While in Peru, why not indulge in a relaxing experience in one of the country’s most luxurious spas, and add a little touch of glamour to your vacation? In the past years, Peru has been progressively developing its luxury market with more and more top class hotels, spas and shopping centers dedicated to providing a luxurious experience and the optimum level of comfort to their clients. Just in time for Valentine’s Day here is a selection of the best spas that you will find while traveling across Peru.
Travel to Colca Canyon to experience the unique beauty of this gigantic natural wonder, twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, and soak up spectacular views of the valley while enjoying some of the most luxurious treatments available in Peru. Located within the Colca Valley, the Eco-Spa, part of the excellent Colca Lodge, is probably on the most well-appointed spas in the country, with unique natural hot springs. This eco-friendly spa offers many amenities and is equipped with the most modern facilities. Here you will find pools, saunas, Jacuzzis, as well as highly qualified therapists dedicated to your utmost pleasure and relaxation.
Nazca, with its impressive geoglyphs carved in the stone known as the Nazca Lines, is a popular destination among travelers curious to learn all about the mysteries of Peru’s fascinating history. Although Nazca is a lovely and quiet town, there isn’t much to see there, so take the time to relax after your flight over the lines, and treat yourselves to a massage or treatment at the Cantayo Spa Resort. Located in a hotel, this elegant spa offers great services such as therapeutic hydro-massages, plantar massages, yoga and meditation areas. You can also practice shooting the traditional Japanese arc (Kuydo) or explore the trails in the beautiful park surrounded by over 500 orange and lemon trees.
No trip to Peru is complete without an immersion in the unique history of the country and its Inca people. Must-dos are of course Machu Picchu and the nearby city of Cusco, with its impressive surrounding valley, filled with Inca ruins and traditional villages, known as the Sacred Valley. Take a day or two to explore this area and learn about the history of the Incas across the Valley. Altitude might get to your head so this is the perfect place to relax and treat yourself to a soothing spa experience in between adventures. Casa Andina’s Sacred Spa, located within the Casa Andina Private Collection Hotel, welcomes you in a traditional atmosphere, with colorful local textiles, native plants and Andean music. This oasis of serenity with its stone floors, bamboo walls and waterfalls provides a luxurious and soothing ambience in which you can relax in the hands of highly trained personal. Andean therapies characterize this excellent spa, such as Anallaw (Andean energy massage using hot semi precious stones) or Maracuyaway Qaqoy (using honey and passion fruit).
Another favorite among the luxury spas of Peru is the Mayu Wilka Spa located in the Rio Sagrado Hotel in Cusco’s Sacred Valley. Lying on a magnificent river front stone monument, secluded amongst indigenous trees and a beautiful natural setting of wild flowers, this amazing spa awaits you with traditional treatments ranging from local native plants therapies to massages providing you with the most soothing and relaxing experience. The excellent amenities of this spa include a spacious indoor/outdoor Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and Spanish shower. Let the professional therapists take care of you and you are sure to leave feeling stimulated, rejuvenated and ready for new adventures.
And of course, let’s not forget the extraordinary and luxurious Aranwa Hotel’s Wellness Center in the Sacred Valley. This Spa is a sanctuary of style, serenity and comfort, surrounded by lush gardens and artificial lagoons, where everything tranquility and harmony reign supreme. Featuring 7 treatment rooms, including a duet suite for an intimate experience, an exclusive area for native treatments, and an opulent hydrotherapy area, with different temperature pools, steam room, sauna, massaging footbath and private showers, this Spa takes you on a relaxing journey from which you will never want to come back!
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