12-Day The Wonders of Peru – From $1,798 Adults / $1,365 Kids
AVAILABLE FOR DAILY ARRIVALS IN LIMA UNTIL DEC 15, 2018
This Program is Fully Customizable
This 12-day vacation package, The Wonders of Peru, is an adventure of a lifetime as it allows you to discover Machu Picchu, the Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, Cusco, and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Enjoy partaking on guided excursions in the capital city of Lima, and the Spanish colonial city of Arequipa. Take in the Colca Canyon and its Condor Cross for a close up look at the majestic South American condor. Experience the lakeside community of Puno with a boat excursion on Lake Titicaca to the floating Islands of the Uros, and visit the community of Taquile to observe the ancestral way-of-life of the Quechua people. Admire the beauty of the ancient Andean city of Cusco and the impressive Sacred Valley of the Incas. Relax on a scenic train ride along the Urubamba River. Amaze yourself while exploring the world famous citadel of Machu Picchu. Enjoy the wonders of Peru with your choice of accommodations.
- 11 nights hotel accommodations
- 17 meals (11 breakfasts, 6 lunches)
- Guided Tour of Spanish Colonial and Modern Lima
- Guided Tour of Arequipa, the white city
- Scenic Drive from Arequipa to the Colca Valley with spectacular views of the Misti and Picchu Picchu Volcanos and the Pampa Canahuas Vicuna Reservation
- Guided Visit to admire the Colca Canyon and the Flight of the Condor
- Visit to the towns of Maca y Yanque and their colonial churches
- Cruise around Lake Titicaca with visits to the floating islands of the Uros and the Quechua community of Taquile Island to learn about their ancestral way-of-life
- Tour transfer from Puno to Cusco with panoramic views of the glaciers in the Andean Mountain Range, and visit the Andahuaylillas Chapel and the Ruins of Pucara
- Guided Visit to the Sacred site of Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park
- Guided Visit of Colonial and Ancient Cusco
- Guided Drive to the Sacred Valley of the Incas with visits at Awanacancha, Pisac, and Ollantaytambo
- Panoramic Train Ride from the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu
- Guided visit of Machu Picchu, the Sacred City of the Incas
- All transfers, sightseeing and attractions in modern A/C vehicles
- English-speaking local hosts and guides
- All entrance fees
- Personalized service of our Peru-based operational office
Day 1 | Welcome to Lima, Peru
Meet and greet service at the airport and van transfer to the hotel of your choice for a two-night stay with breakfast included.
- Standard Class: Allpa Hotel & Suites
- First Class: Casa Andina Select Miraflores
- Deluxe Class: Casa Andina Premium Miraflores
Day 2 | Lima Sightseeing Excursion | B.
In the morning, enjoy a fantastic tour through Lima’s streets and plazas. Your tour will start at Larcomar, the city’s most exclusive shopping center located in front of the Pacific Ocean, and will transfer you to the Pucllana Temple, a pre-Inca pyramid found in the Miraflores district, to mark a contrast. You will the visit the El Olivar Park, an ancient olive plantation, which is now part of the city, located in the San Isidro district, and from there you will be transferred to Lima’s historical downtown, a World Heritage listed by UNESCO. You will stop at the Main Square, located in front of the Presidential Palace, the Lima Municipality and the Archbishop’s Palace, beautiful colonial buildings that are an important part of its identity. A few blocks away, you will visit Saint Francis’ Church, one of the oldest viceregal constructions that stand out for its collection of old books and its impressive catacombs, among other things. The visit will end up at your hotel, at Larcomar or at the Indian market. Visits to locations may vary.
Day 3 | Lima / Arequipa – Discover the White City | B.
Breakfast at the hotel followed by a transfer to the Lima airport to catch the departing flight to Arequipa (airfare is not included – we recommend booking a flight arriving to Arequipa on or before 11:00 am). On arrival, meet and greet service and transfer to the hotel of your choice for an overnight stay with breakfast included. The morning is at leisure to give you time to get accustomed the Andean altitude. During the afternoon, our tour of the White City will take you to visit the Main Square, the Cathedral, the Cloisters, the Compania de Jesus Church, the colonial district of Yanahuara, the San Lazaro neighborhood, the Chilina ravine and the residential area of Selva Alegre, and the Santa Catalina Monastery which was closed for almost 400 years and now captivates all visitors with its narrow passages, plazas and gardens inspired by the ancient neighborhoods of Seville and Granada, Spain.
