Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel: Feel the Andean wisdom from withim

Interior of the lobby with lounges at Hotel Sumaq
View of a river flow and mountains near Hotel Sumaq

In Quechua (the official language of the Inca Empire), Sumaq means “beautiful,” “pleasant,” “delicious.” Today, one of the most exclusive hotels in the Cusco region takes this name to show the world all those beautiful features that make up the Andean culture. Now, we will tell you a little more about Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel. 

Located in Machu Picchu Pueblo, formerly known as Aguas Calientes, the Sumaq hotel is an excellent option for those who wish to get to know this wonder of the world, since when you stay with us, you can visit the citadel very early in the morning and discover all the secrets of this famous sanctuary with the energy that a good rest provides. In addition, if you wish, you will have the time to make additional expeditions such as a visit to Huayna Picchu. 

As soon as you arrive at the Machu Picchu train station, a representative will be waiting to take you to the hotel and help you transfer your luggage. Once you are at our facilities, we will receive you with a welcome drink prepared with local fruits. During your stay, you can enjoy a culinary demonstration where you will learn to prepare trout ceviche in the Sumaq style, as well as a bar class using sugar cane distillates. Also, an à la carte dinner and buffet breakfast are included for all our guests. Finally, if you visit us with children, we have various special activities for them. 

Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel has luxurious and modern decoration that preserves details of the Andean culture wherever you look. On each of the five floors, you can find representations of original pieces from the pre-Inca, Inca, and Andean periods, which have been made by a family of artisans in the town of Pisaq, in the Sacred Valley. 

In addition to the decoration, the hotel offers a variety of gastronomic and cultural immersion activities through which you can experience some of the benefits of Andean culture. First, we have a visit to the potato fields of Manuel Choqque. In it you will be able to see the approximately 350 types of native potatoes of different colors that the renowned farmer grows and have taste dishes and beverages made with these ingredients. 

Another of the activities preferred by our guests is the tasting of organic coffees, in which you will discover three of the best varieties of Peruvian coffee. Finally, another of the products from the area invites us to try its flagship creation: distilled spirits made from Andean sugar cane. 

For those who are attracted by the mysticism of Machu Picchu, we have alternatives such as the mystical tour in Machu Picchu, the ancestral ritual of the offering to Pachamama, the Andean wedding, and the Pachamanca meal, a typical dish inherited from the Incas that is cooked in the earth. 

The list of activities we have for you is long and the comfort is unsurpassed, so Sumaq Hotel is your best option if you visit Machu Picchu.