Looking down on the long, stone & wood Explora Sacred Valley lodge in a bright green Andean valley with purple flowers.
Empty wood chaise lounge chairs with basket-like side tables sit against a stone wall by a pool at Explora Sacred Valley Lodge.
Living area at Explora Sacred Valley Lodge with high ceilings, various wood touches & seating areas, one with guests eating.
Dining room at Explora Sacred Valley Lodge with 2 rows of booth seating & chairs opposite under a high ceiling & by large windows,
Room at Explora Sacred Valley lodge with 2 beds, large window, table & 2 chairs in a minimalist decor bathed in natural light.
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Explora Sacred Valley Lodge

Explora Sacred Valley Lodge (Explora Valle Sagrado) is nestled in a valley ringed by high Andean mountains. Step inside its walls for a nature-minded and minimalist reflection of its surroundings. And enjoy its privileged location within one of the region’s most remote ancient corn plantations, near the village of Urquillos, where townspeople still harvest corn today. This premium, high-end, all-inclusive lodge offers a home base from which to explore Cusco (1.5 hours overland), Machu Picchu (via a full-day excursion) and the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Why Stay at Explora Sacred Valley

Choose Explora Lodge Sacred Valley for a property that’s steeped in its surroundings, with a choose-your-own-adventure program tailored to the individual interests of each guest. The Sacred Valley is a huge playground for outdoor lovers, with mountains, lagoons, glaciers and rivers ripe for hiking and cycling; as well as host to incredible cultural heritage and world-renowned cuisine. This is the place to discover how much more there is to this region outside of Machu Picchu.

Read our Explora Sacred Valley reviews for additional insight from our expert staff, and travelers like you. Our Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu experts have stayed at Explora Sacred Valley, as well as sister Explora properties in South America, and can provide firsthand knowledge into these properties, as well as compare the Explora Lodge in Sacred Valley Peru with other adventure lodging and Peru travel.

Design & Sustainability at Explora Sacred Valley Lodge

The upscale lodge’s natural feel reflects the flowing lines of the Sacred Valley and its Urubamba River. Wood and stone mix to create an understated and inviting theme. Natural light and sun-soaked walls combine with low-consumption lighting and a conscientious waste program to keep the lodge’s environmental footprint small. Finally, this property is operated by a certified B Company which is carbon neutral.

Common Areas at Explora Sacred Valley Lodge

An inviting, open living room welcomes guests to relax in cozy spaces with brilliant sunshine by day and warm fires by night. The gastronomic restaurant offers crafted Peru specialties in a refined-yet-relaxed, minimalist atmosphere. Additionally, an auditorium holds 70 people for large group gatherings and a private room for a small group of 10 guests. Gear up or collect local crafts and regional books from the onsite shop. And appreciate WiFi access throughout the lodge.

Dining at Explora Sacred Valley Lodge

Guests of the Explora Resort Sacred Valley Peru are encouraged to connect with their unique location through various means, including food. Enjoy dishes conceived by renowned Peruvian chef Virgilio Martínez, owner of the second best restaurant in the world, according to The World’s Best Restaurants’ 2022 ranking. The menu at Explora Lodge Sacred Valley Peru is inspired by the Andes and its diversity of products, ingredients and traditions. Every ingredient is traced to a local farmer, ensuring freshness and authenticity.

Activities at Explora Sacred Valley Lodge

Guests of the Explora Hotel Sacred Valley are treated to a daily menu of over 40 self- or fully guided explorations, with options rated as easy, moderate, advanced and expert. Hike, bike, travel overland by van, ride a horse, or design a combination of various options. Experience the colonial history of Cusco and the architectural magnificence of the Incas in Machu Picchu. Visit isolated villages and archaeological sites such as Ollantaytambo, Moray, Chinchero and Pisac. And climb Andean mountains to appreciate their role as ancient guardians.

After a full day of exploration, unwind at the Pumacahua Bath House, a brilliantly preserved colonial house. Preserved by restoration experts with the help of the Archaeology Institute of Peru, this house offers a place to recharge after an exploratory day. Relax among the heated open-air swimming pool, two Jacuzzis, two massage rooms (added cost), plus a sauna and a steam bath.

Accommodations at Explora Sacred Valley Lodge

Each of the 50 rooms of Explora Lodge Sacred Valley Peru (including one accessible room) offer a peaceful respite after full days of exploration. Choose from two twin beds or one king-size bed in a cozy room with warm wood paneling and touches of comfort. Enjoy the solace of a digital detox with no television or minibars. All rooms offer the same amenities: an extra bed and crib for children (subject to availability); air conditioning and heating; a private bathroom with jetted bathtub and hair dryer; and an iPhone docking station. Phone calls and laundry service are available for a fee. Interconnecting rooms may be available for families or groups.

Room at Explora Sacred Valley lodge with 2 beds, large window, table & 2 chairs in a minimalist decor bathed in natural light.
Standard Room

The 44 Standard Rooms are each 430 square feet with either 1 king-sized bed or 2 twin beds and views of the corn plantations and surrounding mountains.

Suite at Explora Sacred Valley lodge Peru with beds large window, exterior door, couch, table & 2 chairs in a minimalist decor.

The 6 Suites are each 570 square feet with 1 fixed king-sized bed and views of the corn plantations and surrounding mountains.

Map showing where Explora Sacred Valley Lodge sits near Cusco and Machu Picchu in southeastern Peru.
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