Explora Valle Sagrado’s Spa Boasts 400 Years of Peruvian History
Onsite Pumacahua Bath House soothes body & spirit after an invigorating day of exploration in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, with sauna, pool, and Jacuzzis
Explora Valle Sagrado offers a serenity spot steeped in history for travelers to soothe their bodies and spirits and recharge their batteries after a day of exploration in the Sacred Valley of the Incas of Peru. It’s the Pumacahua Bath House, an adjacent home transformed into an onsite spa offering relaxation and deep tissue massages within architecture that dates back more than 400 years.
Originally built in the 17th century, the Pumacahua Bath House has been restored and remodeled by restoration experts working jointly with the Archaeology Institute of Peru. The Bath House is located opposite the main building of Explora Valle Sagrado and accessible via trail that traverses four Inca platforms, which hold more than 500 years of history. The now spa, meanwhile, once belonged to Inca cacique Mateo Pumacahua, a hero of Peru’s Independence, who led the Cusco rebellion in 1814.
There are several colonial frescoes to be viewed on the exterior walls of the Bath House. Inside, massages, a sauna, and a steam bath are available for travelers to restore their energy at the end of a day of exploration with Explora guides – or any time of day, actually. There is also an outdoor pool and Jacuzzis in which to swim and relax.