All prices do not include 18% sales tax . Sales Tax (IGV) on lodging is applicable to Peruvians and to foreign nationals with 60 consecutive days or more in Peru . To avoid this tax, foreign nationals and Peruvians who live abroad must present during Hotel check-in their Customs stamped Andean Immigration Card - TAM, their Customs stamped original passport and the visa that certifies they live abroad (this last requirement is only for Peruvians that live outside Peru) . Additionally, in case the room is shared by both a taxable and a non-taxable guest at the same time, the Sales Tax will be applied . Rustic, relaxed & intimate, with individual stone casitas (with thatched or clay roofs), plant-lined walkways, an open-air patio with center fountain, and the hotel?s own vegetable garden . The hotel features an onsite planetarium and a spacious, pitched-ceiling restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner showcasing local musicians and dancers performing Andean and Colca musical traditions . The hotel is ideally located to experience Colca Canyon and explore the breathtaking Valley ? a place of ancient cultures and astounding natural beauty . Location The hotel is located in the heart of Chivay (3,650m/11,975 ft), the main town and gateway to exploring Colca Valley, the hotel is perfectly sited to explore either the right or left bank of Colca Canyon . Chivay is 170 km/104 miles north of Arequipa, approximately 2 . 5 hours by road from Arequipa . To get to Chivay, most hotel guests pre-arrange roundtrip ground transportation (either shared or private) from Arequipa and a stay of at least 2 days and 1 night . Normal packages include full board as well as visits to Cruz del Condor (to view giant Andean condors) & the natural hot spring pools in Chivay . The Canyon The famed Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa called Colca the ?Valley of Wonders,? and it?s easy to see why . At 3,400 m/11,100 ft, Colca Canyon is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the U .
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