The Explora Lodge in the Sacred Valley, Peru
The Explora brand owns and operates seven luxurious lodges throughout South America. Locations include Patagonia, the Bolivian highlands, and even the remote Easter Island, 2,300 miles off the coast of mainland Chile. In this article we are going to take an in-depth look at the Explora offering in Peru’s Sacred Valley (Valle Sagrado).
The Explora Lodge Sacred Valley
The Explora Lodge in the Scared Valley sits midway between the bustling city of Cusco and the iconic ruins of Machu Picchu. It makes the perfect springboard for travelers to explore both Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. The lodge enjoys a serenity unique to the Sacred Valley and the natural beauty of its surroundings is unrivaled. Each morning, guests can wake up to the sounds of bird calls and llamas grazing and the sight of the never-ending verdant slopes of this famous valley.
The ethos of the lodge is to combine luxury with sustainability. It aims to blend in seamlessly with its surroundings and embrace the culture with which the valley is imbued. In order to give each visitor a true understanding of the historical and cultural importance of the Sacred Valley and its many villages, the lodge offers a number of exploration trips. In addition to trips to Machu Picchu, the lodge offers bike rides along the Urubamba River, hikes through the salt mines outside of Maras, rambling through the ruins of Pisaq, and many, many more. Each exploration is an opportunity for travelers to become familiar with the essence of the Sacred Valley.
After a day of exploring ruins nestled in the mountains, nothing beats coming back to a luxurious lodge and enjoying its facilities. The rooms in the lodge are decorated with neutral colors and wooden detail, illuminated by big windows that drench the room with natural light. From the comfort of your plush bed, you can gaze through these windows and admire the emerald hills rolling out to the horizon. Each room comes equipped with an ensuite bathroom, but you’ll find them lacking TVs, WiFi and minibars, as the lodge believes this is the best way to help its visitors disconnect and enjoy their stay.
When your muscles ache after a day of hiking, what could be better than a massage and a spot of pampering? Located in a 17th century colonial house, adjacent to the hotel, is the spa where guests can enjoy a range of treatments or a splash in the swimming pool. This simple luxury, combined with the historical architecture of the building is quite a special experience and one that may end up being one of the highlights of your stay in the lodge.
Peru is known as being the food capital of Latin America and you will be pleased to know that the Peruvian food at the lodge lives up to this reputation. The kitchen uses fresh produce from local farmers and combines them with a mixture of fresh and authentic flavors to create a gastronomic masterpiece. Each meal should leave you feeling satisfied but not uncomfortable or bloated. The aim is to re-energize rather than over-indulge. The meals are best washed down with a fine glass of wine or local beer.
If you want to make your trip to the Sacred Valley as unique as it will be exhilarating then you should book your room at the Explora Lodge now. With a remote location offering unparalleled views and staff willing to cater to your every need, you will be able to enjoy the Sacred Valley from its very heart in ultimate comfort. The Explora Lodge will make sure you’re always feeling fabulous as you enjoy adventure after adventure in this mystical region. The Explora Lodge in the Sacred Valley is best combined with an Amazon River Cruise. For more information about booking this trip, please contact us or call 1-888-215-3555.