- Standard Class: Casa Andina Standard Arequipa
- First Class: El Cabildo
- Deluxe Class: Libertador Arequipa
Day 4 | Arequipa to Colca Valley / Sightseeing en-route | B.L.
After breakfast, we set off to the spectacular Colca Valley going up the foothills of Chachani volcano and admiring the Misti and Picchu Picchu Volcanoes. Then we cross the vicunas (the finest relative of the llamas) reservation of Pampa Canahuas where we can see them running free in the high Andean lands. Interesting panoramas of villages and scenic landscape is all around. Stop for lunch on our way to the lodge. Free afternoon to rest and enjoy the lodge or an optional visit to the thermal baths in the area. We will stay overnight in the Colca Valley at the hotel of your choice with breakfast included.
- Standard Class: Casa Andina Colca
- First Class: El Refugio
- Deluxe Class: Colca Lodge
Day 5 | Colca Canyon and the Amazing Flight of the Condor / Colca to Puno-Lake Titicaca | B.L.
Early in the morning we will go to the Condor Cross viewpoint to admire the magnificent flight of the condors. The Andean Condor is the symbol of the Andes Mountain Range and is a species on the brink of extinction. The view at this place allows us to appreciate the canyons depth, considered as one of the deepest in the world (twice the depth of the Grand Canyon). We will then visit the Maca and Yanque towns which still keep their colonial churches. After lunch, we will continue with the expedition with a scenic drive to the lake side city of Puno for a two-night stay at the hotel of your choice with breakfast included.
- Standard Class: Casa Andina Standard Puno
- First Class: Jose Antonio
- Deluxe Class: Libertador Lago Titicaca
Day 6 | Boat Expedition of Lake Titicaca, the Uros Floating Islands and the ancestral Island of Taquile | B.L.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the pier to board a touring boat for a full day exploration of Lake Titicaca. First we will visit the Uros; the friendly inhabitants of these handmade floating islands made of totora reeds. Then it’s off to Taquile Island; a place in which the settlers still maintain their ancestral traditions and colorful typical clothes. There is a great opportunity to explore the island and get the best view of the lake. A typical lunch is provided in the Island. Return to the city in the afternoon.
Day 7 | Puno / Cusco, a Journey through the Andes | B.L.
You will depart on a tour bus to Cusco. En-route, we will stop to visit the Pucara Museum, and Racchi, the Temple of Wiracocha where the walls and narrow streets stand out. At lunch time we have the opportunity to see the view at La Raya, the natural border between Puno and Cusco. Before our final destination, we will stop at Andahuaylillas for a visit to its beautiful chapel. We will arrive in Cusco by the end of the afternoon for a three-night stay at the hotel of your choice with breakfast included.
- Standard Class: Casa Andina Standard Cusco Koricancha
- First Class: Jose Antonio
- Deluxe Class: Palacio del Inka Luxury Collection
Day 8 | Discover the ancient city of Cusco | B.
Morning is at leisure to enjoy Cusco at your own pace. In the afternoon partake on a guided excursion of Cusco. You will start your tour visiting the Coricancha, also known as “The Temple of the Sun” (Quri Kancha ‘Golden Temple’), which was built by the Inca Pachacutec and at the arrival of the Spaniards became the basis for the construction of the Santo Domingo Convent. Here, during the Inca Empire reverence was surrendered to the sun (“Inti”), and there was a time when it was covered with gold. Then visit the Cathedral, the most imposing monument in the Plaza de Armas. Its construction began in 1560 and ended only in 1654. For this purpose hundreds of stones were extracted and transported from Sacsayhuaman fortress under the command of the Ecclesiastical Council.
You will continue your tour to the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, one of the most emblematic buildings of the Incas (located just minutes from town center) built by the Inca Pachacutec in the fifteenth century. This is a huge fortress built with large stones whose transportation remains still a mystery. Each June 24th, during the winter solstice, the feast of Inti Raymi is recreated here, where the sun is worshipped. Continue to Quenqo, located 4 kilometers from the city of Cusco. Quenqo is an archaeological complex of mainly religious use where it is believed agricultural rituals were performed. Finally get to know Puka Pucara, located 7 kilometers from the city of Cusco. Puka Pucara, which means “Red Fortress”, was an architectural complex of alleged military use with multiple spaces, plazas, baths, aqueducts, walls and towers, and it is believed the entourage of the Inca used it while he rested in Tambomachay. Return to the hotel.
