Sacred Valley

Sol y Luna

Overview

Luxury for a cause

Flanked by the green slopes of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, midway between Cusco and Machu Picchu, Sol y Luna is a welcoming family-owned lodge originally founded to support their community foundation and school.

It is now one of the area’s best luxury stays, with 43 cozy casitas set amid lush native gardens with views up to the Andes. The cottages themselves are a celebration of local art and craft, along with comforts like deep soak bathtubs and vast beds.

There are two restaurants – the Relais & Châteaux Killa Wasi with its contemporary interpretations of Sacred Valley’s rustic culinary traditions and the relaxed Wayra.

The Sacred Valley is full of history and potential for adventure. Cycle along Andean terraces, ride horses under snowcapped peaks and trek the ancient mountain pathways of the Incas to remote villages, colonial churches and mysterious heritage sites.

Facts

At a glance

  • 43 casitas

  • Two restaurants

  • Swimming pool

  • Spa, gym and sauna

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Experiences

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    Mountain biking

    Two wheels is the most exhilarating way to see the Land of the Incas. Cycle along Andean terraces, through Spanish colonial villages, around Inca ruins, into highland communities in their vibrant finery and through fields of wildflowers, corn and quinoa.

  • SOL y LUNA Peru ATV

    ATVs

    You can also explore the Sacred Valley by visiting farms and historical sites off the usual tourist path on quad bikes.

  • Paragliding

    From the hilltops of the Sacred Valley, we start a unique flight along with the birds that inhabit the skies of the Sacred Valley. Franz, a renowned paraglide expert and owner of Sol y Luna, will guide you on this unforgettable experience.

Community & Culture

Lodge owners Petit and Franz arrived in the Sacred Valley of the Incas in 1988, committed to supporting young people in their new community.

They started by helping local schools – improving infrastructure and organizing sports and cultural activities. Following their beliefs in inclusion and equality, they founded the Sol y Luna Association followed by Sol y Luna Lodge which was opened to help fund their educational projects and to create jobs for the community. After 10 years of working with different schools and programs, Petit and Franz decided to open the Sol y Luna Intercultural School where children from neighbouring communities are taught many subjects including nutrition and foreign languages. Today it educates around 200 children and houses one of Peru’s few faculties for disabled students.

Produce is sourced locally wherever possible, much of it from local organic farmers who grow the quinoa, potatoes, herbs, spices and other produce. This extends the Sol y Luna community outreach while ensuring exceptional, fresh and natural ingredients in every dish, connecting guests to the exceptional flavors of the Sacred Valley.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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