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

    A travel blog entry by tomogle on Jun 02, 2015

    Today we woke up nice and early to head off to Colca Canyon. We drove for around an hour, stopping off at some key locations for magnificent views. When we arrived at our main location we were treated by the sight of Condors soaring above us, spreading their enormous wings effortlessly and without the need to flap. It was an awesome sight to see and Archie and I snuck around the barriers to get a closer look of these huge birds. Sometimes when the wind caught their ...

    Colca Canyon day 2: The Battle

    A travel blog entry by tnanoble on Mar 26, 2015

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    ... start the zigzagging trek up. It's not long until I'm already heating up and de-layering and the air is feeling a bit thin. We kick on for about half an hour as the group slowly starts to stretch out. We notice the whinging lady from yesterday has not joined us for the hike up and obviously is paying for a mule to carry her up. Why do a trek option (there is a non trek option) when you get a mule to do the work, pretty average effort. Roy stops the group for us all to bunch up again ...

    Colca Canyon day 1

    A travel blog entry by tnanoble on Mar 25, 2015

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    ... it all so we just smiled and wondered how they will survive the next three days. The shuttle arrives at 0335 and we grab the remaining two seats. We are with a tour group of 8 Europeans and an Aussie who were all quite chirpy and loud on the bus despite the ridiculous hour, a Slovakian couple and a slightly older solo female traveller. The Aussie guy Cam, actually hadn't gone to sleep yet as he had been partying and I was stuck next to him for the 6 hour trip to the ...

    Colca Canyon, Condor Crossing & Altitude Sickness

    A travel blog entry by amybrazier on Sep 05, 2014

    11 photos

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    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 ...