Wellness and Relaxation in a Sacred Setting

October 9, 2012

Destinations, South America

A popular destination for backpackers and visitors on a shoe-string budget, Peru also has plenty to offer the luxury traveller. If you’re short on vacation time like many North Americans, and want to combine adventure with a side of luxury, there are some great options here.

One of my favourite properties in Peru was the Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel and Wellness. Just over an hour from the city of Cusco, the hotel is a beautifully renovated seventeenth century colonial hacienda in the Urubamba Valley.

Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Spa – The perfect setting to unwind

We arrived here after a long journey from Lima (made longer due to a missed flight) and were thrilled when we saw how tranquil Aranwa was. With 101 rooms and 14 suites, the hotel is set in one of the most beautiful areas of Peru.

The Chapel on the Aranwa property

Our room was extremely large, with floor to ceiling windows, letting in plenty of light and the bed was so comfortable it was hard to get up the next morning. The bathroom was complete with his and hers sinks, a massive bathtub and rain shower.

If you’re looking for some serious pampering, Aranwa has one of the largest Wellness Centres in the region. Seven treatment rooms, three hydrotherapy pools, oxygen room, yoga enclave and fitness centre, along with various wellness options, mean you could spend weeks here trying out the different treatments.

With only one night to spend at Aranwa, I didn’t get the opportunity to experience much at the spa, outside from a 30 minute massage. However, it was 30 minutes of total bliss – the best way to start the morning and recover from a long day of travel. This is the perfect stop on your way to or from Macchu Picchu.

Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness

* Room rates at Aranwa range from US $260 to $2,500 per night. For more information visit www.aranwahotels.com

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