Arequipa & Colca Canyon
Las Casitas, A Belmond Hotel

This luxurious rural estate, offers guests the opportunity to experience this stunning untouched corner of Peru in sumptuous comfort.

Superbly positioned, overlooking Colca Canyon, this haven of peace and tranquillity boasts beautifully furnished casitas, each with a private terrace and plunge pool, indoor and outdoor showers – perfect for cooling off after a day exploring the area. Indulge yourself further with a visit to the lovely spa or relax next to the free-form swimming pool. Everything is designed in harmony with the local environment, from the earthy colours of the rooms, to the locally-inspired menu and with a small farm, vegetable garden and trout pond on site, the hotel is largely self-sufficient. If you are feeling inclined to be more active, you can explore the extensive estate by bike or on horseback. Guests usually stay on a bed & breakfast basis, but eat at the restaurant in the evening.

Facilities & Activities

The hotel offers the Samay Spa and wellness centre with sauna, massage rooms with fireplace, rest room and fitness facilities. Bicycles are available for guest use and there are on-site stables for those wishing to horse-ride. There is a quiet lounge area and library – perfect for morning coffee.

Walking and hiking enthusiasts will love the many different and varied routes for trekking as well as horse-riding and biking. With routes for all levels, everyone can appreciate the magnificent views over the spectacular valley. Closer to the hotel, a visit to the farm to bottle feed the baby alpacas is understandably popular. Enjoy star-gazing in the evenings up to the clear night sky, catch what you can from the trout pond with a rather rustic fishing rod or check out the vegetable gardens.

Venture out into Colca Canyon, discovering spectacular ravines, hidden lagoons and fascinating local flora and fauna, not to mention the incredible condors for which the area is famed. Nearby Andean villages offer a charming insight into local life.

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Dining

Housed in the main building, the Curina Restaurant serves delicious Peruvian based cuisine, using fresh produce and herbs from the hotel’s garden and farm. Buffet breakfast is served in the morning and Andean a la carte dining throughout the day – an evening meal on the terrace is a particular treat. Andean cookery classes are on offer for guests.

The Puccq’io Bar is perfect for enjoying delicious cocktails prepared from homegrown herbs and fruits from the bio-garden.

Guests can opt for a bed & breakfast or full board choice which includes daily breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Rooms

The luxurious Casitas are scattered about the grounds and are all sympathetically styled to reflect the stunning natural setting. All are equipped with telephone, Wi-Fi, heated floors, mini bar, safe and hair dryer.

The lovely Casitas with Valley View provide striking views of the Colca Valley and feature indoor and outdoor showers, a private terrace and heated plunge pool, perfect for relaxing in after a day of activity.

The Casitas with Garden View feature a private terrace, heated plunge pool and beautiful views of the hotels gardens.

There is one Presidential Casita, which has a separate living and dining room, with amazing views over the Colca valley.

Family

Children are welcome at Las Casitas and are sure to enjoy the on-site farm and some of the soft adventure activities.

Some of the Casitas with a valley view have interconnecting rooms, providing ideal accommodation for a family.

Sustainability

All Belmond hotels run initiatives to support the places and people that surround them. As part of their “Think Global, Act Local” approach they:

  • Purchase as much food as possible from sustainable sources
  • Run and support educational programmes
  • Follow sustainable practices to reduce the impact of their operations on the environment and to ensure energy efficiency

Location

Nestled in the deepest canyon in the Americas, close to the South coast of Peru, the setting is unique and undoubtedly impressive, but nights can be chilly at 9,800 feet above sea level. Colca Canyon sits in the Andes Mountains, close to the colonial village of Yanque.

It is approximately a 3-hour drive from Arequipa, which is itself approx. 70-minutes by air from Lima.

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