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Explora Sacred Valley

A luxury lodge with immersive exploration experiences in the Sacred Valley and history of the Incas.

Overview

Nestled just a short walk away from the traditional village of Urquillos, Explora Sacred Valley is a peaceful haven and ideal base for explorations of the Sacred Valley, Cusco, and Machu Picchu. Though Peru is one of the world’s leading travel destinations, Explora Sacred Valley is no overcrowded tourist hotel. Instead, the lodge places priority on showcasing less traveled and more authentic and rewarding experiences.

Life at Explora Sacred Valley Peru

Explora Sacred Valley is located on a historic corn plantation. The lodge’s style, which can best be described as rustic sophistication, was carefully curated with natural materials in keeping with the scenery of the remote location. The nearby mountains and sweeping landscapes ensconce you in peace and tranquility. Yet, you will never be without all your favorite creature comforts.

The 44 standard rooms and six suites are complete with upscale amenities, including jetted bathtubs, iPhone docking stations, and hairdryers. You deserve a bit of extra pampering during your travels, so be sure to book a massage at the onsite Pumacahua Bath House spa. The lodge took an astonishing ten years to build, as during development many original Incan archaeological ruins were discovered. Painstakingly the lodge’s adept restoration team have partnered with the Archaeology Institute of Peru to maintain and incorporate the Incan ruins, transforming the 17th-century colonial house into a historical journey full of comforting spaces, treatment rooms, saunas, and a swimming pool, where guests can recharge after their explorations.

Excursions from Explora Sacred Valley Peru

Explora Sacred Valley’s unique exploration program encourages travelers to craft their own journey by mixing and matching experiences. Working with a highly trained and certified guide, you will select activities according to your preferred difficulty level and personal interest. There is something for everyone with over 40 activities to choose from, including hikes, bike rides, mountain ascents, and horseback rides.

Best of all, you can blend activities featuring the most famous tourist destinations with less well-known, traditional, and fully immersive experiences so that you come away with a complete picture of the real Peru. An easy half-day hike through the living Inca town of Ollantaytambo will take you over cobblestone streets on your way to the ceremonial center.

A full day trip to Cusco provides a chance to see the Koricancha temple and visit the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art. Of course, no visit to Peru is complete without a day at Machu Picchu. A day trip by train takes you first to the town of Aguas Calientes before you head up the mountain to one of the world’s most renowned archeological sites.

Culinary experiences at Explora Resort Sacred Valley Peru

Peru is an up-and-coming culinary destination, and foodies are flocking to the country’s hottest restaurants. The team at Explora Sacred Valley strongly believes that food provides another avenue to connect with the culture and traditions of the region, and this is reflected in the unique foraging excursions available and the incredible gastronomic experience at the lodge. Meals have been designed by none other than leading Peruvian chef Virgilio Martínez, whose flagship Central restaurant in Lima was named the sixth-best restaurant in the world in 2019. Chef Martinez brought his signature innovation and dedication to little-known indigenous ingredients to the menu at Explora Sacred Valley.

Avid travelers seeking off-the-beaten-path experiences will delight in the wealth of explorations available at Explora Sacred Valley. Likewise, parents will appreciate the opportunity to introduce little ones to authentic travel with the help of luxury amenities such as adjoining rooms, in-room cribs, and extra beds for children.

Itineraries & Prices

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Arrival to Explora Sacred Valley

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Explora Sacred Valley. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Welcome to Explora. You are located at the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Peru, the starting point to explore these ancestral lands that welcome you and beckon you to feel a part of the Andean world view. Our guides will welcome you and introduce the explorations that are best suit you. You can start with a gentle walk along the orchards to immerse yourself in the rural landscape and its culture.

PM: At sunset, relax in the spa of our Casa de Baños Pumacahua, the colonial retreat restored by Explora. The sense of unplugging from the world will stay with you far after your journey ends. For dinner, make sure you treat yourself to our menu, created by renowned peruvian chef Virgilio Martínez, our partner in discovering authentic flavors in peruvian cuisine.

Explora Sacred Valley's 4-Day Essential Peru Itinerary Day One - Spa Area.
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Visiting Machu Picchu

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Explora Sacred Valley. This day is completely customizable.

AM - PM: Today we are up for an early rise to reach Machu Picchu. We will explore the famous historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu, one of the most impressive architectural expressions of the Inca civilization. We leave the lodge towards the train station in Ollantaytambo, where we take the train towards the town of Aguas Calientes and a bus to Machu Picchu. We will explore the site for three hours. Alternatively, we can walk to Inti Punku or the Sun Gate, the ancient checkpoint to enter the citadel. In all our explorations, our guides will bring the place to life and they will be your travel companions as they have a great passion and in-depth knowledge of the local culture. Remember to bring your Explora water bottle with you, hydration is important to acclimate in the valley.

Explora Sacred Valley's 4-Day Essential Peru Itinerary Day Two - Machu Picchu Excursion.
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Cúper Bajo Community Visit & Chinchero

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Explora Sacred Valley. This day is completely customizable.

AM: The day brings some of the most unique encounters of your trip to Sacred Valley of the Incas. We will visit Cúper Bajo, a community of female weavers who will surprise you with the dedication to their craft. The door is open to share and talk with them. The conversation happens with no itinerary, helping you get to know and understand their culture.

PM: Next, we will walk through agricultural terraces, the valley and the town of Chinchero, its streets and archaeological site. From there, we take an Inca road down to the valley.

