May 12, 2022/ Activities / 0 Comments

Family Time at Sol y Luna, Peru

The greatest legacy we can leave our children is happy memories 

~ Og Mandino


Family-owned and run, built to support underprivileged local children, set in 25-acres of gardens with native flowers and a ranch… it may come as no surprise that we love receiving children at Hotel Sol y Luna.

It’s a wondrous thing how the wild calms the child -Unknown

‘This lodge is a veritable explosion of flowers and colour set against the incredible view of the Andes Mountains,’ wrote Belgian mother of three, Sophie Pirlot, who travelled to Peru with husband and their daughters.

There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million. ~ Walt Streightiff 

For anyone who might be nervous about travelling with young children, the space and set up at Sol y Luna makes family life very easy and natural.

Our 43 casitas are all spaced around the gardens, so you feel like you have your own little house in the Sacred Valley.

Among the activities available on property is a cookery class in the Relais & Chateaux kitchen.

Another popular pastime is visiting the ranch where kids can enjoy patting the Peruvian Paso Horses before having a ride themselves.

Traveling is learning ~ Kikuyu proverb

Many families chose to spend a day at the Sol y Luna School and pay a visit to the Sol y Luna Home.

When we have visitors who would like to visit the Sol y Luna Foundation, we arrange special visits based on their interests – sometimes visitors have something they would like to share with the children.

An unforgettable activity at the Sol y Luna Home is sharing a sing-along with the children who live at the orphanage.

A British family spent 10 nights at Sol y Luna, including visiting the Sol y Luna Home for a singalong.

The Rabinor family visited Peru on a family vacation from the USA. They decided to spend a day of working in the fields with the local Villano Conde family.

‘The experience was impactful and provided amazing perspective for our kids and the family as a whole,’ says Zachary Rabinor. ‘Also, it was a bonding moment. We still talk about that day and how fortunate we are and how challenging rural life in the Andes is for indigenous rural communities.’

Not all classrooms have four walls…

Then, of course, there’s the host of activities available in the valley, plus a full day excursion to Machu Picchu.

We hope to receive your family at Sol y Luna soon. There is no minimum-age for children, and no extra charge for one child under 7 if sharing their parents’ bed. Our team at the only Relais & Chateaux hotel in the Sacred Valley awaits your visit.

If we experienced life through the eyes of a child, everything would be magical and extraordinary. Let our curiosity, adventure, and wonder of life never end. ~ Akiane Kramarik


Staging the artisans of Peru’s Sacred Valley  
Supporting the Children of the Sol y Luna Home  

The name Footprint originally came from our newsletter and we decided to use it for the Sol y Luna blog as well. Footprint fits well with the concept of Sol y Luna: our hotel was founded to support the local community. Leave footprints of kindness wherever you go.


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