With the opening of explora Valle Sagrado approaching on July 1, 2016, travelers can look forward to the fruits of expertise that distinguish explora from other accommodations in the valley, and that have made the company the expert at exploring South America for over 20 years.
Since securing explora Valle Sagrado at 9,500 feet in the Andean Highlands, the company has devoted much time to discovering new routes that enable travelers to do what explora does best: explore. Indeed, explora has always envisioned the totality of a journey as the sum of its experiences. At heart, explora understands the difference between a traveler and a tourist. As elsewhere, it has taken numerous measures to ensure that travelers can enjoy the Sacred Valley – encountering nature, appreciating colors, sensing aromas, and discovering local color inspired by the legacy of the most important pre-Columbian civilization – the explora way.
Every Exploration Its Own Experience
Guides trained at explora's School of Guides lead every exploration from explora Valle Sagrado. Each knows the importance of leaving space for the authentic and unexpected, such as interacting with local people so travelers can truly experience and understand life in the Sacred Valley. Traditional towns, barely touched by the force of globalization; ancient ruins impeccably conserved over the passage of time; emerald lagoons at the foothills of snowy peaks; immense fluvial valleys that open between mountains. These are just some of what travelers will visit.
There are 27 explorations to experience from explora Valle Sagrado on foot, van or bicycle, with three levels of difficulty, as well as three geographical differentiations: valley, plateau, and mountain peaks. Explorations take place in all areas, as the talent at explora Valle Sagrado has developed the greatest possible number of paths, schedules, and alternative routes to enable the discovery of must-see sites, as well as what lies beyond what is known.
Every afternoon, guides meet with travelers at the hotel bar to plot out the next day's explorations. All explora guides are fluent in Spanish and English, highly knowledgeable about the area, and certified as Wilderness First Responders, the better to aid people, if necessary, in remote areas. Explorations are kept small in the Sacred Valley, with no more than eight travelers per group.
In the Urumbamba River valley, guides will lead travelers to Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Moray, and other archeological sites. In the Huaypo lagoon plateau, they will move along local routes, passing between lagoons, farming communities and cornfields. They will also discover the peaks of the mountain range, an area still largely untouched by tourism. Other explorations include the city of Cusco and the not-to-be-miss sanctuary of Machu Pichu.
explora Valle Sagrado will offer three exploration programs including Pisac (3 nights) starting at $2,160/double in mid season; Vilcabamba (4 nights) starting at $2,628/double in mid season; and Moray (5 nights) starting at $3,020 in mid season. These rates are valid from July 1, 2016 to October 31, 2016, and include 10% service.
For more information or to make reservations, please contact explora toll free at (866) 750-6699, email email@example.com, or visit the website at www.explora.com.