Sacred Valley Peru. Explore Machu Picchu. Explora Hotel

Sacred Valley, Peru

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One of “The Best New Hotels in the World in 2017”,
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From Cusco to Machu Picchu

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One of “The Best New Hotels in the World in 2017”,
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Discover a new way of travel

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One of “The Best New Hotels in the World in 2017”,
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A base hotel to explore the Sacred Valley

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.

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

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.

50 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.

Hotels in Cusco

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

  • rk1030
    14/08/2018
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    Excellent

    This is our second stay at Explora, the first one being last September in the Atacama Desert, Chile; it was everything we anticipated, expected, and more. The guides, staff, everyone made sure we had no want during our stay. The setting is beautiful and there are plenty of excursions offered at every possible level - strolls, hikes of various difficulties from easy to challenging, bike rides, overland excursions and very likely, they will try to accommodate just about any 'excursion' you come up with (within reason!) I particularly like that there is no minimum number of participants for any of the excursions; here at Sacred Valley, the same as during our stay in Atacama, there were no qualms or objections when I was the only one interested in a particular outing. We stayed 4 nights and could have definitely stayed longer; however, due to no fault of Explora, the trip to Machu Picchu felt rushed.

  • Leonardo M
    08/07/2018
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    The Jewel of the Sacred Valley (Cuzco)

    I took my wife to spend a couple days at Explora - Sacred Valley. The idea was to disconnect from e-mails and enjoy what this outstanding hotel can offer to the ‘viajantes’ from the Spa to advanced trecking in the mountains which are closed to the Hotel. They assembled a wonderful team of personal mountain guides from different geographies in Peru and also they are able to explain what historical value those Inca trails have. The guides studied Inca history - so they will be able to bring more color to the experience you are having. It is wonderful! In addition, you can select from various alternatives if you want to make a hard mountain trecking which will cover the entire day or a light trecking which cover the half day. One important remark is that they pay a lot of attention to the beginners in order to provide for them an adaptation process during the stay because with this process you can reach high altitudes - close to thirteen thousand feet at the mountains. It was a tremendous experience and worth each day we dedicated at this hotel.

  • walkpl
    04/05/2018
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    I LOVE THIS LODGE - AMAZING

    I have been lucky enough to stay in all of the explora's in South America. I love to hike and I love their concept and locations. Up to now...the one in Torres del Paine in Chile was my favorite.... but with my recent stay in the Sacred Valley...it is a real toss-up. This place has only been open a little bit and although the rooms are simple (they are in all the exploras) the views are always spectacular. Right outside my window was an amazing field of Quinoa in all colors backed by the dark blue-green of the Andes. Their all-inclusive idea is wonderful as the only thing you have to worry about is which hike or excursion you are going to take the next day.

  • Alvaro C
    02/05/2018
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    What a place!

    Fantastic place in Sacred Valley. The hotel includes everything you need, breakfast, lunch, dinner, happy hour, wines, drinks, beer, and also, all visits to the most important places in the region. The service is amazing, very nice people. Really recommended. Ps: the idea of the hotel is to let you rest and disconnect during the stay, so, there is no internet and TV in the rooms. And this is an amazing experience too.

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