Hotel Casona Solar
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Casona Solar Arequipa
Awesome huge room which resembles something we would see in Old Montreal or in France if it were smaller. It seems that the stone walls are over a meter thick, like some old fortress.
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... with the front end staff ( and barkeep )
Our last day of altitude adjustment finds us downtown and alongside a random ( to us ) costume, dance and band filled parade represented by all of Arequipas districts all vying for the crowds attention. The groups rolled by one after another each performing traditional dances that every costume was traditionally associated with, and noticeably they all had a beer in hand as they bounced, sang and ...
... followed a hectic group packing session that evening, as we got our day packs together for our impending Canyon hike the next day.
Getting up at 3am is a *****, especially when you know you have pretty much a whole day of hiking through a canyon ahead, coupled with the lack of sleep the previous night due to being on an uncomfortable minibus. The sense of dread was intense. There was a full minibus of people to take us on the 3 hour drive ...
... it to our destination, as oasis of palms trees and greenery amongst the cactus and dust. After a quick swim in the pool we were invited to play football against the local guides. The pitch was much better than we imagined, covered in lush grass with solid posts and both ends. Goats watched on as Gringos Utd claimed a extra time winner over the locals. Collie scores a screamer to win the game ...
... middle of the Andes, with yet another beautiful square surrounded by white colonial buildings, and set in an incredibly photogenic landscape: peaks and volcanoes over six thousand meters high are so close that it looks like you could touch them. Getting here from Cusco has cost us a decidedly uncomfortable night on a bus; it looked like there was nothing wrong with it, and it was quite clean too, but the fact that the heating decided not to run anymore in the middle of the journey ...
... impressions of Peru were that it was a lot more like how I was expecting South America to be. I guess coming from Chile and Argentina, they both are quite developed and have a strong European influence.
The main attraction in Arequipa is the Colca Canyon, about 100 miles away from the city centre. Incredibly, it is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, at 4160m in depth. I signed up for a two day trek into the canyon, after a day of ...