Important Note: People are not allowed to enter religious sites wearing shorts. Taking photos is not allowed inside the Cathedral.
Day 9 | Cusco at leisure | B.
You will have a free day to continue exploring the charming city of Cusco at your own pace.
Day 10 | Cusco / the Sacred Valley for an overnight stay | B.L.
Discover the Sacred Valley of the Incas on this full-day excursion from Cusco. Our first stop will be at Awanacancha, a cultural center where one can learn about the Andean camelids such as alpacas and llamas, traditional dyeing and knitting techniques, as well as the most representative Andean crops. Then, we will continue to the picturesque town of Pisac where you can purchase beautifully crafted products hand-made by local artisans. On Sunday, the main attraction is a mass celebrated in Quechua and traditional music played with traditional musical instruments. Afterwards, a typical Peruvian lunch will be served at a local restaurant before visiting the fortress of Ollantaytambo and its main attraction, the Temple of the Sun. Built using massive stones, each one approximately 12 feet (3.5m) tall, this temple was used as a fortress during the time of the Inca civil war. Overnight stay at the hotel of your choice with breakfast included.
- Standard Class: La Casona de Yucay
- First Class: Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay
- Deluxe Class: Aranwa Resort
Day 11 | The Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu / Cusco | B.L.
Board your selected train at the local station for a scenic ride to the Aguas Calientes station, where you will meet your local guide and begin your visit of one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Your shuttle bus ride up the winding road to Machu Picchu offers spectacular views of the Urubamba River and its canyon. The Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, will astonish us with its terraces, ceremonial shrines, steps and urban areas. Energy is all around us. After a guided visit, we will have time to explore the fortress and have lunch at El Mapi restaurant. At the arranged time, we will take the train/ van back to Cusco to be transferred to the hotel of your choice for an overnight stay with breakfast included.
- Standard Class: Casa Andina Standard Cusco Koricancha
- First Class: Jose Antonio
- Deluxe Class: Palacio del Inka Luxury Collection
Day 12 | Cusco / Lima / Home or Next Destination | B.
At the appropriate time, departure transfer the Cusco airport to check in for your flight to Lima (airfare not included) to connect with your home-bound flight. Adios Amigos and Gracias.
THE WONDERS OF PERU
PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – NO MINIMUM GUESTS REQUIRED
AVAILABLE FOR DAILY ARRIVALS IN LIMA UNTIL DEC 15, 2018
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THE WONDERS OF PERU LODGING
STANDARD CLASS HOTELS
In Lima: Allpa Hotel & Suites provides spacious and modern rooms with the latest technology and comfort for today’s guest demand, integrating a magnificent environment of trends, decoration and art. Conveniently located in Lima, the Allpa Hotel & Suites is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. All the rooms have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience, with in room safe, shower, satellite/cable TV, desk, and hair dryer in each room. Besides, the hotel’s host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Allpa Hotel & Suites.
In Arequipa: Casa Andina Standard Arequipa Hotel. One of the best-equipped hotels in Arequipa, a large, contemporary structure of sillar (white volcanic stone). Casa Andina is ideally located and equipped with numerous facilities and services to host both good sized groups and independent travelers. The location is a brief walk to the Plaza de Armas and many other celebrated attractions. Removed from the bustle of Arequipa’s busy bars and downtown traffic, the hotel is in a safe and relaxed neighborhood. The 4th-floor terrace provides clear views of El Misti Volcano and is perfect for enjoying Arequipa’s ever-present sunshine. Each of the 103 non-smoking rooms feature: Satellite TV, down comforters, direct dial telephone, safety box, and free Wi-Fi. Also there is an in-house computer station and Wi-Fi in public areas. Before journeying out, start your day with a free breakfast buffet.
In Colca: Casa Andina Colca Hotel. Guests are greeted by the plant-lined walkways, an open-air patio with center fountain, and the hotel’s own vegetable garden. Relaxed and intimate, traditional rooms feature rustic individual stone casitas, many with thatched roofs and ceramic floors. Each one is equipped with electric heaters, down comforters, and private bathrooms (shower only). To personalize your stay, each room offers free high-speed Wi-Fi, direct-dial telephone, safety box, and hair dryers. Other amenities are barbeque grills, gift shops, newsstand, dry cleaning/laundry service, and a fireplace in the lobby. Highlighting the hotel are an onsite planetarium and a spacious, pitched-ceiling restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant showcases local musicians and dancers performing Andean and Colca musical traditions. Ideally located, experience Colca Canyon and the breath taking Valley, a place of ancient cultures and astounding natural beauty.
