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“Heaven on Earth” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Willka T'ika

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Willka T'ika
Ranked #3 of 46 Urubamba B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
New York, New York, United States
1 review
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“Heaven on Earth”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2012

Willka T'ika is truly a bit of Heaven on Earth and I swear it is populated by legions of angels;) I brought a yoga group here and our sacred journey was amplified by the beauty of place, the gardens (hidden magic everywhere you look), the warmth and true caring of the staff and the incredible food which was a feast for all the senses. I also experienced one of the best massages in my life, a crystal bed session which somehow brought me to tears, a bath steeped in local herbs under the stars, and direct connection with local artisans and healers.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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greece
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56 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2012

It was a privilige to stay in such an amazingly spiritual and peaceful place. The crystal bed therapy and hot bath under the star was amazing,The chakra gardens and accomodation were amazing. The food was great! A wonderful experience I will never forget.

Room Tip: I recommend renting a bungalow to experience more peace and isolation.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RHCAth
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2012

My husband and I had the privilege of staying at Wilka T'ika for 5 nights in the end of January. The guide books tell you not to go to Peru during the rainy season, but they're wrong. The whole countryside is lush and green and there are few tourists. At Wilka T'ika we stayed in one of their uniquely beautiful rooms, enjoyed the sacred gardens and the beauty everywhere, treated ourselves to a massage and to some time on Carol's crystal bed, and ate the carefully prepared and delicious meals. Carol Cumes has created a magnificent space and has done so with deep respect for the people and the land. She is to be commended. We would recommend this place to anyone who wants to bask in the beauty and serenity it offers.

Room Tip: Any room you get at Wilka T'ika will be beautiful and comfortable. You can't go wrong.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TamaraMinneapolisMN
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2012

I have stayed and visited Willka T'ika multiple times. The beauty and magnificence of the 7 Chakra Gardens are unbelievable. The peaceful lucma tree is serene to reground yourself and recall and write in your journal. The yoga studios are spacious and beautiful with Andean Artifacts and harmonious colors. Nothing compares to a visit to this retreat. Please do keep this a secret because only those visitors who will spend quiet time, and luscious soaking under the moonlight, will understand. Thankyou Carol for creating this place for all of us to renew our souls and spirits!

Room Tip: Choose a room in the newer section of the retreat for greater spaciousness.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Oregon
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95 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2012

As I write this review, Willka T'ika has 35 excellent ratings out of 35 reviews. You can believe every word of praise. We stayed there for a week.

This would be the toughest question to answer: What's the best part of Willka T'ika? Well, actually, the answer is simple: Any and every aspect. Here is what all previous reviewers have right: the gardens/grounds/atmosphere, the food (I'm not a vegetarian, and every meal is fantastic), the rooms, the beds (w/hot water bottle), the staff, the school Carol supports, Carol herself (Mark was not there when we were), the location in the heart of the Sacred Valley, guide Gabby (if you are fortunate enough to have her...you could not have a better one), the Solar baths.

The only things I have to add that I did not see in the 20+ reviews I scanned before writing this one is that if anything is ailing you, the staff will brew up a tea that will address your ailment. If you have no ailment, and you just like fantastic tea, you will get that. Also, if you want wine, or beer, that is available as well.

If you are headed to the Sacred Valley, take the time to spend more than a couple of days there; if you are staying, you cannot find a place more amazing in every way than Willka T'ika.

Room Tip: You cannot go wrong (we stayed as part of a large group, and every one loved their room).
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lima
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40 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2011

I've stayed in this wonderful place twice and always leave with the feeling that my stayed wasn't long enough.
The place is lovely since the moment you get there, the gardens, the rooms, the room's names, the peace you feel inside.
I love when Carol takes you on a tour around the hotel because she tells you the story of each corner.
The chakra gardens are a piece of heaven, the food is outstanding. I'm not vegetarian at all however in the property, meals are vegetarian but absolutely delicious! Everything is home made, even a lot of the veggies are grown there.
You must book in advance as they don't accept walk ins.
Finally, consider at least a two nights stay so you can fully enjoy of this place.

Room Tip: Avoid the rooms on top of the main house, specially the one above the kitchen.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marita-vacaciones
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Long Beach
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2011

This place is like NO other place on earth. You get the chills the minute you enter the gates. The gardens mesmerize you with their scents, colors, and shapes and the chakra gardens embrace every one of your senses. The rooms are immaculate and spacious with amazing views. The staff is delightful and full of passion. The massage therapists are the best I have EVER had!! The most touching part however is Carol the owner who has built this gem in the hills of Peru from rubble. She has also dedicated much of her success to helping local children attend school and actually build a school. There are no words to describe what this one woman has done to change the lives of so many. I am so inspired I plan to help!!! HIGHLY encourage you to visit the school and meet the cherubs who attend. They are taught skills so that begging is not their way of life. They walk for hours in the cold to get there! It will change your life to meet these wonderful children!!! It changed mine!! This is a place that will forever remain etched in your heart and soul. It holds the secret to life...

Room Tip: Every room offers a special experience.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Willka T'ika
Address: Paradero Rumichaka 2 km | Sacred Valley, Urubamba 08660, Peru
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Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Sacred Valley > Urubamba
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in Urubamba
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Willka T'ika Garden Guesthouse is a luxury retreat lodging, an exquisite B&B Inn, located in Peru's Sacred Valley between Cusco and Aguas Calentes (Machu Picchu). Ancient Inkan ruins, ceremonial sites and temples, & an abundance of cultural activities are nearby. Hikers can explore winding rivers, charming villages and high mountain meadows where llama and alpaca graze. Guest packages include organic gourmet vegetarian cuisine, Andean spa services, authentic ceremonies, & guided adventures to Inkan sites. Willka T'ika is home to the renowned Chakra Gardens, filled with exotic plants and native Andean medicinal plants, that are designed to correspond to the seven chakras of the human body. The gardens are ideal for meditation and reflection in the energies of nature. Set in the gardens are two magnificent fully-equipped, state of the art yoga studios. Willka T'ika is environmentally conscious and is professionally staffed by dedicated local Quechua. The non-profit Willka T'ika Children's Fund supports the local children of several schools in remote mountain villages, providing facilities and wonderful education. ... more   less 
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Willka T'Ika Peru/Urubamba, Sacred Valley

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