Private Transportation (Colca) Chivay Cusco
RUMBO EXPLORA colca have carefully selected the best transport options, with guided visits between Arequipa, Colca and Puno, every day. RUMBO EXPLORA colca offer you the possibility to make your transport reservation, due that not all transport companies have an automatic booking system. We will confirm your reservation within 24 hours. All prices bellow include reservation fees.
CHIVAY / CUSCO – 01DAY: Price Upon Request
AREQUIPA / CHIVAY / CUSCO – 02DAYS: US$845.00 (for 4 persons)
AREQUIPA / CHIVAY / CUSCO – 03DAYS: Price Upon Request
The private transportation AREQUIPA / CHIVAY / CUSCO for 02days INCLUDES stops en route at Pampa Cañahuas National Reserve of Vicuñas, Patahuasi Restaurant, Torja (Alpacas & Llamas), Patapampa View Point of Volcanoes (4910m). The cost of the private tourist transportation up to 4 persons (US$845 + US$152 sales tax 18%) which is about US$997. Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices. Other local companies do not offer private transportation from Arequipa / Chivay / Cusco.
Note: If you requiere escort guide there is additional cost. For full details see below.
DAY 01: AREQUIPA – CHIVAY: Colca Canyon is located 165 km away from Arequipa and 40 km from Chivay town, during the journey we will pass near to the foot of the volcano Misti, and then by pampas Cañahuas place where there is the National Reserve of Vicuña (wild camels with the finest wool in the world). 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 make a brief stop at CHINITO restaurant to take some hot drinks or go to the bathroom. Then 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 to Chivay, a small village on the river of the Colca Valley. We arrive to the village of Chivay approximately at 01:00 pm. Then we have lunch. In the afternoon we will visit the hot springs (optional). Return to the Hotel.
DAY 02: TOUR TO CONDOR : 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. 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. Returning to Chivay on route we will observe the Inca terraces along Colca canyon, likewise some villages as Achoma and Yanque. Then lunch in Chivay village. In the afternoon are leisure.
DAY 03: CHIVAY – CUSCO: Breakfast at hotel. Then we depart to Cusco making stops on route at villages of TUTI, SIBAYO & The Pulpera CALLALLI where there is the giant rocks castles (natural rock formations by the erosion). Our next stop is CONDOROMA Dam which is 4740m (highest point of our trip), following with our journey we reach to YAURI village, a lovely place by its stone forest unique in this area. LANGUI name of one of the four Lakes locally known as (4 lagunas) where there is flora and fauna. SICUANI: We stop to have lunch at a quiet countryside restaurant where you will enjoy the traditional Peruvian dish (buffet lunch). RAQCHI: After lunch we continue with the trip visiting Raqchi, one of the most important places in the Inca times, as Raqchi was the limit between Cusco and Puno (route to Collasuyo) for that reason was built here over 200 barns (food stores, to save food in the drought time), agricultural terraces, stone walls, and qolqas (store houses). Also here is located one of the largest temples built in the time of the Inca Pachacutec to devote as worship to the god Wiracocha. There is a great central wall with a stone base likewise there are other walls built of adobe (water, mud and straw) now a day it is used to build houses in rural areas in the Andes. The central wall has a height of 12m, 92m long, 25.5m wide, 1.20m thick walls, its roof a slope of 50°, the columns were 1.60m in diameter and height of 9.80m. ANDAHUAYLILLAS: Typical Andean village from colonial time, of origin and unique architecture located 40 km away from Cusco on the river Vilcanota. In Andahuaylillas stand out its Catholic church from the colonial time with a beautiful mural decoration since XVII and XVIII century known as the Sistine Chapel of América, the quality of the artwork found inside. This church was built on Incas construction by the Jesuits in the XVI century, with walls of adobe and stone columns. Inside of the church left side is the inscription I baptize you in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit Amen, the most interesting is that the inscription is written in 5 languages like Latin, Quechua, Aimara, uro puquina and Castilian (uro puquina extinct). Arrival to Cusco, the capital of the Inca Empire.
WHAT IS INCLUDED: The The private transportation AREQUIPA / CHIVAY / CUSCO for 02days INCLUDES stops en route at Pampa Cañahuas National Reserve of Vicuñas, Patahuasi Restaurant, Torja (Alpacas & Llamas), Patapampa View Point of Volcanoes (4910m), excursion to Cross of condor (Look-out), stops on route to Cusco at Tuti, Sibayo & Callalli villages, the Dam of Condoroma, Yauri village, Lake Langui, Buffet lunch at restaurante in Sicuani, entrance fees to Colca canyon, Raqchi Inca temple, Andahuaylillas colonial church. The cost of the private tourist transportation up to 4 persons (US$845 + US$152 sales tax 18%) which is about US$997. Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices. Our land transportation vehicles have comfortable seats + oxygen & first aid kit + panoramic windows + 2 types of insurances as Certificate of Statutory Accident Insurance Transit SOAT, besides has vehicle Insurance Policy to all risks in record exclusive for foreign.
NOT INCLUDED: Entrance fees to Colca canyon US$24 or (S/.70), entrance fees to Hot Springs La Calera US$5 (S/.15), lunch at Restaurant in Chivay village, transport for hotels located out of Chivay, lunch at Restaurant in Sicuani village, entrance fees to Raqchi US$5 (S/.15) and Andahuaylillas church US$5 (S/.15), accommodation, 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.