The Hotels in Colca Canyon is one of the most impressive places in all of Peru. It has a depth of over 9842 ft (3000m), it is nearly twice as deep as the Grand Canyon and the second deepest Canyon in the world. Colca is a mystical valley located in the Arequipa Region on the southern coast of Peru. It’s approximately 1,100 kilometers south of Lima, and 161 kilometers away from the city of Arequipa. It’s about a 3.5 hour drive away by bus from downtown Arequipa. The Colca Valley has an imposing landscape and is one of the most important tourist attractions in Peru from where you can also see the flight of the condor. It’s a perfect place for those travelers who are looking for a mixture of adventure, mysticism, and nature.
Accommodations in Colca are close to Chivay, Yanque, and Cabanaconde. Enjoy a good night’s rest in the shadows of glacier-capped peaks and a tranquil day away from the crowds. Browse our preferred selection of Colca Canyon hotels, from the luxurious Las Casitas by Belmond, Colca Lodgeand Aranwa Colca; to budget-friendly options such as Casa Andina Colca and La Casa de Mami Yacchi.
Consider customizing your travel itinerary with an overnight stay at Colca Lodge near Chivay, home to arguably the most incredible hot springs in all of Peru. Guests have exclusive access to the lodge’s private thermal pools overlooking the river and can top off their rejuvenating afternoon with a massage at the on-site Spa Eco Thermal.
Visitors are not only fascinated by the Colca canyon Valley landscapes and culture, but also by its cuisine. Among its most representative dishes are the delicious “chicharrón de alpaca” [alpaca crackling], the “chupe” [stew generally made with chicken, red meat, lamb or beef tripe and other giblets, or with fish, shrimp, crayfish or shellfish such as loco, and vegetables, potatoes or cassava], and the “cuy frito o asado” [fried or roasted guinea pig]. Colca also offers a great variety of typical and exotic drinks prepared with natural products of its surroundings, such as “Colca Sour” and “El Challasca”, which according to the people of Colca, have medicinal effects.
Effortlessly blending the stunning and inspiring natural environment, Las Casitas is the best hotel in the Colca Canyon. With just 20 casitas, a stay here feels far removed from the stress of everyday life.
Start with impressive canyon hikes, ride Peruvian Paso horses, and keep an eye out for Andean condors in the sky. Or make the most of your downtime by relaxing by the pool, reenergizing in the spa, or simply reading a good book. We guarantee you eternal memories. Consisting of luxurious and fully-equipped private villas, Las Casitas provides high quality comfort and service that is characteristic of Belmond Hotels. Located just outside of the small valley town of Yanque, this authentic hotel is set on a spacious and tranquil plot of land where guest have the freedom to soak up the valley experience by visiting the on-site horse stables, a small farm, and lovely orchards and gardens. After exploring the canyon, guests can take advantage of one of the relaxing spa treatments or lounge by the pool constructed with natural rocks from the canyon.
A place where the river meets the sky, the sun meets the moon, and the mind meets the body. Located at 3,250 meters above sea level and 3 hours from the city of Arequipa, the Colca Lodge is nestled on the banks of the Colca River surrounded by hundreds of pre-Inca platforms declared “Cultural Heritage of the Nation“.
With a design inspired by the old Collaguas constructions, Colca Lodge has used mud, stone and straw to create a magical environment where the rooms mix with the gardens and these with the adjacent fields, without boundaries or walls, no barriers. The contact with nature is full but the comforts in this rural environment far from civilization are equally full, with the exception of the television whose moderate use is limited to the bar area and the rest rooms.
It has wonderful lithium-rich thermal baths that will not only make your stay a unique and unforgettable experience, but have also allowed us to develop a unique model of coexistence with nature based on the most authentic respect for it. Finally, Colca Lodge has the privilege of being located in a region that has an ancient culture that keeps many traditions and customs alive; part of a rich history that we invite you to discover.
This hotel is a dream place, rich in legends, Andean and colonial traditions in the midst of impressive settings. It is located in the district of Coporaque, on the banks of the Colca River, three hours from the city of Arequipa. Just ten minutes from the town of Chivay, Coporaque is a place of legends with numerous colonial memories that will transport you to Andean traditions and mysticism, the devotion of religious festivals, and the historical past that few have experienced up close.
An old water mill at the entrance of the hotel welcomes you to Aranwa Pueblito Encantado del Colca. It is the best starting point to enter the magical universe that covers the Colca Valley. It has an indescribable flora and fauna, as well as a sky of hypnotic colors crossed by the elegant flight of the condor, one of the most representative birds of Peru.
Guests enjoy a relaxing experience thanks to the natural beauty of the place. You can appreciate the majesty of the Andes mountain range while walking through its exuberant gardens breathing fresh air. At night, the hundreds of stars in the sky offer the most amazing spectacle of nature that can be observed, along with many shooting stars that create an atmosphere of magic and enchantment.
Casa Andina Standard Colca is a rural, relaxed, and intimate hotel and has individual cottages made out of stone (with thatched or tiled roofs), roads strewn with plants, an open courtyard with a main fountain and a vegetable garden.
The hotel also has a restaurant with a gable roof where traditional Andean dances of Colca are daily showcased. The hotel has an ideal location to experience Colca and to explore the famous canyon, with its ancient culture and its stunning natural beauty.
The hotel’s planetarium and observatory, unique in Colca, allow travelers to explore the constellations that can be seen in the southern hemisphere. Together with Casa Andina Premium – Valle Sagrado, they are the only two hotels of the chain that have their own planetarium.
Located in Coporaque, one of the Colca Valley’s oldest towns, La Casa de Mama Yacchi is designed to make guests feel right at home in the community. The hotel is built with local materials. Each of the 18 cozy rooms is equipped with private bathroom, hot water, and heating system. Guests are invited to enjoy meals in a spacious dining room, serving freshly-prepared, locally-inspired cuisine in a buffet style.
PEACEFUL STAY IN THE COLCA VALLEY
Perched on a ridge looking out toward the canyon on the edge of the pleasant town of Yanque, this small lodge is a great option if you’re looking for a peaceful stay in the Colca Valley. Killawasi has only 12 rooms across two floors, all of which are light, spacious and comfortable. Despite their traditional style, the rooms have good quality modern bathrooms and amenities such as Wi-Fi, an iPod dock and a safe with each room having either a good sized terrace or a balcony.
There is a small restaurant with pleasant views into the valley, and hammocks in the garden. Included in the price of a stay here (when staying two nights or more) is a three hour afternoon guided walk through the Colca Valley to the Oqolle amphitheatre and Uyo Uyo archaeological site which finishes at some nearby hot springs (entrance price not included).
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