- A beautiful Relais & Chateaux resort in the heart of Peru’s Sacred Valley, set in lush gardens, with two excellent restaurants, a large spa, pool and its own stables.
- One of the most characterful of the Sacred Valley hotels built from locally sourced materials with Peruvian artwork.
- Hotel Sol y Luna has 43 casitas made of adobe, wood and stone ranging in size and amenities from the standard casitas to the deluxe and premium casitas. The premium casitas have an outside jacuzzi.
- The Killa Wasi Restaurant serves Novo Andino cuisine, a distinctive blend of Andean, coastal and international flavours. There is also the Chicha Wasi bar.
- Additional hotel facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, gift shop and Yacu Wasi spa.
- Numerous adventure activities such as horse riding (own stables on site), mountain biking, hiking, quad biking, canoeing and white water rafting.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
At the colonial town there is the famous market where inhabitants of different Andean communities come from far and near to sell and barter their products. We cross the bridge to start our bike ride, here, beside the Urubamba River, and continue approximately 40 km along a rural route, crossing the small farming communities of Taray, Lamay, Coya and Calca, where the principal corps are the
famous white maize of Urubamba. The routes we follow are almost all flat, and wind alongside the river which teems with herons, ibis and gulls who also accompany us on our journey. For lunch, we could stop at one of many colonial houses or in the shade of grand
old trees we see along the way.
Our eyes adjusting to spot the glaciers on the eastern cordillera of the Andes, after a few minutes, we find ourselves in an area used only by the few farmers. We continue towards the summit, encountering some steep mountain flanks which require some expertise and skill, but the challenge is well-worth it. At the summit, we once again find paths of the farmers who cultivated different grains on this plateau. We’re now at the highest point of our route only a few minutes from Moray. It’s about 1 pm when we arrive.
We meet in the lobby of Sol y Luna and leave by van to the Piuray Lake, near Chinchero where our ATVs are waiting. After a brief informational orientation on ATV operation and safety, we begin our journey on easy terrain so we can familiarize ourselves with this vehicles. We visit the textile weaving communities of Cuper and Corcor, with their amazing views of Vilcanota mountains. We cross fields to Moray, where we can interact with the inhabitants who farm different varieties of potatoes and other tubers.
The experience of movement is what we offer through our adventure and sports activities, a wide range of entertaining, fun, cultural and emotional activities; which form ties with local inhabitants and make for an unforgettable experience. Kayaking on Huaypo lake surrounded by snowy Andean peaks is all of this.
After a brief you will be ready to start the flight, an experience of a life time. According to weather conditions the takeoff will be done when the wind has the most favorable direction and speed. A success of the flight (about 30 minutes gliding over the Valley) is subject to this factor. If necessary we can try the flight a second time.
The Peruvian Paso Horse combines the virtues of Arabic, Berber and Andalusian breeds. Sol y Luna hosts a daily show demonstrating the elegance of their lilting and gentle gait to the rhythm of the Marinera, an Peruvian dance emblematic of Spanish Criollo traditions.
Sol y Luna invites a group of talented local women to demonstrate textile production, from the untangling of the natural wool fibers, to spinning and coloring with natural dyes made of flowers, roots and herbs according to ancestral techniques and preparation of the loom, as well as the mastery with which this ancient art is practiced.
There is a long tradition of local potters in the area. They will show us the evolution that has taken place both in the designs
they use and their methods of production. Those who attend this interactive workshop will be able to take part with our artisans in the different stages of pottery-making and can take away the piece they will have produced together with the memories of this pleasant experience.
In the relaxed coziness of our Wayra terrace, Sacred Valley’s Cusi Wasi theater company brings to life the myths, ritual and legends of Andean civilization. These gifted performers reveal vibrancy of Quechua culture through their dynamic acrobatics, striking iconography and uplifting music.
Many of our guests wish to appreciate the organic origins of our dishes at Sol y Luna and to learn about their connection to
traditional Andean cooking and culture. This pleasant, relaxed outing with our Chef to a nearby farm and the local market leads into the heart of Peruvian cuisine.
A fully interactive session held in the Wayra kitchen, this is a hands-on opportunity to work side by side with our Sol y Luna
chef to prepare and present a three-course meal of traditional Andean dishes, culminating in dining on the fruits of your labor
at our intimate chef’s table.
We kick off this culinary demonstration with the secret to making authentic pisco sours. Take your turn with the carving knife or
simply continue sipping as the instruction moves on to indigenous appetizers like ceviche, duo de ocopas and quinoa soup, followed
by a classic Andean lomo saltado. Along with watching and learning, rest assured this experience involves plenty of tasting too!
Hotel Sol y Luna is a charming hotel surrounded by beautiful gardens in Peru’s magical Sacred Valley of the Incas. The hotel is located near spectacular Inca ruins and has been built in the local rustic style reflecting the spirit of the Andes. Hotel Sol y Luna, located 1km outside Urubamba between the famous market of Pisac and the Incan archaeological site of Ollantaytambo, offers the perfect base for exploring one of the most intriguing parts of the Andes. Hotel Sol y Luna has 43 individual casitas made of adobe, wood and stone to give an authentic Incan feel. The Killa Wasi Restaurant serves Novo Andino cuisine, a distinctive blend of Andean, coastal and international flavours.
