You are invited to feel the energy of one of the most spectacular regions in the south of Peru: the Colca Valley. This is where the river meets the sky, the sun joins the moon and the mind and body are connected; there is history, and the friendly people retain their traditions, their legends and their spirit. Colca Canyon Lodge is where you will be able to see the enigmatic Andean way of life, discover the Inca's past and experience the feeling of being in a magic place.
Built completely of stone, mud bricks and thatch roofs, Colca Lodge is located in the heart of the Valley, next to the Colca River, in the midst of ancestral farming terraces. With a particular architectonic style inspired in the ancient Inca buildings, Colca Lodge has been able to combine its attractive rustic style with total comfort without damaging the surrounding environment.
At an altitude of 3250 metres above sea level and two-and-a-half hours travel from the city of Arequipa, this hotel nestles on the banks of the River Colca. It is surrounded by hundreds of pre-Inca agricultural terraces, which have been declared a Peruvian cultural heritage, and is blessed with relaxing hot spring waters rich in lithium.
This is a place with ancient energy, synchronized with nature and the starting point for exploring the valley and visiting the Colca Canyon, one of the world`s deepest ravines.
Attention at Colca Lodge is tailored to your needs. The personalized service and relaxed atmosphere of the lodge's facilities will make your visit a memorable experience. All rooms have private bathroom, heating, hot water (with solar heating systems) and an outdoor terrace with breathtaking views.
The hotel does not have television or other modern distractions. Rates include a buffet breakfast, and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. For your moments of relaxation, The Colca Lodge has a spacious living room with a fireplace, a charming bar and a game room (attic) with an assortment of table games for your amusement.
The main terrace, with a spectacular view to the Colca Valley, is one of the favorite spots for sunbathing. In the hotel's surroundings one can take pleasant walks or take short horseback ridding tours.
Close to the baths there are separate changing rooms for men and women as well as lavatories. The hotel has three restaurants and two bars with a wide choice of meals and drinks. There is bar service and a country-style restaurant where barbecued meats and trout are served
Colca Lodge has safe boxes in each room and at the reception desk. Medical nursing services, telephone and internet (in the reception area) and room service are also provided.
The 45 rooms at Colca Canyon Lodge have a wonderful view towards the valley and are built around the gardens and courtyards which make up the hotel. The style is rustic, with thatched roofs and some of them have adobe walls; these help maintain inside temperatures, thus collaborating with the natural environment. Currently the lodge is implementing an ecological heating system which uses the geothermal energy available on the site of the hotel. The bathrooms are supplied with hot water from solar heaters. Bathrooms are small but complete, with a special touch just for you.
All standard rooms, which number 27, have small terraces where one can sit in the sunshine and admire the unique local Andean landscape. 15 quadruple rooms are fitted with two beds up in rustic mezzanines built out of eucalyptus logs. There are two suites suitable for families of four members, and one bridal suite, ideal for honeymooners, with the hotel's best view and its own Jacuzzi fed by a hot spring.
Eco-Spa and Pools
At Colca Lodge you will feel another dimension to relaxation in the hot springs Eco-spa where guests enjoy a steam room, Jacuzzis, and massage sessions with local therapists. The spa was conceived as eco-friendly, and makes use of geothermal energy without interfering with or polluting the natural environment.
Among the services offered by Colca Lodge, there is no doubt that the hot baths occupy a high place. Built in natural surroundings down by the river, the three baths are fed from a main source whose temperature is 80 degrees Celsius.
Guests will feel the healing power of the open-air hot pools, each one with a different temperature. Taking a bath in the light from the stars is simply a magical experience. In addition to the sense of tranquility and harmony provided by the relaxing effect of the lithium, the landscape and the never-ending murmuring of the river complete an experience not to be forgotten.