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Explora Valle Sagrado, Sacred Valley

Explora Valle Sagrado

Sacred Valley, Peru

As the name suggests, the emphasis of a stay at an Explora property is getting out and about to take advantage of the natural surroundings. A carefully designed selection of activities to explore the Sacred Valley are included in your time here, with options to suit all interests and levels of fitness.

Architecture also plays a big part in Explora hotels, each one commissioned to complement its natural setting, and you’ll see this ethos reflected inside and out in the Explora Valle Sagrado’s wood-dominated design.

All 50 rooms look out expansively onto the surrounding valley (a conscious decision has been made not to include TVs or Wi-Fi in the rooms themselves).


Always aware of its environment, this property has even incorporated pre-Inca terracing into its buildings. We applaud its approach to its surroundings, and it also feels like one of the most remote choices in the Sacred Valley.

OUR RATING: First Class

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The Explora Valle Sagrado's 44 standard rooms and six suites all offer views of the corn plantations and mountains surrounding the property. Each room has been designed to allow for quiet and privacy, with TV and Wi-Fi limited to common areas. By making use of natural air currents, and with acute attention to ventilation, the rooms remain cool and comfortable all year round.


Situated on a working corn, quinoa and kiwicha plantation just outside the small village of Urquillos, the Explora Valle Sagrado is ideally located within the Sacred Valley.

Food and drink

An all-inclusive hotel, the Explora Valle Sagrado serves a buffet breakfast and lunch and dinner menus revolving around local cuisine. Canapes are served with drinks in the evening and meals are always matched with wines. The focus on meals is to keep guests feeling light yet ready for their days of exploration.


Families are welcome at the hotel, with activities available for all ages and abilities.

Facilities and activities

The Pumacahua Bath House spa is a lovingly restored 17th-century colonial hacienda on the property's corn terraces. It houses a pool, steam rooms, saunas and lounging areas, and massages are available by appointment (for an extra charge). A small shop sells outdoor equipment and clothing.

Tour ideas in Sacred Valley

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Explora Valle Sagrado as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

Location & places nearby

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

    • Chinchero Market & Ruins
      Chinchero market

      Chinchero Market & Ruins

      Chinchero Market & Ruins

      During your day of exploration, you visit the colorful local market in the town of Chinchero. This is one of the most traditional markets in all of South America, and you will be surrounded by locals in their traditional dress all buying and selling their produce.

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    • Day hike (KM 104 Trail) to Machu Picchu

      Day hike (KM 104 Trail) to Machu Picchu

      Day hike (KM 104 Trail) to Machu Picchu

      A trek from the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu, arriving at the Inti Punku Sun Gate for an unforgettable view of Machu Picchu.

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    • Huchuy Qosqo Trek
      Views of the Sacred Valley from the Huchuy Qosqo trek

      Huchuy Qosqo Trek

      Huchuy Qosqo Trek

      The trail takes you through small hamlets and affords stunning views of the Sacred Valley and Písac below. The trail climbs steadily to a pass at 4,200 m, beyond which you will descend to a beautiful canyon, where a picnic lunch is served.

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    Sacred Valley and nearby places