The first boutique hotel in Cusco, Inkaterra La Casona is located in the traditional Plaza de las Nazarenas, surrounded by vibrant, cobblestoned streets. This 16th Century manor house stands on the training grounds for an elite army of Incas, and had Spanish Conquistador Diego de Almagro and ‘Libertador’ Simón Bolívar among its illustrious guests.
After being harmoniously restored by Inkaterra throughout five years, emphasizing its original architecture, Inkaterra La Casona reflects the encounter of cultures and traditions across centuries. Surrounding the main patio, its eleven suites are provided with chimneys, heated floors and extra-large bathtubs. Its halls are decorated with colonial furniture, Pre-Columbian textiles and original murals.
The Yacu therapy room offers bespoke treatments and, like the manor’s dining room, uses products derived from local sources. Those who sleep within the stone walls, beneath the exposed beams, gain a deeper understanding to the city’s cultural heritage.
Relive Cusco’s unique mestizo grandeur, the inspiration for the remodeling, which maintains original murals blended with lavish contemporary comforts in the Plaza Suites, overlooking the picturesque Plaza Nazarenas.
The Plaza Suites are furnished with either king or twin beds, 100% Pima cotton sheets, 4 anti-allergenic pillows, down duvet, a dining area for 2 guests with a stone fireplace. These exclusive suites have a large marble bathroom equipped with two sinks, tub, shower and independent toilet, special Inkaterra handmade toiletries, plush towels, and twin closet. For maximum comfort, the suites are equipped with thermostat controlled heated floors, free Wifi, flat screen with DirecTv, DVD player, iPod speakers, minibar, safety box and cordless phone. Housekeeping service three times daily and personalized welcome.
The Balcón Suites are furnished with either king or twin beds and 100% pima cotton with 4 anti-allergenic pillows, down duvet, a dining area for 2 guests with its own stone fireplace. The large marble bathroom is equipped with two sinks, tub, shower and independent toilet, special Inkaterra handmade toiletries, lush towels and twin closet.
For your maximum comfort, the suites are equipped with thermostat controlled heated floors, free Wifi, flat screen with DirecTv, DVD, iPod speakers, minibar, safety box and cordless phone. Moreover, the suites are fully serviced with VIP treatment and housekeeping service three times daily and personalized welcome.
Appreciate the patina of time and tradition, as colonial furnishings and original designs blend with lavish contemporary comforts in the Patio Suites overlooking the central courtyard of Inkaterra La Casona.
The Patio Suites are furnished with either king or twin beds and 100% Pima cotton with 4 anti-allergenic pillows, down duvet, a dining area for 2 guests with its own stone fireplace. The large marble bathroom is equipped with two sinks, tub, shower and independent toilet, special Inkaterra handmade toiletries, plush towels, and twin closet. For your maximum comfort, the suites are equipped with thermostat controlled heated floors, free Wifi, flat screen with DirecTv, DVD player, iPod speakers, minibar, safety box and cordless phone. Moreover, the suites are fully serviced with VIP treatment and housekeeping service three times daily and personalized welcome.
Hacienda Casona offers an à la Carte Menu of Activities some of which are included in the room rate.
Rates in 2019
Patio SuiteRoom rate (single or double)
- Add 10% service charge
Balcon SuiteRoom rate (single or double)
- Add 10% service charge
Plaza SuiteRoom rate (single or double)
- Add 10% service charge
• No additional beds available for adults
• Children under 12 must take additional bed (maximum one per suite)
• Additional services available upon request
• Rates are subject to change without prior notice
• Check-in 1:00 p.m. / Check-out 11:00 a.m.
- Personalized welcome
- Welcome gift
- Welcome drink
- Cocktail Hour
- Pisco Sour
- Tea Time
- Concierge 24/7
- Turndown service
- Personalized Wake-up calls
- 10% service charge
- Lunch Box
- Yacu Therapy Room
- Additional Bed/Crib (limited capacity, only for children up to 12 in Balcón Suite)
- A la carte Lunch & Dinner
- Honesty bar
- Day use / early check-in / late check-out
- Cusco Explorer Kit: Flashlight, cap, colored pencils, magnifying glass, paper block and a granola bar in a child´s backpack
- Cooking classes: Recipe, cooking, wine pairing, tasting.
- Coca Leaf Reading
- Movie night: Popcorn, movie, ice tea, ice cream, grilled cheese sandwich.
