Cusco: El Monasterio Hotel

December 20, 2013 Travel to Peru No Comments

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Time travel has never been so classy! Some time back, I had the chance to stay at the El Monasterio Hotel, a converted seminary built on the site of an old Inca Palace in Cuzco, Peru. This five-star hotel is managed by the prestigious Orient Express group. As its name implies, it’s a converted monastery, but I suspect the monks back in the day never had it so good!

History of El Monasterio
Before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors, Cuzco was the grand imperial city of the Inca Empire. Mighty Emperors ruled a realm that stretched from Colombia to Chile. … Continue Reading

An Experience in the Amazon

La SelvaLa Selva Jungle Lodge has finally become fully operational after completing the finishing touches on everything from the suites to the unique, one and only butterfly spa in the Amazon. Along with their already outstanding level of service and accommodation, it is hard to imagine La Selva becoming any better than it is now!

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I was able to visit La Selva Jungle Lodge for the first time as one of their guests for their grand re-opening May 31st to June 3rd, after being closed for the month of May. … Continue Reading