Lucky for us, we had booked two nights at Killawasi. That meant we had time to explore the village, hike a bit, and the best part was our horseback ride through the serene, gorgeous countryside.
Killawasi is not some slick, high end, pamper me kind of place. It is REAL. Warm, comfortable, constructed with native materials, stunning views, quiet, on the edge of the village we were able to experience the lives of Peruvians. Rather than stay at a place removed from the community, we loved the fact that we could easily walk to the square, the church, the museum and take a short walk for stunning water and hillside views. I wouldn't have wanted to stay at any other accommodation.
We were extremely well fed by Carlos and his staff and savored the beautiful surroundings through the walls of dining room glass.
The owner Guillermo is remarkable. Of all the planning for our 3 week trip, he was always the first to respond to my emails. He is a hands on guy who does whatever he can to make your stay perfect. He was successful in doing that for us as evidenced by the Colca Canyon trip he arranged with on time pick up in Arequipa to our stunning condor adventure to having some local children perform for us one evening to setting up our memorable horseback ride.
Our generous room was private yet we savored stunning views. The slick bathroom was a treat and the outstanding, contemporary details a surprise for this tiny, valley village.
We are lucky to have found Killawasi Lodge and are grateful for the warm, caring experience. In addition to all of the great aspects of the Lodge, it is a bargain!
If you're lucky you'll meet Missie, a neighbor's dog who sleeps at Killawasi and will be the perfect guide for any of your walks or hikes.
Please be sure to tip the terrific, caring staff.
- Also Known As:
- Killawasi Lodge Colca Canyon, Peru
- 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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