A secret luxury hotel right at the gates of Machu Picchu
Unbelievable: Did you know that there is a luxury hotel right inside Machu Picchu? I stayed 3 nights at the Belmond Sanctuary lodge and enjoyed the beautiful view on the ancient Inca ruins from their hot tub. Looking for Hotels in Aquas Calientes? Find out about this hotel in Machu Picchu itself!
Cloud People of Peru. The figures' gazes are fixed where the first rays of the rising sun will appear over the vast Utcubamba Valley. Known as the Warriors of the Clouds, the Chachapoyas (a name given to them by the Inca who conquered them shortly before the arrival of the Spanish) were an ancient Andean people who inhabited the rain forests of northern Peru. Their civilization was decimated in the 18th century but they remain as a strain within general indigenous ethnicity in modern Peru.