The 12 Best Luxury Spa Resorts in Peru

Experience these incredible spa resorts in Peru, from river view massages at the base of Machu Picchu to hot spring sessions in the heart of Colca Canyon.
Hot springs nestled in the canyon landscape at Colca Lodge's Eco Thermal Spa, one of the best spa resorts in Peru.
Hot springs nestled in the canyon landscape at Colca Lodge's Eco Thermal Spa. Photo by Colca Lodge.

Indulge your senses in a relaxing experience at one of the best spa resorts in Peru. In the past years, Peru has progressively developed its luxury market with more and more top class hotels and spas. These resorts are dedicated to providing supreme tranquility via a serene ambiance paired with quality massage and other wellness services in state-of-the-art facilities.  

Check out our top 12 best luxury spa resorts in Peru, hand selected and carefully vetted by our team. Again and again, we, as well as our travelers, have stayed at these sumptuous hotels and experienced utmost tranquility, dusted by the intrinsic magic of Peru. 

12 Best Luxury Spa Resorts in Peru

  1. Palacio del Inka (Cusco)
  2. Belmond Hotel Monasterio (Cusco)
  3. Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba (Sacred Valley)
  4. Belmond Rio Sagrado (Sacred Valley)
  5. Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel (Machu Picchu)
  6. Casa del Sol (Machu Picchu)
  7. Westin Hotel (Lima)
  8. JW Marriott (Lima)
  9. Colca Lodge (Colca Canyon)
  10. Belmond Las Casitas (Colca Canyon)
  11. Paracas Hotel (Paracas)
  12. Andean Explorer Train (Puno-Cusco-Arequipa)

1. Palacio del Inka (Cusco) 

This centuries old mansion is, today, a royal retreat for visitors from near and far. This historic landmark features stone archways, authentic Spanish art, and is directly across from Coricancha, the most important religious site of the Inca Empire. This dazzling past is embellished by a luxurious and tranquil present. The onsite Andes Spirit Spa features hydrotherapy baths with marble and stone surround, relaxation rooms with heated wooden lounges and twinkle light ceilings, and therapeutic services like couples massages and Andean body wraps.

When your spa day is complete, you can retreat to your majestic guest room, or enjoy epicurean dishes made with local regional ingredients at the onsite Inti Raymi restaurant. This is the ultimate relaxation experience in Cusco either before or after your exciting quest to Machu Picchu

Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Cusco Website

Andes Spirit Spa by Palacio del Inka

A indoor waterfall at the hydrothermal pools at Palacio del Inka spa resort in Peru.

The hydrothermal pools of Palacio del Inka’s Andes Spirit Spa. Photo by Palacio del Inka.

2. Belmond Hotel Monasterio (Cusco) 

A quick walk from the iconic Plaza de Armas of Cusco is the Belmond Hotel Monasterio. This historic 5-star hotel was formerly a 17th century monastery built upon ancient Inca ruins. Get a sense of this vibrant past while reveling in your opulent guest room or suite featuring king or twin sized beds, marble bathrooms and regal colonial decor. 

Walk around the resort and visit the elaborate chapel from the 1500s or sip tea in the cloister-style courtyard with walkways, flowerbeds, a fountain and a 300-year-old cedar tree as a centerpiece. Also, you may take to one of the onsite restaurants featuring regional, locally-sourced cuisine. If that’s not enough to elevate your senses, visit the therapy suite for soothing aromatherapy and invigorating massage services. 

Belmond Hotel Monasterio Cusco Website

Andean bath with rose petals and candles at Hotel Monasterio in Cusco.

Andean Bath at Belmond Hotel Monasterio. Photo by Hotel Monasterio.

3. Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba (Sacred Valley) 

This hacienda-style resort in the picturesque countryside of the Sacred Valley offers the perfect Andean retreat. Not only are the guest rooms, casitas and suites super comfortable with gorgeous views of the valley, the onsite restaurant features local ingredients harvested from the property’s own organic farm. Visitors get a feeling of wellness and vitality from the moment they step onto the grounds.  

