Peru Highlands: Culture & Cooking For many families, Peru and the magic of sky-high Machu Picchu are high on the bucket list, and spring is not a bad time to be there. The luxurious Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel, located at a lower altitude on the Vilcanota River in Aguas Calientes, welcome families with a kid’s cooking class and “Time for Andean Tales,” when staff recount Peruvian and Andean myths and lore.
During my stay, I viewed a junior suite which had a double jacuzzi bath with views of the jungle. And the Imperial Suite was beautifully decorated with vibrant colours, striking metal decorative objects and two dining areas, a lounge area, a jacuzzi bath with jungle views, and a cocktail making area—it took my breath away.
In Peru, for example, the newly renovated Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel in the town of Aguas Calientes has an in-house shaman. The genial and wise Willko Apasa performs rituals and weddings, and leads tours of nearby Machu Picchu that focus on the site's spiritual and mystical significance.
Where To Stay Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel, minutes from the site, offers an eight-hour Mystical Machu Picchu Experience, designed to provide guests with deep and powerful insight. sumaqhotelperu.com
If you’re looking to head to Mexico this Valentine’s Day, there will be plenty for you and your sweetheart to experience. A variety of Mexican properties, including the Viceroy Riviera Maya and Hotel Matilda, and even Peru's Sumaq Machu Picchu, are all offering deals to get you into the romantic spirit.
My introduction to the Incan culture is magical and mystical thanks to the Peruvian and Andean cultural immersion at the Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel, spectacularly located on the banks of the Vilcanota River in Aguas Calientes.
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