There are a number of unique stays in Peru for travelers looking for both luxury accommodations and exciting adventures. From luxury river cruises down the Amazon on fully equipped yachts to a cozy “skylodge” suite that literally hangs from the side of a mountain, deciding where to stay in Peru is part of the thrill. In fact, we’d be so bold to say that Peru is the travel destination for travelers seeking the best of both worlds: comfort and adventure.
In this blog post, we share a few of our favorite unique stays in Peru that will certainly check all of the boxes.
– The Skylodge Adventure Suites By Natura Vive
The Skylodge Adventure Suite is a completely transparent hanging bedroom with a 300-degree view of the Sacred Valley. The only way to access the suspended suite is either by “via ferrata” or a steep hike – take your pick! Will it be the aerial runway over stunning Sacred Valley scenery or a thrilling climb up the rock face?
The hanging Skylodge Suite is equipped with solar-powered lighting, high-quality mattresses, down pillows, and comfortable quilts, as well as gourmet meals with wine included. Don’t miss a chance to stay in the world’s first hanging hotel during your southern Peru vacation, with the opportunity to zip-line your way down.
– Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, Cusco
Where to stay in Machu Picchu after a day exploring the fascinating Inca ruins? Relax in a tucked-away Andean village with 5-star amenities at the Machu Picchu Pueblo hotel by Inkaterra. Earthen terraces, rushing water, and cobblestone pathways hug this gem of a hotel upon its 12 acres of property. Though it is situated in a quiet corner of the Peruvian cloud forest (2020 meters or 6627 feet above sea level), Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel is located just across from the train station of the Machu Picchu train station in Aguas Calientes.
Spend a morning touring the Machu Picchu citadel and return to your unique stay in Peru to enjoy its numerous amenities. The Unu Spa will help you unwind body and mind with its wellness services such as massages and an Andean sauna. Guests are invited to partake in in-house excursions such as birdwatching, orchid tours, or twilight walks.
A truly unique experience is to stay in the Villa Inkaterra, a cabin complete with a private terrace and plunge pool, all with views of lush Andean gardens. VIP treatment also includes round-the-clock butler service.
– Belmond Las Casitas in Colca Canyon, Arequipa
Nestled near one of the deepest canyons in the world, the Belmond Las Casitas in Colca Canyon, Arequipa, make for a unique stay in Peru. The stunning views make this an exceptional place to rest and restore after exploring the surrounding arid lands.
Regional delicacies are served at the on-site restaurant while a spa, tucked away beneath the shade of looming trees, provides irresistible botanical and detox treatments. After indulging in a few on-site experiences— such as horseback riding, llama feeding, and a photo shoot with the glamorous Peruvian Paso Horse — it’s time to retreat to your incredible suite.
Marked by an authentic local style, the private casitas (small houses) are an enchanting home away from home. The 240m2 Presidential Casita features a private terrace, heated pool, two fireplaces, living and kitchen area, and much more to satisfy your every need. Las Casitas in Colca Canyon are an ideal retreat after hiking the historic trails that surround it.
– Delfin III by Delfin Amazon Cruises, Iquitos
If an Amazon River vacation is in your travel plans then consider the possibility of taking a cruise down the Amazon aboard the luxury Peruvian yacht Delfin III. Operated by Delfin Amazon Cruises, the swanky yet intimate vessel is based in Iquitos, the largest city in the world only accessible by boat or plane.
Furnished with 22 immaculate deluxe suites, the Delfin III luxury Amazon cruise ship brings the jungle to guests as each private room is fitted with floor-to-ceiling picture windows. Meanwhile, in the common spaces, you will find beautiful indoor and outdoor lounge areas, a sundeck with a plunge pool, a spa and gym, and of course the bar.
Gourmet meals prepared by world-recognized Peruvian chefs await you in the dining room each day, keeping you energized for your daily excursions off the boat. Spot wildlife like pink river dolphins, caiman, and colorful birdlife. No doubt about it, sail on this Amazon River cruise in a Peru travel experience you will never forget.
– The Treehouse Lodge In Iquitos
Another unique stay in Peru can be found in Iquitos. The tree houses of The Treehouse Lodge surprisingly come equipped with all the comforts you’d expect in a luxury accommodation in the Amazon: comfortable beds with white linens, showers (cool water only), eco-friendly bathrooms, and mosquito netting for each bed.
The tree houses themselves are also surrounded by transparent mosquito netting for an unobstructed view of the surroundings, including the many birds and other wildlife sharing the canopy with you. Meals are served in the main (non-tree-house) lodge and are prepared with fresh ingredients by world-class chefs. This is a unique way to experience the childlike wonder of sleeping in a tree, without sacrificing comfort.
– Hotel Paracas, A Luxury Collection Resort, Paracas
Along the Peruvian coast, in front of the Paracas National Reserve and just four hours south of Lima, is the 5-star Hotel Paracas. The high-end beachfront resort features terraces with ocean or garden views so that the guest never feels far from nature but always with enough privacy. Suites are complete with living rooms, while upgraded suites include private plunge pools.
Hotel Paracas includes an on-site gourmet restaurant as well as an Italian bistro for more casual dining. Guests will revel in the private strip of beach in front of the hotel, as well as two heated outdoor pools and one indoor pool for a refreshing dip.
Beyond the views, what makes Hotel Paracas a unique stay in Peru is the incredible access that travelers have to nearby sites. It is just over half a mile away from the Pisco Museum and not even 13 miles from the Paracas Candelabra prehistoric monument. Paracas is often likened to the Galapagos Islands for its variety of marine life, including sea lions and even penguins, making this southern coastal hotel an exciting destination for couples and families.
– Titilaka, Lake Titicaca
A luxury 5-star hotel, Titilaka is a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux hospitality group, with staff incredibly dedicated to offering top service. Located on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake, Titilaka is a superb destination to reconnect to your senses and appreciate a slowed-down lifestyle practiced by local communities.
Crafted out of locally-sourced reed plants, the islands of Lake Titicaca are magnificent man-made creations. With Titilaka as your base, you can return to these islands and connect with those who have lived there for generations. Marvel at the colorful reed boats they use as transportation and support them by purchasing artisan crafts or sharing a meal.
When you return to shore, cozy up in any of the 18 lake-facing rooms that are full of natural light by day and a unique tranquility by night. The hotel is located on a private peninsula shared only with the indigenous Aymara community. Be sure to check out the incredible stargazing excursions offered on-site.
– Let Kuoda arrange a luxurious adventure stay in Peru
Will it be the luxury Amazon cruise or a night cliff-side under the stars? Or maybe The Treehouse Lodge caught your attention? Whichever unique stay in Peru you choose, you can count on both luxury and adventure to find you there.
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