Sanctuary in the Sacred Valley

Set on the banks of the sacred Urubamba River, in the shadow of the Andes, lies Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado. This oasis of calm has the feel of an ancient Incan farmstead—staff lend the warmth of a family home while the treasures of the natural world are tangible. In such astounding surroundings, you’ll feel relaxed and revitalised. Little wonder it’s called the Sacred Valley.

A STAY AT Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado is an adventure for the senses. From the soothing rumble of the river to the colourful flowers shrouding the property, everything here enchants as it soothes.

Relax on a guided tour of the gardens or practice yoga on the riverbanks. Float in our heated pool or sink into a hammock. Indulge at the Andean-style Spa Mayu Willka with luxurious body wraps of Inca’s Gold and organic cocoa, before detoxing in the outdoor jacuzzi. As birds jabber overhead and wind whispers in the emerald trees, you’ll find total tranquility.

Whether it’s waking to a shaman’s call or bedding down with a hot water bottle, we know it’s the little things that make your stay special. Feeding milk to our baby alpacas is a highlight for many, but snuggling up under an wool rug with a cup of muña tea can be just as enjoyable.

All our rooms have river views—look out on the gardens from your shower—and all exude our authentic Andean charm. Exterior walls are rendered using ancient techniques, while interiors come alive with bright fabrics and alpaca wools. Even our notepaper is made by hand using recycled materials.

Come evening, head to El Huerto Bar for a zingy Pisco sour. Our barman has a wealth of knowledge on the local liquor; his tasting sessions are not to be missed. A fire roars on the terrace of El Huerto Restaurant. Here, dishes are made with ingredients fresh from the kitchen garden. The riverside El Jardin, meanwhile, offers culinary theatre with its waterside barbecue and traditional pachamanca.

Our Movie Under the Stars evenings, run on select nights, are a magical way to end the day. Enjoy fresh popcorn and relax in quite possibly the world’s most beautiful cinema—that is, the stunning surrounds of Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado.

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