• Alex Jiménez

Peru: Sol y Luna

Updated: Jan 21

Situated at 8,850 feet in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Sol y Luna elevates your Peruvian vacation to new and illimitable heights. This sustainable, 24-acre village comprises 43 freestanding casitas made of indigenous materials and adorned with colorful murals and folk art. Outdoor adventures range from exploring Machu Picchu to paragliding over the Andes. At the Sol y Luna lodge-spa in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, one can breathe the Earth’s bounties and live in balance and harmony with the natural and cultural environment.

Photos courtesy of Sol y Luna & the Dominique Debay Collection

  • Property size: 43 private casitas (28 Superior, 10 Deluxe, 5 Premium).

  • Style: Eclectic, casual vibe.

  • Recreation: Fitness center, jacuzzi/whirlpool, pool, sauna, spa

  • Outdoor activities: Tandem paragliding flights, kayaking on the lagoons, mountain bikes, ATV tours, Peruvian Paso horseback riding, yoga, hikes and more.

  • Cultural activities: Theater presentations, cabaret of contemporary circus, exhibition of Peruvian Paso horses, traditional textile demonstration, pottery workshop.

  • Gastronomic experiences: Cooking classes, demonstration of Peruvian cuisine, visits to the farms and local markets, chef table service, wine cellar, wine pairing menus, wine tastings.

Overview Sol y Luna was born in 1996, when founders Franz and Petit arrived in the Sacred Valley with the aim of settling there and sharing, with visitors and neighbors, what this land has to offer: beauty, culture and history. Sol y Luna boasts over 100 collaborators, who share a common philosophy of respecting the natural environment and living in harmony with the local culture, ecology and economy. Following their beliefs in inclusion and equality, they founded the Sol y Luna Association to support their educational projects and to create jobs for the community.

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  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  • Daily Buffet breakfast for two guests per bedroom, served in the restaurant (room service is at an additional charge)

  • $100 Spa or Activity Credit

  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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Surroundings

The Urubamba Valley was blessed by nature, with mountains, glaciers, rivers and the natural cycle that lives within them. Historically it has been venerated as a sacred place, and today remains an inspiring environment, respected at Sol y Luna. Materials from the area were used for the buildings which were designed to be in harmony with their surroundings, understanding the privilege of enjoying the surrounding scenery. Not only do guests enjoy these gifts, but also the 35 species of birds that have made Sol y Luna their habitat. Each bungalow at Sol y Luna is a front-row seat onto this Eden.

Location

The hotel is located in the province and district of Urubamba, in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, at an altitude of 8,850 feet, one hour’s drive from Cusco city and airport. Minutes away from the hotel, you can find important archaeological sites like Moray, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero and Machu Picchu.

Map courtesy of the Dominique Debay Collection Gastronomy Sol y Luna has assumed a real responsibility, both social and environmental, within the Sacred Valley. Local farmers provide the organic ingredients that renowned Executive Chef Helger "Nacho" Selis uses to create his inspired regional fare. Executive chef, Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, one of the 100 best in the world according to the San Pellegrino list, along with an indispensable team, value immensely the quality of the organic goods available locally.

Photos courtesy of Sol y Luna & the Dominique Debay Collection

Spa

Soak in the Jacuzzi on your terrace, or head to the Yacu Wasi Spa - a space made for indulgence, where purity and peace combine. There, a perfect balance between body, mind and spirit is the result of the experiences offered by the highly professional staff.

Photo courtesy of Sol y Luna & the Dominique Debay Collection


Local Immersion & Giving Back

Sol y Luna generates the income to Petit Meribel's Intercultural School and Sol y Luna Home providing 200 children with education, food, clothing and health care.

Photos courtesy of Sol y Luna

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