Established in 2001, Mountain Lodges of Peru (MLP) began offering tourism services at destinations along the Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu in 2008, and currently operates five deluxe mountain lodges. MLP's lodges on the Lares Trail and in the Sacred Valley will be an extension of these same facilities, with architecture designed to blend into the existing landscape, reducing their visual impact to a minimum, and the use of local materials-stone, adobe, wood, and straw-that reflect the region's traditional construction. The lodges are also energy efficient, with high-performance solar and space water heaters.
In 2013, MLP launched its first Boutique Hotel, El Mercado Tunqui, just 3 and a half blocks from the main plaza of Cusco. Formerly part of the city's old farmers market, El Mercado Tunqui's 31 rooms and quaint atmosphere guarantee personal and friendly service and will immediately immerse our guests in the cultural and historical traits of Cusco and Peru.