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Superior hospitality, elegance, location, and premium facilities – these are the standard features of all INCAS Expert Travel’s hand-picked hotels. Browse our list below and find your perfect hotel. If you have a hotel in mind that you don’t see here, just let us know and we can book a room for you in ANY hotel in Peru. Contact your travel advisor to book your hotel now.
A former palace and convent carefully restored to provide a sensuous oasis in historic Cusco. Steps beyond the lobby, a central courtyard preserves an ancient fountain. And beyond that, the modern annex features a gorgeous outdoor swimming pool. Other terraces are filled with flowers and herbs used both in the kitchen and the spa. The former convent chapel is now a guest lounge with second floor library displaying artifacts. Butler service is included with every stay.
One of Cusco’s newest hotel, the JW Marriott Cusco is situated in a 16th century convent transformed into a luxury hotel with no lack of modern amenities. Guest rooms and suites feature plush bedding, spa-like marble bathrooms, 24-hour room service, and high speed Internet access. Enjoy pisco sours at the bar, fine dining at the restaurant, therapeutic services at the spa, or a dip in the heated swimming pool.
Situated in a historic home that combines Inca walls with colonial architecture, Casa Cartagena embodies the historical allure of Cusco city. Guests stay in one of 16 ample suites equipped with oxygen system and attended by private butlers who are happy to coordinate any request. Unwind after a day of touring at the courtesy cocktail hour. And enjoy beauty treatments with an Andean twist at the onsite Qoya Spa.
Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel is perfectly situated on a quiet street that leads to Plaza Regocijo and the Plaza de Armas beyond. The 16th century mansion has been impeccably restored and features a superb collection of colonial Andean art on its walls. Guest rooms are equipped with all the essentials including LCD TV, minibar, safe, bathrooms with electric floor heaters, and intelligent oxygen system to ease the adjustment to altitude.
For a sumptuous stay in the Inca imperial city, La Casona has no rival. Among its illustrious guests: conquistador Diego de Almagro and Libertador Simon Bolivar. Its 11 suites are arranged around a center patio. Pre-Columbian textiles and colonial furniture adorn the walls. Chimneys, heated floors, and bathtubs make for a pampered stay. With its location on Plaza Nazarenes 2 minutes from the Plaza de Armas, this 5-star hotel places guests in the middle of the action.
Costa del Sol was the 17th century mansion of Marquis de Picoaga. Today it offers a perfect base to explore the Incan imperial capital. The Cusco Cathedral and Plaza de Armas are a 2-minute walk away. Each of the 90 guest rooms boasts high-speed Wi-Fi, cable TV, and safe. Several well-reviewed restaurants are within walking distance, but you can also stay in and enjoy room service.
Across the street from the Koricancha temple’s impressive stone walls, Palacio del Inka enjoys a great location in a former residential mansion. Colonial art and Andean decor in the common areas and guest rooms wonderfully showcase the city’s history. Facilities include a spa, sauna, fitness center, and concierge. An array of restaurants, bars, museums, and markets are right outside the door.
In the heart of Cusco, the Hotel Novotel is constructed around the frame of a charming 16th century colonial building, included a central courtyard covered with a glass dome. The hotel has 99 spacious rooms, each equipped with queen size bed, minibar, cable TV, and safe. The Plaza de Armas, Qorikancha temple, and other major attractions are within easy walking distance.
Friendly staff, a casual atmosphere, and eye-catching decor greet guests at the excellent Mercado Tunqui. The lovely courtyard introduces the hotel’s characteristic blend of colonial and contemporary architecture with comfortable lounge seating. Rooms range from spacious singles to luxurious suites to accommodate all sorts of travelers. Enjoy drinks and dinner at the on-site bar and restaurant, both of which feature local ingredients fresh from the market.
Immerse yourself in Cusco’s colonial past at the beautiful Casa Andina Premium Collection. Guest rooms with white walls, dark woods, and red-brown accents provide a cozy environment for rest. Room balconies face out to interior courtyards where umbrella-shaded seating invites relaxation. Common areas include a bar, lounge and reading room where guests can find refuge from cold Andean nights.
