Peru is a destination high on everyone’s travel wish list. The mystery of its ancient kingdoms, the kindness of its people, and the fascinating sights that demand your attention.
In your mind, you know the Peru you hope to experience but we’re here to share the Peru you deserve.
It’s likely a once-in-a-lifetime trip so go all-in at some of the country’s best properties.
MIRA, MIRA ON THE WALL
Have you ever been on holiday and found yourself in not quite the best neighbourhood? It’s not happening on our watch! In Lima, Miraflores is where it’s at and the all-suite rooms at the Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel offer urban decadence to write a postcard about.
Their cliff-top location offers gorgeous Pacific Ocean views. A dream-worthy bed awaits in your spacious rooms. And facilities include a decadent spa and stunning observatory dining area. This is Lima’s best side.
PUTTING THE “TREAT” IN RETREAT
The Belmond in Colca Canyon demonstrates how a hotel can harmonise with nature and still deliver 5-star excellence. No compromises here with twenty spacious bungalows offering hiking respite and a welcome outdoor heated plunge pool.
Nature comes to you here. Watch Andean condors soar, feed baby alpacas, and sip tea in the serene orchard. Make time in your un-busy schedule for their complimentary classes, including Peruvian cooking and pisco sours.
GET THEE TO A NUNNERY
If only the walls could spill their secrets. A stay at the 16-century Belmond Palacio Nazarenas in Cusco is steeped in history. While it started as a lavish palace with Incan stonework, austerity rose when it was converted to a convent in the 17th-century.
Fortunately, those days are over and you can enjoy encompassing opulence with customer service excellence, along with oxygen-enriched rooms. This all-suite hotel’s location is excellent for exploring Cusco’s historical centre.
O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU
A national treasure, the Belmond Hotel Monasterio has been skillfully renovated to retain its 16th-century monastic origins. Nothing was compromised in its restoration and the spacious rooms offer a rich ambience. They too have oxygen supplied to combat altitude sickness.
The courtyard is stunning, particularly on a Cusco blue-sky afternoon, when high tea is served. Want a bath? Call for your bath butler. Yes. Bath butler – assigned to run your bath!
THE BALANCE OF NATURE
You may know that to combat altitude sickness, you have to go low. And at Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado, in Peru’s Sacred Valley, it’s almost 900m lower than Cusco. We take that as the perfect excuse to spend time at this fabulous 23-room village-inspired property.
Find your equilibrium soaking in the incredible 5-star Sacred Valley views or listening to the Urubamba River rushing by. Alternatively, dine at the four delectable restaurants or ask about activities on offer.
KING OF THE HILL
Forget the myth that sacrifices need to be made to explore a wonder as majestic as Machu Picchu. The Belmond Sanctuary Lodge challenges that misconception with 31 rooms in the shadows of these spiritual ruins. And it’s a 9-minute walk to get to them. Nine! You’re at a distinct advantage to maximising your quiet time at Machu Picchu.
As you sip your pisco sour while luxuriating in the Huayna valley views, know this: this is the Peru you deserve.
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Written by Zoe MacFarlane, a Karryon contributor,