Our last day in Cusco was all about relaxing. After two busy days exploring the city and fighting a bit of altitude sickness, I needed a day to just chill. It was also the perfect excuse to check out the specialty treatments at the Palacio del Inka Spa.
My husband and I enjoyed some serious hands-on exfoliation treatments which utilized Incan mud, gold, quinoa, and coca leaves. Paired with some natural antioxidants, they help relieve some of the symptoms of our altitude sickness while promoting circulation. After our deep full body scrub treatments, we relaxed with a soothing hot stone massage, and plenty of time enjoying the facility’s thermal circuit. By the time we were ready to leave I was back feeling like my old self again.
To end the evening, we changed into dinner attire and headed down to the Rumi bar for a scheduled Pisco lesson. Pisco is a kind of clear brandy made from grapes and is the national liquor of Peru. It’s most famously known for its use as the primary ingredient in the Pisco Sour, the country’s flagship cocktail. The drink is unique in its use of egg white to create foam which is usually adorned with a few drops of bitters. In my case the barman was gracious enough to write my initial on mine. Once our lesson was complete we headed off to the hotel’s restaurant, Inti Raymi Restaurant, for the perfect ending to our trip.
I would like to thank everyone at the Palacio del Inka for such a warm and welcoming stay! It was a trip I will never forget.
Disclaimer /// I was compensated by The Luxury Collection for this post. Opinions are my own.