In Puno: Casa Andina Standard Puno Hotel. Puno is a city known for its combinations of new and old world traditions. Located on the banks of Lake Titicaca, Puno offers unique shops, boutiques, authentic Peruvian gastronomy and an upbeat night life. Casa Andina Standard Puno is a quaint, medium sized Inn that provides an inviting atmosphere; the ambiance is very relaxed, with a large fireplace in the lounge area and a beautiful courtyard filled with vibrant blends of local flora. The Inn is only five minutes from the downtown area of Puno. The hotel offers Wi-Fi in the public areas, money exchange and laundry service. The hotel has an internet center and Wi-Fi. The 50 non-smoking rooms are good size with spacious bathrooms and comfortable beds, cable TV, safety deposit boxes, and climate control. Unlike many cities, Puno has interspersed parks with native vibrant flowers and trees throughout the main walkways keeping the “concrete jungle” stereotype at bay.
In Cusco: Casa Andina Standard Cusco Koricancha is a comfortable and cozy 54-room hotel, 100% non-smoking, located just 4 blocks from the Plaza Mayor of the city of Cusco. This spacious hotel is removed from the traffic, and hustle bustle of the center but still just 3 blocks from Cusco Plaza de Armas. An atmosphere of spaciousness and serenity, spread across 2 sprawling, connected 18th-century manor houses and 2 peaceful courtyards. Just steps from Koricancha (the Inca Temple of the Sun) and Santo Domingo church. All the bedrooms feature one Queen or 2 Twin beds warmly decorated with Cusco textiles, and include either writing desks or breakfast tables, closets with safes, cable TV, heating system, Wi-Fi access, and more. Oxygen is available upon request.
In the Sacred Valley: La Casona de Yucay Lodge. Surrounded by imposing, snow-capped mountains, the hotel will surprise you with spectacular views and beautiful gardens where you can relax and feel the magic of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This beautiful colonial mansion, built 2,700 meters above sea level, is an ideal location inviting you to explore the markets of Pisac and Chinchero, and the famous salt mines of Maras. Each of the 52 rooms feature hardwood floors, blackout drapes, TV and Wi-Fi. Generous windows with views of colorful gardens, set the mood to contemplate the first rays of sunshine and enjoy the natural beauty of the countryside. The restaurant uses produce from the organic garden and has an excellent variety of dishes that will surprise your palate. Built in 1810,La Casona de Yucay Lodge will transport you through time to a place where history, nature and warm service come together to create unique experiences.
Yucay was chosen as a place of solace and rest by the Incas, and was originally called Yucaybamba, later changed to Villa de Yucay in the 18th Century. This valley, irrigated by the Vilcanota or Willcamayu River, possesses great beauty, apart from being very fertile for agricultural activities. During Inca Pachacutec´s period it was an important production center of corn, fruit, grains and potatoes. In this valley we can find very ancient Inca constructions that belonged to the nobility and religious sectors, such as palaces of Sayri Tupac and Ñusta Inkarakay
FIRST CLASS HOTELS
In Lima: Casa Andina Select Miraflores is ideally located in Miraflores, the Casa Andina Select Miraflores is the perfect choice for sophisticated travelers who expect efficiency, excellent service and a comfortable design. All 155 non-smoking, comfortable rooms and suites are outfitted with LCD cable TV, digital safe deposit box, work desk, telephone and mini bar/refrigerator. Casa Andina Select Miraflores features complimentary Wi-Fi access. Start your day with a delicious, complimentary breakfast buffet at La Plaza Bar and Grill. When dinner comes, indulge yourself with a dining experience highlighting exceptional local ingredients. For on-site leisure, guests can unwind at the gym, spa or Jacuzzi. Currency exchange, 24/7 front desk, souvenir shop and hair dresser are also available.
In Arequipa: El Cabildo Hotel. Close to the center of the city, El Cabildo Hotel stands in a quiet residential part of Arequipa, surrounded by parkland, with excellent views and traditional cuisine on offer from the “Si Quedaos” restaurant in its rooftop garden. They have a gym, free Wi-Fi, and serve breakfast daily. Each of the 45 air-conditioned guest rooms is designed to help travelers unwind after a day spent exploring the main plaza, cathedrals, traditional mansions and the Santa Catalina monastery. After dinner guests can share stories, drinks and music at the Don Julio piano bar.
