Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

Being the only hotel within the protected sanctuary of Machu Picchu makes Belmond Sanctuary Lodge entirely exclusive.

This Belmond hotel stands amidst a place rich in ancient heritage, renowned spirituality and incredible natural beauty. It is the ideal base from which to explore the archaeological wonders, spot rare species of birds and flowers (especially orchids of which there are an estimated 300 species in the area) or unwind and enjoy breath-taking scenery from the lodge's garden.

An intimate hotel, it has fewer than 30 rooms and only two suites, so we recommend requesting this hotel well in advance. All are simply, yet stylishly furnished, with large comfortable beds dressed with warm duvets.

Pleasant as they are, however, the rooms (and everything else) play second fiddle to the location. No other hotel stands as close to the Inca citadel or offers such jaw-dropping views.

Why we like it

  • 12 of the 29 rooms and suites have mountain views, some from private terraces
  • The Belmond Sanctuary Lodge enjoys an exclusive location, nestled adjacent to the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu Inca citadel
  • The intimate Tampu Restaurant serves international cuisine and Andean specialities using fresh, local ingredients
  • Spa services include Inca or aromatherapy massages and complimentary yoga sessions
  • Other facilities include bars and terraces, beautiful gardens and, of course, an array of tours and excursions to Machu Picchu (as well as some of the area's lesser known sights)

Featured Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Journeys

Group of 189 days, from AU$10,130
Peru: Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2020)

Journey through Peru from Lima to Cusco, interacting with the people of the Sacred Valley and experiencing their culture, music and cuisine, and explore magnificent Machu Picchu, where you stay at the only hotel on site.

Group9 days, from AU$10,130
Group of 1812 days, from AU$20,855
Wonders of the Galápagos & Machu Picchu - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2020)

Cruise for four nights in the fabulously diverse Galápagos Islands and explore the treasures of Peru, including the lost Incan citadel of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley.

Group12 days, from AU$20,855
Group of 1810 days, from AU$11,605
Peru: Spirit of the Incas - A Wellness-Inspired Luxury Small Group Journey

Experience the mystical beauty, harmony and sacred rituals of the Incas on a wellness-inspired cultural journey to Peru.

Group10 days, from AU$11,605
Group of 1812 days, from AU$19,750
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Wonders of the Galápagos & Machu Picchu - A Luxury Small Group Journey

Perfectly paired, neighbouring countries Ecuador and Peru present a fascinating combination of experiences.

Group12 days, from AU$19,750