In need of a spa in the heart of Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas?
The Valley has several exclusive spas for you to choose from, offering a range of holistic and native-influenced services, everything from quinoa facials to shiatsu and water treatments to reflexology.
What better way to top off the spiritual experience of discovering the Sacred Valley and dining on Peruvian haute cuisine than with a sumptuous spa?
You might think that it would be hard to top a day spent exploring the Sacred Valley, its mystical landscapes and millenarian traditions, interspersed with meals prepared by Peruvian chefs, the most acclaimed in Latin America.
You would, however, be wrong. The Valley now has a range of world-class spas, offering a range of ways to pamper yourself, everything from global staples such as shiatsu and hyperbaric chambers to locally-inspired services such as an “Inca gold” facial. Here are three of the best spas in the Sacred Valley, each located in some of its most exclusive hotels:
Tambo Del Inka
This spa offers a range of massages, including one two-hour service with Yucamani stones designed to leave you with a sense of “incredible calmness”, and facials using cocoa, quinoa and Inca gold, among other pre-Colombian classics. But its specialty is water, and harnessing the healing and soothing powers of this essential element. That includes heated indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpools, Vichy and jet showers, sub-aquatic beds and hydrotherapy. It has 12 treatment rooms, including doubles for dual treatments with your partner.
Sol y Luna
This hotel’s Yacu Wasi spa offers treatments in private, candlelit treatment rooms, complemented by aromatherapy and essential oils, with an herbal sauna and steam room thrown in. The name means “house of water” in Quechua. Its massages, facials and hydrotherapy treatments all use organic, locally grown Andean herbs and plants.
Aranwa Sacred Valley
The well-equipped spa at this hotel offers everything from a hyperbaric chamber and hydrotherapy pools to aromatherapy oxygen. Highlights include an Inca sauna cleansing ritual, a “Kuni Runy” hot stone massage, a body scrub with locally-produced mountain salt, an Andean mud wrap, Ayurvedic treatments, and exfoliation using a gentle blend of cornmeal, aguaymanto or Andean gooseberries, honey and salt.
To try any of these spa experiences as part of your unique, individually tailored Peru itinerary, contact the Peru Empire Company at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +51-1-700-5100 or, if you are in the US, 347-713-7030/34.