Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

The splendid Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is the only property located at the entrance to Machu Picchu, offering a chance to see the ruins without the crowds.

The only hotel located at the entrance to Machu Picchu, the splendid Belmond Sanctuary Lodge offers privileged access to this historical wonder without the crowds. Adjacent to the famous ancient Inca citadel, guests at this luxurious hotel will find it exceptionally easy to explore the ruins early in the morning and late in the afternoon, when most of the day visitors and tour buses have departed.

Nestled amid magnificent gardens filled with exotic butterflies and flowers, accommodation at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge comprises of a range of enchanting rooms and suites. These indulgent havens blend modern amenity with Inca charm, featuring hand-woven fabrics, earthy hues and generous marble bathrooms.

Food is a particular specialty at this Belmond property, with the restaurant specialising in South American fusion cuisine crafted with artisanal produce. There is also a bar where zesty Pisco Sours or punchy local coffees can be enjoyed. Aside from visiting Machu Picchu, things to do at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge include participating in an age-old traditional Pachamama tribute ceremony and relaxing spa treatments.


How to get to Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

As the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge occupies a unique position atop a mountain peak, the only way to reach it is by scheduled private bus transfer from Aguas Calientes station.

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Highlights

  • A unique lodge situated on a mountaintop at the entrance of Machu Picchu
  • Offering privileged access to the ruins and a chance to avoid the crowds
  • Indulgent accommodation combining contemporary comfort with Inca charm
  • Mouthwatering cuisine made with artisanal produce
  • One-of-a-kind cultural experiences and relaxing spa therapies

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Luxury accommodation in Peru

Below are a selection of our preferred hotels, lodges and cruise vessels in Peru. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel

The handsome Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel is set inside a 16th century manor house steps from Cusco's vibrant Plaza de Armas.

Belmond Hotel Monasterio

The Belmond Hotel Monasterio boasts a stunning internal courtyard and is just steps away from Cusco's lively central square.

Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado

The Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado is set beside the rushing Urubamba River close to Inca archaeological sites such as found at Ollantaytambo.

Belmond Miraflores Park

Lima's Belmond Miraflores Park is a small luxury hotel just moments from the many museums and restaurants of the chic Miraflores district.

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

The refined Belmond Palacio Nazarenas is located conveniently close to Cusco's lively Plaza de Armas and the grand Cusco Cathedral.

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

The splendid Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is the only property located at the entrance to Machu Picchu, offering a chance to see the ruins without the crowds.

Casa Andina Premium Miraflores

Located in upscale Miraflores, the lovely Casa Andina Premium Miraflores is a great base for exploring the many sights of Lima.

Casa Andina Premium Puno

Casa Andina Premium Puno offers comfortable accommodation on the shores of mystical Lake Titicaca.

Country Club Lima Hotel

The Country Club Lima Hotel is one of the city's finest hotels, located in the prestigious residential neighbourhood of San Isidro.


Itineraries in Peru

The following tours are private, independent and can be easily customised to suit your personal travelling requirements. Please contact us to begin designing your personalised Peru experience.

Peru Tours Overview

Why Peru: Peru is a spectacular destination of ancient Inca ruins, stunning Spanish colonial architecture, snow-covered mountains and lush Amazon jungle teeming with incredible fauna and flora.

When to Go: Peru’s climate varies considerably by region and altitude. The best time for trekking is Jun – Sep, when days are sunny but nights are cold. The Inca trail is closed during the wettest month of February; however you can still visit Machu Picchu by train during this time. As one moves up into the mountains from the coast, night-time temperatures become colder. The eastern slope of the Andes, which includes the Amazon basin, experiences very heavy rainfall during the wet season, so the best time to visit this region would be Apr – Oct.

Combine With: A trip to Peru is easily combined with Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Patagonia or Brazil. Alternatively, you could visit  Central America.

Getting There: Lima has direct flights to and from cities all over South America.

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