Casa Andina Standard San Blas features a lovely courtyard and spectacular views to the Andes mountains. A superb location places guests just steps from the artisan workshops and boutique shops of the San Blas neighborhood. Its 73 rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, cable TV, hair dryer, and safe. Guests have use of the business center and the unlimited free coffee and tea in the lobby.
Guests are rarely disappointed with a stay at the Boutique Hotel Casa San Blas, located hallway between the Plaza de Armas and the bohemian Barrio San Blas. Andean textiles adorn the walls and are accompanied by texts explaining the context of their production. Rooms are fully equipped for comfort and impeccably clean. Enjoy sunny days on the terrace overlooking the city’s red-tiled roofs.
Around the corner from the Plaza de Armas, steps from the Machu Picchu Museum, shops, galleries, and restaurant, Maytaq Wasin offers a haven in the middle of the action. This fun, family-run hotels features 27 cozy rooms and a bright terrace with great city views. The downstairs Mutu cafe has become a favorite spot for dinner with live music.
Tambo del Inka strikes the perfect balance between tradition and modern convenience. It’s the only hotel with a private train station, making this ideal for travelers seeking a true countryside getaway. Facilities include a game room, fitness center, swimming pool, whirlpool and spa. Standard room amenities include furnished balconies, LCD TVs, 400-thread-count sheets, and feather duvets.
On the banks of the Vilcanota River, this 5-star Aranwa resort promises an unforgettable stay in the Sacred Valley of the Inca. Rooms feature queen- or king-sized beds with a balcony or terrace looking out over the gardens, inland lakes, or the colonial mansion. Attention to detail defines the services and amenities at this lavish hotel, where staff are always two steps ahead in fulfilling guests’ needs.
Savor the incomparable scenery of the Sacred Valley with a stay at the splendid Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado. Accommodation includes 11 suites, 10 rooms, and 2 villas. Lounge by the swimming pool or on a sun bed beside the river. Wander the gardens or learn about indigenous botany from the head gardener. Wireless internet access throughout the resort allows you to stay connected.
Rooms with sublime mountain views are the specialty at this Casa Andina resort in the beautiful Sacred Valley. Choose from well-appointed superior rooms, suites, and cottages featuring comfortable beds, desk or breakfast table, hair dryer and safety box. Additional services include a gym, spa, sauna, internet center, ATM, cafe, and restaurant. Travelers of all ages will love the onsite Planetarium.
Guests at Sol y Luna stay in “casitas” or “little houses” built of adobe, wood, and artisan tiles or double rooms in the main house. In either case, guests enjoy an inviting design with private terraces that enhance the feeling of immersion in the natural surroundings. This luxury resort also offers a full range of cultural activities and adventure sports including cooking classes, ATV tours, and mountain biking.
Immersed in the countryside in a gorgeous area, Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba spans approximately 100 acres surrounded by imposing green mountains. All 12 rooms in the Casa Hacienda and 24 stand-alone luxury casitas feature breathtaking views of the valley, immersing guests in open space, serenity and relaxing solitude. Architecture and interiors are inspired on the area’s cultural history, with colonial furniture, authentic Inca masks and handcrafted woodwork that add to the hacienda’s local charm.
The oldest hotel in the Sacred Valley, El Albergue is fully updated to receive guests in historic Ollantaytambo. Sharing a building with the train station and the excellent Mayu cafe, it’s perfectly located to grab a snack and catch the train to Machu Picchu or Cusco. Sixteen rustic rooms with private bathrooms and windows overlooking a garden where local birds visit.
Probably the best accommodation to visit Peru’s most famous Inca ruins, Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo mimics an Andean village with 81 whitewashed adobe cottages tucked among terraced hills, gardens, and waterfalls, all connected by stone pathways and surrounded by cloud forest flora and fauna. An excellent restaurant, bar/lounge, and full service spa round out this amazing hotel.
