Located on a cliff overlooking the banks of the Colca River, the peaceful Belmond Las Casitas consists of 20 spacious cottages, or “casitas.” The 59 acre property is a lush haven in the Colca Valley, and the bungalows offer luxurious privacy to visiting guests. A retreat for tranquility and enjoying the natural surrounds, the Colca region is abound with activities while the hotel has amenities like a spa and pool for relaxation at the end of the day.
Belmond Las Casitas
Belmond Las Casitas, accessible from the city of Arequipa, is located just 5 miles from the town of Chivay and very close to Yanque. The property is decorated with traditional touches, and equipped with every modern luxury including wifi and iPod docks in every casita. The Curiña restaurant offers flavorful dishes, and the Puccq’io bar serves up a tasty pisco sour.
The “casitas” are strategically built within the property to maintain privacy, maximize the views, and to be sheltered from the wind that sometimes blows through the Colca Valley. Each of the casitas has either a valley or garden view, heated floors, a spacious sitting area, comfortable double or twin beds, and a private terrace with a heated ‘plunge pool’. Guests will marvel at the marble bathrooms which boast two sinks, a tub, and both an indoor and outdoor shower.
The Presidential Casita
For even more space and privacy, guests have the option of reserving the Presidential Casita, which features a larger bedroom, dining area and table, fireplace, and generous bathroom as well as the private terrace and hot tub that accompany all casitas.
Activities at Belmond Las Casitas
Enjoy the sunset from the private patios or visit the highly recommended spa, offering a wide range of massage therapies and beauty treatments and a pool located on the premises. The hotel’s lounge, featuring the dining and reception area, is a detached structure that also boasts fantastic views. Activities such as horseback riding, fishing in the lodge’s pond, cooking classes, pisco sour making classes, visiting the eco vegetable garden, and feeding baby alpacas are included.
Belmond Las Casitas and the Belmond Andean Explorer
For guests interested in luxury train travel, Las Casitas is well combined with a trip on the Belmond Andean Explorer. A luxury sleeper train owned by the parent company of Las Casitas, the Belmond Andean Explorer connects Cusco, Arequipa and Puno, and travelers can disembark at Kilometer 93 for a 90 minute private transfer to Las Casitas. Contact us or email firstname.lastname@example.org to start planning your luxury, tailormade trip to the Colca Canyon.