04DAYS 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.
04DAYS TREKKING IN COLCA CANYON
|PRICE PER PERSON (Private Service)||INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS|
|US$625.00 (based on 02 persons)||Inclusions: Private luxury tourist transportation Arequipa – Cabanaconde – Arequipa for 04Days, English-Spanish speaking private guide, hiking Cabanaconde – Llahuar – Fure – Sangalle – Cabanaconde, 03lunch, 03dinner, 04breakfast, 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$463.00 (based on 03 persons)|
|US$408.00 (based on 04 persons)|
|US$354.00 (based on 05 persons)|
|On request 06 up|
|Day 01: Arequipa / Cabanaconde: 3:30am
Arrival in Chivay: 6:30am for breakfast
Chivay / Cabanaconde: 7:00am + stops
|Cabanaconde / Llahuar: 9:30pm
Arrival in Llahuar: 13:30pm for lunch
Afternoon at leisure: Fishing in Colca river or go to hotprings
|Day 02: Breakfast at family house: 7:00am
Trekking / Llahuar / Malata / Fure: 8:00am
|Arrival in Fure Community: 12:00pm for lunch
Afternoon hiking to Huaruro watefalls
Dinner-menu at family lodge
Overnight in Fure (shared toilet)
|Day 03: Breakfast at family house: 7:00am
Trekking Fure / Sangalle: 8:00am
|Arrival in Sangalle: 13:00pm for lunch
Afternoon: at Leisure
Dinner at family lodge
|Day 04: Trekking Sangalle / Cabanaconde: 4:00am.
Arrival in Cabanaconde: 7:30am for breakfast
|Stops at cross of condor and hotsprings
Arrival in Chivay: 12:00pm for lunch
Depart Chivay / Arequipa: 13:00pm
Arrival in Arequipa: 17:00pm
04DAYS AREQUIPA – TREKKING COLCA CANYON – AREQUIPA
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY:
DAY 01: AREQUIPA/ CHIVAY / CABANACONDE / LLAHUAR: 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 on the highest part of the way (apachetas) small stones making many piles of rocks left by the travelers. 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 of Achachiwa) around 9:30am, where you will have magnificent views to the Colca villages. Then start our trekking into the Colca canyon, walking downhill 1200m (4:00 hours) crossing the bridge to get in Llahuar community where there are fruit trees and hotsprings (Cabanaconde-Llahuar 11km). Arrival in Llahuar comnunity around 13:30pm. Free time for hostprings or go fishing in the Colca river. Dinner-menu included. Overnight at rustic bungalow-cottage in Llahuar.
DAY 02: LLAHUAR / MALATA / FURE / HUARURO WATERFALLS: Brekfast included. Morning around 8:00am start our hiking to Fure community, taking the path on left side of Huaruro river, arriving to Llatica village in 2:30 hours, a very popular place by their 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), also there are also nice bungalows-cabins prepared for overnight (Llahuar-Llatica village 4.50km). Then we cross the bridge to continue our trekking in direction to Fure community, on the way enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the Colca canyon (Llatica-Fure 2.00km). Arrival in Fure community after a hiking of 1:30 hours, then lunch prepared with local products. Afternon hiking 1:00 hour to Huaruro waterfall, which has 100m tall, sometimes is possible to see rainbow that forms the bottom of the waterfall (Fure-Huaruro waterfalls 2.00km). Then return to our family house. Dinner-menu included. Overnight at rustic bungalow-cottage in Fure commnunity + shared toilet.
DAY 03: FURE / LOOK-OUT APACHETA / SANGALLE: Breakfast included. Then we continue with our trekking program to Sangalle oasis, passing on the way the look-out Apacheta from where you will appreciate the Colca canyon and its rivers, also enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the Colca canyon (Fure-Mirador apacheta 6.00km) about 2:30 hours hiking. On the way you will see the villages of Malata and Coshñirwa, because in the preinca time the Colca canyon was housed by Collaguas, Cabanas and Ccaccatapay, the residents of this área built many farming terraces, wáter irrigations, bridges, likewise the livestock was one of the main activities. 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. Perhaps this day will be relaxing because our next destination is Sangalle a natural paradise located at 1900m, which looks like an oasis, beacuse it is located in the deepest part of the Colca canyon (Mirador apacheta-Sangalle 6.00km), about 2:30 hours hiking. Lunch-menu included. Afternoon at leisure to explore the área where grows fruits like lúcuma, pacay and chirimoya, relaxing in the swimming pool (20° degrees celcius) or fishing. Dinner-menu included. Overnight at rustic bungalow-cottage in Sangalle.
DAY 04: SANGALLE / CABANACONDE / CRUZ DEL 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 pick from hotel, round trip private luxury tourist transportation Arequipa / Chivay / Cabanaconde / Chivay / Arequipa, English-Spanish speaking private guide for 04Days, trekking Cabanaconde – Llahuar – Fure – Sangalle (oasis) – Cabanaconde, accommodation at rustic bungalows-cottage + private toilet in Llahuar, Fure (not here) & 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.