Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado is a 21-room boutique hotel tucked away on the main Urubamba to Ollantaytambo Road and is a haven for those looking for a truly peaceful place to stay surrounded by majestic views of the Pichingoto Mountain and the Vilcanota River.
Colourful gardens filled with hummingbirds and vivid flowers surround you everywhere you look, as does the feeling of space. Rooms are spread out over the 2.5 acres of garden and each room has its own private terrace with great views of the Vilcanota River.
Rooms come in Junior Suite or Deluxe categories and are spacious and minimalist with all the emphasis on the surrounding landscape with full length glass windows overlooking the gardens and mountains. Fabulous marble bathrooms with under-floor heating and spectacular showers with glass walls give you an incredible view of the surrounding countryside. They also have two luxury villas available complete with kitchen, which each sleep 6 people and are ideal for families or groups of friends.
Hotel Rio Sagrado is eco-conscious and is one of the only hotels in the Sacred Valley that recycles its waste and has its own on-site vegetable garden to supply the hotel restaurant.
Everything about Rio Sagrado aims to ensure you have a peaceful and relaxing stay but if you do want a more action packed visit they can also organise horseback riding tours of the nearby Maras Salt mines and cooking classes where you will learn to make some traditional Peruvian dishes like Ceviche and Lomo Saltado with their Chef. Wednesday is Pisco tasting night (the typical Peruvian grape liqueur) where the barman takes you on an introductory tour of Pisco and its origins finishing off with a tasting session of Pisco Sour and Fridays are BBQ night with a selection of grilled meats on the menu.
Lounge with a good book in one of the riverside hammocks, take a siesta on your private terrace or wander down to feed the baby alpaca at 8am or 4pm. Rio Sagrado is all about relaxation so sit back, breathe the fresh air of the Sacred Valley and experience a luxury vacation in nature that you will never forget…
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- Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado has a fabulous outdoor heated pool and lounging area complete with pool bar. This is one of the only outdoor pools in the Sacred Valley. It is heated to a comfortable 85ºF (29ºC) and it’s a lovely way to spend an afternoon lounging pool-side with the stunning view of the mountains.
- Don’t miss their outdoor cinema where they show blockbusters on the big screen in an open marquee next to the Vilcanota River. Popcorn and hot chocolate are included as well as loungers, blankets and rugs for a movie night with a difference!