Sprawled across 6 acres of greenery, and situated alongside the Urubamba River, this retreat offers tranquility and comfort. Each room comes with riverfront views, outshone only by the cheery alpaca blankets and embroidered throw pillows—both of which, along with shampoos and soaps, are locally made. The only thing better than the views and the rooms is the sanguine staff and first-rate service. Even if you came to see the valley, don't be afraid to spend a couple of
days idling about the property and in the heated swimming pool. Horseback riding and adventure tours can be arranged at reception, cooking classes are available on request, and the spa offers a variety of ways to pamper yourself. The on-site restaurants feature the freshest produce from the hotel's own gardens. Rio Sagrado's charm isn't surprising: the hotel is an offshoot of Belmond (owners of Cusco's Monasterio) and PeruRail.