The extremely comfortable Rio Sagrado hotel earned its name from its location on the banks of the Urubamba River (Rio) which flows through the Inca people’s Sacred (Sagrado) Valley. You can understand the accolade, as the landscape and views are pretty breathtaking.

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An hour and a half from Cusco, The Rio Sagrado is a hotel with classic contemporary style, but boasts enough local touches to remind you this is Peru, such as the brightly coloured bed throws in the rooms.

There are 21 rooms in total, with another two villas with three double/twin rooms in each that can be taken privately. All the accommodation has luxurious Peruvian cotton sheets and underfloor heating, with spectacular views of the river flowing past.

El Huerto Restaurant specialises in Peruvian cuisine using local spices and organic produce and there is also a cosy bar, again overlooking the river.

Those looking for a bit of relaxation on their trip may enjoy the Mayu Wilka Spa which offers a number of treatments, and there is also a pool, and gardens filled with eucalyptus trees. However if its something more active they are after, away from the hotel itself, guests can explore the dramatic landscapes by mountain bike or on a riding trip, and, of course, visit nearby Machu Picchu.

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The accent here is on going local, with the Mayu Wilka spa using indigenous herbs to create many of the lotions and potions used in their treatments, and the El Huerto restaurant cooking with the best local produce and herbs.

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