Altiplano is Spanish for high plain and since you are going to be in excess of 8,000ft where you stay will be important as you want to counteract the effects of altitude which we in the UK won’t be accustomed to.
The hotels sourced here fall into the 4 star bracket which should ensure a standard of stay commensurate with the standards demanded when trekking to Machu Picchu and other points such as Lake Titicaca on those high plains.
The Hotel Jose Antonio in Cusco is a modern construct with a nod to the architectural details of the past during the Spanish presence there.
The Taypikala outside Puno grants you the full flavour of Titicaca away from the relative bustle of Puno itself, there is also more straightforward access to the lake and more opportunities to engage with local people, conditions and culture.
THE ALTIPLANO INCA TRAIL