Rio Sagrado is beautifully located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas overlooking the Urubamba River.
Hotel Pakaritampu enjoys a tranquil setting in beautifully plan manicured gardens. The property is divided into several different blocks, each painted in a warm terracotta and linked by a series of flower-lined pathways. Inside, the hotel has a warm, rustic ambiance that adds to its overall character. Accommodation is fairly simple but offers all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay in the incredible Sacred Valley.
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The Pakaritampu has Standard and Superior rooms as well as a more spacious Suite. There's not much difference between the Standard and Superior categories other than there being slightly more space in the Superior options. All rooms are relatively ‘no-frills’, but do feature private bathrooms, TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. The decor and amenities offered in the Suite are not considerably different to the other room categories, but it does feature its own small living area.
The hotel is located just a five minute walk from Ollantaytambo train station, on the main train line to Machu Picchu. Pakaritampu’s Sacred Valley setting also means it enjoys wonderful mountain views, but with the added convenience of the town of Ollanta just a ten minute walk away. Here you'll find a selection of shops and restaurants, as well as remnants of a magnificent Inca fortress.
Food and drink
The hotel serves a daily buffet breakfast with plenty of choice, including a variety of cereals, fresh fruit and cooked options. You can even try local breakfast options such as a quinoa cereal! The on site restaurant opens for lunch and dinner, serving local and international dishes, but should you fancy a change the restaurants in the town are within easy reach.
Facilities and activities
The hotel features various outdoor terraces for relaxation, as well as a library, cosy TV lounge and log fire, which is lit each night. A laundry service is also available, along with free parking and assistance to the train station.
Although the rooms are relatively simple, we think the Pakaritampu provides the ideal base for a short stay in the Sacred Valley. Ollantaytambo station is just a five minute walk away, ideal if you are taking an early train to Machu Picchu.
Sacred Valley tour ideas
Places & hotels on the map
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 favourite 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.
Originally opened in 1925 under the name of Hotel Santa Rosa, El Albergue is an historic hotel located in the Ollantaytambo train station, with views over the lush gardens and mountains beyond.
Nestled among the ancient ruins and dramatic landscapes of the Sacred Valley of the Inca, the Explora Valle Sagrado's secluded location allows for full exploration of this region.
One of our favourite hotels in the Sacred Valley, the hotel fits perfectly into the surroundings of the valley and offers a comfortable retreat after a day's activities
The Tambo del Inca Luxury Collection Hotel is located about 10 minutes outside the town of Urubamba in the heart of the Sacred Valley on the banks of the Urubamba River.
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.
During your day of exploration, you visit the colourful 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.
The trail takes you through small hamlets and affords stunning views of the Sacred Valley and Pisac below. The trail climbs steadily to a pass at 4200m, beyond which you will descend to a beautiful canyon, where a picnic lunch is served.
A trek from the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu, arriving at the Inti Punku Sun Gate for an unforgettable view of Machu Picchu.
Visit the Maras salt pans, the experimental agricultural terraces of Moray and the remnants of Ollantaytambo, once an important Inca administrative centre.
This incredibly scenic ride starts in the Andean highlands around Chinchero (3727m) and ends beside the Urubamba River in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You cycle amid traditional Andean communities where the way of life has changed very little since the Spanish arrived nearly 500 years ago.
In the small colonial village of Pisac, spend the morning exploring the colourful Indian market, with its wide variety of textiles and ceramics.
Today will take you above Cuzco to the Chuquicahuana section of the Urubamba River to raft on class III-IV rapids. Here the river is much cleaner and more fun than in the lower sections, and no previous experience is necessary.