As one of the greatest historical monuments in the world, Machu Picchu has been on many a travellers bucket list since its discovery in 1912. Dating back to the 1500s, the ruins of this ancient citadel are unmistakable, often shrouded in mist rising from the surrounding cloud forest. It is, without doubt, one of the most spectacular sights in Latin America, especially if youve just arrived at the ruins after completing the 4 day long and somewhat challenging Inca Trek.
There are now many different places to stay close to Machu Picchu, from campsites and backpacking hostels, right up to 5* hotels which are exceptionally luxurious and offer unrivalled views of the stunning mountainous landscapes. Here, we have chosen our favourites;
The Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is the only hotel which is situated within the UNESCO World Heritage site that encircles Machu Picchu. Thanks to its…