"In Peru, even though we stayed at the Monasterio and the Inkaterra Machu Picchu, the place that surprisingly WOWed all of us was Willka T’ika, a garden guesthouse/retreat center in the Sacred Valley town of Urubamba! All eight of my friends were totally enchanted, and these are seasoned travelers who do not enchant easily! The owner, Carol Cumes, is a wonderful host whose vision has created a vibrant, amazingly verdant, sweet-fragranced, fruit-ladened, bee-buzzing haven of hidden gardens and wandering paths with a gentle, attentive staff and tasteful, comfortable rooms. The grounds are stunning. There is a beautiful yoga gathering room, as well as, other places for relaxation and reflection… but this not only a yoga retreat center; it is one of those rare places you discover while travelling that invites you to breathe deeply... Also, the relationships Carol Cumes has with the local people and the work she does on their behalf is inspired. Willka T’ika creates an experience that has a very, very special vibe…"