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Set in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Sol y Luna Lodge & Spa is surrounded by tall eucalyptus trees, beautiful rural valleys and mountainous scenery and offers the perfect base for exploring one of the most intriguing parts of the Andes.
Home to a number of important Inca ruins, this beautifully scenic region within Peru is ideal for a variety of outdoor activities.
The hotel is made up of 43 individual superior, familia, deluxe and premium casitas constructed with adobe, wood and stone, and decorated with traditional Peruvian folk art to give an authentic Incan feel. Casitas all offer private terraces, ensuite bathrooms with bathtubs and showers, and fireplaces. The deluxe casitas boast comfy sofas around the fire, while premium casitas also offer private outdoor jacuzzi baths. All the casitas lay nestled among beautifully manicured gardens and are surrounded by stunning views of the Andes.
As part of the Relais & Châteaux group, food is very much a focus at Sol y Luna. The Killa Wasi restaurant serves a delicious and sophisticated fusion of modern and traditional Peruvian cuisines with seasonal and locally grown produce, while the Chicha Wasi lounge bar is a great spot to enjoy an early evening pisco sour. The Wayra restaurant is a fine spot for a relaxed lunch, accompanied by a display from the hotels resident Peruvian Paso horses and their Morochuco's (horsemen).
Additional hotel facilities include a heated outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, and Yacu Wasi spa. The spa features a fully-equipped gym, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, and Spanish bath, along with a wide range of spa treatments and therapies. Classes or private sessions in yoga and tai chi can also be organised.
Aside being a charming, characterful hotel in an utterly beautiful setting, the main appeal of Sol y Luna for many guests is its support of the Sol y Luna Association; all profits generated by the hotel are used to wholly support the Sol y Luna International School. The school educates over 180 local students who would otherwise have limited, if any, access to quality education. Furthermore, some of the students go on to learn skills and trades by working within the hotel itself.
The area surrounding Sol y Luna is a delightful mix of fascinating Inca ruins and amazing landscapes which can be explored by horse riding, trekking, mountain biking and paragliding - an ideal way to start your Inca voyage through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu.
Make sure you try some tasty Alpaca at the restaurant - the chef's speciality.
Will, Original Traveller