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 (18 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

    Colca Canyon day 2: The Battle

    A travel blog entry by tnanoble on Mar 26, 2015

    6 photos

    The hike today started at 0500, so we were u at 0445, rolled out of bed, threw the joggers on, and we were off. It's still pitch black so we use the torch and the flashlight feature on the iPhone and make our way to the rendezvous point. We aren't getting served any food before the hike, which we both felt was ridiculous considering it was a 3-3.5 hour hike straight up, but we were slightly prepared and had a quick bite of two apples and few wafer biscuits. We hike up out of the Oasis ...

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    A travel blog entry by tnanoble on Mar 25, 2015

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    1 comment, 69 photos

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    A travel blog entry by adamwilson4 on Dec 09, 2010

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    A travel blog entry by captss955 on Apr 07, 2007

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