Machu Picchu Pueblo

El MaPi by Inkaterra


Contemporary refuge

El MaPi is a fairly large, contemporary and friendly hotel located in Machu Picchu Pueblo, flanked by green valley sides beneath the famous ruins.

There are 122 rooms and eight larger suites, each bright and contemporary with garden views.

There’s an organic café offering organic food all day, as well as a lively bar serving Pisco sours and locally sourced tapas. El Mapi also has a bijou spa with a sauna, plunge pool and treatment rooms, ideal to unwind after a day’s hike.


At a glance

  • 130 rooms and suites

  • Cafe restaurant

  • Bar

  • Spa

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Community & Culture

Established in 1975, Inkaterra has been at the forefront of ecotourism and sustainable development in Peru, aiming to preserve biodiversity and local cultures.

More than 4,000 locals have been trained since Inkaterra was founded. Career opportunities in hospitality, field guidance and agroforestry projects on cacao and Brazil nut, are bonded to Inkaterra’s sustainable approach. Workshops and conferences are constantly organized for local communities to raise awareness of environmental care, as well as supporting agroforestry and organic production that allow for sustainable livelihoods that can coexist with the forest.


Inkaterra Asociación has led biodiversity studies in the areas it operates for decades, including the Amazon, the cloud forests near Machu Picchu and Peru’s coast, with many thousands of hectares both protected and monitored by the NGO.


Inkaterra properties are established in the heart of the Machu Picchu cloud forest, deep in the Amazonian rainforest, nestled in the cobblestoned streets of Cusco and surrounded by the rolling hills of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Luxury standards are achieved in all hotels, defined for their eco-friendly design inspired by traditional architecture and built with native materials, in harmony with the environment.

The first Peruvian enterprise to be declared carbon neutral, Inkaterra mitigates the effects of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest whilst contributing with carbon sequestration through the preservation of Peru’s first ecological concession, with more than 10,000 hectares of virgin rainforest

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

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