 suites. All are simply, yet stylishly furnished, with large comfortable beds dressed with warm duvets.

Pleasant as they are, however, the rooms (and everything else) play second fiddle to the location. No other hotel stands as close to the Inca citadel or offers such jaw-dropping views.

Activities & Experiences

The main highlight of a stay at Sanctuary Lodge are the tours and treks around Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu, the Sun Gate,

the Temple of the Moon, Putucusi and the thermal baths in Aguas Calientes. The trekking is challenging at times and goes to high altitude so participants should be reasonably fit. Other activities include a Pachamama tribute ceremony, coca tea leaf reading, star gazing with

a resident astrologist, meditation and yoga.

Facilities & Services

The hotel has two restaurants serving authentic Peruvian and international cuisine, a bar, a gift shop and gorgeous gardens overlooking the surrounding landscape. And, being in such close proximity to the mystical and energising spirit of Machu Picchu, the hotel grounds have a tranquil area dedicated to relaxation, perfect for meditation and yoga. Alternatively, unwind after a long day of trekking and sightseeing with relaxing treatments at the spa, set in an alfresco style and surrounded by the peace of the garden, facing Huyana Picchu.

The hotel provides a complimentary bus service to Aguas Calientes (about 20 minutes away) throughout the day. 

Weather & Seasons

April to November is the best time to visit Machu Picchu. The rainy season is typically from December to March. 

Getting Here

Most people reach Machu Picchu as part of a wider Peru or Latin America tour, which our travel experts have tailor-made. However, if you wanted just to see the Inca Citadel, it's a 13 hour flight from London to Lima, followed by an 80 minute domestic flight to Cuzco (overnight in Lima usually required). Sanctuary Lodge is a 3 hour 30 minute train journey to Aguas Calientes and a then a 20 minute transfer from there.

Also in Peru

Our Latin America specialists can tailor-make the perfect Peru or wider Latin America tour for you. Another great option for visiting Machu Picchu would be from Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo

See more recommendations for the Best places to stay in Peru

View our 9 night tailor-made tour of the Highlights of Peru 

More ideas for Adventures in South America

Time to Get in Touch?

Please call us on 0203 019 3722 or simply send us an email outlining your requirements.

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