Location: Sacred Valley, Urubamba, Peru
Go: Encircled by the majestic Andes mountains, Hotel Sol y Luna is nestled in the picturesque Sacred Valley. Located just one hour from Cusco (CUZ) airport, this boutique hotel offers relaxation and tranquility and also easy to access to adventure and thrills of Machu Picchu.
Tucked in between lush gardens are forty-three private sanctuaries referred to as casitas which offer Peruvian pima cotton sheets and spacious marble tubs for soaking.
Hotel Sol y Luna offers two wonderful dining options: Killa Wasi and Wayra, both with contemporary Peruvian cuisine and rich traditions of Andean cooking.
If adventure is what you desire, choose from expedition tours to Machu Picchu and other local excursions such as a trip to Rainbow Mountain. Other options include horseback riding, mountain biking, or a number of other thrill-seeking activities. If relaxation is the goal, consider a visit to Hotel Sol y Luna‘s spa for a facial or massage.
And Do Good: Hotel Sol y Luna formed Sol y Luna Association, a school which seeks to foster holistic, community-based education for children and support for parents and local families. The school believes in inclusion, providing opportunities for those with special needs, and aims to advocate for local youth to be active in their own development.
To aid in the growth and ability to concentrate in learning, Sol y Luna Association provides a morning snack and a balanced lunch to students. In some cases, transportation and permanent housing are provided by the Association. In most cases, these children would not have the financial means to be able to attend school otherwise.
Overnight stays at Hotel Sol y Luna directly support the Association and its efforts in their community. Hotel Sol y Luna was founded to provide funding for the school and is still a big reason how this school thrives today.