Sumaq emerges from the face of a lush mountain, overlooking the Urubamba River, in the small town of Aguas Calientes. Most visitors arrive by train, on their way to explore Machu Picchu, the most famous of all the Inca ruins in Peru. Transportation options are limited in Aguas Calientes, but Sumaq is only a short walk to transportation to Machu Picchu.
Most travelers arrive in Aguas Calientes via train. You can access this small town only by train or by foot. Its name means “hot waters” in English, named for the hot springs that bubble about 10 minutes from city center. They’re a great way to unwind after you spend all day hiking in Machu Picchu.
The hotel rooms have lots of open space, with views of the Urubamba River or and the Andes mountains. Make sure to specify if you have a preference for view when you make your reservation. Some rooms can accommodate persons with disabilities. Decorated for comfort, they all have distinct, native flavor in the simple decorations and textile choices.
You can customize your room with the number and size of beds you prefer. Choose from single, double, queen. In the Sumaq suite, you have the option of a king-sized bed. All beds are outfitted with alpaca fiber blankets and cotton sheets. Get ready for an evening out in a private bathroom, equipped with a bathtub and a hair dryer. You’ll get a great night’s sleep in rooms with soundproof windows and thermal heating, as well as black-out curtains and turndown services.
Relax in your room with the minibar and cable television. Convenient amenities also include phones with direct national and international dialing. All rooms come with electronic safety deposit boxes.In Junior and Sumaq suites, you’ll also get to enjoy mp3 radios, a DVD player, and a hydro-massage tub during your downtime. Sumaq has both a spa and restaurant on site.
At the Sumaq restaurant, you’ll experience Peruvian cuisine that demonstrates the full range of colonial influences, and remains true to its savory Andean roots.
Staff at Sumaq speak English, and are happy to help with any logistical questions you may have. Sumaq can have your luggage transported from the train station when you arrive. You can also ask about their money exchange, laundry, and mail services.
Machu Picchu is the main attraction that has made Aguas Calientes such a busy spot for travelers. Don’t forget about the attractions in Aguas Calientes itself – take an afternoon to visit the Mandor Gardens, or climb the vertical ladders up Putucusi, a nearby mountain with breathtaking views.