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Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

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Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

Traveling has become one of the main dreams of many people, leaving the routine and discovering new cultures enriches the soul, providing peace in an atmosphere of landscapes inherited by nature. If you find a destination with this merger, it’s time to pack your bags and ride towards it. In Peru there is a hotel that offers to wake up in front of one of the wonders of the world, the incredible citadel of Machu Picchu. Located between the Andes and the Peruvian jungle, the Cusco region hosts the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, a hotel where guests will find various alternatives to enjoy this amazing Shrine.

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is the only hotel located next to the ancient Inca citadel, offering its guests easy access. This charming refuge is the perfect place to relax and rest in the shadow of the Lost City, located within the sanctuary of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, considered one of the new wonders of the world.

As part of the Cusco region of Peru, it is approximately 2,500 meters above sea level. The hotel and the citadel are within walking distance or by bus from the town of Aguas Calientes 80 km from Cusco.

How to get

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge has a prime location to the Inca citadel and the only way to and from the hotel to get to Machu Picchu is taking the bus service, which is run by the private company Consettur. When you are at the train station in Aguas Calientes, you should please go to the Consettur stand and buy your round trip ticket on the bus. The cost is US $ 20 per person (subject to change) and can be paid in dollars or dollars.

Bus schedule

Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu: from 5:30 a.m. meter. at 3:30 p.m. meter.

Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes: from 6:00 a.m. meter. at 5:30 p. meter.

Buses run every 20 minutes and the journey takes approximately 30 minutes.

Take into account that there are no taxi services from Aguas Calientes to the citadel of Machu Picchu.


Sanctuary Lodge opens the doors to its clients with 2 beautiful suites and 29 well-equipped rooms, of which 12 enjoy a spectacular view of the mountains, we have the following accommodation:

This Lodge offers six comfortable classic standard rooms with king size beds.

The rooms are equipped with private telephone, satellite TV and VCR, alarm clock radio with music device, water bottle, minibar, safe and bathroom with shower (no tub). The Hotel also offers a laundry service and in addition, the guest is free to choose the sea dinner served in the room.

Standard Classica Rooms (Twin):

The Sanctuary Lodge has 11 Standard Classica Rooms with twin beds, access to the patio of the hotel and a private terrace ideal to enjoy the exquisite breakfast early in the morning. The rooms with patio have twin beds.

Room with Mountain View (King):

Enjoy a breathtaking view of the mountains and the Urubamba River valley from our cozy rooms overlooking the mountains. Comfortably furnished and with modern facilities.

Rooms with Mountain View and Terrace:

Reflecting the intimate and casual atmosphere of a home away from home, the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge offers its rooms overlooking the mountains and terrace offering a wonderful view of the surrounding mountains and the forests of the valley.

All rooms have:

  • Direct phone
  • Satellite television with VCR
  • Hair dryer
  • Minibar
  • Water bottle
  • Security box
  • Laundry service
  • Radio alarm clock with base for musical device.

Services provided by the hotel

At Belmond Sanctuary Lodge they offer a range of services designed to make your stay as pleasant as possible.


One day exploring the amazing Inca citadel can leave you wanting to rest and relax.

At the hotel offer a variety of massages and aromatherapy treatments. Based on ancient Inca techniques, they will leave you feeling spoiled and rejuvenated.

You can also enjoy informal relaxation exercises that benefit from the spiritual energy of Machu Picchu.

Restaurant service

Tampu Restaurant Bar:

Enjoy the wonderful view of the majestic surrounding mountains while savoring some of the delicious dishes of our Peruvian and international cuisine, in this exclusive Andean restaurant with modern decoration and style.

Tinkuy Buffet Restaurant:

Tinkuy Buffet Restaurant offers daily buffet lunch to hotel guests and visitors to Machu Picchu.

The restaurant, with a capacity for 200 people, offers pleasant environments to relax and enjoy a delicious lunch.

The buffet lunch offers a wide variety of international and Peruvian dishes, a selection of salads, basic dishes and desserts. The price includes hot and non-alcoholic beverages. Every afternoon, the restaurant exhibits multimedia presentations about the citadel of Machu Picchu and the beauty of its orchids.

Office hours: 11.30 a.m – 3.00 p.m.


The magnificent gardens in the hotel offer amazing views of mountains. They are the perfect place to relax during your stay. Located behind the main building, here you can marvel at the almost uncountable variety of flowers and birds that populate the region.

Hiking tours to Machu Picchu

Many are the routes that take you to Machu Picchu, but none is like the Inca Trail Tours, the most famous pedestrian path in the Americas. After flying from the capital of Perú, Lima, you will arrive in Cusco to walk for four days along a path through forests and dense fog, millenary stone steps and discovering the ruins of ancient fortifications and Inca cities, and all the time enjoying majestic views. 

If you want to visit Machu Picchu, we recommend you to book your Machu Picchu Ticket in advance, so you will enjoy your Vacation in Machu Picchu without any problem.

When is the best time to hike to Machu Picchu?

The best season is during the dry season, which covers the months April to the end of September. In October the rains begin and you can find Machu Picchu covered by clouds. If you travel in June, we recommend you to book the Inti Raymi 2020 Tour that takes place in June 24th, and also hike the Palcoyo Mountain Tour, which is an incredible Rainbow Mountain located in the Andes. 

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