Willka T'ika Garden Guest Retreat is a luxury boutique hotel and retreat center situated between Cusco and Machu Picchu. Willka T'ika offers an environment of simple refined luxury. The artistically appointed guest rooms and group spaces are constructed of all natural local materials. The spacious luxury rooms, designed using Feng Shui principles, include a seating area and offer mountain and garden views with private baths and entrances from the gardens. Willka T'ika offers the ideal environment for engaging local culture, learning, creativity, contemplative arts, yoga, wellness and rejuvenation.
Where: The Sacred Valley of the Incas or the Urubamba Valley, curves through the Andes of Peru, between the two 20,000-foot peaks dominating the region: Ausangate in the southeast, and Salkkantay, near Machu Picchu, in the northwest (Just north of the Inca capital of Cusco).
Fact: Most sacred valley cities built by the Inca civilization were destroyed by the Spanish conquest, but the Sacred valley contains the majority of the well preserved Incan ruins in Peru.
Language: The official language is Spanish, but English is spoken at the retreat.
Foodie: Gourmet organic vegetarian meals are served daily, using high-protein Andean grains and legumes, as well as organic, freshly harvested vegetables and salads grown on-site. Willka T’ika has a 100% hormone-free and chemical-free gourmet vegetarian hotel kitchen in Peru’s Sacred Valley.
Activities/Attractions: Yoga, Bird Watching, Cooking Courses, Cultural/Garden & Historical Tours, Walks/Hiking, Horse Riding, Kayaking/Paddling, Mountain Biking, Museums, and Healing Offerings/Spa.