4.5
Very Good 364 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 364 Reviews
Amazing stay!!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I were celebrating our anniversary and decided to visit this amazing place!
All the staff is very polite and professional... However, Vanessa at the front desk was our guardian angel... she help us in everything we need, she had the extra mile we expecting for a Belmond...
Thank you Vanesa! You are great!
Ps. If you come to this hotel, Do not forget to feed the baby alpacas, it is a great experience!

Reconnect with nature and yourself - You will not want to leave the property!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I, were celebrating our wedding anniversary and decided to visit the Colca Canyon and enjoy all the tourist attractions. However, when we got to the property on Thursday, we decided not to leave to go anywhere until Sunday!

Wonderful secluded quiet place, with: Incredible gardens with the sounds of running water, bright colored flowers, many species of birds and, with a unique optional activity: Feeding the baby lama and baby alpacas with milk bottles!

The rooms were spacious with a hot "poza" outside on the terrace- your own private thermal bath. The outside shower was a morning delight to bath in, while looking at the sky and listening to birds sing, And, coming into your room after your shower to the soft glow of the fireplace was magical.

The food at the restaurant was delicious, all local fare (much from their gardens) and super fresh. Our waiter Alexander was fantastic and always made sure we are comfortable, and well served. Our breakfast waiter Jesus was also always attentive to our needs (loved having Eggs Benedict every morning!). Housekeeping was amazing - we have never seen hotel rooms get so quickly done and be immaculate!

Barnaby at the front desk was also very helpful and willing to help us plan excursions...but as I mentioned, the property was so special, it was the main attraction!

We are looking forward to going back next year in March and using the telescope that the hotel has available to see the wonderful starred sky at night!

A must stay!

Wonderful Stay
Reviewed 1 month ago

Belmond Las Casitas was a wonderful hotel - the location is amazing, the rooms are beautiful and the staff is incredibly kind and helpful. We especially loved Vanessa at the front desk, who helped us through check-in, planning activities for our stay and coordinating our transfers to Arequipa. I highly recommend coming here!

Amazing place. Amazing people.
Reviewed 1 month ago

Just returned from a two-week trip to Peru. Finished the excursion with two incredible nights at the Belmond Las Casitas. What an amazing way to end a trip of constant hiking and historical site visits. From the Nazca lines and Machu Picchu to the salt mines and floating islands in Puno - Peru can be an exciting (and exhausting) adventure. But there is no better way to end an active trip than the beautiful and beyond relaxing Belmond Las Casitas. The property is beautiful and the staff is incredible. Special thanks to Aldo the General Manager for greeting us when we arrived and Vanessa who worked overtime to arrange our horseback riding, spa treatments and transfers to the airport - to Alexander who pampered us morning, noon and night and kept us well-fed with incredible, authentic Peruvian food - to everyone else at the resort that made the stay so incredible. I've travelled the world and have to say this is one of my top destinations if you are looking to relax and be pampered. The combination of the property itself and the staff make this a one-of-a-kind wonderful experience.

Gorgeous inside and out
Reviewed 1 month ago

Our group only had the opportunity to spend a single night at this gorgeous hotel while visiting Colca Canyon. The grounds are beautifully kept and the individual casitas were incredible. We also enjoyed delicious food and participated in some of the activities offered. Feeding baby alpacas was an unforgettable experience and we learned how to make Pisco sours during the lesson with Noe, one of the friendly bartenders. The Samay Spa was amazing and our therapists were exactly what we needed to fight the lethargy caused by high altitude. We spent time in the sauna room that used eucalyptus oils that helped our sinuses and head congestion. The massages themselves were very relaxing as calming music played in the background.

The main pool was closed and we assumed it was because of the colder temperatures but each casita had hot tubs that we could use. The staff was really friendly and we would certainly stay here again.