We had specifically chosen to stay at Killiwasi Lodge in preference to the hotel suggested by our tour operator and were so glad that we did this.
On arrival we could see that this hotel was going to be a bit special with its location almost on the edge of the canyon and an extraordinarily friendly reception. We were shown to our rooms which thankfully had heaters which were necessary as the temperature drops quite sharply at night.
Our stay included dinner and we wandered over to the separate dining block. Before dinner the barman gave us a demonstration on how to make the perfect pisco sour, and then let us have a go ourselves. The results were excellent and did not last long!
Dinner was excellent with friendly and efficient service. The following morning's breakfast was also great with a good selection on offer.
From the hotel there is a fantastic round trip walk of about 4 km that follows the canyon edge including crossing over by footbridge and returning by another by the thermal baths. Fantastic views and a great way to pass a couple of hours.
We would have loved to spend another night at this hotel but will have to find a way to visit on another occasion.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- KILLAWASI LODGE is a hotel located in the heart of the beautiful Colca Valley,in the cozy village of Yanque, minutes of their thermal waters, its central square and its beautiful colonial church; an strategic place to visit the Colca Canyon and engage in ecotourism and adventure activities. (Distance: 160km Arequipa, Chivay 8km, Cruz del condor 35km ).We offers our guests an unforgettable life experience,sharing with them the warm attention of our people and an architecture that blends comfort and rusticity in an environment surrounded by nature and mysticism. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Killawasi Lodge Colca Canyon, Peru - Yanque