Hotel El Refugio

Address: Putuco, Colca Canyon, 54, Peru | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel is located on Putuco, Colca Canyon.
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          TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel El Refugio Colca Canyon

          Reviewed by mmbcross

          Well located, lovely surroundings, acceptable accommodation

          Reviewed Jan 6, 2014
          by (22 reviews) Miami Springs , United States Flag of United States

          You arrive outside a blank concrete wall with an imposing metal gate. You ring the bell for attention and a voice asks us who you are. After identifying yourselves, the gate clicks open and you enter a tropical paradise.

          This isn't a Four Seasons or Ritz Carlton, but wending our way through the exuberant growth, you can imagine yourself in the Garden of Eden. You are shown your cute little bungalow (no A/C but a nice fan) and have time to wander around the grounds past the swimming pool, lounge area and restaurant (which was closed, it being the low season when we were there).

          At the reception desk you can book sightseeing tours and order food brought in from neigbouring restaurants. We ordered dinner from the local "chifa" (Peruvian Chinese restaurant).

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel El Refugio Colca Canyon

          4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

          Travel Blogs from Colca Canyon

          Drive up and over mountains and into Colca Canyon

          A travel blog entry by melodeon03 on Oct 06, 2015

          10 photos

          Drove out of Arequipa in rush hour and up over the mountains. Lots new dwellings but no access to water. Highest point of 4290 metres. Coca tea supposed to help. Then down into lush valley. Carrie mostly took photos of vicuña, alpacas and ...

          Mindfuck that is a Canyon

          A travel blog entry by ciaralow on Aug 22, 2015

          ... non-existent. In our case, hiking the Colca Canyon involved a long, steep descent that wound around and down one of the canyon`s walls. Each long switchback revealed yet another aspect of the canyon: the river and towns below or the complex walls on either side. We reached the bottom after 4 hours, which effectively marked the start of our mutiday exploration. The second day turned out to be a bit of a mind**** ...

          Colca Canyon

          A travel blog entry by ciaralow on Aug 22, 2015

          ... for the route down into the canyon and continued 45 minutes down the road before finding someone to ask for directions. I attribute this mistake to our overpriced map whose times are written for an overweight tour group and whose directions are overly complicated, wordy, and quite frankly useless.* We figured it must be an intimidation technique for anyone daring to forego a tour guide and do the trails alone. Despite knees buckling ...


          A travel blog entry by alexliz on Jul 13, 2015

          35 photos

          ... good yet expensive coffee and some breakfast not far from the Hostal. Now just before we left Cusco we got a message from Scott and Andrea (American brother and sister) who we had met during our Machu Picchu trip but had left Machu Picchu on a much tighter schedule as they were only travelling for three weeks and had a flight to Costa Rica. Scott's message read "hey guys we have decided to stay in Arequipa instead so let us know when you arrive as we will be keen ...

          Lake Titicaca

          A travel blog entry by captss955 on Apr 07, 2007

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          We leave Bolivia and ride to the border with some trepidation as we have heard a lot of stories from fellow travellers. Our experience is very different. We have no issues and pass through the formalities without hinderence, of course after making a small "donation" towards the maintenance of the police station. We arrive ...