Aranwa Sacred Valley
By the banks of the Urubamba River, on the road to Machu Picchu, this meticulously restored 17th-century hacienda combines grand colonial architecture with the mysticism of ancient Incan civilizations. A stay at Aranwa Sacred Valley immerses you in Peru’s rich heritage, whether you are browsing among the artifacts in the museum and art gallery or relaxing with a body treatment that uses traditional coca or quinoa at the lavish spa. Surrounded by the Urubamba mountain range, this serene location is a sanctuary for nature lovers, with wild llama roaming the hills and gardens blooming with indigenous vegetation.
- Wake up to spectacular garden, lake, or mountain views from one of the 115 stylish guestrooms and suites
- Revitalize after a day of sightseeing with a healing Andean mud wrap at UNNO Spa
- View exquisite Peruvian art pieces at the art gallery as well as throughout the hotel
- Dine on Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine and sip pisco cocktails under the stars
Aranwa Sacred Valley is home to one of the largest spas in Peru, offering treatments that range from cutting-edge — try electrotherapy — to the ancient, with Andean rituals and locally harvested ingredients such as Incan gold and chocolate from Cusco.
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With 115 guestrooms and suites dotted around the lake-filled compound, the hotel allows you to choose between colonial-style rooms and suites in the historic hacienda, adorned in paintings from the Cusco Art School, or contemporary lodging in more modern buildings. For something extra special, stay at one of the two-bedroom duplexes known as the Lake Suites, which are decorated to complement the three main regions of Peru — the coast, the highlands, and the jungle — and feature living rooms, kitchenettes, and magnificent mountain views.
There is 24-hour room service for you to take advantage of, and a quick call will summon a golf cart to transport you around the sprawling resort.
An emphasis on healthy eating, mindful preparation, and locally sourced ingredients influences the menus of Aranwa Sacred Valley’s five restaurants and bars. From gourmet Andean cuisine to pizzas cooked in a huge clay oven with 17th-century utensils, your choices are authentic, imaginative, and always delicious.
Restaurant Gourmet Pukawi – Traditional Andean cuisine, combined with contemporary techniques, delivers a sophisticated menu at this eatery, where many ingredients are fresh from the hotel’s garden.
Kusi Pisco Bar & Sushi Bar – With a cozy fireplace at its center, this relaxed, two-level bar is a delightful environment for lighter meals selected from the eclectic menu of tapas, sushi, and cocktails — all with an enticing Andean twist.
Cava – Wine connoisseurs head here to choose from an exclusive selection of specialty wines stored in an impressive wine cellar.
Restaurant Rikhuna – With views of the hotel chapel and surrounding mountains, Restaurant Rikhuna is an airy spot where lighter bites are made with locally sourced produce.
Colonial Kitchen of the Casona Museum – With chefs serving pizzas cooked in the original hacienda kitchen’s huge clay oven with 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century utensils, you can practically taste history at this novel eatery. Please contact the hotel for a reservation, which includes the services of the chef and waiters.
From perusing historic artifacts in the museum to watching documentaries about Peru in the movie theater, the list of things to do here is as diverse as it is enlightening. Visit the three-level art gallery, explore a cultural exhibition dedicated to the work of prominent Peruvian photographer Martin Chambi, and behold the golden altarpiece at the Chapel of the Lord of the Winds. There is an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, and the UNNO Spa is one of the largest and most lavish in the region, boasting several hydrotherapy pools, a hyperbaric chamber, and an oxygen room, alongside treatments that fuse modern techniques with Andean rituals.
The surrounding Sacred Valley is one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes and is home to an abundance of Inca sites. Take a day trip to Machu Picchu, Písac, or Ollantaytambo and be awed by the citadels of enormous stone slabs, staircases, and graduated terraces, all before shopping for captivating goods handcrafted by locals.
Aranwa Sacred Valley
Deep in the heart of the Sacred Valley, a magnificent part of the Andean highlands, Aranwa Sacred Valley welcomes you to a sprawling and secluded Peruvian retreat overlooking the Urubamba River. A mystical, green retreat of indigenous vegetation, the sanctuary retreat is tucked away, with the cobblestoned village and spectacular Inca ruins of Ollantaytambo an hour’s drive east and Cusco’s historical center an hour’s drive south.
Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport is 27 mi / 44 km from the hotel.
Ollantaytambo Station is 18 mi/ 29 km away, with several trains running to Machu Picchu each day.