Explora Sacred Valley's 4-Day Essential Peru Itinerary Day Three - Chinchero.
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Departure

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Explora Sacred Valley. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Enjoy your final morning at Explora Sacred Valley before you depart, ready for your onward adventure or your safe journey home.

Explora Sacred Valley's 4-Day Essential Peru Itinerary Day Four - Moray Excursion.
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5 Day - Essential Peru

itinerary map

Arrival to Explora Sacred Valley

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Explora Sacred Valley. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Welcome to Explora. You are located at the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Peru, the starting point to explore these ancestral lands that welcome you and beckon you to feel a part of the Andean world view. Our guides will welcome you and introduce the explorations that are best suit you. You can start with a gentle walk along the orchards to immerse yourself in the rural landscape and its culture.

PM: At sunset, relax in the spa of our Casa de Baños Pumacahua, the colonial retreat restored by Explora. The sense of unplugging from the world will stay with you far after your journey ends. For dinner, make sure you treat yourself to our menu, created by renowned peruvian chef Virgilio Martínez, our partner in discovering authentic flavors in peruvian cuisine.

Explora Sacred Valley's 5-Day Essential Peru Itinerary Day One - Landscapes of Peru.
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Visiting Machu Picchu

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Explora Sacred Valley. This day is completely customizable.

AM - PM: Today we are up for an early rise to reach Machu Picchu. We will explore the famous historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu, one of the most impressive architectural expressions of the Inca civilization. We leave the lodge towards the train station in Ollantaytambo, where we take the train towards the town of Aguas Calientes and a bus to Machu Picchu. We will explore the site for three hours. Alternatively, we can walk to Inti Punku or the Sun Gate, the ancient checkpoint to enter the citadel. In all our explorations, our guides will bring the place to life and they will be your travel companions as they have a great passion and in-depth knowledge of the local culture. Remember to bring your Explora water bottle with you, hydration is important to acclimate in the valley.

Explora Sacred Valley's 5-Day Essential Peru Itinerary Day Two - Machu Picchu.
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Cusco City Tour

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Explora Sacred Valley. This day is completely customizable.

AM - PM: Your trip wouldn't be complete without an immersive exploration to Cusco, once the capital of the Inca Empire. With a panoramic view of the city, we will descend from the fortress of Saqsaywaman crossing the alleys of the colonial quarter of San Blas to reach the main square. Let yourself go, on your own or with our guides, through the San Pedro market and streets of Cusco, find the temple of Coricancha and the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art (ticket not included). You will have a story to tell from every encounter we have inside the city.

Explora Sacred Valley's 5-Day Essential Peru Itinerary Day Three - Cusco City.
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Inca Trail & Pisac Ruins

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Explora Sacred Valley. This day is completely customizable.

AM: On your final full day the routes of the Inca trails await. Choose one of our full day explorations on foot or bike if you are ready for more action. Your travel companions - along with your Explora guide - will be the ruins of Pisac, the colonial village of the Maras, and the crop terraces, which have been cultivated since ancestral times by the Quechua community.

PM: Back in the lodge, make sure you make the most of your last dinner in Sacred Valley. Try the refreshing Chicha Morada, a purple corn drink that will keep you revisiting the land of the Incas. As in every dish created by Virgilio Martinez, you’ll find a story that brings back the aroma of Moray herbs, the salts of the Maras, or the multi-colored potatoes grown on the terraces. Before you check out tomorrow, please sign our visitor ́s book.

Explora Sacred Valley's 5-Day Essential Peru Itinerary Day Four - Pisac Ruins.
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Departure

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Explora Sacred Valley. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Enjoy your final morning at Explora Sacred Valley before you depart, ready for your onward adventure or your safe journey home.

Explora Sacred Valley's 5-Day Essential Peru Itinerary Day Five - Departure.
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Accommodations

Social Areas

Swimming Pool
Spa
Living Room
Dining Room
Courtyard
Bar

Suites & Cabins

Explora Sacred Valley's Standard Room.
44 Cabins

Standard Room

Guests
2 - 3
Size
40 m² / 430 ft²
Beds
King / Twin / Triple

Designed to take full advantage of the silence, privacy, and spaciousness of the surrounding landscape, ensuring deep rest after a long day of exploration, with views to the corn plantations and mountains surrounding the valley.

Each Standard Room includes one king sized bed or two twin beds, an (optional) extra bed for children, air conditioning, heating, jetted bathtub, hair dryer, iPhone Docking Station, local infusions and complimentary wake up calls. Interconnecting rooms available for families, subject to availability at the time of booking.

Explora Sacred Valley's Suite Room.
6 Cabins

Suite

Guests
2 - 3
Size
53 m² / 570 ft²
Beds
King / Triple

Designed to take full advantage of the silence, privacy, and spaciousness of the surrounding landscape, ensuring deep rest after a long day of exploration, with views to the corn plantations and mountains surrounding the valley.

Each Suite Room includes one king sized bed, an (optional) extra bed for children, air conditioning, heating, jetted bathtub, hair dryer, iPhone Docking Station, local infusions and complimentary wake up calls. Interconnecting rooms available for families, subject to availability at the time of booking.

Technical Information

Property Layout

Features

  • Connecting cabins
  • Air conditioning
  • Pool / Jacuzzi
  • Massage room
  • Lecture room
  • Spa
  • Souvenir shop
  • Hot showers
  • Heating
** Use of certain equipment at additional cost, ask for details