In Colca: El Refugio Hotel. This is the perfect hideaway along the Colca River in a historical and cultural setting; the perfect combination of nature, culture and comfort. El Refugio is hidden in a majestic landscape in the beautiful Valley of the Colca, 10,498 feet above sea level, and five minutes away from the village of Chivay. El Refugio is a four star hotel with bungalow type dwellings offering complimentary buffet breakfast, hot water 24 hours a day, a heater and telephone. Every member of the staff is committed to clean and maintain the hotel areas as well as the banks of the river to preserve the natural environment. The restaurant offers a spectacular panoramic view and a variety of exceptional gastronomic plates. The range of dishes are created with Peruvian, novoandina and international foods prepared with basic regional ingredients by experienced chefs to please your palate.
In Puno: Jose Antonio Hotel is located in front of the majestic and sacred lake of the Incas, Lake Titicaca, just 10 minutes from the city of Puno. Jose Antonio Hotel in Puno offers the comfort and warmth of home you deserve. A friendly, multi-lingual staff welcome travelers at the 24 hour front desk. Built in 2008, this modern, air-conditioned establishment comprises a total of 106 comfortable rooms. Little extras, including internet access, telephone, TV, radio, Wi-Fi, mini bar and safe contribute to a great stay. A balcony with a beautiful view graces each room and a daily breakfast with a wide and varied selection is offered. Come explore and discover the many mysteries and breathtaking beauty this area of Puno offers and the sparkling waters of Lake Titicaca!
In Cusco: Jose Antonio Cusco Hotel is located in the heart of Cusco’s archaeological center, the oldest city of America. A few minutes away from the Main Square, this recently built hotel has a modern architecture, with a fine colonial touch. The 6-stories building is one of the highest hotels in the city, offering excellent views over the city of Cusco. All the 126 rooms are divided among 5 floors and on the rooftop you can enjoy a solarium, the Jacuzzi and sauna. These can be quite refreshing after a full day of sight-seeing in the beautiful city of Cusco or in the nearby Sacred Valley. Spacious rooms and suites with double glazing windows, hair dryer, heater, safe deposit boxes, international direct dialing telephone, Wi-Fi, cable TV, and fully stocked minibar.
In the Sacred Valley: Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay Hotel. This 87-room hotel is located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a one-hour drive from the ancient Inca capital of Cusco and close to the majestic Machu Picchu. The Sonesta Posada del Inca-Yucay Hotel is a former 18th century colonial-style monastery surrounded by beautiful gardens. Guests will enjoy the refined rooms which come with wood or tile floors, countryside or courtyard views, TVs, private baths with tubs, safes, free Wi-Fi, individual climate control, direct-dial telephone and hairdryers. In the restaurant, experience Peruvian cuisine while dining in front of an inviting fireplace. There’s also a bar, cafe and private dining area. Additional amenities include a gym, a chapel and an Andean market, as well as several shops. This upscale hotel is ideal for nature trips and romantic getaways. Discover all the mystery that surrounds Machu Picchu and immerse yourself in the history of Cusco and Peru.
DELUXE CLASS HOTELS
In Lima: Casa Andina Premium Miraflores. With its stylish contemporary design, cutting-edge technology and ideal location, the flagship Casa Andina Premium Miraflores is the top of its class in every aspect. This modern icon was dramatically transformed in 2008 into the capital’s newest luxury hotel. Its quintessential Peruvian flavor reverberates in the exquisite art collection of contemporary local artists and prized colonial-era antiques, in both public spaces and accommodations. The 17-story hotel, with views over Miraflores and the Pacific coast, offers 148 sophisticated, contemporary luxury rooms and suites, with soundproofing and LCD flat screen TVs in every room. First-class amenities include a heated, covered pool and breezy terrace, gymnasium with the latest exercise equipment, prestigious Joop salon & massage room, and business center.
In Arequipa: Libertador Arequipa Hotel is a newly refurbished hotel with 88 luxurious and comfortable rooms. The spacious rooms at Libertador Arequipa have a stylish, contemporary décor. Each room is equipped with cable TV, free Wi-Fi and private bathrooms. The hotel is located in the Selva Alegre district, just a 15-minute walk from the city’s historic center the Plaza de Armas of Arequipa. The location is ideal for day trips to Volcano Misti and to the Colca Canyon. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, you can begin to enjoy the pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and gym. Take a stroll around the lush gardens. An extensive breakfast buffet is offered. You will have a fine dining experience in the restaurant, Los Robles, where the chefs work with regional products following the rich gastronomic tradition of Arequipa. The hotel bar, Los Montoneros, has a direct entry from the street and an excellent, well stocked wine cellar. After a day of discovery, relax by the inviting fireplace located in the lobby.
