Sacred Valley, Peru

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Between Cusco and Machu Picchu

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Discover a new way of travel

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A base hotel to explore the Sacred Valley

Sacred Valley

Located between Cusco and Machu Picchu, explora Valle Sagrado was designed as the base from where you can explore a remote and amazing site: the Sacred Valley of the Incas. All our programs include accommodation, transfers, meals and beverages, and a selection of more than 20 exclusive explorations developed by explora.

Through our explorations, you can visit from Cusco to Machu Picchu, passing by remote villages, archaeological sites such as Ollaytantambo, Moray, Chinchero and Pisac, and this region’s high peaks, like La Verónica or Incañan.

Trip in van: 1 hour Pacific Ocean PERU BOLIVIA CHILE Machu Picchu Valle Sagrado explora Valle Sagrado Cusco Lima

Why explora?

Exploring the Sacred Valley and its surroundings extensively and using a hotel immersed in Inca history as base, is explora Valle Sagrado’s proposal for its travelers to have an exclusive experience. Located between Cusco and Machu Picchu and 600 meters below the height of the ancient Inca capital city, our destination is the perfect starting point to explore this area.

explora Valle Sagrado lays on an old corn plantation established in one of the most retreated farms of the valley. It is sheltered and surrounded by mighty mountains that were once the home of the great Inca Empire.

Location

The Pumacahua Bath House is an old colonial manor located on one side of the hotel’s corn terraces. Rescued by our restoration and archaeology team, it contains the hotel’s spa where our guests can enjoy massages, a swimming pool, steam baths and saunas.

Spa Pumacahua Bath House

Some of the areas we will be visiting in Valle Sagrado include Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Zapacto, Maras, Quimsacocha, Pisac, Cusco, Moray, and many others.

Privileged views

explora Valle Sagrado offers our guests more than 20 exploration activities, either on foot or bicycle. Our guides will take our travelers to experience the area’s unique geography and Andean culture in all it richness.

Explorations

Given the region's outstanding ancestral and cultural heritage, the commissioning and construction of the Valle Sagrado project was done in the most responsible way, working in close coordination with the Peruvian archeology institute. At the same time, we worked with the area's communities and we hope – starting as from this year – to establish a conservation and social responsibility program.

Sustainability

Since we believe that it is important to leave all daily concerns behind, our hotels are all inclusive: explorations, food, beverage, and transport.

All Inclusive

Explorations in the Sacred Valley

Traveling through archaeological Inca sites, following the course of the Urubamba River by bike, visiting Machu Picchu or arriving at a glacier nearby Cusco are some of the explorations carefully designed by explora for its travelers. Through more than 20 options to explore, either walking, by van or riding a bike, our travelers discover from traditional villages still untouched by globalization to perfectly preserved ancient traces and lost lagoons in the Andean pampa.

Hotel & Services

Hotel & Services

Located in one of the Valley’s remotest haciendas, explora Valle Sagrado has views to the mountains that, some time ago, were part of the Inca Empire, and preserves pieces of history going back more than 400 years. The hotel is surrounded by Inca terraces and walls and our Casa de Baños Pumacahua bath house, where the hotel Spa is located, is a 17th century colonial mansion that belonged to a Peruvian Independence hero.

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Rooms

Rooms in explora Valle Sagrado combine simplicity and comfort to ensure that our travelers get a good night rest after a day of exploration. With views to the cornfields and the mountains, the rooms are lined in wood and have a welcoming decoration, thus being a unique setting to disconnect and enjoy the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Standard Room

44 Standard Rooms (430 feet²) with views to the corn plantations and[...]

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Suite Room at explora Valle Sagrado

Suite

6 suites (570 feet²) with views to the corn plantations and mountains[...]

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Reviews

  • piranha1029
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    Great Experience!

    We spent 6 days at explora Valle Sagrado, and enjoyed the experience top to bottom. The most important part: the people and the service they provide. It's outstanding; they anticipate needs and have solutions at the ready. Each staff member we interacted with was friendly, provided great hospitality, and made us feel like part of the family. The guides were all knowledgeable, friendly, skilled at ascertaining our relative skill levels, and then suggesting explorations that were a fit.

  • Jay T
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    Let's go for a hike

    What a wonderful experience. Service was top-notch from rooms to dining. Guides were very knowledgeable about the area and local traditions. Great way to see the Sacred Valley. The bar was fully stocked and the spa was great after a long day of hiking and looking at ruins.

  • Faride A
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    Excelent

    It was the best way to discover the Sacred Valley, unknown places, ancient cultures, authenticity! Explora has designed the best experiences! I have been many times in Cusco but it was the first time I enjoyed every minute.

  • Richard C.
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    A great place to explore an amazing area

    This place is amazing. The ethos of explora is all about getting and discovering the Sacred Valley and they do it brilliantly, from some fairly gentle hikes to some testing treks. Some treks take in some of the 'sights' but by hiking in and hiking out you get a completely different perspective. Other treks go where you stand no chance of seeing a tour bus.

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