Belmond Las Casitas

Peru

  • Enjoy views of the stunning Colca Canyon
  • Luxuriate with a spa treatment
  • Casitas with private terrace and plunge pool
  • Explore on foot, by bike and on horse back
  • See Andean condors
  • Tasty Peruvian and Andean fare

Open: Belmond Las Casitas, formerly known as Casitas del Colca, is open all year.

Location: Las Casitas is high above Colca Canyon in a quiet rural setting. The hotel is 166kms, about a 3-hour drive, from Arequipa airport.

Rooms: There are 20 guest bungalows or casitas arranged in the grounds. They are made up of 3 garden view, 16 valley view and 1 presidential casita. The garden and valley view rooms occupy 120sqm (80sqm of indoor space), have a lobby, lounge, bedroom, marble bathroom with a bath and shower and heated floor, separate outdoor shower, a terrace and heated plunge pool. The presidential casita (240sqm) also has a dining room, open fire in the lounge, large terrace and heated pool. All casitas benefit from free Wi-Fi, hairdryer and safe. There are no TVs though a set can be provided on request for watching DVDs.

Activities: Visit Colca Canyon, watch condors, see pre-Inca rice terraces and Inca archaeological sites, explore the hotel’s farm and organic vegetable garden, feed the resident alpacas, go trekking, cycling and horse riding, and visit local villages. Bird watching, fishing in the hotel’s trout pond, cooking and cocktail lessons and painting classes are possible. Hotel staff are available to help you plan your stay and arrange visits and activities.

Facilities: The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner (more details below). Puccq’io Bar (open 10am till 10pm) serves tempting cocktails, a range of other drinks and snacks. The hotel has an outdoor rim-flow swimming pool. Samay Spa has a full menu of treatments, single and couple treatment rooms and a steam room and is open daily. The library is ideal for some reading or using the computer to access the internet.

Dining: Curina Restaurant specialises in Peruvian and local cuisine, and uses fresh produce from the organic garden and farm. It is open from 6am till 09:30am, 12pm to 3pm and 6pm till 10pm each day. Meals are eaten at individual tables inside the restaurant and outside on the terrace. Snacks are served in the bar.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome. Two of the casitas have a shared lobby and can be used as family accommodation.

Health: Colca Valley is not a malarial area.

Communication: There is free Wi-Fi in guest casitas and the library.

Notes: A stay at Belmond Las Casitas can be combined with a journey on the Belmond Andean Explorer train.

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