February 9, 2011 | By Collette Peck
Embark on an unforgettable journey across the unspoiled Peruvian mountain tops on Ker & Downey’s Trek to the Lost City: Luxury in the Andes. This 12-day trip begins in the Sacred Valley where you acclimate to the mountain air and experience the ancient allure of Ollantaytambo before setting off on foot with professional guides. Hike for five days through the picturesque Andes, welcomed to luxurious lodges by night and isolated vantage points by day, with Machu Picchu and historic Cusco the final destinations on your remote path.
Hotel Monasterio derives its name from its original purpose as a 16th century monastery. Though the architecture of the hotel, indicative of the colonial period, has not been significantly altered, the hotel features entirely modern facilities, helping to make Hotel Monasterio one of the finest hotels in the world.