Explora Valle Sagrado

Remote, eco-friendly, intrepid



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At a Glance

Like its sister properties in Chile, the first Peruvian Explora, too, chose an enviable location for its setting. Here, room rates include all meals and excursions, which take full advantage of the region’s varied landscape.

Indagare Loves

  • The bilingual guides who can cater to various fitness levels
  • Over 20 inventive excursions, including glacier trekking, that are unique to the valley
  • The serene, spectacular property that is filled with relaxing touches like lots of Peruvian blankets, a spa with a hot tub, two saunas (wet and dry) and a pool


This Sacred Valley newcomer, which opened in 2016, is a classic composition of Explora’s signature elements. As to be expected, the property includes minimalist accommodations, a full menu of adventurous group excursions led by bilingual guides, a setting amidst magnificent landscapes, all-inclusive farm-to-table meals developed exclusively by the renowned Peruvian chef Virgilio Martínez, drinks and eco-friendly amenities such as a refillable water station for the reusable water bottles provided by the hotel.

Explora coins their style as “essential luxury,” which frees travelers to enjoy their surroundings without distraction. High ceilings and contemporary, angular edges fit in well with the rust-red, tiered Incan agricultural ruins that surround the main building. The 50 rooms are beautifully yet simply crafted in light wood with neutral fabrics, and offer remarkable views of the surrounding mountains and thriving quinoa and cornfields. The rooms are spacious and at night, open the windows to hear the quiet sounds of nature echoing off the mountains. Locally crafted elements such as Peruvian blankets and animal hides make the public spaces calm yet inspiring and the bar and hotel shop are both well-stocked and worth visits.

Guests will spend most of their days off-property, enjoying the natural and cultural wealth of the Sacred Valley, and return in the late afternoons to eat, drink and relax. While there is a good amount of serenity, the property is best for those who of a more social and communal spirit (and not right for those who wish to have complete privacy throughout their stay).

The property’s spa, hot tub and pool are accessed by crossing through the quinoa and cornfields. The stroll itself is a meditation of sorts, as the rustling of seeds graze against stalks. With the mountains in the distance and a deep inhale and exhale, the special nature of the Sacred Valley and Explora are undeniable.

Who Should Stay

Active adventurists looking to explore the raw beauty of the Sacred Valley through hikes, mountain biking, horseback riding and many other outdoor activities. Guests should be social and be ok with having sporadic WiFi, as it's only available in the common areas or guest rooms.

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