What: The only hotel to hold one of the most spectacular views on the planet, a view of the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu and its surrounding mountains.

Where: The Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge is located an astonishing 2,350 meters above sea level, just 3½ hours from the city of Cusco in Peru.

Why: What becomes quickly apparent on arrival at the Macchu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge is not how luxurious the accommodations are (suites are 35 square meters in size and feature above adequate facilities), but that the real draw here is the incredible surroundings in which the hotel is set. Unique in its positioning, the resort is the only hotel that has views of the ancient Inca citadel, one of the major World Heritage sites. Activities consist of excursions along the various trails that exist all across the mountain range and are perfect for those inquisitive visitors who wish to take in as much as they can whilst on their stay. On these walks one will see the many scattered temples and bridges created centuries ago by the ancient civilization. And should anyone's muscles feel in need of some relaxation after all that walking, a visit to the adjacent town of Aguas Calientes and its natural thermal baths offers the perfect way to wind down after such strenuous exercise.