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 adventurer’s playground, days in the Sacred Valley are spent exploring the iconic Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and other historic villages, trekking, quad biking, cycling, paragliding, kayaking, horse riding, visiting local markets, taking part in culinary and cocktail classes, enjoying cultural shows or craft workshops… and relaxing in our gardens and spa. The list is endless! Refer to Experiences within the Rates & Key Info section below for further details.

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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


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RATES & KEY INFO

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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, they then opened the first luxury hotel in the Sacred Valley as a way of raising funds for their foundation. Hotel Sol y Luna is a pioneer: the first hotel in the Sacred Valley and a property that was founded expressly to raise funds for the local community. 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 Paqari for special needs children, the Sol y Luna Home, and Roots and Wings which supports further education. Guests at the hotel can visit the school and orphanage, see here.

 

 

The Sol y Luna Timeline:

1990: Petit arrived in Peru to work in the mining industry in Lima
1998: Petit moved to the Sacred Valley with her husband Franz, they founded the Sol y Luna Foundation
2000: Hotel Sol y Luna opened with 14 casitas. The reason for creating the hotel was to raise funds via reservations for the Sol y Luna Foundation
2009: Having spent the past decade supporting local public schools, the foundation finally opened its own school. The Sol y Luna School began by offering education for kindergarten, and the first few years of primary school
2010: Hotel Sol y Luna expanded, opening Deluxe and Premium casitas, whilst the Sol y Luna School began started offering full primary education
2015: The foundation grew to include Paqari, the centre for disabled children
2016: Hotel Sol y Luna added a new heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and gym
2017: The first Sol y Luna students graduated from the school
2018: The Sol y Luna Home opened its doors, providing a safe and loving home for students who have suffered violence or neglect
2019: Petit and Franz’s eldest child, Thomas, graduated from the Sol y Luna School at the age of 17
2019: The foundation launched Roots & Wings, a programme to support graduates from the Sol y Luna School in their further studies (including International Baccalaureate and University degrees)
2020: Petit and Franz’s youngest child, Melanie, graduated from the Sol y Luna School at the age of 17
2022: Four Sol y Luna students are continue their studies thanks to support from the Roots & Wings programme: Nery, Kusi and Carolina are studying at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru in Lima, and Mateo is studying car mechanics at SENATI in Cusco
South America Rep is proud to be a member of the Sol y Luna Foundation. Gabriel is also on the board of directors.

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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