Las Qolqas Eco Resort - Glamping in the Sacred Valley of the IncasLas Qolqas  
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Las Qolqas Eco Resort is surrounded by a large botanical garden with flourishing flora and fauna close to the Patacancha River. It's located halfway between Cusco and Machu Picchu and a few minutes from the archaeological zone of Ollantaytambo.

Ollantaytambo is one of the most famous and authentic towns in the Sacred Valley. Anyone who wants to visit Machu Picchu has to go through Ollantaytambo (unless you do the Inca Trail or the hydroelectric route). The hotel has a free shuttle bus that takes you within ten minutes to the terminal, where trains depart for the most famous Inca site.

The Las Qolqas Eco Resort is the result of the vision of Herman van den Wall Bake, a Dutch-Peruvian businessman, and Carlos Gonzales, a Peruvian specialist in tourism and sustainable development.

Las Qolqas EcoResort Aerial

Herman owned a piece of land in the Patacancha River ravine, just two kilometers from Ollantaytambo. His dream was to develop a low-impact, original, high-level, super-service hotel proposal that would enhance the value of the region with significant cultural heritage and environmental importance.

Las Qolqas Eco Resort Lobby Building

One of the most important aspects was to minimize the impact on the local environment. As a result, all of Las Qolqas's buildings are mobile, so when the time comes, they can be fully removed within two weeks, and the land where the eco-resort now stands can be cultivated again.

Las Qolqas Eco Resort Lobby Terrace at Dusk

You have to cross the Patacancha River via a bridge to reach the Las Qolqas' reception. Once you cross the bridge, the river's soothing sound will accompany you throughout your stay at the hotel.

Las Qolqas Eco Resort River Crossing

In many ways, Las Qolqas Eco-Resort is like a wellness retreat due to its focus on delicious (and locally sourced!) food, regional culture and history, and connection with the natural world.

Las Qolqas Eco Resort Garden & Geodesic Dome for Yoga & Meditation

The resort has an outdoor yoga and meditation dome, a relaxation spa, and orchid gardens. It also offers historical and sightseeing tours, as well as culinary and cultural courses.

Las Qolqas Eco Resort Pututu Restaurant
Pututu Bar & Restaurant

At Las Qolqas's on-site restaurant, there is no traditional menu. The chef, Linder Padilla, carefully selects locally produced (zero mile policy), seasonal, and organically grown ingredients to create two daily specials for lunch and dinner.

Las Qolqas Eco Resort Tomato Soup with Edible Flowers
Tomato soup with edible flowers

The resort's bar serves only Peruvian liquor.

Las Qolqas Eco Resort Bar

The friendly and welcoming staff at Las Qolqas is composed entirely of local individuals.

Las Qolqas Eco Resort Breakfast Brought to Your Tent

The hotel's main building and rooms are luxury safari-style tents inspired by luxury African resorts. But inside, they are like hotel rooms with high levels of comfort and security.

Las Qolqas Eco Resort Glamping Tents at Dusk

The eco-resort consists of 16 tents built on a 10,000 square-meter Andean botanical garden surrounded by mountains in the heart of the Sacred Valley.

Las Qolqas Eco Resort Twin Ten Deck

You can choose between Twin (two-person), Family (four-person), or Group (eight-person) tents.

Las Qolqas Eco Resort Two-Story Group Tent

While comfortably sitting on your room's terrace, you can enjoy a drink, read a book, and watch hummingbirds and other types of birds arrive in mixed flocks to enjoy the surrounding flowers and vegetation.

Las Qolqas Eco Resort Twin Tent King Bed Room

The hotel has implemented a zero-single-use plastic policy, so all bottles are returned to producers. This approach ensures that glass bottles are reused, resulting in a lower impact on waste.

Las Qolqas Eco Resort Family Tent Garden View

Las Qolqas is actively involved in reforesting the native forest along the Patacancha River ravine and preserving cultural heritage by protecting the platforms and surrounding cultural sites.

The Scenic View From Your Bed When You Wake Up At Las Qolqas Eco Resort

The Andean Spa has a sauna, an outdoor shower, and an Onsen (a type of jacuzzi).

Las Qolqas Eco Resort Spa at the River

Las Qolqas Eco Resort Onsen with River View

Las Qolqas Eco Resort Hot Tub

Las Qolqas Eco Resort Outdoor Shower

If you want to end your day with a treat, you can book a hot stone massage.

Las Qolqas Eco Resort Hot Stone Massage

The geodesic dome with a panoramic view is where the yoga and meditation classes are held.

Las Qolqas Eco Resort Yoga Session in the Geodesic Dome

Traditional preparation of the Peruvian dish, Pachamanca
Traditional preparation of the Peruvian dish, Pachamanca

The nearby Pinkuylluna (Inca) archeological site
The nearby Pinkuylluna (Inca) archeological site

Apart from the usual activities in the Sacred Valley, like visiting Machu Picchu, other archaeological sites, and the well-known towns in the valley, various hiking options start from the hotel. You can also explore non-touristy local communities.

Alpacas in Pumamarca
Alpacas in Pumamarca

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Cam. a Willoq Km 2, Ollantaytambo 08676, Peru