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Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado

Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado
Take a deep breath, and take it all in: this charming retreat on the banks of the Urubamba River is the perfect base for a relaxing getaway—and, thanks to a lower altitude than Machu Picchu, it’s also the ideal place to get acclimatized before exploring the site or a retreat to contemplate all that you have seen if you arrive here after visiting the famous Inca site. Designed to resemble the Andean villages dotting the historic Sacred Valley of the Incas, the 21-room, two-villa hotel is all about celebrating the region, from the local textiles, decorative pieces, and photographs in the rooms to the picture windows and private terraces overlooking the river and surrounding hills. Contemporary details abound, too, like the Swiss showers, under-floor heating, WiFi, and golf carts.

You'll also find local influences in the two restaurants as well, which highlight ingredients both from regional markets and the hotel's organic garden. The wood-and-stone El Bar del Huerto, also with river views, is the place to sip a Pisco Sour and chat about your Valley adventures with other guests. And while the array of available area activities is definitely tempting (think horseback riding, river rafting, and thermal baths), be sure to save time for simply relaxing in the on-site spa and pool—the first outdoor, solar-heated one in the Valley.
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  • Beds
    Peruvian pima cotton sheets, feather pillows, bed positioned so that guests wake up to river views
  • Bath
    Heated floors in bathrooms, rain shower, hairdryer in room
  • View
    Views of Urubamba River and the Sacred Valley
  • Tech
    Complimentary WiFi, high-speed fiber-optic broadband, international calls, iPod dock, computer facilities in lobby, TV and DVD player on request for movies
  • Dining
    El Huerto - Peruvian cuisine with organic produce from on-site garden, guests can handpick ingredients for their meals, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner; El Jardin - Outdoor dining, serves lunch
  • Drinks
    El Huerto Bar - Located near the Urubamba River, large selection of wines, spirits and liquors; Unu Bar - Pool-side bar with cocktails and light fare
  • Spa
    Spa Mayu Willka - Full treatments including massage, facials, and reflexology, includes indoor/outdoor Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and Inca shower
  • Activities
    Outdoor heated swimming pool, horse riding, local tours, ATV rides, spa and yoga, bicycle rentals, garden and local market tour, cocoa reading, golf cart transportation to on-site facilities and rooms
  • Miscellaneous
    Up to five days of luggage storage, complimentary car park
Room Types
  • Deluxe Terrace Rooms
    Each Deluxe Terrace Room is unique and offers stunning views of the Urubamba River and the Sacred Valley. Rooms feature two twin beds or one king or queen size bed with Peruvian pima cotton sheets, a large private terrace, and luxury Swiss-style bathrooms with river view.
  • Garden Junior Suites
    Suites feature double queen or one king size bed with private terrace and garden. Luxurious bathrooms have large, slanted windows and heated wooden floors in bathrooms.
  • Villa Capuli
    Overlooks the Urubamba River and accommodates four to six guests. Three bedrooms; one room with two twin-size beds, two rooms with two queen beds and three and a half bathrooms. Dining room, living room with fireplace and full kitchen.
  • Villa Orquidea
    Villa includes panoramic views of the valley and features authentic Andean stonework. Three bedrooms; two rooms with two twin-size beds, one room with king size bed, studio loft space, and three bathrooms. Spacious covered terrace, dining room, exterior dining room, interior living room with fireplace and full kitchen.
Riverview Retreat
Overlooking the river, the Spa Mayu Wilka has three rock-walled treatment rooms in which guests are pampered like they are Inca royalty. Get scrubbed with quinoa or Maras salt, hydrate with a wrap of coca or golden algae, and get accustomed to the altitude with a specially designed Altitude Acclimatizer massage. Indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis, and steam and sauna rooms round out the spa facilities, while at the infinity-edged UNU pool, you'll find solar-heated water, a dedicated food and beverage menu, and more river views.
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A Sacred Journey
Settle onto a blanket beside the flowing Urubamba River and let the spirits take over. The hotel's signature spiritual Andean ceremony, led by a local shaman, is an unforgettable experience that aims to connect guests to nature—and, in many cases, help them re-connect with themselves as well. Through chanting, the offering of fruits and coca leaves, and other time-honed rituals, the shaman will offer thanks to Pachamama (aka Mother Earth), and ask her for her blessings. For those who are open to this spiritual ritual, it's a rejuvenating, centering experience that honors the heart of the Sacred Valley.
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Do Feed the Animals
Savvy travelers aren't the only ones chilling at the hotel—three adorable alpacas also call the place home. You'll see them as you walk to and from the main building and the riverside rooms, but for a more up-close and personal interaction, guests can help feed the critters in the morning and afternoon.
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