Sol y Luna in Peru
The Sol & Luna is an elegant accommodation offering from Relais and Chateaux, located in Urubamba, a small town in the heart of the Sacred Valley. Surrounded by rugged wilderness and verdant slopes, Urubamba is the perfect place to escape the stress of daily life and completely immerse yourself in nature. The snow-capped peaks of the Andes Mountains that loom in every direction are a true testament to the power of Mother Nature.
Relais & Chateaux: Sol y Luna Hotel
Wholly encompassing the spirit of the Incas, for which this part of the country is known, the hotel has been carefully designed to incorporate traditional Peruvian features. Earth tones such as brown, orange, yellow and red are used generously throughout the accommodation, allowing the hotel to blend almost seamlessly into its natural surroundings.
The hotel has been constructed using natural stones and clay walls and is embellished with wooden beams. The mixture of these materials gives the property a more authentic feel, whilst still giving it a contemporary style. Rooms in the Sol & Luna are spacious and colourful, with gorgeous hangings adorning the walls, dark wooden furnishings and brilliant white linen. Each room also has its own en-suite, which is decked out with marble tiles and a high pressure shower.
Modern Andean food is a unique blend of traditional Peruvian recipes jazzed up with more modern cuisine such as you would find in the buzzing city of Lima. The chef in the Sol & Luna has used local Andean flavours and international influences to give the food at the hotel’s on-site restaurant the requisite modern touch it needs to reach perfection. At the end of a long day exploring the wonders of the Sacred Valley, there is nothing better than refuelling with a hearty meal that has been freshly prepared, with ingredients from the Sol & Luna garden, and beautifully presented.
Of course, the best thing about the hotel Sol & Luna is its location. Nestled in the Sacred Valley, it is the perfect base for discovering everything Urubamba and the surrounding towns have to offer. Those after an adrenaline rush can try free flying over the Andes or quad biking through the valley. For something a bit more leisurely there are horse riding excursions available as well as cooking demonstrations that will give you a newfound appreciation for Peruvian cuisine.
If you consider yourself a bit of a history buff then you’ve chosen the perfect destination for a vacation. Peru is teeming with fascinating ancient history. In Urubamba and the nearby towns of Ollantaytambo and Pisac, there are several ancient ruins. These ruins are all that remains of the once powerful civilizations that controlled these regions. You could easily spend a day just roaming around these crumbling structures, trying to imagine what they would have been like back in their day.
If you are craving a bit of action then the bustling city of Cusco is just an hour or so by car. Here, you will find all kinds of museums, plazas, restaurants, markets and more. It is virtually impossible to get bored in Cusco. There are also a number of travel agencies here that can help you book excursions to the famed Machu Picchu or to Rainbow Mountain.
In the evenings, head back to the Sol & Luna for a drink before wrapping up warm and heading into the garden for some star-gazing. Thanks to the complete lack of light pollution, the sky here is perfectly clear and the stars seem infinite. This is bound to be a memory that will stay with you forever.
With such gorgeous natural surroundings, Sol & Luna has recognised the importance of sustainability and environmentally friendly practices. It has also implemented a programme to assist with local development in the form of an intercultural school. This school teaches children from the region a variety of subjects including languages and nutrition.
When the mundanity of your daily routine becomes too much, the Sol & Luna hotel is the perfect rural retreat. Simply enjoy nature and let your worries be swept away with the breeze. For more information about the Sol y Luna hotel, please contact us or call 1-888-215-3555.