Aranwa Sacred Valley

Sacred Valley, Peru

At a Glance

  • Beautiful location in the sacred valley of the Incas
  • Extensive and comprehensive spa facilities
  • Wide range of onsite facilities and activities including an art gallery, museum and cinema
  • Good range of accommodation to suit most guests in terms of both décor and size
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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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Description

Set amid the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Aranwa is a first-class wellness retreat for those looking for relaxation, built around a restored 17th century hacienda along the banks of the Vilcanota River close to Machu Picchu.

This is a charming and spacious resort in the Sacred Valley. At its center is a restored 17th century hacienda surrounded by beautiful gardens, pretty waterways, the original Catholic chapel, an art gallery and museum, the extensive spa, outdoor swimming pool, wild llamas and peacocks. The accommodation is dotted throughout the resort and includes both rooms and suites offering a range of décor ranging from classic colonial to sleek and contemporary. There is a range of dining options with an emphasis on healthy eating and the spa offers a comprehensive range of treatments and wellness programs depending on your needs. Aranwa Sacred Valley is just 30-minutes from Cusco city and 30-minutes from Ollantaytambo Station where trains take 90-minutes to reach Aguas Calinetes for Machu Picchu.

There are 101 rooms and suites spread across the resort. These range from Deluxe Rooms offering en-suite spacious modern and comfortable accommodation with floor-to-ceiling windows and balcony or terrace, to Colonial Rooms offering traditional period charm and the sleek contemporary style of the River Suites. Lake Suites and the Presidential Suite offer lavish self-contained living for up to six guests with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen, living and dining rooms. Standard amenities include heating, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, LCD TV, safe, minibar, Jacuzzi bath, robes and slippers.

Guests can enjoy modern Andean cuisine in the sophisticated Pakawi Gourmet Restaurant or lighter fare at the Rikhuna, which overlooks the chapel and mountains. All guests receive complimentary breakfast buffet and there is also a cocktail and sushi bar. The spa is one of the largest and most comprehensive in South America and offers a wide range of wellness programs and beauty treatments. Other facilities include an art gallery, museum displaying the historic furniture and artifacts from the original building, a cinema, library and orchid-filled glass pyramid.

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Experiences

  • Andean Textiles Tour

    Peru's brightly colored textiles are iconic and can be seen throughout the country, each region boasting its own distinctive style. Pay a visit to the Sulca family Textile Gallery and admire the skills of this generations old art form.

  • Chinchero, Maras & Moray (optional hike)

    Enjoy a fascinating private guided tour to the local village of Chinchero renowned for its archaeological site and colorful market (best on Sunday), the Inca terraces of Moray and the astounding salt pans of Maras.

  • Cooking Lesson Palacio Nazarenas

    Enjoy the best of Peruvian cuisine and learn all about delicious local ingredients by visiting a local market in Cuzco and joining a bespoke cooking class (prepare 4 delicious dishes) at the Belmond Palacio Nazarenas.

  • Cuzco Off-Road Mountain Biking

    Peru offers some of the best mountain biking down-hills in the world. Using a mix of rarely used dirt roads, ancient Inca Trails and smooth mule tracks enjoy an action packed off-road adventure outside of Cuzco.

  • Cuzco Walking Tour - Half Day

    Explore the magical city of Cuzco on foot with a local guide visiting the highlights from Qoricancha Temple, known as the heart of the Inca Empire, as well as local markets, where you can shop for fine silver, ceramics and famed alpaca crafts.

  • Family Inflatable Canoeing Urubamba

    White-water rafting & inflatable canoeing are fun sports, suitable for pretty much any one. No experience is needed to take part in this great day out to a beautiful section of the Urubamba River.

    The Pinipampa section is class I-II outside of Cuzco.

  • Full Day Highlights of the Sacred Valley with Wayra Lunch

    Wonderful full day private excursion to the village of Pisac home to its colorful Indian market and Inca ruins in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Lunch in Urubamba, followed by a visit to the impressive Inca town and fortress of Ollantaytambo.

