03DIAS TREKKING IN COLCA CANYON
RATES 2019 – PRIVATE TOUR
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY:
DAY 01: AREQUIPA / CHIVAY / CABANACONDE / SAN JUAN DE CHUCCHO:
A guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel to drive you to visit Colca Canyon which is located 165 km away from Arequipa, passing on the way Patapampa (4910m) the lookout of volcanoes. 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 village, a small village on the river of the Colca Valley, then we continue direct to Cabanaconde (3287m) where we have lunch. We start to descend into the Colca canyon 1200m downhill (3-4 hrs) until the village San Juan de Chuccho, where we will spend the night in nice bungalows-cabins. In the evening you will have the chance to dinner together with your host family and experience the reality of the Andean cultures. Overnight in San Juan de Chuccho.
DAY 02: SAN JUAN DE CHUCCHO / COSHÑIRWA / MALATA / SANGALLE:
Breakfast at the Lodge. Then hiking to visit the quechua villages of Coshñirwa and Malata, from where you will appreciate the Colca canyon and its rivers (optional hiking to Tapay). 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 hrs hiking we get to Sangalle, which looks like an oasis, beacuse it is located in the deepest part of the Colca canyon. Lunch in the Lodge prepared with local products. In the afternoon free time to explore the área where grows fruits or relax in the swimming pools (20° degrees celcius) or fishing (optional). Dinner at the lodge. Overnight in Sangalle.
DAY 03: SANGALLE / CABANACONDE / CROSS OF CONDOR / CHIVAY / AREQUIPA:
Early we start to ascend 1200m (03 hrs) together with the sunrise returning to Cabanaconde from where you will enjoy the wonderful view of Colca canyon, then Breakfast. We board the our transport to get the Cross of condor to 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 (world obove) with kay pacha (world we live in). 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 on route to observe the Inca terraces along Colca canyon, likewise some villages as Pinchollo, Maca, Achoma or Yanque. Visit the hot springs La Calera (optional). Lunch in the village of Chivay. Then a return trip 03:00 hrs drive to Arequipa, transfer to the hotel or 06:00 hrs drive to Puno.
03DAYS TREKKING IN COLCA CANYON + STOPS – PRIVATE TOUR
|PRICE PER PERSON (SUPERIOR CLASS)||INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS|
|US$430.00 (based on 02 persons)||Inclusions: Private luxury tourist transportation Arequipa Colca Arequipa for 03Days, english spanish speaking guide, transport to Cabanaconde, hiking to San Juan & Sangalle (oasis), 02lunch, 02dinner, 03breakfast, guided visit to look-out of condor, stops at local villages, also en route to Arequipa, mineral water. Note: Standard room + shared toilet.
Exclusions: Entrance tickets to Colca valley, nor 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/San Juan
Breakfast in Chivay: 7:00am. Then connection to Cabanaconde.
Cabanaconde/San Juan: 13:00pm
Arrival in San Juan: 16:00pm
|Day 02: San Juan/Coshñirwa/Sangalle
San Juan/Sangalle: 8:00am
|Arrival in Sangalle: 12:00pm. Lunch & dinner at local lodge.
Afternoon at leisure
|Day 03: Sangalle/Chivay/Arequipa
Depart Sangalle/Cabanaconde: 4:00am. Breakfast at Cabanaconde.
|Cabanaconde/Chivay: 8:00am. Visit to cross of condor & stops at local villages. Lunch in Chivay.
Arrival in Arequipa: 16:30pm
WHAT IS INCLUDED: The tour INCLUDE pick from hotel, stops en route at Pampa Cañahuas National Reserve of Vicuñas, Patahuasi Restaurant, Aguada Blanca & Tojra, Patapampa View Point of Volcanoes (4910m), Chivay village, English-Spanish speaking guide for 03Days, land tourist transportation, return to hotel (Arequipa). 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. 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
NOT INCLUDED: Entrance fees to Colca valley S/. 70.00 soles (Peruvian currency) or US$22 (USA dollars), accommodation, transport for hotels located out of Chivay village, entrance fees to hotsprings La Calera, meals, drinks, extras, tips.
|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.