- Superb Inca Fortress and hillside terraces
- Pretty, landscaped gardens
- Modest, comfortable accommodation
- Perfect base before or after Inca Trail
Hotel Pakaritampu is a charming and comfortable guest house that serves as an ideal base for anyone wishing to make the iconic trek to the magical and ancient Inca citadel, Machu Picchu. This simple property is located in the pretty town of Ollantaytambo at the very heart of Peru’s Sacred Valley, a stunningly beautiful mountain region in the Andean highlands that was once the centre of the mighty Inca Empire. Nowadays, the valley is known for its spectacular natural scenery and its collection of beautifully preserved ruins and colonial-era buildings, not to mention the vibrant local communities where traditional ways of life continue to this day. The hotel is surrounded by well-landscaped gardens and it’s possible to explore picturesque Ollantaytambo, with its Inca-era grid of cobblestoned streets, traditional adobe buildings and babbling irrigation channels, on foot. The town is known in particular for the ruins of a massive Inca fortress with large stone terraces which stretch up the hillside above the small town. There are also plenty of activities to enjoy from the hotel ranging from mountain biking to horse riding, rafting or visiting local markets and towns, archaeological ruins, or even a pretty waterfall surrounded by traditional Inca buildings.
The hotel room categories range from Standard Rooms, to Superior Rooms and Suites, with various configurations available. All of the rooms come with amenities such as a TV with cable channels, a safe and a hairdryer. Toiletries and drinking water are provided free of charge, and extra bedding can be provided on request. For families, the larger Suite is recommended, as it has both a twin room and a double room, along with separate living and dining areas.
The restaurant, Mijuna Wasi, serves food all day from a menu which offers a range of both local Andean and international dishes. Breakfast is served buffet-style, while lunch and dinner can be chosen from the buffet, or a la carte. Guests can request in-room dining for breakfast and packed lunches are available for those spending the day out exploring.
The hotel provides the perfect base for those wishing to hike the iconic Inca Trail. Some twenty-six miles in length, this highly rewarding trail passes through breath-taking mountain scenery, lush cloud forests and fascinating ancient ruins and culminates with a visit to the ancient and awe-inspiring citadel of Machu Picchu. Widely regarded as one of the best treks in the world, it takes four days to complete, though there are shorter routes available for those with less time on their hands.
- Stunning location in mountains
- Planetarium on site for star gazing
- Gym, spa, sauna
- Trekking, Inca ruins, white water rafting
- Luxury base in stunning Sacred Valley
- 43 charming stone 'casitas' with views
- Spa, pool, gym, biking, kayaking, riding
- Horse shows, pottery workshops
- Contemporary, hacienda-style hotel
- Scenic mountainside location
- Eco-friendly & committed to local culture
- Hikes, farm visits, twilight excursions, birding
- Lovely gardens and pool
- Various dining options
- Museum, art gallery, movie theater and library
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