In Colca: Colca Lodge Spa & Hot Springs. At an altitude of 10,660 feet above sea level, the Colca Lodge Spa & Hot Springs is nestled on the banks of the Colca River. It is surrounded by hundreds of pre-Inca agricultural terraces, which have been declared a Peruvian cultural heritage Guests are blessed with having relaxing thermal springs, unique in Peru, at their permanent disposal. The four pools, which have different temperatures and contain water rich in lithium, are located in completely natural surroundings where the magic of the elements takes on an extraordinary dimension. The 45 rooms are rustic in style, all having a view of the valley, gardens and patios. Most have a creative heating system employing heat-radiating stone slabs warmed by geothermal energy source. Given the remote location of the hotel, Wi-Fi and television are offered only within the social areas of the Lodge. The hotel guarantees you will not miss them in your room. This is a place with ancient energy, synchronized with nature and is the starting point for exploring the valley nd visiting the Colca Canyon.
In Puno: Libertador Lago Titicaca Hotel is located on the private island of Esteves, on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. The hotel has a private pier where boats set sail to the islands of Uros, Taquile or Amantan. You are five minutes away from downtown Puno and two hours from the Bolivian border. The 123 smoke-free rooms feature LCD TV with cable, desk, air-conditioning and heating, and a hair dryer. Guests can take advantage of their 24 hour business center, buy folk art from the gift shop, try their hand on the classic pool table in the bar, take pictures from the observation deck or be pampered in the Wellness & Relax area. After a day of sightseeing, unwind with a dip in the pool or soak in the Jacuzzi. International and Peruvian dishes, including a range of traditional Andean specialties, are offered in the restaurant. Hotel Libertador Lago Titicaca is considered the best hotel in Puno because of the first class services offered and the warm hospitality from the highly trained personnel, guaranteeing your stay to be a unique and memorable one.
In Cusco: Palacio del Inka a Luxury Collection Hotel, is built within an historic mansion known as the Casona de los Cuatro Bustos, which, from its privileged position next to Qoricancha Palace in the center of Cusco, has lived over five centuries of this storied city’s history. Each of the 203 guest rooms are exquisitely decorated with colonial art and furniture and all the creature comforts that modern technology provides like the exclusive Luxury Collection bed, LCD TVs and high speed Internet. Uniting the ancient wellness secrets of the Inka with modern facilities and rejuvenating therapies, Palacio del Inka Spa offers a rare, holistic escape that restores, both physically and spiritually. Designed to showcase a centuries-old, magical blend of pre-Columbian, Inkan, Spaniard, Colonial, and modern cultures, Palacio del Inka presents a captivating variety of rare opportunities and state-of-the-art amenities that guarantee an enriching and memorable stay in Cusco.
In the Sacred Valley: Aranwa Resort and Wellness Center is located along the Río Vilcanota River on the grounds of a 17th-century hacienda. This sprawling spa hotel is 10 km from both Plaza de Armas and the exhibits at Museo Inkariy. The hotel is known for its eclectic combinations of service, amenities and culinary masterpieces. The rooms overlook lush gardens of local flora and the distant mountains. Each room offers a safe, flat-screen TV, iPod dock and free Wi-Fi, plus Jacuzzi bathtub. There’s also room service. One of the hotel restaurants serves traditional Andean cuisine and usually has a local pianist playing softly in the background. If it is a lighter dinner you want, visit the Rikhura Restaurant; created with three walls and a large glass window. It is the perfect place to play pool, order drinks, and look out at the beautiful view. Aranwa Sacred Valley lives up to everything it promises!
Outside of the rooms, guests find an adult playground of attractions ranging from a movie theatre, an art gallery and a library. Most well-known of the attractions, however, is the Temple of St. Peter and St. Paul, which was created with gold leaf and hand painted to perfection. Kusi Pisco, on the other hand, is a cozy sushi restaurant located between two floors with a fireplace in the center of each story. For more of a family vibe, try the Colonial Kitchen. This literal hole in the wall pizzeria was created with freshness and fun in mind. With this blend of culinary gastronomy, never-ending entertainment and astounding service.
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