Sanctuary Lodge is the only hotel located directly outside the entrance of Machu Picchu. Standard rooms are small, but more than adequate with king-size beds ensuring restful sleep. Larger suites include a furnished terrace with sublime mountain views. This hotel is ideal for guests wishing to maximize every possible moment at one of the world’s greatest archeological sites.
El MaPi by Inkaterra offers smart, contemporary accommodations along with an excellent location not too far from the shuttle bus stop to Machu Picchu. Services include a restaurant, bar/lounge, and concierge, as well as a computer station and 24/7 front desk. All 130 rooms feature cable TV service, in room-safe, and bathrobes.
Rest and recharge your energies with a comfortable stay at Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu. Rooms features street or river views, desk, cable TV, safety box, and hair dryer. The hotel provides an Internet center and free Wi-Fi in the common areas. The hotel is across from the train station and close to ATMs, shops, and restaurants. The bus stop to Machu Picchu is a short 5 minute walk away.
The historical elegance of Arequipa comes to life at this elegant hotel. Occupying the former Casa de la Moneda (Mint House), the hotel features original white sillar walls decorated with colonial-era paintings. Each of the 40 rooms is quiet and equipped for comfort, with king or full-size beds, bathtubs, LCD TV, minibar, air-conditioning, heating, and coffee kit. Additional services include an ATM, internet center, buffet breakfast, and WiFi.
Across the street from Santa Catalina Monastery, La Hosteria is a restored colonial house featuring a charming garden patios and flower-filled balconies and terraces. Guest rooms are available for single travelers, couples, and families. All feature orthopedic mattresses, private bathrooms, LCD TVs, and safety box. Additional services include a Roman bath, cafeteria, and bar.
Surrounded by the timeless beauty of the Colca Canyon, you’ll find unexpected elegance at the Casitas del Colca. Cottages are built in the local style of mud brick walls and red tile roofs. Inside, no luxury is spared to maximize the comfort of guests with amenities such as spa tubs, fireplaces, sofa beds, and patios with lounge chairs. Additional facilities include a full-service spa, business center, and garden with barbecue grill.
Pre-Inca agricultural terraces set on the banks of the Colca River set the stage for an unforgettable stay at the eco-friendly Colca Lodge in Yanque. This is a lodge for travelers who seek to minimal distractions. All 45 rooms have views to the valley and the river. TVs and Wi-Fi are limited to the bar-lounge. But you’ll hardly miss your devices with 4 hot springs and a full-service spa at your disposal, plus a full range of activities to choose from including, alpaca farm visits and hiking and biking trails.
Located a 15-minute drive from Chivay in the village of Coporaque, Casa de Mama Yacchi provides comfortable rooms along with breathtaking views of Colca Canyon. At this lodge, the emphasis is on local sustainability. Buildings are made of local materials and design. The staff are locals trained in hospitality. The dining room serves buffet of Peruvian dishes for lunch and dinner. Guest rooms are more than comfortable, with hot showers and heating for cold nights.
The luxuriant Belmond Miraflores Park is located 11 km from the airport and just steps away from the coastal promenade overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Standout amenities include the rooftop terrace featuring a gym and spa and an infinity swimming pool where you can relax by day, as well as a restaurant where you can soak in the city lights as you dine. Choose from 89 suites, each fully-appointed for a good night’s rest in Peru’s vibrant capital city.
Ranked among the best hotels in South America by Conde Nast, the JW Marriot Hotel offers all you need for a memorable stay in Lima. Rooms and suites feature high-speed internet access, marble bathrooms, plush designer bedding, and ocean/city views. Guests can dine on Peruvian cuisine in one of two acclaimed restaurants or enjoy a workout or a massage at the health club. The Larcomar shopping center is just across the street.
A 20th century mansion in Barranco provides a posh setting to enjoy the delights of Lima’s bohemian district. Hotel B was formerly the beach house of Peruvian president Augusto Leguia. Today, the hotel’s spacious guest rooms feature lofty ceilings, vintage furniture, luxurious bathrooms, and an eclectic collection of art. Enjoy sunsets on the rooftop terrace and then join the sophisticated crowd for dinner at the swanky downstairs restaurant.
