explora Valle Sagrado
Scale of 90-100
Located 25 miles north of Cusco, this striking 50-room lodge is set in a peaceful rural location. Designed by Chilean architect José Cruz Ovalle, the décor has an austere Scandinavian sensibility and includes unvarnished wooden walls, stripped beams and pillars, vaulted ceilings and elevated walkways. Naturally lit rooms feature muted color schemes, alpaca-wool blankets and panoramic views of corn plantations and mountains, but lack TVs, A/C and Wi-Fi. The open-plan main lodge encompasses a convivial bar, library and spectacular dining room with a cathedral ceiling. There is also a spa in a 17th-century hacienda a five-minute walk away. The emphasis is on nature “explorations,” chiefly hiking and mountain-biking excursions. The property is not luxurious in the conventional sense.
Read the full review from our editors.
Striking architecture; exceptional guides.
The spa and swimming pool are too far from the main lodge to be convenient.
Good to Know
This is a resort best suited to the fit, active and comparatively youthful.
explora Valle Sagrado Features:
- Meal plan offered
- No a/c
- No wifi
Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):
Lowest Rate: Standard Room for two, $1,210; Editor’s Choice: Suite for two, $1,700 (all meals, wines and spirits, and airport transfers included; minimum stay required)
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas; All meals and bar; Exploration activities; Round-trip airport transfers
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In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.