A highlight of the resort is the Mayu Spa. “Their spa was really beautiful, it has a tone of understated luxury to it, in line with the rest of the hotel,” says Cornelia Collett of Peru for Less. “If you opt for a massage, your massage therapist will take you into the spa’s herb garden, where you can choose your own herbs that the oil will be infused with. There are two massage rooms that can be connected, so if you are a couple, you can enjoy a couples massage. Before or after your massage, you can enjoy warm herbal tea or cold infused water in the warm plunge pool while you gaze up at the stars (true story, it was so beautiful). I would highly recommend the wellness spa at this hotel to anyone that stays there.” 

Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba Sacred Valley Website

Mayu Spa by Hacienda Urubamba 

Beautiful views of the valley from lounges at Hacienda Urubamba, one of the best spa resorts in Peru.

Beautiful views of the valley from lounges at Hacienda Urubamba. Photo by Hacienda Urubamba.

4. Belmond Rio Sagrado (Sacred Valley) 

Another favorite among the luxury spas resorts in Peru is the Mayu Wilka Spa located in the Belmond Rio Sagrado Hotel. Lying on a magnificent riverfront 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 in the Sacred Valley include a spacious indoor/outdoor Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and Spanish shower. “I did a Massage at Rio Sagrado and loved the quaint feel of their spa,” said Adam Laughter, Travel Advisor for Peru for Less. “I especially loved that we were conveniently able to schedule our massage service at check-in.” It’s an excellent choice when it comes to spa resorts in Peru, complete with lovely terrace rooms, villas and suites. There are also two excellent onsite restaurants specializing in regional cuisine with locally-sourced ingredients. 

Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado Sacred Valley Website

Mayu Willka Spa by Rio Sagrado 

The stone and glass exterior of the Mayu Willka Spa nestled in the greenery of Belmond Rio Sagrado.

The Mayu Willka Spa nestled in the greenery of Belmond Rio Sagrado. Photo by Rio Sagrado.

5. Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel (Machu Picchu) 

This Machu Picchu nature retreat is the ultimate spot to rest after exploring ancient Inca ruins. With medicinal herb gardens, cascades, native orchids and more than 400 species of birds gracing its stone pathways, Inkaterra El Pueblo is like a paradise. The onsite Unu Spa provides a mystical experience and all treatments are complemented by 100 percent local and natural botanicals. Services include deep tissue massage, exfoliation with sacred coca leaves, reflexology, Andean sauna and more. 

The guest rooms are nestled right into the cloud forest landscape, and decorated with local art and exposed eucalyptus beam accents. Room amenities include a heater, minibar and robe with Andean slippers crafted from recycled materials. The onsite Cafe Inkaterra serves up Andean fusion and overlooks the Vilcanota River. Add a night or two in Aguas Calientes, the town at the base of Machu Picchu, to fully appreciate the grounds. 

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel 

Unu Spa by Inkaterra El Pueblo

Thatched Roof Dome Treatment Room at Machu Picchu El Pueblo's Unu Spa

An authentic treatment room at Machu Picchu El Pueblo’s Unu Spa. Photo by Machu Picchu El Pueblo.

6. Casa del Sol (Machu Picchu) 

This quaint boutique hotel resort in Aguas Calientes is located right on the banks of the Vilcanota River. The comfortable guest rooms are adorned with traditional Andean textiles and decor. In-room amenities include LCD DirecTV, frigobar, bathrobe and slippers, digital safe and breakfast table. Many rooms have the river just out the window to lull you to sleep. The hotel also has exceptional onsite services, such as the riverside Manka Restaurant and the K’intu Spa. 