  • Hike Huayna Picchu

    With a second day entry to Machu Picchu you can climb to the summit of Huayna Picchu (Wayna Picchu) for the classic bird's eye view over Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas.

  • Horse Trek to Huchuy Qosqo

    A fantastic one day horse trek climbing high into the Andes to experience huge views, local farming techniques and some rarely visited Inca ruins - a real wilderness treat for riders looking to get off the beaten track.

  • Inca Rail Machu Picchu - 360°

    Boasting expansive panoramic windows and an outdoor observation carriage, the 360° carriage on Inca Rail is all about the views, and the perfect way to enjoy the spectacular scenery as you journey by train to Machu Picchu through Peru's Urubamba Valley.

  • Inca Rail Machu Picchu - The First Class Train

    Travel to Machu Picchu in total comfort on the Inca Rail First-Class service, enjoying views from the large picture windows and outdoor balcony as you pass through stunning landscapes in the Urubamba Valley.

  • Inca Rail Machu Picchu - The Private Train

    The Private Inca Rail journey to Machu Picchu allows guests to travel in comfort, relaxing in the plush lounge chairs and soaking in the valley views along the way to this iconic ancient citadel. A private carriage is reserved exclusively for your party.

  • Km 104 trek to Machu Picchu

    Reach the iconic ancient citadel of Machu Picchu on the one-day KM104 trek, taking in the final portion of the Classic Inca Trail without the need to camp overnight. On arrival, soak in spectacular views over the Inca ruins and the dramatic valley below.

  • Lares - Alternative Inca Trail

    The Lares Trail to Machu Picchu is an excellent alternative to the busy Inca Trail for those who want to get off the beaten track and experience authentic Andean communities surrounded by stunning mountain landscapes. No permits required.

  • Paraglide over the Sacred Valley

    Soar through the skies of the Sacred Valley on an unforgettable tandem flight. Soak in the serenity and breath-taking views from the highest point in the valley for an experience of a lifetime.

  • Private Tour of Machu Picchu with lunch

    On arrival at Aguas Calientes train station you will be met by your guide and assisted with boarding the 30 minute bus journey to the ruins. You will be able to take lunch before meeting your guide again to start your tour.

  • Rafting the Source of The Amazon

    Raft one of the world's top ten rafting rivers, the 3000 meter deep Granite Canyon of the Rio Apurimac. This 3-day mini-expedition is quite extraordinary, and an adventure lover's dream come true.

  • Sacred Valley Horse Riding & Pisac

    Enjoy an unforgettable horse ride in the Sacred Valley (all abilities welcome) combined with a visit to the local market, Inca Ruins of Pisac and lunch. The Sol y Luna horses are Peruvian Paso horses, which are unique to Peru and truly wonderful to ride.

  • Stand-Up-Paddle & Cycling adventure

    Enjoy the sport of stand-up paddle boarding on the emerald Lake Huaypo before mountain biking to the agricultural terraces of Moray and the glistening salt pans of Maras. An adrenaline fuelled day exploring some of the highlights of the Sacred Valley.

  • Trek to Choquequirao

    Head way-off the beaten track and be one of the few adventurers to visit the incredible site of Choquequirao, dramatically located on a promontory above the roaring Apurimac River, on a five-day challenging mule-supported hike.

  • Urubamba White-Water Rafting

    Anyone looking for a fun and adventurous day out from Cuzco or Sacred Valley should try this superb white-water rafting trip, which takes guests down a beautiful section of the Urubamba River - suitable for almost all ages and abilities.

Location & directions

Sacred Valley, Peru

Aranwa Sacred Valley is 30-minutes from Cuzco city and 30-minutes from Ollantaytambo Station where trains take 90-minutes to reach Aguas Calinetes for Machu Picchu.
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