The Spa at Valle Sagrado Urubamba is part of the Tambo del Inka, Luxury Collection Resort & Spa and is in our opinion currently the best spa in Cusco and the Sacred Valley in terms of both treatments and facilities. Spread out over 1800m2 the exquisitely designed Tambo del Inka spa has seven sumptuous treatment rooms with names like ‘mayu’ for river and ‘kusiy’ for happiness in the local Quechua language.

The treatments themselves are developed using local ingredients such as quinoa, passion fruit, coca and gold and are guaranteed to leave you feeling relaxed, hydrated and soothed. They have developed a series of treatments to target specific complaints common after a trip to this region. The Inca Trail massage (as the name implies) is designed to ease out aches and pains in tired legs after hiking the Inca Trail while the passion-fruit facial aims to re-hydrate skin from the drying atmosphere found in the Sacred Valley. A full treatment menu with everything from manicures and hairdressing services to wraps and waxing is available.

We loved their excellent hydro-therapy circuit which soothed our aches and pains and left us feeling like jelly (in a good way!). The circuit takes an hour and starts with a steam and sauna in your own private steam room and sauna. Then you move into the hydro-therapy pool where a series of jets apply water pressure to different parts of your body before you take a dip in the hot and cold pools. To end the treatment you pass through a series of showers, again with jets aimed at different parts of the body and soothing chromotherapy light sequences before blissing out in the relaxation area.

Once were were suitable relaxed we headed to the pool area where a 20 metre heated bromine pool runs from inside the spa complex to an outdoor terrace with spectacular views of the gardens, surrounding mountains and the Vilcanota River. There is a ladies only area complete with Jacuzzi, sauna and again a spectacular view of the gardens while men have their own changing area with sauna.

For the romantics among you, try their wellness rituals for couples in their specially designed couple treatment room complete with sauna and jacuzzi and for those looking for something a bit more physical you can organize private pilates or yoga classes in the yoga studio or use the well-equipped gym – one of the only gym’s in the Sacred Valley!

The colours throughout the spa are soothing and luxurious, music is relaxing and the staff is friendly and attentive so if you are looking for a pampering, relaxing experience while in Urubamba don’t miss out on this fabulous spa.

Best of Peru Travel Recommends:

  • Book treatments three to four days in advance as this is a popular and busy spa. It’s also the perfect place to relax and unwind after a visit to Machu Picchu which can leave your muscles aching from all that climbing!
  • Try the excellent hydro-therapy circuit to soothe muscles as you ponder the gardens and river below.


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