This national monument—dating back to 1592—is now a Belmond hotel, meaning that there’s nothing to it that really resembles its former life as a monastery. Opulent fabrics, plenty of art, and stone walls make this a lavish stay, though the whole idea of a visit to the area is to get out. Besides visiting Machu Picchu, the hotel can arrange any number of activities, from white water rafting to cooking classes. (Peru is a hotbed of culinary activity, after all.)

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