By Vilcanota River below Machu Picchu
Quality and riverside location are key to Sumaq where you experience haute cuisine, lavish accommodation and finely-tuned spa treatments, between times uncovering the ancient Inca civilisation of Machu Picchu and Andean culture through food, folklore and ritual.
Sumaq is in a wonderful location, tucked against the mountainside facing the River Vilcanota below the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Conveniently placed by the departure point for buses to Machu Picchu and only ten minutes’ walk from the station and the town of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo), it is nevertheless a quiet and secluded refuge after hours.
Spend time with an expert guide at Machu Picchu learning about the Inca empire and lifestyle, experience Andean rituals, feasts and story telling and go for nature hikes to waterfalls. You’ll get a good feel for the history, culture, people and environment of the Sacred Valley. Balance activity with relaxation in the spa where local natural ingredients and ancient Inca lore combine in healing, health-bestowing treatments. Dining is a treat at Sumaq, where the stylish cuisine draws on Andean and Inca influences fused with 21st century culinary techniques and presentation. Sweet treats, appetisers and afternoon tea complement main meals and creative tasting menus.
Rooms and suites have picture windows bringing you close to nature, with the best views of the towering mountains from the upper floors. Service is impeccable and staff will even help you with your luggage to and from the train station.
Times to Go
The Sacred Valley experiences two seasons, rainy and dry. The best time to visit would naturally be the dry season so you are looking at April through to October. The rains typically begin in November and last through to March, January and February receive the most rainfall, so are perhaps best avoided.
Sumaq Hotel highlights
- Nestled in the shadow of Machu Picchu
- Superb Andean fusion cuisine
- Among the finest hotel room views in Peru
- Discover Andean culture and ceremonies in local communities
- Family friendly with activities for children
- Fall asleep to the soothing sound of the river
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Sumaq Hotel location
- 62 rooms and suites
- Open all year round
- Children of all ages welcome
- Cafe and Bar
- Private dining room
- Gift shop
- Laundry and dry cleaning service (pay locally)
- Guided tour of Machu Picchu
- Pachamama ritual
- Pachamanca feast with meats slow-cooked in the ground
- Andean chicha tasting
- Cooking and cocktail lessons
- Cooking classes for children (ages 7-12)
- Guided nature hike
- Specially prepared tasting menus
- Yoga (on request)
- Andean tales story time (free)
- Spa treatments
- Tailored tours for children
Sumaq Hotel rooms
There are deluxe rooms and suites, 62 in total. The décor is stylish with liberal use of varnished wood and leather, with accents of Andean motifs, textiles and ceramics. All rooms have TV, phone, free Wi-Fi, coffee maker, minibar, safe, hairdryer and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower and toiletries. Guests are supplied with bathrobes and slippers. There is room service.
Deluxe rooms come with either a garden or river view, and some have a balcony.
The deluxe family room sleeps up to 4 adults and 4 children. There are 2 TVs, a jacuzzi and board games as well as the standard facilities.
Luis the Llama likes this because…
“The hotel is committed to sustainable tourism, aiming to protect the environment and culture of the region. Their Rainforest Alliance Certified status is evidence of their efforts and commitment. “
And don’t forget … for every booking we take, Peru Specialists (which is part of Tribes Travel) plants trees in deforested areas of South America and Africa through The Travel Forest, and we also back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects. You can read more about our TRAVEL + PROTECT initiative on our Tribes website, including ways you can help with our ongoing projects.
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