Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado, Sacred Valley
With a picturesque setting on the banks of the Urubamba River in the Sacred Valley, this tranquil Andean village-style hotel has stunning scenery, with nothing but the sound of birdsong and the gentle rush of the river to interrupt your reverie. It’s the perfect place to acclimatise before travelling to Cuzco and has its own train station so you can head off to explore Machu Picchu’s legendary ruins. Make the most of your surroundings with the great range of activities and excursions.
After a day of adventure and exploring, relax in the green grounds as llamas graze nearby, and enjoy world-class facilities including an excellent mountain view Andean spa and heated outdoor pool. Relax in a hammock, practise yoga on the river bank or munch on popcorn while enjoying film nights under the stars. Kids can enjoy al fresco art classes, feed the hotel’s baby alpacas and play sapo, a traditional coin toss game.
The elegant El Huerto Restaurant is renowned for its exceptional cuisine which uses fresh ingredients from the hotel’s gardens. Enjoy intimate lunches, barbecues and pachamanca — a traditional Peruvian dish cooked on hot stones in a pit — at the riverside El Jardin restaurant. Sip signature Rio Sagrado cocktails — a delicious blend of pisco, coconut cream and apple liquer — at the El Bar del Huerto.
The spacious rooms all have terraces and river views and are simply decorated with natural stone, wood and colourful rugs and alpaca throws. The beautiful Garden Junior Suites are twice the size of the Deluxe Terrace Rooms.