SOL Y LUNA – SACRED VALLEY, PERU

This unique, family-run Relais & Chateaux hotel in Peru’s Sacred Valley (the midpoint between Cusco City and Machu Picchu) was founded in order to sustain a school for local children. A sustainable experience combining luxury accommodation with wellness, gastronomy and excursions, the 43-casitas are set within extensive gardens filled with flowers and humming birds. Delivering a true sense of place, Sol y Luna was decorated by Peruvian artists – with fine, handmade local furniture, exquisite bed linen made from 100% high density cotton, local tapestries and beautiful frescoed murals by acclaimed Peruvian artist, Federico Bauer. There are two restaurants on-site, one of which is located in the Wayra Ranch, home to 25 Peruvian Paso horses (there are daily demonstrations over lunch). An adventure’s playground, days in the Sacred Valley are spent exploring the iconic Inca site of Machu Picchu, trekking, quad biking, horse riding, visiting local markets… and relaxing in our grounds and spa.

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Quick Facts

Number of Rooms: 43

Room Categories: 28 Superior, 10 Deluxe and 5 Premium Casitas

Booking Options: All activities and meals apart from breakfast are additional

Rates: From $324 USD per person per night, incl. breakfast

Minimum Stay: No minimum stay

Dates of Operation: Year round

Membership: Relais & Châteaux, Traveller Made, Virtuoso

Spa Services: Massages, treatments, dry sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, yoga, tai chi, reiki, gym

Amenities: Spa, gym, swimming pool, yoga classes (upon request)

Internet: Complimentary wifi throughout the property


RATES & KEY INFO

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Experiences


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“Hotel Sol y Luna, a pioneer in the Sacred Valley, offers a tranquil setting on 25 garden-filled acres. Regional architecture inspired the design of the clay and stone casitas, each decorated with murals by artist Federico Bauer. Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, one of Peru’s top culinary talents, oversees the menu at Killa Wasi restaurant, where guests can sample sophisticated takes on local delicacies like cuy (guinea pig). Guests can feel good knowing profits from the hotel get funneled into the adjacent intercultural school founded by owners Franz Schilter and Petit Miribel.”
Jen Murphy writing in Vogue Magazine


Social Responsibility

Sol y Luna is the ultimate example of a truly sustainable hotel. Owners Petit and Franz started out by creating a foundation in order to educate some of Peru’s most underprivileged children. After volunteering in local schools, they set up their own school and decided that creating a hotel would be the best way to fund the school. The Sol y Luna Intercultural School started with just 5 children, including the owners’ son and daughter, today it provides education and care for over 200 children, over 90% of whom come from backgrounds of extreme poverty. As well as the school which goes from kindergarten to seventeen years, the Sol y Luna Foundation encompasses a Foster Home, and covers the needs of all the students, from medical care to psychological and physiological support. Guests at the hotel can visit the school, see here.

The Sol y Luna Timeline:

1990: Petit was working as a commodity trader in mining in Lima – Peru
1996: The idea of creating the Sol y Luna Foundation was born after the local school Petit’s children were attending closed down
1998: The initial works began for the creation of the school, this is what would later become the Sol y Luna Foundation
2000: Hotel Sol y Luna opened with 14 casitas
2003: The Sol y Luna Foundation works to support local public schools
2009: The Sol y Luna School opens its doors offering education for kindergarten, and the first few years of primary school 
2010: Hotel Sol y Luna expands, opening Deluxe and Premium casitas            
2010: Sol y Luna School now offers full primary education  
2016: Hotel Sol y Luna expands with a new heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and gym
2017: The first Sol y Luna students graduate from the school 
2019: The Sol y Luna Home opens its doors, providing a safe foster home for the students who most need it
2020: Petit and Franz’s eldest child, Thomas, graduates from the Sol y Luna School at the age of 17

FAMILIES

There is no minimum-age for children, and no extra charge for one child under 7 if sharing their parents’ bed (extra beds come at an extra charge – see Sales Manual for details). There are special Pizza Nights for children.

Property Location

Getting There: There are several daily flights between Cuzco and Lima (home to Hotel B), Arequipa and Puerto Maldonado, as well as international flights to La Paz, Bogota and Santiago. The transfer from Cuzco Airport to Sol y Luna is about 90 minutes.

You can also combine Sol y Luna with Delfin Amazon Cruises in Peru’s upper Amazon (nearest airport Iquitos). Between July and November on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, LATAM Airlines operates a direct flight between Cuzco and Iquitos avoiding lengthy connections via Lima. In April, May and June, the flight is only available once a week, on Fridays. For the most up to date flight information, please refer to the Latam website directly.


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