With no cars or roads, and just a wild series of walking paths, it can be difficult to find the hotel you're looking for. To make things worse, many places close or shut down for weeks on end without notice. With a bit of flexibility, you should be able to find a scenic hillside spot to lay your head no matter your budget.


The most scenic place to stay is Yumani – high on the ridge – where guesthouses are growing faster than coca production. Booking ahead, if possible, can save you the grueling uphill hike with your luggage, as many places include a porter service in the price.

Note that prices may double in high season (June to August and during festivals).

If camping, it’s best to ask permission from the local authority and then avoid cultivated land (a nominal payment of B$20 should be offered).