Belmond Rio Sagrado is set amongst fields and towering mountains on the banks of the Urubamba River.

This five star luxury hotel is built in natural materials to resemble an Andean village. At lower altitude than nearby Cusco, this is the perfect place to acclimatise and explore the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. The gardens are a tranquil place to relax or take a cooling swim in the pool. A range of cultural and sporting activities, including shaman ceremony, horse riding and rafting are available. Spa Mayu Willka has spacious jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and showers and offers massages and therapies.

Enjoy inspired Peruvian cuisine in the sophisticated atmosphere of El Huerto restaurant, one of Peru’s best. El Jardin restaurant is perfect for lunch outdoors and Bar del Huerto, a charming wood and stone bar overlooking the river, for cocktails.

Your accommodation
• There are 23 luxurious, vibrantly decorated rooms and suites with terraces overlooking the gardens, WiFi, minibar and marble bathrooms.

• Beautiful gardens and pool.
• Full activity programme.
• Gourmet restaurant and riverside bar.