03DAYS TREKKING IN COLCA CANYON
(Starting & Ending in Arequipa)
RUMBO EXPLORA have carefully selected the best transport options, with guided visits between Arequipa and Colca Canyon, all year around. RUMBO EXPLORA 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.
03DAYS TREKKING IN COLCA CANYON
|PRICE PER PERSON (Private Service)||INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS|
|US$430.00 (based on 02 persons)||Inclusions: Private luxury tourist transportation Arequipa – Cabanaconde – Arequipa for 03Days, English-Spanish speaking private guide, hiking Cabanaconde – San Juan Chuccho – Sangalle (oasis) – Cabanaconde, 02lunch, 02dinner, 03breakfast, stop at look-out cross of condor, local villages, hotprings, also en route to Arequipa, mineral water. Note: Standard room + private toilet at rustic bungalows-cottage.
Exclusions: Entrance tickets to Colca valley, lunch third day.
|US$315.00 (based on 03 persons)|
|US$277.00 (based on 04 persons)|
|US$238.00 (based on 05 persons)|
|On request 06 persons up|
|Day 01: Arequipa / Cabanaconde: 3:30am
Arrival in Chivay: 6:30am for breakfast
Chivay / Cabanaconde: 7:00am + stops
|Trekking Cabanaconde / San Juan: 9:30am
Arrival in San Juan Chuccho: 12:30pm for lunch. Afternoon at leisure
|Day 02: Breakfast: 7:00am
Trekking San Juan / Sangalle: 8:00am
|Arrival in Sangalle: 12:00pm. Then lunch. Afternoon at leisure|
|Day 03: Trekking Sangalle / Cabanaconde: 4:00am.
Arrival in Cabanaconde: 7:30am for breakfast
Cabanaconde / Chivay: 8:00am
|Stops at cross of condor and hotsprings
Arrival in Chivay: 12:00pm for lunch
Chivay / Arequipa: 13:00am
Arrival in Arequipa: 17:00pm
03DAYS AREQUIPA – TREKKING COLCA CANYON – AREQUIPA
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY:
DAY 01: AREQUIPA / CHIVAY / CABANACONDE / SAN JUAN DE CHUCCHO: Early morning around 3:00 – 3:30am a driver & guide will pick you up from the hotel in Arequipa (Peru) then you will be driven to Colca Canyon which is located 165km away from Arequipa and 42km from Chivay town, passing on the way Patapampa (4910m) the lookout of volcanoes. According to the Andean custom, formerly travelers crossed mountains and left small stones on the highest part of the way (apachetas) making many piles of rocks. We descend to Chivay, a small village located on the river of the Colca Valley. Arrival in Chivay village for breakfast. Then we continue direct to Cabanaconde village including stop at look-out cross of condor for 01 hour (Chivay-Cabanaconde 55km). Arrival in Cabanaconde (View point San Miguel) around 9:30am. Then start our trekking into the Colca canyon 1200m downhill (4.00 hours) until the village San Juan de Chuccho, where we have lunch (Cabanaconde-San Juan Chuccho 8.50km). Then start our trekking into the Colca canyon 1200m downhill (4.00 hrs) until the village San Juan de Chuccho, where we have lunch (Cabanaconde-San Juan Chuccho 8.50km). Arrival in San Juan Chuccho around 13:30pm. Lunch-menu included. Afternoon at leisure to explore the area where grows cochinilla (local cactus) that people use for dyeing alpaca wool, like orange, yellow and green (in the past the andean people used natural dyeing like plants, cactus). Dinner-menu included. Overnight at rustic bungalow-cottage in San Juan Chuccho.