- Payment to the Earth Ceremony: an Ancient ritual for giving thanks to the Andean gods, performed by a local shaman (maximum for 3 guests)
- Celebration: Cake, special gift, a bottle of cava, and a special greeting card in Quechua (maximum for 4 guests)
During the rainy season (November-March) the weather is usually clear and dry most mornings, with outbursts of heavy rain in the afternoons. The daily temperatures are typically around 18°C (64ºF) with a slight drop at night, to about 15°C (50ºF). During the dry season (April-October) the weather is generally sunny with hot, dry days (20- 25°C/68º-77ºF) and cold, dry nights, often hovering just above freezing, particularly in June and July. It is recommended that you bring a rainproof coat and warm clothes for nights and time spent inside unheated buildings. The Andean sun is intense, hence sunblock is strongly recommended.
Although no vaccinations are officially required, visitors are advised to take precautions, especially if planning to travel to jungle regions. The most common ailments for travelers are diarrhea and altitude sickness. Health care is limited in these areas, so safety measures must be taken regarding food and alcohol intake. At high altitude, it is wise to drink plenty of water and limit alcohol consumption.
Within Peru, when making international calls, dial 00 + country code + city code + telephone number. For inter-city calls: 0 + city code + telephone number. Public telephones work with coins and pre-pay cards that can be acquired in kiosks and supermarkets. Make sure your pre-pay card is for the phone company of your choice. Mobile phones for local and foreign calls can be rented at the Lima Airport. Wi-Fi is available in the majority of hotels in Peru.
Acclimatization is the process of the body adjusting to the decreased availability of oxygen at high altitudes. Considering the varying altitudes of destinations in Peru, travelers should try to begin their trip at lower altitude destinations before ascending to higher altitude destinations like Cusco. Given enough time, your body will adapt to the decreased oxygen in Cusco.
ALTITUDE SICKNESS PREVENTION
Altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS) or “soroche”, is a condition caused by acute exposure to low air pressure usually above 2,400 meters (approximately 8,000 feet). Cusco is located at 3300 meters/ 10,800 feet above sea level. The main cause of altitude sickness is going too high too quickly; symptoms include a headache, nausea, fatigue, dizziness and sleep disorder. Before your travel to a high altitude destination, avoid eating too much. If you stay at a high altitude, try to have some rest upon arrival. Limit any walking or activity; physically demanding activities are not recommendable for the first day. Drink plenty of water and avoid alcoholic beverages.
LUGGAGE TRANSPORT ALLOWANCE
Please take note that railway companies have imposed luggage limitation on the trains to and from Machu Picchu Pueblo. If going to
Machu Picchu, it is important that you bring only necessary clothing and accessories for your visit to the citadel.
|Peru Rail||Inca Rail|
|Max. hand-luggage allowance||5kg/11lbs||8kg/17.5lbs|
max luggage dimension
|62 inches/157cm (height, length & width)||
50cm/19.7 inches lenght
40cm/15.7 inches wide
25cm/9.8 inches deep
WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU BRING:
- Comfortable clothes for walking, a light jacket and rain gear
- Walking or trekking shoes
- Sunblock, sunhat, sunglasses, mosquito repellent and lip balm
- Electricity voltage is 220v – some converters are available at the hotel but we suggest to bring your own converter
- Contact lenses solution and an extra set of contact lenses (if required)
- Extra batteries or chargers for your camera & video equipment
- Respect towards authentic cultural, social and environmental values
- Profitable conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity
- Positive impact on ecosystems and local communities
- Compliance with national and international regulations
- Respect for the rights of actors involved in BioTrade activities
- Clarity about land tenure, use and access to natural resources and knowledge
- Replicable business model of low initial cost and high positive impact on local communities
Initiatives on biodiversity conservation are managed by NGO Inkaterra Asociación. These include the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway, a bridge system at 100ft above the ground designed to study wildlife in the rainforest canopy; the Spectacled Bear Rescue Center at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, in benefit of the only bear species native to South America; the world’s largest native orchid collection (372 species) found in its natural habitat; and the World Birding Rally, an international competition unique for its non-stop modality, which aims to confirm Peru as a top destination for bird watching.
The first Peruvian enterprise to be declared carbon neutral (1989), Inkaterra mitigates the effects of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest whilst contributed with carbon sequestration through the preservation of Peru’s first ecological concession, with more than 10,000 hectares of virgin rainforest. As determined by Professor Tim Baker (University of Leeds), one hectare conserved within Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica o Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion captures 200 tons of carbon.