Las Casitas del Colca

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he 20 casitas of Las Casitas del Coica from Orient-Express dot the spectacular Andean land-scape of southern Peru's Coica Canyon, one of the world's deepest. Each offers serene and secluded living in a spacious environment with heated private plunge pools, radiant tile floors and skylit bathrooms — stargaze from the tub! For families or groups, Combined Casitas — two residences joined by a lobby — are ideal for doubling the living area. Relax completely in Spa Samay, a modern sanctuary offering treatments inspired by the Andes. Or take a Peruvian cooking class, which uses fresh ingredients grown on the Coica Canyon Farm.


Las Casitas del Colca is a haven of peace and tranquillity in the heart of Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world. This luxurious Orient-Express lodge boasts twenty individual casitas offering supreme privacy and exclusivity and an opportunity to experience the beauty of the Andes. Spend a few days in harmony with the Colca Canyon, its nature and community, complete with the freedom to do as much or as little as you wish. Colca Canyon, located in Southern Peru is one of the deepest canyons in the world at 10,725 ft and runs a distance of over 100 kilometres. The Colca Canyon is made even more remarkable as it sits high in the Andes, 3260 metres above sea level. Las Casitas del Colca is a twenty four hectare property in the Canyon, situated on the left bank of the Colca River one hundred miles north of Arequipa, the 'white city' situated close to the colonial village of Yanque and just five miles from the village of Chivay.

Las Casitas del Colca provides a rare opportunity to rest and reflect in the beauty and tranquillity of the Colca Valley, and to do as little or as much as you wish. Our property has been designed to take you back to enjoying the simple pleasures in life. Food is grown on the fields surrounding the property, water is drawn from local natural springs and an abundance of nature is all around you. Our casitas offer the ultimate in luxury combined with an opportunity to be in touch with nature. Whether you are looking for an escape from the world or simply for a luxurious base to explore the fascinating Colca Canyon, this is the ideal retreat for you.

There are twenty individual luxury casitas dotted throughout the property, including one Presidential Casita. Decorated in the local style, these casitas offer supreme luxury in beautiful natural surroundings. Each casita measures approximately 120 metres square, of which 80 metres square is indoor space. Casitas boast a foyer, and a lounge and sleeping area. Bathrooms are reached through the dressing area, and are truly luxurious with double sinks and both indoor and outdoor showers allowing you a real 'back to nature' experience of showering under the open sky. Floors are laid with marble and each bathroom also features a bathtub located under a glass roof, allowing guests to lie back and gaze up at the stars in the night sky.

There is an extensive vegetable garden on the property where organic produce is grown for our kitchens. With five natural greenhouses, a prickly pear orchard and numerous vegetable beds this is a delight for gardeners and food lovers alike. Our small farm is also located on the property and houses a number of animals from horses, cows and llamas to baby alpacas. The Restaurant is located in the main building on the property. Food for the restaurant is grown by the property's own farm, which allows you to select the ingredients for your meal directly from the fields. The unique open plan kitchen means that you can watch as the chefs prepare your food. The Lobby Bar is an ideal place to relax after a day trekking in the Colca Canyon and boasts a large variety of best quality liquors, cocktails and refreshments. Room service is also available between 06.00 and 22.00 where guests can choose to dine in the privacy of their own room, or on their terrace overlooking the Colca Canyon.

The Spa Samay takes its name from the ancient Inca language, Quecha, and means 'rest'. The four treatment rooms offer a range of treatments inspired by the Andean culture, and created using indigenous products from the Colca Valley and the highlands of Peru. Relax in our free form swimming pool which blends into the surroundings, allowing you to feel a part of nature as you relax in the cooling waters. This calming and quiet space is inspired by the Inca world and offers a range of treatments using indigenous products from the Colca Valley and the highlands of Peru.

In a location as awe-inspiring as the Colca Canyon there are numerous outdoor activities available. Don your hiking boots and set out on one of the walks or treks in the local area. Alternatively, head out on a bicycle or horseback to discover some of the fascinating local towns. If you prefer a more sedentary pace of life try your hand at fishing on one of our trout lakes using a traditional rod, or train your eyes to the skies in search of the indigenous humming bird, the largest in the world. As night falls the telescope at Las Casitas del Colca will reveal the delights of the night sky.

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  • Buffet breakfast daily is already included in rates
  • A 30-minute High Altitude Signature Massage for two, once per stay
  • 50% discount on one spa treatment of your choice per stay
  • 12 Noon early check-in, subject to availability
  • 4 PM late check-out, subject to availability

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