The luxurious side of Cusco

Thursday November 22, 2018
The luxurious side of Cusco

The demand for luxury-travel is growing in Peru and in especially in the city of Cusco this can be noted. Cusco offers a wide range of five-star accommodation which also focusses on a natural lifestyle and discovering ancient architecture. Read more to find out about the best luxury spots in Cusco.

The city of Cusco is full of hidden gems, stories and beautiful sights. No matter how often you’ve walked the streets, there’s always more to discover. Nowadays, a new side of the city is evolving. The luxurious travel industry is usually associated with distance of the local daily live and the poverty that may come with it. According to the website "Living in Peru" however, the interest in this new "luxury travel" is driven "by people that want to focus on simplicity and quality more than excesses that usually come with high-end tourism".

This demand for simplicity and quality expresses itself, for instance, in the culinary side of Peruvian cuisine. Traditional recipes are being refined to meet de modern standards. The new tastes can be tried at several good restaurants in Cusco, such as Chicha Restaurant, La Bodega, Calle del Medio, El Hada and Senzo.

When it comes to luxurious hotels in Cusco, The Casona Inkaterra, located in a mansion, is the place to be. With marble tubs in each bathroom and a warm interior it will guarantee an amazing stay in Cusco. Equally amazing are The Plaza Nazarenas and The Casa Cartagena. The Hotel Monasterio is located in colonial buildings transformed into a luxurious hotel where the rooms once belonged to priests and monks. The high-end Marriot Hotel Casa Andina belongs to chain and the latest addition to the list is El Mercado Tungui Hotel. The hotel also includes a restaurant with freshly prepared Peruvian food.

To experience this new, luxurious side of Cusco make sure to try out the restaurants and hotels on this list and guarantee yourself of an amazing visit!

Tips for a high-end Tour or Trek in Cusco:

Salkantay Plus Trek to Machu Picchu

The Salkantay to Machu Picchu trek has become popular with trekkers wanting to combine a quieter, less trodden route with a visit to the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu. Be surrounded with magnificent scenery and trek over several high passes. The trip includes high mountain scenery and subtropical forest views. During the Salkantay Plus Hike, you overnight in luxurious glass domes!

Hiram Bingham Train Tour to Machu Picchu

According to the Magazine "Conde Nast Traveller UK", this is considered the best train in the world. The Hiram Bingham luxury train links Cuzco and Machu Picchu, via the impressive and dramatic valley of the Urubamba River. The journey can be made as a day excursion, or with an overnight stay at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge.

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