Several airlines offer connecting flights from Washington to Arequipa, Peru. American offers flights from all three area airports, LAN from Washington Dulles and Reagan National, and Taca International from Washington Dulles. From Arequipa, you can take a local bus to Cabanaconde for approximately $6.
Hotel Kuntur Wassi
Calle Cruz Blanca, Cabanaconde
Well-appointed rooms with Internet, helpful staff, sprawling views and a full-service bar and restaurant with excellent traditional Peruvian fare. Rooms from about $60 and entrees from about $10.
Plaza de Armas, Cabanaconde
Basic shared dorms and private rooms starting at about $6 on Cabanaconde’s main town square. Also houses a restaurant and bar, with happy hour and entrees for $4 to $8.
Paraíso Las Palmeras
Sangalle oasis, Colca Canyon
011-51-959742637, 011-51-958958162 or 011-51-958958164
In the Sangalle oasis at the bottom of the canyon, this hostel offers camping for about $2, or private rooms starting at about $4. The hostel includes a swimming pool, hammocks, cocktails and basic backpacker food. (Note: This is notthe hostel we stayed at.)
Local hiking guides can be procured through most hotels in Cabanaconde. Prices start at about $20 per day.