For a quick overnight between flights in Lima, there’s no better place to stay than across the street from the airport at the Wyndham Costa del Sol. In addition to its convenient location, this hotel boasts 192 stylish rooms, a rooftop pool with city views, and a restaurant, bar, and spa. Rooms are fully-equipped with desk, wireless internet access, ergonomic chairs, mini bar, and beds with 200 thread-count linens. Upgrade to a suite and enjoy an in-room Jacuzzi bath.
Contemporary, but unmistakably Peruvian, the Casa Andina Premium Collection offers convenience with a touch of class for a worry-free stay in Lima. Service include a restaurant, bar, cafe, gym, internet center, Wi-Fi access, an ATM, and parking. Guest rooms feature comfortable beds with premium linens, LCD TVs, mini bar, hair dryer, digital safety box, robe and slippers. The concierge is happy to help print your boarding pass or assist in discovering the highlights of Peru’s capital city.
Located a short walk from Parque del Amor, the Radisson Decapolis is excellently situated for enjoyment of Lima’s best museums, parks, shops, and beaches. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour business center, fitness center, rooftop pool, two restaurants and two bars. Rooms are spacious, well-maintained, and equipped with LCD TVs with cable, coffee makers, safety deposit box, and 24- hour room service.
Mid-range travelers love this cleanly designed hotel in the middle of Miraflores. Amenities at Allpa Hotel include spacious rooms with queen size bed, shower or bathtub, safety box, and mini bar. Restaurants, shops, banks, and a handicraft market are outside the door. You can also walk to the coastal promenade for views of the Pacific Ocean. With private parking and 24 hour reception, Allpa is ideal for guests set to experience all Lima has to offer.
The well-appointed Hotel Libertador Puno is located on the island of Esteves on a rocky hill overlooking Puno Bay and a vast reed bed (totoral). The hotel boasts a private pier for boat toads to Uros, Taquile, or Amantani. All rooms have one or two beds, LCD TV with cable, bathrobes, hairdryer. Enjoy regional Puno dishes alongside international favorite at the on-site restaurant, and be sure to try the special pisco sour at the bar as you watch a surreal sunset over the lake. Other facilities include a wellness center, gift shop, and business center.
For full enjoyment of gorgeous Lake Titicaca, stay at the stunning Hotel Titilaka. Its 18 rooms all face out to the lake and all are equipped with terraces where you can appreciate sunrises and sunsets. The hotel is situated on a private peninsula with two private beaches. Wrap-around terraces, decks, and boardwalks provide a feeling of immersion into the landscape. Additional services and amenities include dining room with Peruvian cuisine, complimentary bar service during selected hours, a media room with games, books and cable TV.
Suasi Island sits tranquilly on the deep blue waters of Lake Titicaca. The hotel resembles a country house with 23 spacious rooms overlooking terraces and gardens. A private cabana on the shore of the lake offers extra privacy. Guests can enjoy a variety of activities from swinging in hammocks to hiking on trails, kayaking excursions, or spa treatments. Meals are served in the garden, on the beach or by the fireplace depending on your mood and the weather. Visit the Cabana Cultural to learn more about the geologic and cultural history of Lake Titicaca.
Situated on the shores of the world’s highest navigable lake, Casa Andina Premium Puno will slake your thirst for unforgettable views. Each of the 45 rooms boasts comfortable beds, balcony, coffee maker, safety deposit box, bathtub and hairdryer. Services and facilities include an internet center, ATM, WiFi in certain areas, and massage room. The on-site restaurant Alma prepares a menu of Peruvian dishes with a contemporary twist.
