We are Stefanie and Gilder, a mixed Belgian-Peruvian couple. We live in Curahuasi with our two beautiful children. Apart from Casa LENA, we are also the founders of NGO Oye LENA, an educational project for children.
Since we’re an official travel agency, we work closely together with Dircetur.
Who are we?
Casa LENA is an officially registered travel agency hosted by us, Stefanie and Gilder.
We offer a Bed & Breakfast and a camping area in Curahausi and a camping area on the banks of the Apurimac with private beach and thermal pool, only 30 minutes from Curahuasi. On the same property in Curahuasi, we also host NGO Oye LENA, an educational project for children.
Since we both love to be outside and be active, we also offer some adventurous activities like mountain biking, horse riding and rafting. Apart from that, we also organize guided hikes in the beautiful nature of Peru.
Do you want to get to know our team? Click here and read on! We can’t wait to meet you!
How did we start?
In 2012, we founded the NGO Oye LENA. Every morning, the project works with kids with special educational needs and every afternoon with children from underprivileged families. We receive a lot of volunteers who help us with the project and work with the children.
We have been providing a home for the volunteers of Oye LENA since the beginning. In 2015, we opened up Casa Lena to welcome travelers as well. Doing so, we want to provide a home base for travelers who want to discover Peru in a familial atmosphere. They can stay in one of the private rooms with an en suite bathroom, or choose to set up a tent on the campground.
When you stay at Casa LENA, you are always welcome to check out our project Oye LENA as well. Do you want to know more about it? Then check out the website! Here you can find more information about the project and about how you can help.
Where do we do it?
Casa LENA is based in Curahuasi, a small but charming town in the middle of the Andes Mountain range, 125 km away from Cuzco and the famous Machu Picchu. Thanks to its unique location, it offers magnificent views of the mountain’s cape and it benefits from a very pleasant microclimate. The much-feared Peruvian rainy season barely has its effect in the daytime, since most of the rain only falls during the night.
At Casa LENA, we have a farm with horses, pigs, rabbits, guinea pigs, and dogs. The animals on the ‘hacienda’ (farm) have all the space they need and receive food from our own fields. Fresh vegetables and fruits are grown ecologically in the garden. At your wish, it is possible to help in the care of the farm during your stay.