Casitas del Colca
The Casitas de Colca are located 160 km north of the city of Arequipa, close to the Colonial village of Yanque and just 8 km from the town of Chivay. This luxurious hotel is in the heart of the Colca Canyon, one of the world’s deepest and most beautiful.
The canyon is 100 km (62 miles) long and is 3270 meters deep.
The hotel is on an area of 24 hectares nestled in the Peruvian Andes at an elevation of 3260 meters. The property is on the left bank of the Colca River, in one of the most splendid settings the world over, possessing spectacular views of the canyon and Mount Mismi, Andean birthplace of the Amazon River.
Since the canyon is found within the Volcanic Cordillera of the Andes, it boasts incredible vistas of mountains and volcanoes, some of the latter still active, like Hualca Hualca, Sabancaya, and Ampato (where the famous mummy Juanita was discovered).
Using this overcharged setting for inspiration, we designed and built a place that fits in perfect harmony with the landscape, scattering about the complex twenty private and spacious cottages (casitas).
We constructed the hotel to be a refuge of peace and tranquility, providing the guest the chance to forget about the worries of everyday life for awhile and to enjoy the serenity and beauty that the Andes offer.
Marvelous views, a singular hospitable setting, the best weather, and the height of service are what should compel you to spend some time at this hotel during your visit to the department of Arequipa. Enjoy a few days of harmony with nature and admire the beauty of one of the most emblematic destinations within the Peruvian Andes.