Sol y Luna
Sol y Luna 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 on the way to Machu Picchu.
Sol y Luna Review
AdventureSmith Explorations’ Sol y Luna lodge review includes a detailed description and photo gallery. Our adventure travel experts can help compare Sol y Luna with other adventure lodging and Peru travel options to visit Machu Picchu and beyond.
Choose Sol y Luna to stay at what AdventureSmith Explorations’ founder deems one of the world’s best wilderness lodges. Our team loves this lodge as it’s home to a working ranch with Peruvian Paso horses, a women’s textile co-op and market, and a pottery workshop, all set among its stunning location and authentic feel.
Sol Y Luna Foundation
The hotel was established as a social enterprise, whereby profits go towards supporting the social efforts of the Sol y Luna Foundation, which pursues inclusion and equality through education for the children of the Sacred Valley along with sustainable work opportunities for local families. For over a decade, the Sol y Luna Foundation has been committed to making change through its three projects: the Intercultural School, the Center for differently-abled children and the Home for abandoned children. Guests may visit the school located next to the hotel and see first-hand how their stay is helping the Foundation to have an enduring impact on the local community.
Amenities at Sol y Luna
Soy y Luna has telephones, free Internet access, laundry, turn-down service, and a Kunata Wasi Boutique filled with local folk art. The on-site Yacu Wasi spa, derived from a Quechua word meaning ‘house of water’, offers treatments, sauna, gym, yoga and Tai chi. The internationally trained team of therapists draw on traditional healing techniques, using locally grown herbs and botanicals in massages, facials, body wraps and hydrotherapy treatments. The outdoor heated pool overlooks borders planted with trees, shrubs and fragrant flowers with a hot tub a few steps away.
Hummingbirds and butterflies flutter among Sol Y Luna’s 25 acres of private gardens abundant with indigenous flowers and 35 native bird species. The Patagona Gigas, the largest type of hummingbird in the world, choose the 4000 trees that stand on this property as their home. This is an enchanting haven of peace and harmony within the Sacred Valley.
Dining at Sol y Luna
There are two excellent restaurants to choose from at Sol y Luna. Killa Wasi focuses on Peruvian gourmet cuisine in a more formal ambiance, serving up contemporary interpretations of the Sacred Valley’s rustic culinary traditions. Killa Wasi is also used for a buffet breakfast, with indoor and outdoor seating by one of the pools. Alternatively guests and non-guests can dine at Wayra, a larger, more casual restaurant housed within Sol y Luna’s Wayra ranch. Both dining options offer seasonal dishes with menus based on local produce, much of which is grown organically in their own orchard, gardens and by local farmers. The lounge and bar areas offer an artful gathering place for drinks and live performances. Try a glass of Peruvian wine, a craft beer from a local brewery or a classic Pisco sour.
Accommodations at Sol y Luna
43 casitas born from elements of the Sacred Valley – trunks, beams, adobe bricks and stones – these wonderful casitas fill with the light and colors of the valley as they provide a comfortable shelter for guests. These picturesque constructions, with their avant-garde architecture, primitive touches and colorful Peruvian folk art, allow for exclusive enjoyment indoors while outside sits the inexhaustible beauty of the Andean scenery. The elegant, rustic casitas feature marble bathrooms, rich palettes, hand-made original furniture, wood-beamed ceilings and fine Peruvian works of art. Deluxe and Premium casitas may also include a flatscreen TV, minibar, Bose sound system, wood-burning fireplace and a private terrace with Jacuzzi with views of the surrounding mountains.