At the foot of Machu Picchu and on the banks of the Vilcanota River, Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel is a 62-room family-owned luxury hotel. Dedicated to serving exotic and unusual cuisine blending the flavors of Southern Peru, the hotel is a testament to everything worth discovering in this remarkable local.
Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel’s facilities reflect genuine ancient Peruvian traditions, luxury, and views of the biodiversity within Machu Picchu Archaeological Park. Aware of the proximity to the UNESCO World Heritage Site and unique natural environment, the hotel is committed to sustainability and conservation and works closely with local communities as well as the Rainforest Alliance. The hotel's guest activity programs honor that commitment: available leisure activities include Peruvian cooking lessons, eco-hikes along the Urubamba River, bird-watching and summit treks in the Machu Picchu Archaeological Park. Other available activities that offer insight to ancient Peruvian traditions include a Payment to the Earth Ritual, a Pachamanca cooking experience, and tours of Machu Picchu with a shaman and his translator.
The hotel’s Aqlla Spa is the perfect place to refresh a wearied body after a day full of outdoor adventures. Aqlla meaning, “chosen one” in Quechua, is a reference to the way the staff treats guests. The spa offers massages, hydrotherapy, a sauna, reflexology, and manicure and pedicure services.
Sumaq, which means “beautiful” in Quechua, is owned and operated by the Peruvian-born Clavijo family. Originally opening in 2007 as the first five-star hotel in Aguas Calientes, the hotel has recently undergone a major re-design. Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel now features a new innovative interior design blending the fascinating Andean past with modern luxury. For inspiration,
Italian-Peruvian designers, Carmine Furgione and Sandra Chavez Olivieri drew upon Chakana, an Andean cross symbolizing the four elements of nature: fire, water, earth and air. Displayed through warm textures and materials made with traditional techniques, the elements invite guests to experience local culture from arrival to checkout.