Peru is one of those special countries that can really capture your heart if you’re lucky enough to visit it. The biggest draw for the country is the majestic ancient Inca site Machu Picchu — it garners 90% of Peru’s tourism dollars and hundreds of visitors trek to the top each day. Having the incredible opportunity to witness Machu Picchu in all its glory ourselves, we were saddened to hear of the devastating heavy rains in January that caused mudslides, extensive damage and forced nearly 4,000 visitors to be airlifted from the small town.
Thankfully the ruins were not damaged, but the world wonder was closed to visitors until the beginning of April to fix the railway into the town. Officially re-opening April 2nd, things are back in full swing, and equally as exciting, the town’s only 5-star hotel, SUMAQ, is fully re-opened as well. SUMAQ is a rare and luxurious find in the middle of the mountains and rustic surroundings, with some of the most delicious food you’ll find anywhere, stunning views and charming staff. We’ll be giving more details on this gem of a hotel in a later post. Until then, if you ever have the chance to visit Peru and Machu Picchu, jump at the opportunity!