Arrive in Cuzco, a city that was once the capital of the Incan empire. Check in to Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, a refurbished colonial convent, and relax in total luxury amid this beautiful city.
The next morning, embark on a four-hour walking tour of Cuzco. Starting from the Main Square, learn about the exquisite Spanish Colonial architecture and the history behind it. You will also see the Incan Sun Temple and the breathtaking cathedral, which houses a collection of colonial art pieces and archaeological artefacts. You can also tailor your tour tp your interests, and add on a visit to the chocolate museum, Pre-Columbian Art Museum, San Pedro Market, the quaint neighbourhood of San Blas or the Casa Concha manor, which is a fully restored colonial mansion housing an extensive collection of historic artefacts.
Families may also like to play ‘The Cuzco Challenge’, a live-action play meets scavenger hunt which brings to life the city’s history with traditionally dressed Incan characters. With stories, tests, quizzes and clues leading your around the city, this is a fun way to explore.
In the afternoon, enjoy an interactive cookery class, and learn about Peruvian gastronomy and the fusion of culinary traditions from the diverse cultures of the country.
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
Years of restoration has converted this former palace and convent into one of the city's most exclusive hotels; a fabulous spa, the city's first outdoor pool and stylish restaurants serving cutting-edge local cuisine complete this intimate urban retreat. Featuring just 55 suites, this ultra-exclusive resort is enriched with oxygen and the essence of elegance. Each suite enjoys butler service while the signature restaurant provides delectable dining experiences and some of the regions finest excursions and activities.
Steeped in 16th Century architecture and delightfully dedicated to its Inca and Andean heritage, this unforgettable hotel is a joy to experience. Embrace the spirit of South America with a sizzling salsa lesson, taste Peru’s national drink Pisco or take a cooking class to recreate the fulsome flavours of Peruvian cuisine. The hotel itself is a work of art and guided tours reveal the fascinating history of the stunning setting.
The ideal addition to any Peru or Machu Picchu itinerary, this stand out hotel is, in its own way, one of Peru’s finest man-made wonders.
- Type:Luxury Hotel
- Summary:Set in a tranquil plaza behind Cusco's main square
- Feature:The city's first outdoor pool
- Rooms:55 suites
- Nearest airport:Cuzco Airport