Peru hotels Archive

The New Orient Express Hotel in Peru: Palacio Nazarenas

The Orient-Express company has a major presence in Peru and they’ve added another jewel this year with Palacio Nazarenas, a former convent turned hotel next to their famous Hotel Monasterio. Yes, there’s a male/female thing going here: a former convent and a former monastery. But now the sexes can mingle freely and use the facilities [...]

Sol y Luna Lodge in the Sacred Valley of Peru

Long before all the flashy new hotels opened up in the Sacred Valley of Peru, Sol y  Luna (Sun and Moon) had staked out a spot in Urubamba. Over the years the orginal small lodge mirrored Peru’s tourism industry, expanding and going more upscale as the number of visitors increased. Now Sol y Luna has [...]

A Riot of Color in Chivay, Peru

The Colca Canyon is a brown place. In rainy season the flowers bloom and there’s plenty of green, but the overall color is brown, punctuated by pretty white churches in the village centers. When I left the Orient-Express Casitas del Colca hotel and the driver began the journey back to Arequipa, however, I had a [...]

Staying in the Amazon Jungle in Style

We’ve run a couple luxury travel in Peru tour stories about upscale, small-ship cruises in the Peruvian Amazon, but we haven’t been able to get anyone out to Inkaterra’s Reserva Amazonica lodge there, the best jungle lodge in Peru, if not the whole Amazon region. I’m happy to say we’ve rectified that. Contributor Ellen Barone, [...]

Video Tour of Hotel Paracas, Southern Peru

I mentioned Hotel Paracas in my last post as this was my base while exploring the Ballestas Islands nearby and the Nazca Lines a bit south of there by Cessna plane. (See the tour story on Ballestas and Nazca here.) You often see luxury hotels referred to as a jewel, a diamond in the rough, [...]