An authentic historic hacienda set in the Valley of the Flowers, surrounded by beautiful countryside
Doubles from $45 pppn
Best for: Working Farm
Why stay here: To relax and enjoy this enchanting Peruvian valley
- It is a small working hacienda
- Year built: The hacienda was built around 300 years ago
- The history of the hacienda: Built by Spanish miners, it then belonged to and Argentinian ally of General San Martin. It was bought in 1927 by an Italian cattle farmer and is still in his family today.
- 15 guest rooms
- Room details: The rooms are a mixture of singles, doubles, triples, quads, suites, dorms and family rooms
Food and Drink
- Dining: Breakfast and dinner are included in the rate. However there is the option of not including dinner. Lunch can be provided at an extra cost
- Bar: No bar but drinks are readily available
Activities at the hotel
- Feeding farm animals
- Art gallery
- Games / Childrens room
- Well-being workshops
Local area attractions
- Local ruins
- Inca trail walks
- Bicycle tours
- Valley / Flower tours
Amenities and Facilities
- Special events including weddings offered
- Gardens and terraces
- Extra mattresses available
Need to know
- Open all year: Yes except for Christmas
- Best time to visit: April to October for the better weather although in the rainy season the area is very green and lush
- Suitable for children: Yes
- Languages: English, Spanish and German spoken
- Eco credentials: Organic food; use solar panels; burn wood from their trees; recycling; invest in local community and employ local staff
- Special offers: These are available during the week and during holidays
- Check in/out policies: Check in from 2pm and check out 11am
- From $45 per person per night
- Credit cards are not accepted
- Booking and cancellation: Booking is confirmed with a deposit of 50% of the total stay
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- Address: Florida, Tarma, Peru
- Transfers available: Yes from the local town of Tarma and also from Lima
Hacienda La Florida is situated just a few kilometres outside the town of Tarma in the pretty Valle de las Flores (Valley of the Flowers). Over 300 years old this hacienda is the quintessential historic hacienda. With breathtaking views all around it’s set among the lush and green mountains of this under visited area. More popular with domestic rather than international tourists this region feels like a gem waiting to be discovered. With deep blue skies and fresh mountain air this historic hacienda makes a wonderful place to relax, it also goes above and beyond in it’s commitment to customer service. With so much to explore in the area including part of the Inca trail and of course beautiful flowers and fauna. It is also just a few hours drive from Lima so makes a great place to stay and relax at the end of a busy itinerary. A very hospitable and well run hacienda – nothing is too much trouble for the friendly owners and welcoming staff.
This working hacienda was built over 300 years ago and has an interesting history. It was built by Spanish miners, the Aveleira family (there is one tree from Spain in the garden that is well over 200 years old). It then belonged to an Argentinian who fell in love with one of the Aveleira daughters – he was also a good friend of the great liberator, General San Martin, and became a governor in the area. The present owner's grandfather, who was Italian, bought the hacienda in 1927 and became a cattle farmer. It is an official historic monument.
The 15 bedrooms consist of a mixture of singles, doubles, triples, quads, dorms, family rooms and 2 recently refurbished suites with a King size bed, private balcony and antique furniture. All the rooms are comfortable and nicely furnished with soft and warm bedding for the chilly evenings. All the rooms are light and spacious and most have lovely views of the surrounding lush green valley.
The somewhat undiscovered area of Tarma has a lot to offer the visitor. As a good warm up to trekking the arduous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, you can do a local shorter section of the trail which actually runs from Ecuador down to Bolivia. The hacienda is situated in an area of natural beauty with a wonderful array of flora and fauna. At the hotel there is plenty to keep you occupied and as this is still a working farm you can participate in everyday working life.
There is an on site dining room where all the meals are served. Breakfast is designed to keep you going for the day – a good spread made up of fresh juices, home made yogurt, fruit, eggs to order, bread basket, 4 types of fresh marmalade, honey and cheese. Lunch is generally not included but they are more than happy to provide by prior arrangement. 3 courses at dinner are included and as far as possible the food comes from the farm, making it healthy and fresh. There is not a bar as such but a good selection of drinks are available whenever you want them.
Hacienda La Florida is a wonderful example of a very charming colonial Peruvian hacienda. Situated in beautiful countryside at just over 3000m, the verdant valley with all it’s flora and fauna provides the perfect setting for a few days relaxation. All the staff are very friendly and you are made to feel welcome and at home. The comfortable accommodation, good food and hospitality combine well to make for a great place to stay for a few days.