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A Spot for Indulgence in a Former Convent in Cuzco

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Orient-Express has turned an 18th-century convent into a hotel, preserving the courtyards and frescoes. Native experts designed bath products that use coca leaves and white sage from Lake Titicaca.

From $595. 51/(0) 16-108-300. This appeared in the January/February 2013 issue.

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by Jen Murphy
AFAR Editor
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