Additional hotel facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, gift shop and Yacu Wasi spa. The spa features a fully-equipped gym, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, and Spanish bath. A wide selection of spa therapies are offered including facials, wraps and masks, along with newer treatments such as music therapy, and energy therapies such as Reiki. Massages include traditional Swedish massage, shiatsu, aromatherapy and reflexology massages. Classes or personal sessions in yoga and tai chi are also available. One can also enjoy a range of activities including horse riding, trekking, rafting and mountain biking.
Each of these forty-three casitas is surrounded by gardens filled with flora native to the Sacred Valley and all face the Andes Mountains where the Incas believed their gods dwelled. Within each private sanctuary, an outdoor terrace leads into the high ceilinged living space with terra cotta tile floors, Peruvian textiles and some of our favorite Sacred Valley artifacts, Spanish colonial style furniture, a plump king size bed or two double beds made with goose feather duvets and top quality Peruvian pima cotton sheets, and a spacious marble bathroom with deep soak bathtub, just as you might have at home.
And then there is the art. I met Federico several years ago and felt immediately enchanted by his brightly painted, fantastical sculptures of Andean flowers and animals. For each casita, Federico created an original wall mural inspired by the Sacred Valley of the Incas and many feature his unique three-dimensional pieces too. I watch his artwork transform guests’ faces into lasting smiles and I love how these makes people feel whenever they come upon his work around Sol y Luna.
Sunlight streams into our intimate yet utterly comfortable circular casitas made of local stone, terra cotta and adobe brick, surrounded by the entrancing Sacred Valley landscape so revered by the Incas.
Each handcrafted object within these private domains relates to the spirited people, magnificent places and rich history of the Sacred Valley.
Each offers under floor heating and a wood-burning fireplace for turning our most luxurious accommodations at Sol y Luna into hearth and home. Murals festooned with angels and animals of Peru are matched by hand loomed textiles of Cusco’s rich weaving traditions in these exceptional residences.
Our culinary team trained with Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, one of the leading innovators of contemporary Peruvian cuisine and we look to the time honored, rich traditions of Andean cooking which integrate the bountiful harvests of ancient Incan agrarian techniques. We took the decision not to have our own hotel gardens and fields but to train local farmers, so far we have four, to grow the quinoa, potatoes, herbs, spices and other produce we need. This extends our Sol y Luna community outreach while ensuring exceptional, fresh and natural ingredients in every dish we serve at Killa Wasi and Wayra, where our focus is especially locavore, to connect our guests to the exceptional flavors of the Sacred Valley.
Within the gently rounded, rose hued walls of our ‘House of the Moon,’ along with serving a buffet breakfast and relaxed vegan lunch, we offer an exceptionally refined evening experience. Guests dine formally and in luxurious comfort around a traditional Peruvian hearth.
Fantastical murals and sculptures by Federico, our artist often in residence, finish these high, vaulted spaces made homey with local terra cotta tiles and stonework, hand-painted artisanal woodcarvings by Peruvian master Jaime Lievana and commanding wood burning fireplaces in both the Dining Room and Lounge. Andean cuisine honoring the wealth of naturally organic ingredients first harvested here in the bountiful Sacred Valley by the ancient Incas.
Peruvian haute cuisine meets Old and New World wines in our singular wine cellar. Spanish red walls surround the antique dining table for up to fourteen, set with hand-embroidered linens, custom china, formal silverware and an array of roses from our gardens. After horseback riding, exploring Machu Picchu or relaxing by the pool, an evening in this subterranean sanctuary ends the day on the most sophisticated epicurean note, with a bespoke menu of seasonal dishes prepared by Executive Chef Nacho Selis and paired with wines curated by our in-house Sommelier.
An artful gathering place for pisco sours and live performances.
Bienvenidos to Chef Nacho’s kitchen, where he leads up to ten guests on this three-course culinary adventure among the aromas, flavors, colors and tastes of Peru, accompanied by Pisco Sours. As you experience the Sacred Valley through your taste buds, learn about the produce of this fertile basin that has been the region’s breadbasket since the time of the Incas who built the agrarian terraces, called andenes in the Quechua language. These still grown natural ingredients at your table may include white and red corn, quinoa and around 4,000 types of potatoes.
We turn our hand-painted, wood-burning ovens on the outdoor terrace over to our guests, who don chef hats and aprons, to knead the dough and prepare pizzas under the guidance of our chef. The plentiful selection of fresh toppings, carnivore and vegetarian alike, ensure each pizza is an utterly customized glutton’s delight.
For the Incas, this rustic yet highly symbolic dining ritual named for the Quechua words pacha “earth” and manka “pot” represented a celebration of the cycle of life. Digging an earthen oven and cooking food underground pays homage to Pachamama, the Incan fertility goddess.
Convivial dining in the fresh Andean air, accompanied by Peruvian Paso horse riding demonstrations and Marinera dancers.
Native healing meets modern pampering as internationally trained therapists deliver rejuvenating massage, facial and hydrotherapy treatments incorporating organic, locally grown Andean plants and herbs.
There is an outdoor pool.
In three private, candlelit treatment rooms, Yacu Wasi spa offers a wide range of treatments complemented by aromatherapy and essential oils, and includes the use of the herbal sauna and steam room.
Our aromatic Andean herbal infused sauna located in the spa and the newly built cardio and free weights equipped gym adjacent to the swimming pool offer two distinct ways to unwind. Both feel priceless yet are each complimentary for all Sol y Luna guests.
For our guests who like to rise with the sun that was so sacred to the ancient Incas, we offer Upon Request, classes to all our guests and held outdoors in the fresh Andean air.
Hummingbirds and butterflies flutter among our 25 acres of private gardens abundant with indigenous flowers and native bird species.