It’s widely known that Peru boasts stunning landscapes, award-winning gastronomy, and world-class cultural experiences, but often overlooked are the personalized tours and premier boutique properties that make for an unforgettable luxury vacation to Peru. Those seeking luxury are able to find some of the continent’s most impressive places to stay, which provide first-rate services and relaxation after exploring famed ruins, dining at the world’s best restaurants, and experiencing indigenous cultures first-hand.
For travelers looking for close attention to detail, personalized service, and top-of-the-line travel experiences – here are five hotels luxury hotels in Peru to consider for your next trip to South America with Kuoda Travel!
For an experience that feels local yet still luxurious, the charming “casita” houses of Sol y Luna are the perfect getaway for those looking to explore the Sacred Valley in a boutique way, surrounded by tropical gardens full of butterflies and hummingbirds, the hotel has a gorgeous naturalistic pool and plenty of greenery. At Sol Y Luna, you’ll be surrounded by the Andean mountains of southern Peru, in bungalows situated in the midst of beautifully landscaped gardens, home to approximately 35 species of birds.
Guests of Sol y Luna have a choice of one of 43 casitas or small houses to stay in that come in 3 different classes of luxury – superior, deluxe, and premium. With a premium option, your casita comes with your own reception area and a private Jacuzzi, among other perks.
In the morning, guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet – but the property also has an array of excellent dining options that are chef-prepared, using local ingredients with a focus on seasonal availability.
Guests can also make an appointment at the resort’s Yacu Wasi spa for facial treatments, massages, and steam baths – many of the treatments are even tailored specifically to acclimation to the high altitude. As part of your stay, you are welcome to use the sauna and gym, by appointment. Tai Chi and yoga classes are available to groups of two or more.
The resort has demonstrated a commitment to sustainable hospitality, with buildings constructed from locally sourced materials. Sol Y Luna also has a positive involvement with the local community, through programs that help local underprivileged children attend schools.
Sol y Luna nestles in the hills of the Sacred Valley, a short train ride from Aguas Calientes, with easy access to Machu Picchu, and with several Inca settlements on its doorstep so visitors have ample opportunity to explore the rich history and culture of the Sacred Valley.
Exploring the Peruvian Andes in high luxury style and in the most sustainable way is more attainable than ever before with a stay at Inkaterra La Casona, Cusco’s first boutique hotel built in the 16th Century – which is leading the way for sustainable travel in Peru. La Casona has just 11 carefully designed suites, which keeps the space intimate and ensures each guest is thoughtfully attended to – to the point where Inkaterra reservations staff even go as far as to find the preferences and dislikes of their guests before they check-in.
Each suite is complete with heavy carved wooden doors, a stone fireplace, heated floors, and an extra large bathtub for travelers to soak and relax in. With its gorgeous colonial design and 16th-century furniture in each of the rooms – travelers will feel as if they’ve checked into a royal palace for their stay in the Sacred Valley.
Located halfway between the former Incan empire capital of Cusco and the beloved Wonder of the World of Machu Picchu, Las Qolqas is a sustainable boutique hotel that opened in December of 2021. The hotel invites guests to experience the majesty of the Peruvian landscape of the charming town of Ollantaytambo while having a positive impact on the environment and local inhabitants.
Ollantaytambo is a village in the Sacred Valley of south Peru, set on the Urubamba River amid snow-capped mountains, known for its ruins, a massive Inca fortress with large stone terraces on a hillside, and its cobblestone streets and adobe buildings.
Founded by Herman van den Wall Bake in partnership with sustainable tourism expert Carlos Gonzales, Las Qolqas was designed and outfitted with locally sourced materials, from the bed sheets to the shampoo and everything in between. The on-site restaurant is also a functional greenhouse, and all the food served is made with locally sourced ingredients grown less than one kilometer from the grounds. The on-site compost system supports the region’s specific biodiversity, and there are no single-use plastics permitted on the property.
Only 50 guests may visit this lush property at a time so as to pay close attention to each guest and keep all systems efficient and in line with the eco-conscious goals.
Sanctuary Lodge, A Belmond Hotel, is the only hotel situated at the entrance to Machu Picchu. Its prime location gives guests the best chance of beating the crowds in the Lost City. One voter extolled its “incomparable location,” as well as its “excellent service,” while another mentioned that the experience was “beyond expectations”.
Boasting the enviable status of being the only accommodation to actually be set at the entrance of Machu Picchu, the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is a very convenient and suitably luxurious place to stay. Guests have the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely breakfast on the terrace while gazing at the orchid gardens before completing a short stroll into the national park. There are 32 guestrooms to choose from, most of which come with their own patio areas where guests can dine in style. The onsite Tampu restaurant offers excellent Peruvian cuisine such as stuffed alpaca and fish ceviches, while guests who are especially hungry after a day of exploring the ruins can indulge in the Tinkuy buffet restaurant. A range of activities is available on the site from yoga and al fresco massages to Pisco tasting sessions in the bar.
Perched on a Peruvian peninsula on the stunning banks of Lake Titicaca, Titilaka hotel is found in the middle of some of the world’s most remote and spectacular surroundings. Lake Titicaca is known for being the birthplace of the Incan Empire and offers a world of history, outdoor adventure, and solitude. Enjoying this stunning destination is easy at Titilaka, a modern full-service resort that offers incredible panoramic lake views, creative dining experiences that combine seasonal produce and traditional Andean Ingredients, and unique cultural experiences like visiting the local Uros community. The hotel is committed to sustainability as more than 90% of staff are locals and the property sources food locally, while its business model focuses on conserving Andean traditions. Not to mention, with its isolated location and lack of light pollution, sunsets and the star-speckled night sky here are once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
Whether you’re a traveler with a focus on sustainability or a luxury lover looking to experience Peru in the most high-end way possible, enjoy staying at one of Peru’s most incredible luxury hotels, on a custom-designed trip planned by the expert team at Kuoda. Contact us today to learn more about our personalized luxury Peruvian tours.