“What made the massage experience at Casa del Sol outstanding for me was that the massage room is a glass pod on the side of the cliff overlooking the crystal blue river below,” says Michelle Talsma, Travel Advisor with Peru for Less. “You get this incredible experience walking in, and while your eyes are closed most of the time because you’ll be so relaxed, you can hear the soft and calming sound of the river close by. Another reason I love the idea of travelers choosing a spa service here is that it’s coupled with an incredibly exciting, but tiring, day! Machu Picchu is an adventure, so having a moment to just relax in the midst of a busy trip can enhance the overall experience so much!”

Casa del Sol Machu Picchu Boutique Hotel Website

K’intu Spa by Casa del Sol

Women in process of a hot stone massage treatment overlooking the Vilcanota River outside a wall of windows.

Hot stone massage treatment overlooking the Vilcanota River at Casa Del Sol’s K’intu Spa. Photo by Casa del Sol.

7. Westin (Lima) 

The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center is located in the high-end commercial district of San Isidro. It features spacious, modern rooms, sweeping views of the city and excellent onsite dining. Most notably, this hotel has, hands down, one of the best spa resorts in Lima (and the largest). In fact, it is arguably one of the best spa resorts in Peru as a whole. Called the Heavenly Spa®, it features 17 treatment rooms, hydromassage suites, turkish baths, saunas, steam rooms, vichy showers and a relaxation room with heated wooden beds and a ceiling reminiscent of a starry sky. Treatments include body scrubs, facials, massages, body wraps and more, and are complete with a complimentary cocktail at the start and cast iron pot of herbal tea to conclude the experience. 

With contemporary shopping and dining within walking distance, and San Isidro’s famous Bosque el Olivar (Olive Grove Forest) plus the Miraflores’ many parks along the Pacific coast just 10-15 minutes away by car, this is an excellent, centrally-located hotel for those craving a big dose of luxury. Want to spend a night at the Westin? Talk to your travel advisor about adding a night or two in Lima.

The Westin Lima Hotel Website

Heavenly Spa by Westin

Candlelit massage treatment room at Heavenly Spa in Lima Peru

Treatment room at Westin Lima’s Heavenly Spa. Photo by Westin.

8. JW Marriott (Lima) 

The 5 star JW Marriott Hotel in Lima has the most privileged Pacific Ocean views in the city. The chic deluxe and executive rooms are complete with elegant and modern decor, comfortable plush beds, flat screen TVs, and inspiring city and sea vistas. Guests can pay a visit to the spa and choose from a wonderful selection of massages, baths and treatments for complete body and mind wellness. From December to March, the Health Club with its pool, sauna and steam room is also open. 

The central location of this Miraflores hotel can’t be beat. Directly across the street is Larcomar, the outdoor mall on the edge of a cliff overlooking the ocean. When you’re done shopping and tasting world class Peruvian cuisine, you can take to the 2+ miles of continuous parks that hug the coast. Also, the heartbeat of Miraflores, Kennedy Park, is just a straight 10 minute walk down Avenida Larco. 

JW Marriott Hotel Lima Website

A bed and sitting area with ocean views beyond a wall of windows at JW Marriott in Lima.

Tranquil oceanfront suite. Photo by JW Marriott.

9. Colca Lodge (Colca Canyon) 

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. The environmentally-friendly lodge has rustic guest rooms and adobe suites with garden or valley views, plus an adorable alpaca farm, onsite dining and a magnificent spa. 

Spa Eco Thermal, part of the Colca Lodge, is one the most well-appointed spas in the country. “While the Colca Lodge has private hot springs available to its guests, the spa has hot springs exclusive to those who’ve had spa treatments. Think white robes, calming music, the smell of lemon grass,” says Talsma. “What made this spa experience outstanding for me was the feeling of having an incredibly relaxing massage and soaking in the spa hot spring with the view of the river right there in front of you. The roof of the spa is actually open above the hot spring so at night you also get a beautiful view of the stars.” 

