Las Casitas del Arco Iris
Delightfully secluded and homely hotel surrounded by flower-filled gardens in the heart of the Sacred Valley. All proceeds go to a charitable foundation for deprived youngsters.
Deep within what was once the heartland of the ancient Inca Empire, the secluded little Las Casitas del Arco Iris is on the fringes of Urubamba in the Sacred Valley. It is a lovely spot surrounded by beautiful gardens where abundant flowers attract a wide variety of butterflies and bird life. However its aims go beyond its many charms as a hotel – central to the Casitas’ existence is the charitable foundation set up by the Dutch owner, who invests all proceeds into education, healthcare and training for deprived children and young people in the local area.
Consisting of a handful of spacious, homely bungalows scattered throughout the grounds, the accommodation is surprisingly top-notch. Décor calls to mind a delightful country cottage and natural materials dominate. Further cosiness is added by the fireplaces in every bungalow.
The hotel’s restaurant serves gourmet Peruvian and international specialities prepared with organic ingredients grown on site, garnering considerable praise from guests. By day there is much to explore in the peaceful environs of the Sacred Valley where trips to a wealth of archaeological sites and lesser-known beauty spots can be arranged by the friendly and helpful staff, while by night the warmth of the fire and the beauty of star-flecked night skies make the hotel an ideal place to unwind.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
“Las Casitas del Arco Iris was completely inspiring and please try to encourage folk to stay here - we loved it! No complaints at all about the other hotels, they were all really very good indeed - thank you for the excellent recommendations.”HS, Battersea
This was an interesting place to stay and we enjoyed learning about the foundation. It is very remote and we were the only guests.CC, Bristol
Suited us perfectly
“Las Casitas del Arco Iris was outstanding, beautiful setting, large and very welcome rooms and very peaceful (suited us perfectly but could be too quiet for others!).”TB, Berwick Upon Thames
The best! Jamie was so right to suggest us resting here. Beautiful restaurant. Great food. Lovely people and a thoroughly worthwhile enterprise.GN, Knightsbridge
Lovely peaceful place with a couple doing all they could for us for our stay. A gem.GJ, Lochearnhead
Great kids, very niceJGB, Stockton-on-tees
Beautiful relaxing setting. Meals excellent
Loved the fact it was part of a foundation supporting disadvantaged children.MH, London
amazing service. Gorgeous peaceful hotel.CW, Epping
Very friendly and helpful receptionist!YLS,
This was amazing. The bungalows were lovely. We arrived too late and left too early for a tour but we walked around the grounds and got a good idea of the project. Pleased that JLA are supporting such a project.TA, Edinburgh
All our needs were very well catered for. Friendly and accommodating staff, made to feel really welcome.SC, Oswestry
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