Sacred Valley Peru. Explore Machu Picchu. Explora Hotel

Machu Picchu & Sacred Valley

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Peru's Leading Boutique Hotel 2019.

An Award-Winning Hotel

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by Chef Virgilio Martínez.

with a Gastronomic Experience

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Cusco, Machu Picchu and Valle Sagrado.

and more than 30 Explorations.

The Sacred Valley of the Incas

explora Valle Sagrado was designed as a headquarter from where to explore a remote and great destination: Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. All our programs include accommodations, transfers, meals and beverages, and a selection of more than 30 explorations developed by our outdoor team.

Our explorations take travelers through the colonial history of Cusco and the architectural magnificence of the Incas in Machu Picchu, isolated villages, archaeological sites such as Ollantaytambo, Moray, Chinchero and Pisac, to Andean pampas and mountains or Apus, considered by locals as guardians of people and nature.

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Why explora?

Located between Cusco and Machu Picchu at an altitude of 600 meters (2.000 feet) below the ancient Inca capital city, explora Valle Sagrado offers visitors an in-depth exploration experience from a base hotel immersed in the history of the Incas.

70 km from Cusco and at the heart of the Inca Empire, <em>explora</em> Valle Sagrado is sited in a protected and quiet hacienda, surrounded by cornfields and with views to the mountains.

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

We offer more than 30 explorations for you to choose –on a daily basis and with the help of our guides– how to visit Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. The options include treks, bike rides, and trips by van, with different durations and difficulty levels.

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

Exploring Cusco, Machu Picchu and 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 30 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.

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Standard Room

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

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Suite in the Sacred Valley

Suite

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

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Reviews

  • Travellinggently
    11/08/2019
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    Perfect in every way

    Everything about this lodge is perfection. The food was incredible, the rooms were amazing, comfortable and planned to the last detail, the common areas and pools were all perfect and stylish but accessible. But what sets it apart are the staff and the explorations they lead each day. What an incredible way to see this area. Staying here is a memory I will cherish forever!

  • MMD69
    12/07/2019
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    Wonderful stay in beautiful surroundings

    We stayed for 3 nights - tip - stay more! Be properly prepared for all weather for your hikes and if you are a veggie ask for the vegetarian menu. Drink pisco sours and enjoy amazing scenery, fabulous hikes and really experienced guides - enjoy

  • Anniek0901
    05/05/2019
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    Absolutely perfect!

    The concept of Explora is to experience the Sacred Valley and all it has to offer in the most authentic and active way, combined with the 'luxurious home' that is the hotel. Moreover, this concept has been executed to the highest quality level: the hikes are varied (nature, history, local ambiance), the guides are very well informed and enthusiastic, the rooms are spacious and super comfortable, the food is delicious and healthy, the overall space is spectacular and the service is familiar and attentive. This was our first time at Explora and we will definitely go find another of their destinations.

  • Carolyn B
    31/03/2019
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    Fantastic place to stay in the Sacred Valley Peru!

    This is the second Explora property at which I have stayed (Easter Island being the other). It was phenomenal! Beautiful architecture, excellent service, eco-friendly, great food and terrific, customized daily half-day or full-day expeditions. We were a family group of 8 but also saw couples and other family groups there. Just a delight. The staff was super accommodating to all levels of activity. I HIGHLY recommend you spend a few nights here!

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