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Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel

Type of destination:

  • Forest / rainforest
  • Historic site
  • World Heritage Site
  • Mountain

Type of accommodation:

  • Hotel / inn


Rates: (in US dollars)

$150 and up
See details about rates below.


Target Market:

High-end

Description

Located on the banks of the Vilcanota River and at the foot of the Machu Picchu ruins, Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel offers exclusive five-star service. Its rooms are intimate and in complete contact with nature, far from the noise of the town of Aguas Calientes. Sumaq is immersed in dense vegetation that is the entryway to the enigmatic archeological monument of Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Sumaq’s expansive rooms reflect Inca culture in their architecture and interior design. After spending the day exploring Machu Picchu, you can get a relaxing massage using biodegradable products at the Aqlla spa or enjoy one of our exquisite varieties of Pisco Sour cocktails from the bar.

The Machu Picchu archeological site is a natural area that is protected by the nation of Peru and has also been named a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO).

Machu Picchu has an area of 80,502 acres (32,592 hectares) that is home to a number of bird, mammal, and flower species. More than 420 species of birds, 100 species of butterflies, and more than 300 native orchid species have been recorded.

Rooms

Your maximum comfort is assured with our 46 superior luxury rooms (3 Sumaq Suites and 11 Junior Suites) that have beautiful views of the river and lush nature.

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Breakfast included
  • Event space (conferences / parties)
  • Hot water
  • Internet connection
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry service
  • Private bathroom
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Wheelchair accessible - We have one room for people with special needs

Other: bar and boutique

Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Eco / nature / wildlife
  • Guided tours
  • Spiritual / religious
  • Walking / hiking

Other: we offer the following cultural activities at Sumaq:

  • Ritual tribute to the earth.
  • Arac Masin Andean wedding.
  • Peruvian cooking and bartending classes.
  • Pachamanca Sumaq outdoor cooking classes.

Making a Difference

Number of employees: 83

Percentage of local employees: 60%

Staff and guests at Sumaq are committed to a single objective – preserving and protecting the environment through our natural resource conservation policies.

We have a sustainability plan that includes natural resource conservation policies including water and energy savings, natural resource protection, and support of local communities.

We share informational materials about natural resources with our partners and guests and three or four times per year, we organize best management practices workshops for our staff.

Because we believe in the conservation of cultural resources, we aim to keep the local Cusco culture alive in the activities we offer at Sumaq. You can learn about local cuisine in our Peruvian cooking and bartending classes, and the mysticism and magic of Cusco are embodied in the “Andean Wedding” and the traditional “Tribute to the Earth” rituals.

Another very important theme at Sumaq is caring for the planet and its natural resources. Since we are immersed in the cultural heritage of Machu Picchu, which is protected by UNESCO, we focus on environmental protection and conservation in our operations.

Our Environmental Management Plan calls for the purchase of biodegradable cleaning products and we also try to acquire organic produce – to date 11% of our produce (fruits and vegetables) comes from the communities of Urubamba and we also buy organic tubers from the community of Yanaoca in Canas province in Cusco, which is home to more than 15 families.

Rates

$150 and up

The average rate is US$600 and includes:

  • Transportation between the train station and the hotel.
  • Welcome beverage.
  • Lodging.
  • Partial meals (buffet breakfast and one meal).
  • Tea time (from 4 pm to 5:30 pm).
  • One Pisco sour (from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm).

As an additional benefit, our guests can attend one Peruvian cooking and bartending class.

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Getting There

Nearest international airport: Lima (LIM)

Nearest local/national airport: Cusco

Travel time to nearest airport: Approximately 4 hours

Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel is located just five minutes from the train station and is the last building on the road to the historic Machu Picchu sanctuary. The train is the only conventional way to get to Aguas Calientes and Sumaq.

Additional Information

Awards or Recognitions

Additional Web sites

Files

Date This Information Was Provided

September 2011.

Photos courtesy of Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel, Peru, for SustainableTrip.org.

Contact Information

Vera Lucía Rojas B.
Web Sales Manager

A. Hermanos Ayar Mz1
L-3 Machu Picchu, Cusco
Peru

Tel: +51/1-445-7828 ; +51/1-447-0579
Fax: +51/1-445-7828

www.sumaqhotelperu.com

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Making a Difference

Winner, Making a Difference Award

Winner,
October, 2011

 

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