Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Cusco
Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa
Lima and Cusco are two vibrant destinations with unique personalities. As cities in constant movement, their touristic and experiential proposal evolves, and we evolve with it.
Tambo del Inka: in the heart of the Sacred Valley
The Sacred Valley of Cusco is more than the gateway to Machu Picchu: it is a place of nature, history, culture, and ancestral and unique mysticism. In this very special destination, Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Valle Sagrado proposes a series of activities, always renewed, to connect us with local tradition. In addition, as a novelty, it announces the arrival of chef Liner Vega to refresh its menu. Not to be missed ExperiencesFor the ancient Incas, the tambos were those places that were located along the roads to offer shelter, food, and supplies to travelers. Tambo del Inka honors that tradition and, from a contemporary vision, wants to invite visitors to a cultural stay, recognizing as its raison d'être the richness of this destination in Cusco. On one hand, the hotel defines its identity in the landscape of the valley: its elegant rooms and suites have fascinating views of the Andes and the Vilcanota River.It also has one of the most complete and sophisticated spas in Cusco: the Kallpa spa, which includes treatments based on the plants and wisdom of the area. It is impossible not to mention the private train station of Tambo del Inka, from where you can comfortably embark on the unforgettable journey between Urubamba and Machu Picchu. Luxurious carriages decorated in the style of the 1920s, an observatory bar car with panoramic views, gourmet gastronomy, and specialized service of the highest quality combine to offer an unforgettable journey. Gastronomy plays a fundamental role in the hotel experience. In addition to its food and beverage menus in the Hawa restaurant and its Kiri bar, Tambo del Inka has designed a series of activities that connect fine dining with the ancestral relationship with the land. Tambo del Inka also celebrates the announcement of the incorporation of Liner Vega, chef of Insumo, the rooftop restaurant of the AC Hotel Lima Miraflores, who is now in charge of the gastronomic proposal of the hotel in the Sacred Valley.
Gastronomy at Tambo del Inka
The arrival of chef Liner Vega means an enthusiastic renewal of the gastronomic offer at Tambo del Inka, especially considering that here, in this pantry of biodiversity, agriculture, and livestock farming in Cusco, there is never a shortage of supplies and inspiration. Chef Vega will take on the proposal of Hawa restaurant, which has become known for its innovative dishes using organic ingredients grown on nearby farms and in the hotel’s own vegetable garden. This is complemented by the Kiri bar, which invites guests to indulge in an authentic Peruvian experience in a warm décor, with rattan furniture and tablecloths, and backlit Peruvian wood and onyx walls. In addition to the restaurant and bar, the hotel offers an experience called “From the garden to the table”, in which guests are invited to gather products and prepare, under the supervision of the chef, fresh dishes cooked by the river. Another unmissable experience is “Five fires”, which brings together the best flavors of the Andes in five different types of cooking: Caja china (China roasting box), cylinder, grill, clay oven and the famous pachamanca. A culinary destination of this nature had to have an epicurean program of culinary experiences, which in Tambo del Inka are largely satisfied. These are moments that reveal to the visitor a world of sensations and senses that truly speak of the destination and transform it. At Tambo del Inka, this is reflected in the cocktail and cooking classes, in the carefully delineated excursions, and in the tasting of pisco and craft beer (in the new beer garden) and an ancestral gourmet menu, among other possibilities that are constantly being renewed. These are unique culinary experiences that must be booked in advance to fully enjoy the days and nights in the Sacred Valley.