I’ve stayed at quite a few hotels with a great view, but for me nothing can top a panorama of snow-capped mountains against a blue sky. The Saltankay Lodge in Peru has to rank up there with some of the best scenery I’ve ever experienced in my travels. Here’s a short video tour of what it feels like to be there.

This is where you spend the first two nights of your journey when you go on a lodge to lodge Saltankay trek with Mountain Lodges of Peru. We will have a full rundown of the tour posted shortly. Keep an eye on the luxury travel tours section.

That trekking tour is the only way you’re staying at the Saltankay Lodge though. You can’t just waltz in on a taxi and book a room to get a view like this. It’s reserved for guests that are going to hike to Machu Picchu.

[Editor's note: this video tour used to be on Revver.com, which had much better resolution than YouTube, but unfortunately that company seems to have gone belly-up and our video just disappeared one day...]