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Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado

Sacred Valley, Peru

Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado is a charming, luxurious property set in lush gardens on the banks of the Rio Urubamba in the Sacred Valley, perfect for exploring the many cultural and natural attractions nearby and relaxing before and after Machu Picchu.

At a Glance

  • One of the most beautiful settings of all the Sacred Valley hotels overlooking the Urubamba River

  • All rooms have private terraces overlooking the river

  • There is a lovely spa providing a range of treatments

  • Belmond owned hotel (formerly Orient Express Hotels)

  • Two private villas, perfect for families

Adventure, Couples, Culture, Family

Insider's View

Situated at a lower altitude than nearby Cuzco it is the perfect place to relax and acclimatise before Machu Picchu.

Sarah Lowe

Insider's View

If you're feeling adventurous try the cuy (guinea pig) dish in the hotel's El Huerto restaurant

Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation to Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado or take a look at our itineraries to Cuzco Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu


In the Sacred Valley of the Incas, among verdant fields and towering mountains, lies Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado. Set on the banks of the rushing Urubamba River, this beautiful hotel is built in natural materials to resemble an authentic Andean village and is located 4 km outside Urubamba on the way to Ollantayatambo.

There are 21 rooms and suites with local artwork and textiles. All have welcome under-floor heating and spacious bathrooms with rain-head showers. There are also two small villas ideal for families, with three en-suite bedrooms, living area and kitchen. Relax and recline on the terrace, admiring swaying eucalyptus trees among blooming fuchsia flowers, all the while listening to the roaring Urubamba River.

The hotel's restaurant delivers superb Peruvian cuisine created from locally sourced ingredients including organic vegetables from the on-site garden. Choose to dine outside on the terrace taking in the stunning sights and sounds of the Urubama River, or stay indoors in the cool, chic Peruvian-style atmosphere. Located at the heart of the property at river level, the hotel's bar is the perfect place for a pre-dinner cocktail as the sun sets.

The Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado is the ideal place to savour fresh produce, enjoy a local Sacred Valley massage in the spa, explore the stunning surroundings and cultural attractions, and slip into the spirit of Peruvian life.


21 Deluxe Rooms and Junior Suites and two Villas - every room has a private exterior terrace, heated wooden floors and a view over the Urubamba River. The Villa Capulli and Villa Orquidea (max 6 guests each) have riverfront access, and both are equipped with luxury and stylish home amenities. Upon request a personal housekeeper is available.


The hotel has an open-air heated swimming pool, Spa Maya Willka offering a range of treatments using native plants and local traditions, complimentary high-speed WiFi internet and two restaurants, El Huerto and El Jardin. There is also a wood and stone bar serving cocktails and an extensive wine list.


Horseback riding, hiking, quad biking, paragliding, fishing, rock climbing, river rafting, cultural visits to Pisaq market, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero and more, cooking classes, picnics, bird watching, feeding the Alpacas and spa treatments.

Location & Directions

Sacred Valley, Peru

Nestled in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, surrounded by ancient ruins, indigenous markets and stunning scenery. Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado is 1-hour from Cuzco and 20-minutes from Ollantaytambo.

When to go

The Sacred Valley's location and altitude result in two seasons, rainy and dry. The rainy season typically lasts from November to March, with the heaviest rains arriving in January and February. The best time to visit Cuzco and the Sacred Valley is during April to October.

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Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation to Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado or take a look at our itineraries to Cuzco Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu

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