Half a day’s drive from Arequipa is the breath-taking Colca Valley, with untouched Andean villages, astounding views and one of the best opportunities to view condors in South America at the Cruz del Condor. They often fly so close that you can hear the air rushing through their feathers. There are opportunities for mountain biking, riding, walking and mountaineering.
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Lodge/Hosteria - Colca ValleyIn the village of Chivay, the main building and some of the rooms have been built in a traditional style with thatched rooves, heavy stone walls. The hotel has an open sitting room with a log fire, a bar and restaurant. There is a small shop and it has its own planetarium.
Lodge/Hosteria - Colca ValleyA very comfortable lodge built with traditional materials set in lovely gardens leading down to the river. The hotel has a shop, two restaurants and a small bar with sitting area. The best thing is their own hot springs down by the river bank, with lots of good minerals for your skin!
Lodge/Hosteria - Colca ValleyA friendly, traditional hotel with good views and a pretty garden. The hotel is small, full of character and colour and ideal for those on a budget. There is a restaurant, small sitting area and hammocks in the garden.
Lodge/Hosteria - Colca ValleyA very comfortable property that is situated in a fertile landscape surrounded by pre-Inca agricultural terraces with wonderful views down the Colca valley. It has an impressive vegetable garden, swimming pool, spa, library and restaurant.