Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado

Peru, Central and South America

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    Charming, tranquil retreat in the Sacred Valley

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    Charming, tranquil retreat in the Sacred Valley

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    Charming, tranquil retreat in the Sacred Valley

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    Charming, tranquil retreat in the Sacred Valley

Why we choose Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado

The Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado is a peaceful haven in the Sacred Valley of the Incas

  • Glass showers look out over the valley and mountains
  • Pisco tastings let you sample Peru’s most famous drink
  • At bedtime, an in-room yoga instructor can guide you through a relaxation session

This hotel will help you understand why the area is known as the Sacred Valley. Lots of hotels call themselves “riverfront,” but Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado is the real deal. The bar, for example, is just feet from the river, providing a wholly unique environment for cocktail sipping. There are gorgeous gardens, too, that add to the overall Peruvian paradise vibe.

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We suggest

If you’re traveling in a group choose one of the six-person villas. Otherwise, we recommend the Junior Suites.

What you need to know about the hotel

Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado is built with natural materials to evoke an authentic Andean village

  • El Huerto features organic vegetables, spices and fruits from the onsite garden, and guests can handpick ingredients for their meals
  • The two villa residences are surrounded by wildflower gardens and decorated with Inca crafts and folkloric embroidery
  • The hotel’s cooking classes guide you in the preparation of one of Peru’s most popular seafood dishes: ceviche

With an intimate 21 rooms and suites plus two villas, Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado is able to furnish the accommodations in luxury and think through every delightful detail. From the Peruvian pima cotton sheets to strategically placed beds that allow you to wake up to a phenomenal river view, they seem to have considered everything. The same holds true for the property’s other facilities; an open-air heated pool, three restaurants and bars combine great food and drink with even better vistas, and Spa Mayu Wilka offers treatments derived from native plants, as well as an impressive line-up of yoga classes. The attitude is posh minimalism, a refreshing concept when it comes to upscale hotels.

Where is it and what's nearby

This terraced property overlooks the Urubamba River in Peru’s Sacred Valley

  • Get to know the valley of the Urubamba River—a sacred place to the Incas—which is filled with springs, streams and wildlife
  • Bottle feed young alpacas on the hotel’s farm, where you can also learn about farming techniques in the Sacred Valley
  • The ruins of Machu Picchu, one of the most famous examples of Inca architecture, are worth the three-hour train ride

Set on the banks of the rushing Urubamba River, Belmond Rio Sagrado is located between Cuzco and Machu Picchu, making it an ideal jumping off point for touring the Sacred Valley, surrounding towns and nearby Inca sites.

The hotel offers many ways to experience the Sacred Valley: hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing, river rafting and more. Birders can borrow binoculars from the hotel to catch Andean birds such as giant hummingbirds and Peruvian Sierra-Finches. Or take part in once-in-a-lifetime cultural experiences like the Mystical Ceremony—a ritual led by an Andean shaman that promotes the atonement, cleansing and revitalization of the soul.

How to enjoy Peru

For an image that will remain locked in your heart for all time, watch the sun rise from your vantage point at the top of Machu Picchu, it will feel like you are on top of the world in more ways than one

  • Take a plane over the ancient desert of Nazca and try to unravel the meaning of the Nazca lines – giant rock drawings that can only be seen from the sky
  • For one of the most colorful markets in the world, visit Pisac in the Sacred Valley of the Incas on a Sunday when local artisans sell bright textiles
  • For a unique insight into an alternative culture, see the floating villages of the Uros on the world’s highest lake, Lake Titicaca

Visit the oldest continuously inhabited city of the Americas, former capital of the Inca empire, Cusco. The ancient civilization’s rich heritage can still be seen throughout the city, holding out against the Catholic stamp of the Spanish conquistadores. Explore the ruins of Qoricancha, the Sun Temple, and the walled city of Sacsayhuaman, the site of the 1536 battle in which Pizarro’s men battled the Incas.

The ancient Inca mountain citadel of Machu Picchu is a must of course. How you get there depends on the strength of your cardiovascular system and spirit of adventure. One route will involve a train and a smart hotel. Another includes a bedroom made of canvas and strong walking boots. If you choose to hike the Inca Trail, you will need a guide and permission (the government limits how many people can do this each day). Treks vary from three to seven days.

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    When to visit Peru

    To take part in the most important festival in the Inca calendar, visit during the summer solstice for Inti Raymi. The Inti Raymi ceremony takes place in Sacsayhuaman on June 24.

  • We say

    A true oasis in a lovely setting. Stay here while you acclimatize before heading up to Machu Picchu.

  • A word from the hotel

    El Huerto Restaurant offers a delicious fusion of Urubamba’s finest kept secrets, Peruvian traditional zest and international delicacies. The hotel bar, set just meters from the soothing waters of the Urubamba River, provides table service throughout the main gardens, at the coffee tables and chaises longues or indeed by a roaring fire.
    Miriam Chalco, Executive Chef

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When you book with us

Because of our special relationship with Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado, we include these exclusive benefits when you book through Protravel:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • US $100 spa services credit, to be utilized during stay. Credit is valid on services and not valid on spa products
  • Early check-in/late check-out subject to availability

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