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Friday 18 November 2016

Somewhere stylish to stay in the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Anyone visiting Peru will almost certainly want to spend a few days in the historic and atmospheric Sacred Valley of the Incas. 

It is hard to imagine anywhere better to spend those days than staying at the most recent addition to the Inkaterra hotels portfolio, Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba.

This is a contemporary hacienda-style hotel on 100 acres of countryside midway between Cusco and Machu Picchu. 

All 12 rooms in the stylish Casa Hacienda and 24 stand-alone luxury casitas feature superb views of the valley. 

Architecture and interiors are inspired on the area’s cultural history, with colonial furniture, authentic Inca masks and handcrafted woodwork that add to the hacienda’s local charm.

An Earth to Table concept is operated with a 10-acre organic plantation where guests are welcome to pick their own produce. Carbon-free crops such as quinoa, Urubamba giant corn, medicinal herbs and a variety of potatoes are farmed with traditional hand tools and oxen, as was done centuries ago.

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is home of some of the finest Inca sites with beautiful scenery, picturesque villages, folk arts and crafts and friendly local people. 

The region is also a paradise for eco-friendly adventure sports such as trekking, horseback riding, mountain biking and rafting. 


With authentic cuisine, sublime luxury and helpful staff, this is a very special place to stay.

Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba, Cusco-Urubamba-Pisac-Calca Highway, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru. +51 1 6100400.  

# The writer was a guest of Contours Travel.

With 40 years of experience, Contours Travel is Australia’s most experienced and longest running Latin American travel wholesaler and agency, specializing in tailor-made, small group itineraries and special interest tours in Mexico, Cuba, Antarctica, South America, Central America and the Caribbean Islands. 

Director Ted Dziadkiewicz first explored the area as an overland bus driver in the mid-1970s, and he maintains a strong, hands-on focus on the business. Contours offers both bespoke and escorted small group tours. 

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