Colca Valley Tours/Hotels

Jul 26th, 2010, 01:43 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 141
Colca Valley Tours/Hotels

I am in the planning stages of a trip to Peru in April and am interested in seeing Colca Valley, the condors, etc. I understand that while you can do it in a day (leaving at 3 AM) the preferred way of seeing it is to go on a tour and stay overnight.. It sounds like most of the tours include very humble hotel accomodations which we are not interested in. Does anyone have a recommendation for a tour that they found to be more upscale? I checked out Las Casitas del Colca but don't want cooking classes, etc. We just want airport transfers and a tour out to see the condors.

Thanks in advance for your help.
cavergirl is offline  
Jul 26th, 2010, 07:51 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 830
Nina at Ancient Summit:
found us this awesome inn:
and arranged a great tour out of Arequipa.
baldone is offline  
Jul 26th, 2010, 07:54 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 830
oops...wrong copy/paste for hotel:
baldone is offline  
Jul 27th, 2010, 05:21 AM
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 566
Most agencies in Arequipa will give you a choice of the type of accomodation that you want. Keep in mind that you're really only in the room for a few hours for one night anyway.
Axel2DP is offline  
Jul 27th, 2010, 08:53 AM
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 294
We stayed in Colca Lodge, and it was nice. There are hot thermal baths that are nice. You can go - and in fact you are recommended to go - after dark. So you can sit out in the hot springs and look at the stars - very nice. The food at the restaurant was very good as well.
mistadobalina is offline  
Jul 27th, 2010, 08:55 AM
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 9,862
We stayed at a nice hotel, Colca Lodge, in Colca Canyon thru the tour we booked. We were the only couple of the 7 or 8 on the tour that stayed there. They dropped us off and picked us up the next day. Lovely grounds and great scenery. Rooms were not luxurious but very nice. We were there a couple years ago and a newer more luxurious hotel was being built somewhere in the area. I'm sure the tour agents know about it. We booked thru the hotel we stayed at in Arequipa and the tour guid was very flexible with everything.
yestravel is offline  
Jul 27th, 2010, 04:14 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 141
Good to know all this info. Thanks for all your input. I actually found the new luxury place that yestravel referenced. It is called Las Casitas del Colca. I think we may splurge and stay there.
cavergirl is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:42 PM.