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Sauce Pampa 13 km from Machu Picchu, Santa Teresa Peru
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#1 of 17 Specialty lodging in Santa Teresa
Located in the high jungle, it offers a lovely and tranquil getaway. Like a jungle lodge in the Amazon, some windows are open to nature so that you feel like you're part of it all (beds have mosquito netting). There's just something about this place that makes my stress melt away as soon as I arrive. Let me stretch out in a hammock with a good book and one of their awesome pisco sours and I can spends days at a time here, forgetting the outside world even exists. The entire lodge uses natural materials, including wood, rock, and bamboo, and its newest rooms feature private bathrooms. Ever dreamed of living in a grown-up's treehouse? This is that dream come true. The owners and staff couldn't be friendlier and are genuinely interested in ensuring that you have everything you need and are having the best time possible. Make your reservation includes dinner as these are bound to be some of the tastiest that you will have in Peru-lunch can also be added and breakfast is always included. Massages can be booked with advance notice and an outdoor Jacuzzi is currently in the works. The nearby Colcamayo hot springs are actually much nicer as well as hotter than those in Aguas Calientes, the town right below Machu Picchu, despite it being named after the springs. You are much better off getting your fill of the soothing waters here. Other outings that can be arranged through the lodge are zip-lining, a tour of a coffee plantation, and a hike to Llactapata, an Inca site from which you may catch a glimpse of Machu Picchu. If you're a coffee lover, the coffee plantation tour is highly recommended, mostly so that you can buy one of the world's best coffees, organic and grown here in the high jungle. To get here does require a bit of planning but don't let that keep you away. If it was any easier, there would be hordes and then you wouldn't want to go! Basically, you can either take the train or a bus. To take the train, you will need to get a ticket first to Aguas Calientes and from there to Hidroelectrica. At this point, you cannot buy tickets for the second leg until you get to Aguas Calientes so, if you are coming direct from Cusco or the Sacred Valley (recommended) be prepared to get off and have a cup of coffee until your next train leaves. From Ollantaytambo, the trip to Aguas Calientes takes about 1.5 hours and from Aguas to Hidroelectrica, about 30 minutes. The downside to taking the train is that it can be expensive and there are only a few trains per day between Aguas Calientes and Hidroelectrica. For this reason, you can't just go from the lodge to Machu Picchu and back in one day. On the other hand, if you're up for a hike, it's about a two-hour walk from Hidroelectrica to Aguas Calientes and it's a flat, easy trip. Taking the bus from Cusco is infinitely cheaper but will require a bit more investment in time. You will take the bus to Quillabamba but get off at Santa Maria. From there, you can get a shared car to Hidroelectrica and get off at the EcoQuechua Lodge. The entire trip will take between six and seven hours. Spend a couple of nights at the lodge, walk to Aguas Calientes, spend a night there, and then visit Machu Picchu first thing the next morning. You can then do the trip in reverse or take the train back.
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emily e wrote a review Dec 2019
Seattle, Washington18 contributions6 helpful votes
A beautiful hotel that felt like a tree house in the jungle. The accommodations were wonderful, with warm showers and complimentary breakfast. It is close to hot springs and a few great restaurants. They have very friendly puppies and a kitten around the property too. It is a bit further than we expected from Macchu Pichu so be aware that you must take the train from here back to Aguas Calientes.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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JFP3 wrote a review Aug 2019
Winsted, Connecticut15 contributions3 helpful votes
The lodge is in a perfect location to access Machu Pichu without dealing with the boards of tourists. It is a short car ride to Hydroelectrica and from there either a 30 min train ride or 3 hour spectacular walk into the base of Machu Pichu. (Note they will tell you 2 hours, not true unless you are a power walker) It is also a short cab ride $5-$6 USD / 30 Peruvian to the hot springs (also a walkable distance, they say 30 min but more like an hour) The lodge is a hideaway from the world and melting into a chair to listen to the river and birds, well you can quickly lose a couple of hours. The owner is super helpful if you can be patient with her English - she really is the Matron of the lodge and helped greatly in understand how to get to Machu Pichu and providing an excellent driver that wouldn’t take advantage of you as a tourist. Again I would highly recommend Valle Santa - see review of local restaurant as well from me.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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JohnNorge wrote a review Jul 2019
25 contributions10 helpful votes
Very nice place to stay! Only minus was no hot shower (only reason for the 4 stars). Friendly staff and very nice room, with a gorgeous view. Dinner and breakfast was good. Also try the coffee! Was booked by travel agency for us, but definitely stay there myself next time.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Juan Carlos C, Gerente at Eco Quechua Lodge
Responded Jul 15, 2019
Thank you for your comments and feedback. We are sorry you didn´t have enough hot water. but we are happy to know that you still enjoyed your experience. Kind regards from all of us at Eco Quechua Lodge.
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Michal V wrote a review Feb 2019
Prague, Czech Republic9 contributions
We stayed for 3 nights and the experience was very authentic and warming. We felt like at home, even if we were in the middle of a jungle in nice bungalows. The place has many levels, some in the trees. Always lot of fruit as a compliment to eat, great food and coffee! Would definitely recommend to everyone looking for a natural and jungle type stat experience.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Robi C wrote a review Feb 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
We stay there for a 3nights and it was very nice and clean. Rooms are up in the trees, you hear the sound of the river and its just so nice. 45min nice walk to the amazing thermals or get a cheap taxi 3soles/p.p. 10min The owner is super nice and helpful. Help us organize the trip to Machu Picchu and everything. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Juan Carlos C, Director General at Eco Quechua Lodge
Responded Feb 22, 2019
Thank you for your comments! We are delighted to know you enjoyed Eco Quechua Lodge. We hope to welcome you again in Machu Picchu! Best,
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PeruCusco RegionSacred ValleySanta Teresa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Eco Quechua Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Eco Quechua Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu (4.0 miles), Huayna Picchu (3.8 miles), and Intipuncu (4.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Eco Quechua Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Eco Quechua Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Eco Quechua Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Eco Quechua Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chullpi Restaurant, Tampu Restaurant at Sanctuary Lodge, and Valle Santa Restaurant & cafe.
Is Eco Quechua Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Santa Teresa.
Are there any historical sites close to Eco Quechua Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu (4.0 miles), Temple of the Sun (4.0 miles), and Temple of the Three Windows (4.0 miles).
Does Eco Quechua Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.