Hotel El Refugio

Putuco, Colca Canyon, 54, Peru | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Colca Canyon

Manú National Park

A travel blog entry by phillipsquared on Jul 08, 2014

2 comments, 31 photos

Just as our hostel owner was calling our tour operator to see where they were, a very out of breath tour guide turns up out side the door. 'Good morning my friends' is the first thing he said to us and every sentence from then on included 'my friends' at least once. Our guide Nefi hurried us down to the waiting car where we met 4 others on our trip, 4 young Belgium boys. Our next stop was to pick up 3 young English girls, this could turn out to be a very interesting trip for ...

Whoop! Whoop! The jungle is massive.

A travel blog entry by philandmups on Jun 28, 2014

12 photos

Going to South America and not visiting the jungle is like going to McDonalds and ordering a salad - a mistake. With the Amazon River Basin making up 40% of the land mass of South America and covering eight countries, there's plenty of opportunity to go exploring. We chose to go to Manu which is on the edge of the Amazon Rainforest due to it's slightly easier access from Cusco. While it might have been nice to go off on a 10 day adventure deep into the heart of the ...


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 ...

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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).

    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