Tucked between Cusco and Machu Picchu, explora Valle Sagrado offers guests the privilege of discovering a remote region known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Built on top of an old corn plantation, this peaceful lodge is an ideal base for exploring fascinating archaeological sites such as found at Ollantaytambo, Chinchero and Pisac, as well as traditional Andean villages and soaring peaks.
Looking out onto cornfields and mountains, the 50 guestrooms at explora Valle Sagrado are designed for rest and quiet contemplation, with no Wi-Fi or televisions to distract. All are simple yet undeniably luxurious, with comfortable armchairs, cosy beds and sleek, minimalist bathrooms. For deeper relaxation, head to the bath house – set inside a restored 17th century colonial house – which contains massage rooms, saunas and a swimming pool.
As with all explora properties, tariffs are inclusive of fresh, nutritious meals, quality beverages, transfers and over 20 guided small-group explorations. Options include full day overland tours of the famous historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu, cycling along the Urubamba River, hiking ancient shepherds’ trails and meeting local rural communities who live close to this property.