Explora Valle Sagrado


Near Urquillos village

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Explora Valle Sagrado

Get outward bound with guided excursions in the valley, on the plateau or up the mountain tailored to acclimatising you to the altitude. Learn about the history and culture of the Sacred Valley and return to the welcoming eco-hotel to reflect, relax, enjoy a massage and savour fine food and wine in a wonderfully peaceful setting.

In tune with other Explora properties, the core of a stay at Valle Sagrado is to get out and enjoy nature and the great outdoors. The hotel offers over 30 excursions and activities all led by expert guides, allowing you, with help from a guide, to pick and chose those that most appeal, be it scenery, culture or history, hiking, biking or horse riding. At other times the hotel provides all the creature comforts you could want, from top quality, locally-sourced cuisine to nourish you after all the fresh air and exercise, indulgent spa treatments to recuperate after the day’s activities, to cosy rooms with picture windows facing the valley for a good night’s sleep.

It is located in an ancient corn plantation and Inca remains were discovered during the hotel’s construction, proving that this is very much part of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The spa is in a 17th colonial mansion complete with original frescoes and stonework, reflecting another era of the region’s history, while the main hotel is a new low rise structure of wood, stone and glass, designed to blend into the landscape.

Times to Go

The hotel is open all year and the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu can be visited year round.

Explora Valle Sagrado highlights

  • A destination for the active with 30 guided hikes and bike rides included

  • Modern design at one with the tranquil Sacred Valley setting

  • Take in archaeological sites and local villages

  • Spa with sauna and heated pool to relax tired muscles

  • Comfortable, quiet rooms with idyllic valley and mountain views

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Explora Valle Sagrado location

Explora Valle Sagrado


  • 44 rooms and 6 suites
  • Open all year round
  • Children welcome


  • Restaurant
    Spa with sauna and jacuzzi
    Outdoor pool
    Equipment and gift shop
    Mobile phone signal


Explora offers more than 30 different excursions, some of which are listed here. These are included in your stay.

  • Visit Machu Picchu (additional cost)
  • Visit Ollantaytambo
  • Hike trails near Pisac
  • Full day Valle de la Papa excursion
  • Full day trip to Cusco
  • Half day La Veronica hike
  • Half day Salineras hike
  • Half day Racchi hike
  • Mountain biking

Explora Valle Sagrado rooms

There are 50 rooms altogether, made up of 44 standard rooms and 6 suites. They feature polished wooden floors, wooden window frames and ceilings and ample storage.

The style is minimalistic, there is no TV or Wi-Fi, and your eye is drawn to the picture window looking out across the valley. There is no air conditioning and temperatures rarely exceed 22°C, and the hotel’s ventilation system maximises natural air currents to increase air flow.

Rooms occupy 40 sq m, have twin beds, a large window, 2 armchairs and a small table and an en-suite bathroom with twin hand basins, bath with shower over, and toilet.

Suites are 53 sq m, are similar in style but larger, having a sofa as well as table and chairs, a king size bed, and a separate bath and shower.

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