DAY 02: SAN JUAN DE CHUCCHO / COSHÑIRWA / MALATA / SANGALLE: Breakfast included at the Lodge. Then hiking from San Juan Chucho to Sangalle, visiting on the way the quechua villages of Coshñirwa and Malata, from where you will appreciate the Colca canyon and its rivers (optional, hiking to Tapay village en route to Sangalle, an additional of 5km). 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. After 03 hours hiking we get to Sangalle, which looks like an oasis, beacuse it is located in the deepest part of the Colca canyon (San Juan Chuccho-Sangalle 4.50km). Arrival in Sangalle oasis then lunch included. Afternoon at leisure to explore the área where grows fruits or relax in the swimming pools (20° degrees celcius) or fishing (optional). Dinner-menu included. Overnight at rustic bungalow-cottage in Sangalle.
DAY 03: SANGALLE / CABANACONDE / CROSS OF CONDOR / CHIVAY / AREQUIPA: Early morning around 4:00am we start to ascend 1200m (3:30 hours) together with the sunrise returning to Cabanaconde from where you will enjoy the wonderful view of Colca canyon, then Breakfast (Sangalle-Cabanaconde 5.00km). Then we board our transport to get the 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 (The world obove) with kay pacha (The world of here). 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. Then you will be driven to the village of Chivay, making stops en route to observe the Inca terraces along Colca canyon, likewise hosprings Chacapi in Yanque village (Cabanaconde-Chivay 55km). Arrival in Chivay village around 12:00pm for lunch. Then return to Arequipa, a car trip 04:00 hours, then transfer to the hotel.
WHAT IS INCLUDED: The Trekking program include from hotel, round trip private luxury tourist transportation Arequipa / Chivay / Cabanaconde / Chivay / Arequipa, English-Spanish speaking private guide for 03Days, trekking Cabanaconde – San Juan de Chuccho – Sangalle (oasis) – Cabanaconde, accommodation at rustic bungalows-cottage + private toilet in San Juan Chuccho and Sangalle + all meals during trekking, fruits, mineral water & wine, stops en route as local villages of Colca valley, look-out of condor, Patapampa View Point of Volcanoes (4910m), Aguada Blanca & Tojra, restaurant Patahuasi, Pampa Cañahuas National Reserve of Vicuñas, Patahuasi Restaurant. Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices.
NOT INCLUDED: Entrance fees to Colca valley S/. 70.00 soles (Peruvian currency) or US$22.00 (USA dollars), entrance fees to hotsprings Chacapi in Yanque village, lunch third day, drinks, extras, tips.
IMPORTANT: 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 illegal local Tour Operators or middleman, who do not pay the real costs to suppliers (transport, local restaurants & guest houses, tour guides & drivers). Help us avoid the explotation.
|BY RUMBO EXPLORA||OTHER LOCAL OPERATORS|
|Technical specificatications: Our modern & new tourist transportation vehicles: Mercedes Benz & Renault (10 to 19 seats), Minibus (25 to 30 seats), Buses (40 seats)||Technical specificatications: Few tour operators work with good tourist transportation vehicles as: Mercedes Benz & Renault (10 to 19 seats), Minibus (25 to 30 seats), Buses (40 seats)|
|First Aid Kit & Services: Oxygen & first aid kit, telephone charger and maps of Colca valley, which led us to be one of the best tour operators in the southern Perú.||First Aid Kit & Services: Few tour operators provide this service.|
|Insurance policy: Our tourist transportation vehicles have national permit circulation and 2 types of insurance (Certificate of Statutory Accident Insurance Transit SOAT, besides has vehicle Insurance Policy to all risks in record)||Insurance policy: Most of tour operators work with vehicles which have local permits only.|
|Tours guides: We put at your disposal the most qualified staff of tourist guides, with degree of the Institute (3 years) or University (5 years) and certified from the language center of the university and Peruvian-American Cultural Center (US Embassy) with a high level of English.||Tours guides: Some travel agencies in Arequipa are not paying their guides and drivers, hiring them without experience. We are sure that you will be forced to buy souvenirs during the journeys with higher prices, and the guides will try living of their commissions, which can be a bad experience for you. ¡Be aware!
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.