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Hotel la Xalca

Hotel la Xalca

Hotel Xalca is a mid-range colonial-style hotel in the centre of Chachapoyas in the Peruvian Andes.

Chachapoyas lies off the radar for most visitors to Peru, though this charming little highland town, a launching pad for trips to the ruined fortress at Kuelap, is worth a visit in its own right. This new, central hotel has been constructed to blend with the Spanish colonial style of the streets around the main plaza, with whitewashed walls, beamed ceilings, wooden balconies and a central courtyard.

The guest rooms are spacious and bright, with an unfussy business-like décor. Some face others the street, with large windows, and others the courtyard (a little darker but quieter). There’s a breakfast room – dinners are on request but there are restaurants within walking distance.  

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What our clients say

  • Everything was fantastic. We had a great holiday that we will remember for years to come.  

    CLA,
  • We had a private tour, which we think was the best way to do this sort of trip.  Although we had only 9 days in Peru in the Cuzco area,…

    PS, Reading
  • Most Memorable Moment?: Getting to the top of Huayna Picchu.

    PR, Edinburgh
  • Colca canyon really exceeded expectations and we hadn't been aware of this destination prior to arranging the trip.

    JA, Staines-upon-thames
  • Highlight: Machu Picchu - truly breath taking.

    PT, Swindon
  • The whole holiday was memorable and the flow and way it had been planned was excellent - we had a build up that allowed us to visit other parts of…

    AB, Reading
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Our Expert's Opinion

A pretty little hotel a short distance from the main square and some good restaurants. It’s a good base from which to explore the little town of Chachapoyas and the hotel itself is simple yet cosy with a lovely indoor courtyard area.

Hannah
Hannah Waterhouse Travel Expert Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

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    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

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