Hotel El Refugio

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 (14 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).

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel El Refugio Colca Canyon

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

    Travel Blogs from Colca Canyon

    The Remote Andes

    A travel blog entry by kerry.lints on Aug 30, 2014

    1 comment, 18 photos

    Today we started our drive from Arequipa to Colca Canyon. This drive involved travelling high into the Andes getting to the top of the mountain pass at 4,910 metres... a bit of a shocker... the drive was amazing and we saw so much wildlife which was surprising considering the altitude.On the way we stopped and had coca leaf tea with mint to help with the altitude, it was a hot drink and not too bad ,very herbal. We also chewed coca leaves mixed with a sweet ...

    Arequipa & Colca Canyon

    A travel blog entry by kscullion291 on Aug 21, 2014

    After a long (17 hour) night bus we arrived in Arequipa, an outing for dinner and a movie and we were in bed early for our trip to Colca Canyon the next morning. A few hours from Arequipa up in the mountains we all had to get coca leaves and sweets to help with the rising altitude. A few stops to see the llamas and alpacas & viewpoints of the volcanoes (one was still smoking from an eruption a few years before) and we made it to Chivay where we were going to stay the night. ...


    A travel blog entry by bexewall on Oct 05, 2012

    3 photos

    On my bed watching the Big Bang theory getting ready to go for some dinner which I'm looking forward to as I'm starving! So today we left for Colca canyon at 6:30am to catch the condors as they fly early. It was really cold but did warm up by the time we reached the start of our hike to the viewpoints. I've been a bit worried that I am way too unfit to do the Lares trail to Machu Pichu but on our hikes so far I've been at the front ( ...


    A travel blog entry by bexewall on Oct 04, 2012

    2 photos

    On the bus on the way to the canyon place at the start if the 6 hour drive, listening to the guide who is actually really good he knows his stuff! Taking abut the three volcanoes around the city Pichu Pichu, Misty and Chachani, Misty is the only active one and it was due to erupt again 50 years ago, so it's overdue! Taking about the stories of them and how Pichu Pichu was first and was lonely so the gods sent Cachani (the bride) they were happy then Misty arrived and ...

    Lake Titicaca

    A travel blog entry by captss955 on Apr 07, 2007

    1 photo

    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 ...