Cusco Hotels:  A great experience in The Andes

Cusco Hotels

On the eastern slopes of the Andes Mountain Range, in the basin of the Huatanay River, this small city of one half million inhabitants is the country’s most attractive one. Given its cultural and tourism importance, hotels in Cusco and in the Sacred Valley are a key issue when planning a trip to Machu Picchu, the capital of the Inca Empire.

Cusco Hotels

Declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1983, Cusco is the starting point for delving deeper into the lands of the sons of Sun God, Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo. For every traveler, choosing the right option among  all Cusco hotels can make a difference between a good trip and an unforgettable experience.

Like everywhere in the world, hotels in Cusco and Sacred Valley are classified depending on several factors that balance comfort, facilities and location. Stars are not sufficient by themselves and if details are your thing, you have to take a second look.

The best location for the hotels in Cusco

Most of Cusco hotels are located within the urban borders. However, is downtown always the best location? Depending on what you want to experience, keeping some distance can be the best option to approach the region.

explora Valle Sagrado is at one hour drive from Cusco airport and half way between Cusco and Machu Picchu. Sheltered in one of the valley’s most distant haciendas, the hotel is placed in an old cornfield surrounded by mountains. In this peaceful surrounding, it is one of the few hotels in Cusco and the Sacred Valley that becomes part of the natural landscape instead of defeating it.

Cusco Hotels

Hotels’ Facilities and Services in Cusco

A hotel is much more than a place to sleep and spruce up. While explora Sacred Valley offers all the conveniences of a great hotel, it defines luxury as aiming at a traveling experience where visitors interact and commit not only with a logical approach, but with their senses, emotions and physical activities.

There are not many Cusco hotels or in its surroundings that can boast their own expedition routes that take visitors out of typical or expected activities to a trip into the heart of the Inca Empire. With its three other locations, explora propose a way of traveling based on the deep exploration of remote areas, the luxury of essentials and sustainable development. Being part of explora Valle Sagrado means that visitors can access more than 20 carefully designed expeditions. Walking or by bike, you can deeply experience the Andean geography and culture. This feature makes explora one of the world’s top adventure lodge operators.

Sustainable Heart

Overcrowding is a challenge for Cusco hotels wishing to keep the place connected with mountains and sky, pure and clean.

There are only a few hotels in Cusco that share the explora philosophy: commitment with environmental stewardship, support to and participation with local communities, and development of research programs to customize its policies to local conditions.

Located in the heart of this region, explora Valle Sagrado is more than beautiful architecture and great service. As only a few hotels in Cusco, it is a pledge to enjoying the experience at different levels. Like the area around it, this is accomplished by exploring from the Andean snow-capped mountains to the valleys surrounded by vegetation and cornfields.

Are you up to it?

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