02Days Toro Muerto Petroglyphs + Colca Canyon
PRIVATE / SHARED SERVICES
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY:
DAY 01: AREQUIPA – TORO MUERTO PETROGLYPHS – CABANACONDE: The petroglyphs of Toro Muerto is located 160 km west of Arequipa. En route we pass through the villages of La Joya and Majes until we reach Corire. The petroglyphs of Toro Muerto were discovered in a desert area in 1951, in the area you can see more than 6000 rocks carved in low relief, in those rocks you can see 3 cultural influences such as the Wari culture, the Collagua culture and the Inca culture , where you can see figures with geometric, anthropomorphic, zoomorphic and phytomorphic representations, as archaeologists attribute an antiquity between 800 to 1000 years AC. Lunch during the trip. Then we continue north to the town of Cabananconde, passing through the town of Huambo, on the way we see the Andes and some volcanoes. A journey of 388 km from Arequipa to the village of Cabanaconde. The Colca Canyon, one of the deepest in the world, which was studied and measured in 2005 by the Polish Andrew Pietowski over 4160m (north side) and 3600m (south side), located in the district of Huambo. The origin of the Colca Canyon is tectonic and formed 150 million years ago. Overnight at Cabanaconde village.
DAY 02: CABANACONDE – TOUR TO CONDOR – CHIVAY – AREQUIPA: Breakfast at the hotel. Early a guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel to take you to the viewpoint cross of Condor to appreciate the majestic flight of the condor. The condor world’s largest bird can fly up to 7000 m of height and live up to 85 years approximately. In Inca times the condor was considered a very special divinity because linked the hanan pacha (mundo de arriba) with kay pacha (mundo donde vivimos). There is a clear hierarchy at lunch time, because the adult males will eat first, then adult females and finally young condors, usually the condor are a scavenger (feeding on large mammals). Usually you can see the condor in the morning, at which time they go out of their caves to hunt mammals. We continue in direction to Chivay village on route we will observe the Inca terraces along Colca canyon, likewise some villages as Maca, Achoma and Yanque. In Chivay village there are restaurants (lunch). Then a trip (3:00 hours drive) to Arequipa or (6:00 hours drive) to Puno, from here we are going to ascend up to 4908 meters, place called Patapampa, from there you can clearly see the Grand Canyon of the Colca, the snowcapped volcano Misti (Arequipa). According to the Andean custom, formerly travelers crossed mountains and left in their way on the highest part of the road (apachetas) small stones making a wish and leaving all the fatigue in these stones, for this reason that there are on this place (Patapampa) many piles of rocks left by the travelers. Then we descend in direction to Arequipa, passing by Tojra (alpacas & vicuñas), we will make a brief stop at CHINITO restaurant to take some hot drinks or go to the bathroom. Here you can see the snowy peaks of Misti, the Vizcachani, The Pulpera Callalli, Sibayo and Tuti Village, the giant rocks castles as well as the flora and fauna, we will pass by pampas Cañahuas place where there is the National Reserve of Vicuña (wild camels with the finest wool in the world), near the foot of the volcano Misti and Chachani. Arrival in Arequipa and transfer to hotel.
02DAYS TORO MUERTO PETROGLYPHS + COLCA CANYON (PRIVATE SERVICE)
|PRICE PER PERSON||INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS|
|US$00.00 (based on 02 persons)||Inclusions: Private luxury transportation for 02Days, private guide + stops en route Arequipa – Cabanaconde – Chivay, guided visit to look-out of condor and stops at local villages, mineral water. We provide upgraded service.
Exclusions: Entrance tickets to Colca valley is not included. For hotels located out of Chivay village there is an additional charge.
|US$00.00 (based on 03 persons)|
|US$00.00 (based on 04 persons)|
|US$00.00 (based on 05 persons)|
|On request 06 persons up|
|Day 01: Arequipa – Toro Muerto Petroglyphs – Cabanaconde
Depart: 7:00am, Arrival: 6:00pm
Distance: 388 km
|Day 02: Cabanaconde – Tour look-out of cóndor – Arequipa (216km)
Departure: 07:30am, Arrival in Chivay: 12:00pm
PM: Chivay – Arequipa
Departure: 13:30pm Arrival in Arequipa: 16:30pm
WHAT IS INCLUDED: The tour INCLUDE pick-up from hotel in Arequipa, visit to Petroglyphs of Toro Muerto, stops en route to observe andes mountain range and volcanoes, box-lunch, mineral water, visit to look-out of condor, and local villages, Patapampa View Point of Volcanoes (4910m), Aguada Blanca & Tojra (alpacas & vicuñas), Pampa Cañahuas National Reserve of Vicuñas, Patahuasi Restaurant, English-Spanish speaking guide for 02Days, luxury private tourist transportation for 02Days. Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices. Our tourist transportation vehicles have nation wide circulation permit and 2 types of insurance (Certificate of Statutory Accident Insurance Transit SOAT, besides has vehicle Insurance Policy to all risks in record) + oxygen & first aid kit + panoramic windows + reclining & confortable seats, exclusive for our demanding customers. Rumbo Explora provide to visitors all possible choices. Beware with some local illegal companies or a middleman that offers to visitors low rates that not guarantee the service & quality offered.
NOT INCLUDED: Entrance fees to Colca valley S/. 70.00 soles (Peruvian currency) or US$22.00 (USA dollars), accommodation, transport for hotels located out of Chivay village, entrance fees to hotsprings La Calera, meals, drinks, extras, tips.
You can see that in Rumbo Explora we have developed for you tailor-made itineraries with the best price as competitive as possible, providing an excellent service and paying our guides 10% above the legal wage agreed with association of the tour guides – Arequipa. Our staff are some of the best paid in Arequipa & Colca Canyon, which allows us to attract only the Best Tour Guides and Land Transportation with national permit, to none other local company, that can only provide a cheaper price by providing a far inferior service and saving on staff costs, ¿How? Hiring tour guides in training without experience and not paying them, besides avoiding taxes to government.
Big Travel companies from Europe, North America, Australia and others work with the Peruvian Tour Operators located in Lima-Peru, who work as middlemen receiving from them good prices from the Tours & Packages, and paying to us 40 to 50% minor the normal price, besides 2 to 3 months delayed, being this the reason that Rumbo Explora have decided to offer tours & packages directly to travelers.