Rio Sagrado is beautifully located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas overlooking the Urubamba River.
Sol y Luna Lodge and Spa
Sol y Luna Lodge and Spa is right in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, surrounded by the stunning mountains and traditional small farms of the valley. The hotel's grounds provide a relaxing and atmospheric area through which you can wander and rooms are individually set within these grounds, surrounded by tall eucalyptus trees and the landscaped gardens that are a riot of colour all year round and attract 35 bird species. The hotel has its own stables located within the property next door and the gardens and stables offer an authentic feel as well as a unique experience within rural Peru.
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The 41 rooms take the form of spacious bungalows and are either semi-detached or detached. The larger bungalows used for families or as suites are duplex in layout. All bungalows come with Wi-Fi, heating, a telephone, a safety deposit box and a terrace with views over the gardens; with the ten deluxe bungalows featuring heated floors, a walk-in closet and a wood burning fireplace. The three premium bungalows boast a private terrace with Jacuzzi and two flat screen TVs with satellite channels.
Please do note that in the hotel's Superior rooms the showers are located over the bathtubs which are accessed using quite large steps, if this is an issue please discuss the alternative options with your specialists.
Sol y Luna Lodge and Spa is located around five minutes from the village of Urubamba, right in the centre of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It enjoys a picturesque setting from which it is easy to explore the Sacred Valley. Should you wish you can just relax in the pretty grounds of the hotel, taking in the stunning scenery. Alternatively, the small village of Urubamba which has a couple of restaurants is close at hand. For those wanting to explore further, the fascinating town of Ollantaytambo is only around 25 minutes away and is one of the most historically interesting villages in the Sacred Valley.
Food and drink
Breakfast is included at the hotel with a delicious buffet that can be enjoyed every morning. In addition, the hotel has a fine dining restaurant, and a bar that provides guests with snacks and cocktails. The Killa Wasi restaurant serves traditional Peruvian cuisine, with a modern twist. The menu changes according to the season, so that the freshest ingredients are always used to offer a delicious taste of Peruvian food at its best.
The hotel also offers a series of food experiences, from dining in the hotel's wine cellar to cooking demonstrations. Should you require more information, please discuss this with your specialist.
The restaurants offer excellent food, but are a little expensive so you may wish to try an alternative in nearby Urubamba if you want to explore other dining options.
Facilities and activities
The hotel has a swimming pool (unheated), spa and its own activity centre where you can organise a great range of activities; such as mountain biking, trekking, horse riding, wine tasting and cooking workshops. There are also daily Peruvian Paso horse displays at the Wayra terrace (12 noon until 3pm) which are complimentary if you have purchased lunch. Extra activities do need to be organised over 24 hours in advance; so please feel free to arrange with us or with our local representative in Cuzco before heading into the Sacred Valley.
Our favourite property in the area, offering great accommodation and a wonderful place to rest for the night. For those wanting to stay a little longer, the location is perfect in the tranquillity of the valley but with traditional towns a short taxi ride away. The range of activities available and picturesque surroundings means the hotel has the perfect balance between relaxation and exploration, and a wonderful base for your time in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Sacred Valley tour ideas
Places & hotels on the map
Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Originally opened in 1925 under the name of Hotel Santa Rosa, El Albergue is an historic hotel located in the Ollantaytambo train station, with views over the lush gardens and mountains beyond.
Nestled among the ancient ruins and dramatic landscapes of the Sacred Valley of the Inca, the Explora Valle Sagrado's secluded location allows for full exploration of this region.
A friendly and affordable hotel with a very convenient location in the Sacred Valley, close to the train station and the impressive Inca site of Ollantaytambo.
The Tambo del Inca Luxury Collection Hotel is located about 10 minutes outside the town of Urubamba in the heart of the Sacred Valley on the banks of the Urubamba River.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
During your day of exploration, you visit the colourful local market in the town of Chinchero. This is one of the most traditional markets in all of South America, and you will be surrounded by locals in their traditional dress all buying and selling their produce.
The trail takes you through small hamlets and affords stunning views of the Sacred Valley and Pisac below. The trail climbs steadily to a pass at 4200m, beyond which you will descend to a beautiful canyon, where a picnic lunch is served.
A trek from the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu, arriving at the Inti Punku Sun Gate for an unforgettable view of Machu Picchu.
Visit the Maras salt pans, the experimental agricultural terraces of Moray and the remnants of Ollantaytambo, once an important Inca administrative centre.
This incredibly scenic ride starts in the Andean highlands around Chinchero (3727m) and ends beside the Urubamba River in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You cycle amid traditional Andean communities where the way of life has changed very little since the Spanish arrived nearly 500 years ago.
In the small colonial village of Pisac, spend the morning exploring the colourful Indian market, with its wide variety of textiles and ceramics.
Today will take you above Cuzco to the Chuquicahuana section of the Urubamba River to raft on class III-IV rapids. Here the river is much cleaner and more fun than in the lower sections, and no previous experience is necessary.