Located just outside Puno city, Eco Inn provides tranquil relaxation with views to Lake Titicaca. Each of the 60 rooms is simply furnished, but modern, and equipped with wireless Internet access, cable TV, safety deposit box, hair dryer, heater, and blackout curtains for a good night’s sleep. The on-site Ayara Restaurant serves buffet breakfast and a la carte lunch and dinner. Additional services include a business center, gift shop, and room service.
Pristine, yet easily accessible, Inkaterra Reserva Amazonia provides elegant lodge accommodation on the banks of the Madre de Dios River just 45 minutes from Puerto Maldonado port. Wooden cabanas with thatched palm roofs and screened-in siesta area are stocked with creature comforts. Luxurious extras include a riverside spa to balance out days full of adventurous excursions into the surrounding rainforest.
Perched on stilts and surrounded by lush vegetation, Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion provides an opportunity for daily encounters with incredible rainforest biodiversity. Choose from 19 cabanas and 6 rooms in the “casa grande.” Hike to Lake Sandoval and explore its waters in a dugout canoe. Join expert naturalist guides on canopy tours, jungle walks, and night sailing to see remarkable flora and fauna.
Posada Amazonas is a spacious lodge located located on a communal reserve 45 minute by boat from Puerto Maldonado. All 30 rooms have private bathrooms, hot water, mosquito nets, and kerosene lamps and candles for lighting. Superior and premium rooms feature ceiling fans and electricity until 10 pm. Lodge activities include a climbing a canopy tower, wildlife-spotting on Tres Chimbadas Lake, and hiking an ethnobotanical trail.
Located just 4 hours from Lima, the Hotel Libertador Paracas provides a lavish setting to appreciate the sublime coastal-desert landscapes of the Paracas Peninsula. Guests can catch boat tours to the Ballestas Islands from the hotel’s private pier, or enjoy a wide range of water sport activities in the windy bay. With 120 rooms, 2 swimming pools, 3 restaurants, a bar-lounge and spa, this 5-star hotel is the prefect place to seek rest and relaxation with a touch of luxurious fun.
Doubletree Paracas is a fancy two-story hotel by Hilton with a variety of amenities to provide a relaxing oasis-like retreat in Paracas. Enjoy a large swimming pool with the Pacific Ocean as your backdrop and savor the delicious cuisine from its on-site restaurant. Children can also romp around in the hotel’s Kids Club.
La Hacienda Bahia Paracas is set along the shores of Paracas and has the perfect blend of luxury and natural settings. Minimalistic design is combined with earthy tones to set the tone for a tranquil stay. Each room has its own terrace and the hotel’s sprawling grounds boast a swimming pool, bar, spa and restaurant.
Luxurious, yet affordable, the Galapagos Legend accommodates 100 passengers in 5 classes of accommodation ranging from standard cabins to bright suites. Ship facilities include a restaurant, bar/lounge, jogging track, BBQ area, jacuzzi, sun deck, and swimming pool with bar. Hammocks, massage chairs, and a library let you unwind between activities.
Coral I & Coral II are comfortable twin yachts offering charming areas distributed on three decks.
Coral I and Coral II deliver exclusive service and amenities. Recently refurbished, the exterior and internal spaces of each yacht are distributed on three main decks and a fourth top deck offering stunning 360-degree views. On board features include a lounge area, boutique, library, Jacuzzi, dining room and bar. There are also kayaks for use.
Coral I has 18 cabins with a maximum capacity of 36 passengers. Slightly smaller, Coral II has 11 cabins with a maximum capacity of 20 passengers. Choose between Junior rooms with picture windows or Standard/Standard Plus rooms with round port holes to filter in natural light. Each cabin is carpeted, features wood finishings and equipped with air conditioning, an LDC TV, and a private bathroom.
Red Mangrove Hotel (perviously Aventura Lodge) is set right on the seat, with Puerto Ayora on one side and a mangrove forest on the other. Each of the 14 rooms has its own bathroom with hot water, cable TV, and air-conditioning. Fuel the day’s adventures with a delicious buffet breakfast and then head out for biking, trekking, or snorkeling tours around the islands. Red Mangrove Hotel is now managed by Haugan Cruises.