Willka T'ika is much more than a hotel and retreat center. It is a truly magical place set in the sacred valley of Peru. The accommodations, living spaces and conference rooms are scattered throughout the property amidst incredible gardens. This place is truly a botanist’s dream. Each garden is completely unique with different plant species in a variety of colors. There are seven main gardens, each centered on a separate chakra: moon, sacred sun, sacred earth, sacred water, Lucuma, Spiral and sound. Many beautiful varieties of flowers that attract hummingbirds in great numbers.
The guest rooms are large, bright and well furnished. They are built out of stone and adobe with polished wood floors and headboards displaying the Incan sacred cross design. There are plenty of windows to view the beautiful gardens and mountains beyond. In the lovely common room there is a two story high adobe fireplace. Tea is served here all day and there are plates of fresh herbs from the garden to make your healing brews with.
The staff are extremely gracious and a large part of the hotel’s success. Visitors are greeted with warm smiles and a genuine desire to help. Something I noticed was that the management treated the staff with a lot of respect. One day I walked through the dining room and heard the staff having an English lesson and I was impressed that this was going on during work hours.
Something very unique about this getaway is that there are no keys at Willka T'ika and nothing has ever been stolen. You can request a key to your door if you like, but it is really unnecessary. You feel safe and are in a wonderful place for healing.