With about 3,000 festivals annually in Peru, any time of the year is a good time to visit. For sun worshipers, try Festival of the Sun (or Inti Raymi). The days are a cozy 67 degrees, but bundle up at night for 36 degree temperatures.
The host town of Cuzco has an impressive collection of luxury hotels from Colonial Style to Boutique Luxury hotels that will only be found in this part of the world.
If you enjoy colorfully clad dancers representing condors and snakes worshiping the Emperor Sapa Inca (actually, an actor), then be sure to experience the other 2,999 annual festivals.
Here are five luxury hotel options:
1. Belmond Palacio Nazarenas Cusco
The hotel is located in an exclusive area of Cuzco, between the city’s main square, the Plaza de Armas, and the young and lively neighborhood of San Blas. The city of Cuzco is situated at an altitude of 3,399 metres (11,152 feet), in what was once the capital of the Inca Empire.
2. Belmond Hotel Monasterio
Right beside the lively Cusco central square is Belmond Hotel Monasterio, a former monastery and national monument dating back to 1592.
3. Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Palacio del Inka’s location invites guests to enjoy a fascinating and unique experience in the historic center of this ancient city. A top notch staff is ready to assist at no limits.
4. Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel
The essence of luxury and comfort in the heart of the Inca city. Built in a colonial mansion of the XVI century, this hotel displays several paintings of the Cuzco school, colonial sculptures, and carvings that transport guests to the greatness of the time.
5. Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado
In the Sacred Valley of the Incas, among verdant fields and towering mountains, lies Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado. Set on the banks of the rushing Urubamba River, this beautiful hotel is built in natural materials to resemble an authentic Andean village.
How to get to the festival: Fly into Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport – be prepared to adjust at least a full day to the high elevation.