Today we will continue our journey to Latin America. Are you passionate about archeology, architecture, history, mystery, prophecy? Do you want explore ancient civilization, lost empires, and also meet new people and experiment new cultures? What do you say about a journey where you will be fascinated by nature with his breathtaking mountains vista and by a tangible evidence of Inca Empire – Machu Picchu? But wait that’s not all, if you like spicy and delicious food, chocolate and also you are a wine lover Peru will be almost like heaven. And to make sure that your dream is completely we found the perfect hotel Palacio Nazarenas.
When it comes to unsurpassed hotel experiences and luxury travel, the name Belmond is synonymous with exclusivity, but in Cusco, Belmond surpasses even its own standards with Palacio Nazarenas.
You love history and architecture, right? You will stay in a sixteenth-century ancient palace build over Incan foundation, just imagine that. This former palace and convent emerge after years of restoration to become one of the most exclusive hotels in the city. Inca stone walls, the courtyard of the cloister and the old fountain witness a noble past. But suffice to delve a little more contemporary-Cuzco discover a fabulous spa, the first outdoor pool in the city and an elegant restaurant offering the best of the local cuisine. It offers a range of suites with breathtaking views of the old patio or pool. Some offer sweeping views of the hills of the site Sacsayhuaman Inca or Cuzco Cathedral in the Plaza de Armas.
It has only 55 suites, each enriched with oxygen and its own bar stocked with the finest ingredients for your private butler can prepare delicious drinks and cocktails. The heated pool provides the ideal place to unwind, relax, sunbathe and enjoy a drink from the bar next to the pool.
The attention to detail is astounding, from the best Brazilian hotel towels ever and high-end bath products to soft alpaca throws and local paintings in the rooms. Earthy yellows and blues complement the canopy beds with pure white bedding and carved chestnut brown furnishings commissioned from local artists. Five courtyards show off blue doors against white walls, and 16th-century fountains. With a pool, terraces and patios, a lounge and a library all available for you to use, you might be wondering what more you could ask.
As an extra treat, the Palacio has a personal butler on hand for you to cater for your every whim and make sure your stay is perfect.
Dinning at Senzo Restaurant
Senzo Restaurant offers exceptional food in an exciting atmosphere and refined at the same time. It combines traditional ingredients with innovative techniques for your unique gastronomic experience.
Particularly dishes include Hotel Palacio Nazarenas del Cusco indigenous herbs and decorated with edible flowers, many of which are grown around the hotel.
Also you can enjoy cocktails and refreshments in the only heated outdoor pool in Cuzco at Senzo Bar.
Let yourself be pampered at Hypnoze Spa
Inspired by Inca and Andean culture, Hypnôze Spa has developed treatments to improve physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Hypnôze has created its own brand of organic products using indigenous Peruvian ingredients, such as herbs, Andean salts and coca leaves. It enjoys a reputation as the best luxury destination spa Cusco has to offer.
How to reach the Hotel
Take a flight to Lima’s Jorge Chávez International Airport (via Madrid or Miami), followed by a 1-hour 15-minute domestic flight to Cuzco (overnight in Lima usually required). Just a 10-minute drive from the airport, Cuzco ( 3,399m above sea level), and you are at the hotel.
When to go
The best months to visit Machu Picchu are May to October.
From November to March is the rainy season in Machu Picchu, while between April and November is the dry shiny season.
What to pack?
Generally in Machu Picchu it is hot during the day and cold at night. You have to be prepared, because the weather has fluctuations. The ideal thing is carry a backpack, a sweater of wool, a jacket.
During the day you can use a t-shirt and a comfortable pair of pants. In the dry season (May- November) make sure you have you preferred sunglasses, a hat and sun block. It is necessary to carry many t-shirts, nobody knows when the rain starts, even in the dry season.
Make sure you pack an umbrella to carry in the rainy season, also wear waterproof boots for walking, as the floor gets very slippery.
Because of the climate in Machu Picchu there will be a lot of mosquitoes which are presented in greater numbers on sunny days, the itching skin irritation occurs, so bring mosquito repellent.
Also you can take your iPad (the hotel will surprise you, I promise).
Perched at a catch-your-breath elevation of 11,200 feet, Cusco is often seen as the gateway to the 15th-century Incan site of Machu Picchu, not to mention a convenient base with an airport and comfortable hotels. Yet the city is a flourishing destination in itself: the historical capital of the Inca Empire, home to countless layers of history, and a fascinating cultural melting pot. If you’ve traveled great distances deep into the Andes Mountains, and arrived in the former home of Incan leaders, wouldn’t it be a shame not to stop and look around?
The ancient Inca ruins are considered to be some of the most beautiful and mysterious sites in the world. Among the most impressive are the ruins at the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu; best experienced when hiking the Inca Trail.
Cusco is full of cosmopolitan pleasures, from cooking classes to vibrant markets, squares with street musicians to neighborhoods full of local artisans.
Nowadays Cusco is a city where you can taste not only local dishes but also food from almost all Peru. As a matter of fact, ceviche and juane (one of the most typical plate from the jungle) are available in small restaurants.
Cusco is home to its very own Chocolate Museum, with interactive exhibits that explore: where the cacao bean comes from, how it’s grown in Peru and beyond, and how chocolate is made.
What do you say about living your own journey? Hurry Cusco waits for you!
Please feel free and contact us, we will help you to make your dream trip true.
Dear dreamer I wish you a journey full of new experience at Palacio Nazarenas!
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