4.5
Very Good 378 Reviews
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What We Love

  • 360 degrees of dramatic Andean scenery
  • Private heated plunge pools, perfectly positioned for stargazing
  • Walking trails zigzag across the 59-acre property
  • Adorable resident llamas and alpacas
  • Fresh produce from the vegetable garden and trout from the pond supply the restaurant

What To Know

  • There is a two-night minimum stay
  • Be prepared for extreme temperatures and possible altitude sickness; the hotel is 7,500 feet above sea level
  • Each room has WiFi, but it can be patchy

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Eco-Friendly
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

The greatest gorge you’ve never heard of — Southern Peru’s Colca Canyon — is now accessible to luxury-loving travelers thanks to Las Casitas del Colca, a collection of 20 rustic but elegant cottages in the folds of this wild natural wonder.

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The casitas’ decor is haute ranch, with vaulted ceilings, warm woods and antique chandeliers. Heated laja tile floors and fireplaces mean the frosty nights never bite, and there’s an outdoor shower for peak sunshine hours, an oversize bathtub for evening soaks (often decorated with flowers or candles at turn-down) and a heated plunge pool that’s perfectly positioned for stargazing.

The hotel has a world class spa that offers treatments with herbs grown on the property; after a hike try Chaki con Kora, a foot and leg massage that uses geranium and nettle. The restaurant serves phenomenal Peruvian and intercontinental cuisine, including trout whipped straight from the property’s pond. Guests can also take cooking classes and help feed baby alpacas at the farm.

But it was the mind-blowing scenery that impressed me most during my stay at Las Casitas del Colca: tiered mountains bisected by the Colca River, bizarre foliage thriving at 10,000 feet and higher, packs of llamas patrolling dirt roads, and indigenous women selling colorful handicrafts and textiles.

How to Get There

Belmond Las Casitas
Parque Curiña s/n desvio carretera Yanq
Yanque, 00000 Peru

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 378 Reviews
Get away from it all...
Travel166089

I rarely write reviews but felt compelled to do so for this property.
My family and I travel extensively...across all 4 continents and both uber-luxury but also adventure holidays. It’s our passion.

The Belmond at Colca Canyon is absolutely wonderful. We were here in July. Our room is perfectly cosy & warm (underfloor heating) and is bursting with character. It’s a 4 hour drive from Arequipa and a great place to acclimatise to altitude and chill before progressing to the rigours & crowds of the Sacred Valley, Cusco & Maccu Pichu. By way of example, no TV’s in rooms but just the most stunning views of the Canyon from your Private terrace and nature’s ability to astound.
Yes it’s too cold to swim in the outdoor pool, but it’s winter here. Is that the Property’s fault!?!?
The service is charming, the grounds delightful and the food is delicious. Ignore the bad reviews and just come, the perfect place to unwind and (for us, with the exception of this review!) to digital detox.

Lovely Grounds and Rooms
Scubaqueen_12

We stayed here for 3 nights and very much enjoyed the experience. The grounds are lovely with alpacas and horses "mowing" the lawn in the morning. The casita was large and very comfortable. It was cold at night and the hot water bottles they provided with the turn-down service were much appreciated. The food in the restaurant was very good, and there was a lot of variety. We had the Breakfast and Dinner meal plan. Breakfast was a buffet, but they would make freshly-cooked eggs any style. For dinner, we could choose a starter, main course, and dessert. We never ordered more than two courses and were full after those. They made some of the best pisco sours that we had in Peru. The pisco sour making demonstration was interesting. Be aware that this property is at a very high altitude. Many guests were having some difficulty adjusting to the altitude. But, it is a beautiful area and worth the discomfort from the altitude.

Beautiful Oasis
714sandram

My husband and I were delighted with everything at the casita. It was rustic yet modern. The hot tub was so inviting after a long, hot and dusty drive from Lake Titicaca. The dinner and breakfast were delicious. The service was excellent. We especially enjoyed the Pisco Sour lesson! Highly recommend this oasis!