The Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel was originally a colonial tea plantation. In more recent years, it's been turned into a luxury lodge with the stated purpose of promoting sustainable eco-tourism. Inside, you'll find rustic bungalow-style villas and spacious sitting areas with functional fireplaces. The orchid garden at the hotel is worth a visit even if you are not staying there. The various paths within the hotel are designed to help visitors observe and explore the impressive array of orchids. Orchid connoisseurs and birdwatchers will spot a number of unique specimens.
Learn more about this hotel in the video on the Peru travel guide, courtesy GLP Films.