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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel, Casa Andina Standard Colca, was at a short walking distance from the Plaza de Armas. Beautiful views of the mountains, safe town and great restaurants.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Enjoyingretirement16
Reviewed 11 August 2019

The small town of Chivay is located in a very scenic area - Colca Valley, and also is close-by the the famous Colca Canyon with its Andean Condors. Chivay and the Colca Valley is the location for some of the nicer hotels that are used...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Gordon T
Reviewed 8 August 2019

The town (village maybe ?) is tiny. Takes almost no time to walk around. The square is obviously not as grand as the larger towns but cute enough. What we liked best was the strange statues that they have scattered around the town. The town...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Ali921
Reviewed 30 July 2019 via mobile

If you are looking to visit the Colca Canyon the best way for our trip was to stay @ Chivay city and next morning go to thw Colca tourist place with a guide. We were offered to leave from Arequipa but needed to get up...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank PeruanoUsa
Reviewed 24 July 2019

After staying in Colca Lodge our tour stopped by in the plaza to watch the young children dance for the morning. It's a tradition that they dance at 8 am in the mornings and you can take pictures and contribute to their wellness. Plenty of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank BirTurk
Reviewed 19 May 2019

The plaza has the well maintained old church on one side, and it is the gathering place to talk with friendly local people.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Richard M
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

The townspeople are welcoming and friendly. But they go about their business without hassles. Doesn’t feel like a tourist town. No one tried to sell us anything. Even in the nearby marketplace. Very refreshing.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bwbeaird
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Chivay is a town in the Colca valley, located at about 3,658 m / 12,000 ft above sea level and lies upstream of the renowned Colca Canyon.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bob H
Reviewed 9 July 2018

The central square seems to contain most of what there is to see here. The square is just that - four walkways bounded by shops (travel companies, coffee bars, souvenirs), a cobbled/ flagged roadway and a central little park with walkways and grassed areas. The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

This is a nice little place but our visit was spoilt by the local strike action in the area by hindering travel . Not very good for the area

Date of experience: June 2018
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