about Las casitas del colca, colca canyon
The hotel itself is surrounded by hundreds of pre-Inca terraces, beaming with an ancient energy completely in time with nature.
A rustic lodge, the first in this zone, promoting well being and sustainable tourism.
5 hours from the city of Arequipa, among hundreds of pre-Inca terraces.
There are two restaurants serving delicate and intricate Peruvian meals as well as 3 bars. The spa offers many treatments including massafe, Jacuzzis, steam saunas – all naturally provided by the environment and local people. A huge attraction is the 3 thermal pools all fed by springs, the temperature in each pool is different, between 36 and 39 degrees and made from rock formations. There is also a fourth pool full of cold water for daring individuals! These are all located down the river, next to the barbeque, a scene for a perfect evening under the stars.
The main restaurant serves a special evening buffet known as Alpandina cuisine, a fusion of Andean products and alpine techniques – mainly from Switzerland. The second, more intimate restaurant is named Puye, serving similar cuisine al la carte. There is also a barbeque serving fresh meats and fish, as well as 3 bars.
The hotel is a great base from which to explore the valley. There are short hikes to the nearby ruins at Uyo Uyo (a pre-Inca settlement) or visit the village of Yanque to see the museum and colonial church. For excursions into the countryside there are horses and bikes for hire. There are some great circuits for experienced cyclists and the opportunity for 2 or 3 day expeditions by foot into one of the deepest canyons in the world. Guests may also visit Mount Misimi, 5,000 metres above sea level; this is the most remote source of the Amazon! Please bear in mind that some of these activities are at extra charge.
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