To live a genuine experience in the heart of the ancient Inca Empire, among impressive landscapes and in contact with the best of the local culture, today’s tip is to stay between Cuzco and Machu Picchu, in the super exclusive Explora Valle Sagrado. The good news is that Peru is already receiving international tourists.
The Sacred Valley has great magic. Along the Urubamba River and in the valleys of the Peruvian Alps, rural life is revealing itself in several picturesque little towns. It was in this region that the Incas left their mark on many archaeological sites, on people’s features, agriculture and habits. Knowing the remains of the Incas and coming into contact with the legacy of one of the most important civilizations in Latin America is a wealth without size.
Cuzco is the gateway to the Sacred Valley. It is worth remembering that the city has a high altitude and this can bring discomfort. After all, it is 3,440 meters above sea level. To alleviate the discomfort take coca tea, offered in many places, and if necessary take some medicine to calm the symptoms of altitude sickness.
The Explora Valle Sagrado hotel is the perfect location for those who want to get to know this special little piece of Peru, as it is located between Cuzco and Machu Picchu. In addition, it has only 50 rooms located in 4 blocks between corn plantations of an old farm in the region. During the construction process of the hotel, the greatest commitment was to recover and preserve the historical remains. The Pumacahua Bathroom, built in the 17th century, which belonged to the Inca Mateo Pumacahua, one of the heroes of Peru’s independence, has been restored in partnership with the Peruvian Archaeology Institute. An important and valuable care. Inside is the hotel’s Spa.
The gastronomy of the region is delicious. The restaurant at Explora Valle Sagrado is curated by Peruvian chef Virgílio Martínez, who for you to have an idea is the owner of one of the best restaurants in the world, Central. The cuisine is inspired by the Andes using very high quality products. In fact, the cuisine of Explora hotels has great fame!
About the tours, in the hotel there are more than 40 possibilities of routes that can be done on foot, by bike or even by car. You can’t miss a trip to Machu Picchu, the ruins of Pisac, the salt mines of Maras, the agricultural center of Moray, the ruins complex of Ollantaytambo, the ancient capital of the Inca empire Cuzco and the archeological sites of Saqsaywaman, Qenqo, Pukapukara among others.
A really special trip for those who want to get out of the obvious and live an enriching experience.
I wish you all a wonderful November. XoXo