Sol & Luna was born in 1996, when Franz and Petit - its founders - arrived in the Sacred Valley to settle there and share, with visitors and neighbors, what this land has to offer: beauty, culture, and history, together with work and the joy of progress. Sol & Luna boasts over 100 collaborators who share a common philosophy of respecting the natural environment and living in harmony with the local culture.
The Urubamba Valley was blessed by nature, with mountains, glaciers, rivers, and the natural cycle that lives within them. Historically it has been venerated as a sacred place, and today remains an inspiring environment, respected at Sol & Luna. Materials from the area were used for the buildings designed to be in harmony with their surroundings, understanding the privilege of enjoying the scenery surrounding us at all four cardinal points. With their Apus and Auquis guardian spirits, the omnipresent mountains have given us a welcome proven by the gardens' constant green and fragrant flowers. The guests enjoy these gifts and the 35 species of birds that have made Sol & Luna their habitat and share every day with us in this enchanting space of peace and harmony within the Sacred Valley. Each bungalow at Sol & Luna is a front-row seat onto this Eden. The hotel is located in the province and district of Urubamba, in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, at an altitude of 8850 feet, one hour’s drive from Cusco city or airport. Minutes away from the hotel, you can find important archaeological sites like Moray, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, and Machu Picchu.
At the Sol & Luna lodge-spa in the Sacred Valley of the Incas - within Cusco's department, in Peru - one can breathe the Earth’s bounties and live in balance and harmony natural and cultural environment. They collect the Sacred Valley's tastes and spirit's simple, rustic cuisine and give them a contemporary interpretation in the kitchen. At 2800 m (9186 ft) above sea level, the Sacred Valley is a land of dramatic contrasts whose strong sun inspires fresh, summery food and drink; at night, however, the chilly mountain air suggests other options. This unique climate has compelled us to develop a light menu of tasty, easily-digestible food. Updated seasonally, the menu is based on local produce, grown organically in the own orchard and gardens. Additionally, the hotel draws on the products of nearby regions, both those whose similar tastes complement and enrich the own, and those like the jungle, which, despite its proximity, is home to a cuisine that is far from Cuzqueña. Sol & Luna has assumed a real responsibility, both social and environmental, within the Sacred Valley. Therefore, they are dedicated to promoting organic farming in the area, improving its quality to grow beyond local markets.
The Killa Wasi kitchen seeks to revalue the Sacred Valley's agriculture, recreating its traditions and expanding its potential. All this is made possible by the hard work of the Chef "Nacho" and the executive chef, Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, one of the 100 best in the world, according to San Pellegrino list, who, along with their indispensable team, value immensely the quality of the organic goods they use. Yacu Wasi - “the house of water” - is a space made for indulgence, where purity and peace combine. There, a perfect balance between body, mind, and spirit results from the professional staff's experiences.
After 14 years of work respecting nature, the hotel feels the Earth has honored them with the gardens' gift. The guests enjoy this gift and the more than 35 registered species of birds that have made Sol & Luna their habitat and share with us every day spent in this enchanting haven of peace and harmony within the Sacred Valley.