By Ilona Kauremszky

Q: Iím a single guy interested in trying different hotels. When I travel to Peru where Iíll be doing the Machu Picchu Trail would there be any I could stay at?

A: Peruís got some unusual accommodations, places you would never have thought of before. People stay in monasteries, tent hotels and eco-resorts. Along the Machu Picchu Trail lies a monastery, Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay (, in the Sacred Valley. A 350-year-old restored property with 84 rooms, it certainly beats regular-style accommodations.

Another is a luxury property, the Machu Picchu Sanctuary ( which is the only hotel located at the entrance of the legendary Machu Picchu Citadel. Now how different is that?

For more information on unusual hotels, be sure to check out which currently has over 150 of the worldís most unusual properties. Itís a great online resource of experiential hotels compiled by a team of contributors started by two friends, Simon Penn and Steve Dobson.


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