In the Sacred Valley of the Incas, among verdant fields and towering mountains, lies Rio Sagrado, a Belmond Hotel. Set on the banks of the rushing Urubamba River, this luxury hotel is built in natural materials to resemble an authentic Andean village. Situated at a lower altitude than nearby Cusco, the hotel provides the perfect environment in which to acclimatise. It's also an ideal base to explore the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.
A stay at Rio Sagrado, a Belmond Hotel, is an adventure for the senses. Garlanded by flowers, the hotel's incredible gardens are threaded with streams and waterfalls. Marvel at the sight of fluttering hummingbirds. Float in the heated pool or sink into a hammock. As birds sing overhead and wind whispers in the trees, you’ll find total tranquility.
Whether feeding baby alpacas or being rocked to sleep by the gentle breeze, it’s the little things that are guaranteed make your stay special.
All the rooms have river views and radiate authentic Andean charm with bright fabrics and alpaca wools. As evening falls, savour some of the region’s best-kept culinary secrets in the elegant El Huerto restaurant before enjoying a zingy pisco sour in El Huerto Bar.
Accessed by a hairpinned road that stretches 20 km from Cusco, this Andean countryside is a patchwork of ancient ruins, colonial towns and secluded weaving villages. At once scenic and historical, this peaceful slice of the Andes has become a destination in its own right in recent years – and it’s easy to see why.
The natural beauty here is enchanting. Against a backdrop of snow-capped peaks this fertile valley winds below steep forests and ancient agricultural terraces. Llamas and alpacas roam freely among the fertile ground that lines the banks of the rushing Urubamba River. Birds twitter overhead and the wind whispers through trees.
Archaeological sites are abundant, too. Try to solve the mystery of the stone terraces at Ollantaytambo before marvelling at the chequerboard salt pans of Maras. Pay homage to an estimated 3,000 Inca people, who are believed to have been buried in the steep, creviced mountainside of Pisac. Here, markets are famed for their stunning crafts. At Chinchero, local people showcase textiles made with techniques passed down through generations.
Start your journey to Machu Picchu from the comfort of Belmond's private train station. The following two services operate daily, year-round:
Vistadome 601: Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado to Machu Picchu.
Vistadome 304: Machu Picchu to Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado.
From 1 January to 31 April, you can board the luxurious Belmond Hiram Bingham for the return service to Machu Picchu. (Due to weather conditions, from January to April, Belmond Hiram Bingham passengers travel by bus from Cusco to Belmond hotel, where they board the train to Machu Picchu).
- 1 hour 10 minutes from Cusco
- 1 hour 25 minutes from Cusco Airport (CUZ)
- 15 minutes from Ollantaytambo Train Station
- 5-10 minutes from Urubamba Town
Private airport transfers and Sacred Valley tours available at an additional cost.
Indulge in Peruvian cuisine featuring organic vegetables, spices and fruits from the hotel's garden; you can even handpick ingredients for your own dishes. Indoor and outdoor seating.
Beneath a group of willow trees in the garden, just steps from the river, this is without doubt the most beautiful spot in the valley for a BBQ lunch.
Just 20 meters from the Urubamba River, relax with cocktails to the soothing sounds of the water. Enjoy an enticing array of wines, spirits and liquors and indoor and outdoor garden setting.
With a name that means ‘Sacred River’, it’s little wonder that Spa Mayu Willka is a place at one with the surrounding landscape. Crafted from local wood and stone, this is an oasis in which soothing treatments and Peruvian products echo the serene spirit of the Urubamba River.
Your journey into the Inca world will be sublimely relaxing. Feel everyday stresses melt away as you indulge with hot basalt stone therapies, reflexology and body wraps that make the most of local botanicals.
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Set beside the rumbling Urubamba River, the gardens of Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado must be seen and explored to be believed. From the rushing water to the chattering birds, the rustling wind and the kaleidoscope of colours on display, sensory delights await you here. Take a personal tour with the head gardener and discover indigenous flora and fauna, or simply soak up the heavenly atmosphere at your leisure; in such astounding surroundings, you’ll feel relaxed and revitalized.
Each of these bright, vibrant rooms is unique and offers stunning views over the Urubamba River and across the Sacred Valley. They include one king-size or twin double beds with a private terrace.
SIZE 425 SQ FT (42 SQ M)
Deluxe Terrace Rooms offer a wonderful sense of harmony that extends onto a private flagstone terrace with inspiring views of the Urubamba River.
These incredible, light-filled spaces combine the essence and colors of Peru with indulgent, European minimalistic décor. They feature one king-size or twin queen-size beds with generous private terrace and garden.
SIZE 990 SQ FT (92 SQ M)
Step onto your private terrace and savor some of the best views the hotel has to offer.
Overlooking the Urubamba River, this expansive villa offers three bedrooms (one with twin beds, two with queen beds), three bathrooms, a dining room, living room with fireplace and full kitchen.
SIZE 2,368 SQ FT (220 SQ M)
Relax in this beautiful residence with three bedrooms (two with twin beds, one with a king-size bed) and three bathrooms. Enjoy a studio (loft space), a spacious covered terrace, dining room, living room with fireplace and full kitchen.
SIZE 3,552 SQ FT (330 SQ M)
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