This is a list of “The best places to stay in Peru” and it’s the perfect resource for anyone planning a trip to Peru. The rich history, interesting culture, delicious cuisine, and breath-taking architecture are just a few reasons to visit this South-American paradise. Peru’s famous lost city of Machu Picchu is among many ancient Inca ruins scattered throughout the country, it’s why Machu Picchu features on so many of our tours, such as our Classic Peru Tour and our Salkantay Trek. Peru also has exciting and colorful cities like Arequipa, Lima and, Cusco. You can stay in beach resorts at the Pacific coastline or stay in wonderful places in the mountains and gaze at the constellations above you. Below, you’ll find our top accommodation recommendations. If you can, make sure to stay a night in each of these unique places.
The Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo hotel is located in the Andean village of Aguas Calientes, near Machu Picchu. The property is an intimate Andean village with terraced hills, waterfalls, stone pathways and 83 white clay houses tucked away in the cloud forest. The villas at the hotel offer five-star facilities and services, including a butler service, plunge pools, and private terraces designed. The two high-end restaurants focus on traditional and local recipes designed to offer guests an authentic taste of Peru!
La Hacienda Bahia Paracas is in the perfect place if you are visiting the Paracas National Reserve on your Peru trip. It is just three hours south of Lima and it is the only protected marine environment in Peru, the hotel here offers wonderful accommodation and activities. Rooms and suites at La Hacienda Bahia Paracas are comfortably decorated ,with a combination of classic wood flooring and furniture, colorful fine fabrics, and little modern interior décor touches. The fusion past and present creates a striking aesthetic that visitors will never forget.
Katari is a term commonly associated in Peru with the respect of the indigenous Andean cultures. This hotel is located across the Arequipa´s Plaza de Armas, a city known for its three volcanoes and its impressively preserved architecture. The hotel designers have carefully chosen antiques acquired directly from traditional Arequipan houses for sleeping and sitting areas. Guests can supplement the amazing viewing experience at the terrace with binoculars and an audio-visual guide through which you will learn more about the impressive valley of Arequipa.
Tambopata Research Center is an excellent place to stay in Peru if you plan to explore Amazonian nature and wildlife. Located deep in the amazon rainforest, it was designed by using traditional, low-impact native architecture. This provides guests with a comfortable place to stay without compromising the Amazon’s authenticity. The Tambopata Research Center’s remote location allows guests the opportunity to meet and observe stable populations of endangered wildlife. The small scale of infrastructure and operations and the presence of researchers and naturalist guides make this place very special indeed.
The incredible Sky Camp is located in front of the impressive mountains Humantay and Salkantay. This campsite allows for the perfect union of sky and earth. It offers guests the opportunity to sleep calmly under a deep, blue sky, starred with an exceptional view of the constellations. At the same time, you can enjoy all the comforts of a first-class vacation home. The lodge’s best features are its access to staggering vistas, the comfortable accommodation, and its perfect balance with its environment.
Hotel Sol y Luna is a charming hotel surrounded by beautiful gardens in Peru’s magical Sacred Valley of the Incas. The hotel is located near spectacular Inca ruins and it has been built in the local rustic style reflecting the spirit of the Andes. Between the famous market of Pisac and the Incan archaeological site of Ollantaytambo, it is the perfect base to explore one of the most intriguing parts of the Andes.
Located in the San Isidro district, next to Lima’s most important business center and 10 minutes from Miraflores, this hotel is perfectly located for business or tourism. It is very close to the Huaca Huallamarca archeological site, Park of the Reserve and its Magic Water Circuit, Plaza de Armas and Lima’s cathedral. Besides, the Novotel, Lima is also close to shopping, restaurants, museums, cultural sites, and much more!
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Located in the Sacred Valley of Cuzco, the exclusive Sky-lodge adventure suites offers the chance to sleep within a completely transparent hanging bedroom. Here you can appreciate the impressive views of this magical and mystical valley. The Sky-lodge has three exclusive capsule suites with a total capacity of eight people. The design and features of each suite provides guests with first-class service and complete comfort.
There are so many other amazing places to stay to in Peru; this is just a short list of some of our favourite spots. If you’re planning a trip to Peru and you need a hand, make sure you check out the Gulliver Expedition Blog, our Top-10 Destinations in Peru resource, and our range of Peru tours.
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