Colca Lodge Website

Spa Eco Thermal by Colca Lodge

Women entering a hot spring with steam rising from it at Colca Lodge spa resort in Peru.

Steam rises from the natural hot springs of Colca Lodge. Photo by Colca Lodge.

10. Belmond Las Casitas (Colca Canyon) 

This luxury Belmond resort, sprinkled organically into the mountain landscape, is as plush as canyon lodging gets. The property features 20 individual casitas, each with their own terrace and hot tub. These elegant bungalows have traditional regional decor, heated floors and a minibar. The room itself is like your own little personal spa retreat. However, if you’re looking to take it to the next level, you can head to the sumptuous onsite spa. 

The Samay Spa features rich treatments with natural botanicals, a eucalyptus steam room and a fireside soaking pool. With beautiful natural vistas of Colca Canyon and the lush grounds, this is the perfect spot to relax and renew. Therapeutic services include a high altitude massage with sacred coca leaves, hot stone massage, deep tissue massage, clay exfoliation, coffee body mask and more. One of the most elevating spas in Peru. 

Belmond Las Casitas Website 

Samay Spa by Las Casitas 

Greenery with casitas and alpacas at Belmond Las Casitas spa resort in Peru.

The lush grounds of the Las Casitas spa resort in Colca Canyon. Photo by Belmond.

11. Hotel Paracas (Paracas)

This stunning 5-star spa hotel in Peru spans 86 acres along the Paracas bay and faces the pristine Paracas National Reserve. The hotel presents world-class facilities, from the immaculate pools to the 120 elegant guest rooms and suites. The grounds also behold three excellent restaurants, a private dock and the city’s one and only luxury spa. 

“Hotel Paracas is a great place to treat yourself to a spa treatment,” says Collett. “Having stayed here, I know that the ocean views and beautiful daily sunsets makes it the perfect place to get in full vacation mode in Paracas.” The tranquil spa features ayurvedic treatments, body scrubs and wraps and a variety of massage services. Arrive early and stay late to indulge in the steam room and therapeutic water circuit. 

Hotel Paracas, A Luxury Collection Resort Website

The Spa at Paracas Hotel

Pool lit at dusk at Paracas Hotel waterfront spa resort in Peru.

A beautiful pool overlooking Paracas Bay. Photo by Hotel Paracas.

12. Andean Explorer Train (Train Puno-Cusco-Arequipa) 

The Belmond Andean Explorer train offers a unique spa experience in Peru. On the Andean Explorer, you can board the luxurious overnight train, fully equipped with a lounge car, dining car, observation car, and elegant ensuite cabins with private bathrooms. In addition to these comforts, there is a spa room onsite that allows you to indulge in a menu of spa treatments while floating through the breathtaking Andean landscapes. 

Try a signature indulgence, like the Andean Ritual, which starts with a cleansing flower and coca leaves clay wrap, is followed by a relaxing massage and concluded with aromatherapy by way of sustainably harvested Andean botanicals. If you don’t mind splurging on this once-in-a-lifetime experience, there’s truly no more serene mode of transport across the Peruvian highlands. 

Belmond Andean Explorer Train Website

Massage car with Andean Scenery out the Window on Belmond Andean Explorer train in Peru.

Massage treatment room on board the Andean Explorer Train. Photo by Belmond.

If you are looking to indulge in a spa vacation, our team recommends any of the luxury spa hotels on this list. This will give your Peru journey those welcome moments of peace and relaxation. Please note, if you are visiting a wellness resort in the midst of a busy itinerary, you will definitely want to be sure to add a free day to fully take in and appreciate the grounds and services. Whether after visiting Machu Picchu or hiking Colca Canyon or sampling award-winning gastronomy on the Pacific coast of Lima, treat yourself to one (or all) of the unique spas listed.

Any of the above spa resorts in Peru can be added to your fully-customizable dream vacation package. For more information about building your ideal trip, ask one of our Peru For Less Travel Advisors.

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