Home to Andean civilization for more than 500 years, the Sacred Valley is also a veritable treasure trove of historic sites including Machu Picchu and vibrant, thriving cultural traditions. For those who prefer their cultural immersion in the kitchen, they offer an array of the Sacred Valley’s most palatable pleasures.
Fly with the wind by tandem paraglide over landscape that the Incas believed mirrored the Milky Way. Cycle and trek along Andean terraces, horseback ride to remote villages and kayak under snowcapped peaks. The Sacred Valley is also a treasure house of pre-Colombian sites, colonial churches and thriving, enduring traditions, many of which to enjoy on the taste buds.
Fresh from the garden, ingredients honor Andean flavours in all of our chef’s inspired dishes. Mindful that lasting memories are made through our taste buds, dining at Sol y Luna expertly blends today’s innovative Peruvian cuisine with the rich, time honored traditions of Andean cooking, integrate the bountiful harvests of ancient Incan agrarian techniques.
Sol y Luna hotel profits - as well as the generosity of guests, friends and benefactors, wholly finances the Sol y Luna Association which pursues inclusion and equality through education for the children of the Sacred Valley along with sustainable work opportunities for local families.
The hotel has 14 bungalows, each with private bathroom with hotel water all day, telephone and private terrace. Nine of the bungalows are individual double rooms and five are 2 bedrooms, each with their own private bathroom. There is a swimming pool, "Killa Wasi" restaurant and "Chicha Wasi" pub. The hotel also offers e-mail service and laundry service.
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
Legendary panoramas of the Sacred Valley inspire these stone and terra cotta houses, where wood burning fireplaces enhance both the elegant living room and generous bedroom, finished with a vibrant mural reflecting our extraordinary surroundings.
On the private garden terrace, a Jacuzzi poised towards the soaring Andean peaks. Inside under vaulted ceilings, a wide entrance hall separates the inviting living room on one side, the graceful master bedroom on the other.
Extraordinary vistas in every direction, best enjoyed on the private terrace of each of these circular houses, are matched within by our favorite Peruvian folk art.
A natural playground for adventure lovers, the Sacred Valley offers adrenaline pumping activities above and on the ground, on two or four wheels, by native Paso horse, on foot and even on the water.
Long known as the gateway to Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley is actually home to a rich diversity of cultural offerings, beginning with our own Sol y Luna artisans. Elsewhere in the Valley, the last ‘living’ Inca civilization endures and testify to the nurturing relationship between man and land here in Sacred Valley since ancient times.
To connect our guests through all the senses to the exceptional flavors of the Sacred Valley, Chef Nacho and our culinary team lead in-depth, palate led adventures into this fertile landscape and among our friends, the traditional Andean farmers growing naturally organic produce in ways little changed since the Inca Empire.
Kunata Wasi exhibits Sacred Valley’s finest and most sophisticated folk art, typically the work of anonymous hands expressing the lives of the Andean people. Original works by our favorite contemporary Peruvian artists such as Federico Bauer, Jaime Liebana and ceramicist Marilyn Denemostier, taking inspiration from Andean popular culture are also on display.
Hummingbirds and butterflies flutter among our 25 acres of private gardens abundant with indigenous flowers and native bird species.