04DAYS TREKKING IN COLCA CANYON
RATES 2019 – PRIVATE TOUR
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY:
DAY 01: AREQUIPA/ CHIVAY / CABANACONDE / LLAHUAR:
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 and 40 km from Chivay town. We are going to ascend by car until 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 (for breakfast), then we continue direct to Cabanaconde village (3287m) where we have lunch. We start to descend into the Colca canyon 1200m downhill (3-4 hrs), on the way we pass 02 bridges and see truly amazing geysers of steaming natural hotwater. Then we continue walking 45 minutes to get to Llahuar where there are nice hotsprings, and it is a good place to enjoy and relaxing, here we will spend the night in nice cabins. In the evening dinner. Overnight in Llahuar.
DAY 02: LLAHUAR / MALATA / COSHÑIRWA:
Brekfast at the Lodge. This day we start our trekking to Malata, passing on the way the lookout Apacheta from where you will appreciate the Colca canyon and its rivers, also enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the Colca canyon 3 – 4 hours walking we get to Malata village, where we stop to rest. Then we continue to Coshñirwa village, 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). Lunch in Coshñirwa village. 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. Afternoon at leisure or 45 minutes hiking to the Tapay village (optional). Dinner at the Lodge. Overnight in Coshñirwa village.
DAY 03: COSHÑIRWA / SAN JUAN DE CHUCCHO / SANGALLE:
Breakfast at the Lodge. Perhaps this day will be relaxing because the trekking is 4-5 hours to get to Sangalle (natural Paradise), passing on the way San Juan de Chuccho village. 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. Arrival at Sangalle (1900m), which looks like an oasis, beacuse it is located in the deepest part of the Colca canyon. Lunch at the Lodge. In the afternoon free time to explore the área where grows fruits like lúcuma, pacay and chirimoya, relaxing in the swimming pool (20° degrees celcius) or fishing. Dinner at the lodge. Overnight in Sangalle.
DAY 04: SANGALLE / CABANACONDE / CRUZ DEL CONDOR/ CHIVAY / AREQUIPA:
Early we start to ascend 1200m (03 hours) together with the sunrise returning to Cabanaconde from where you will enjoy the wonderful view of Colca canyon, then Breakfast. We board our transport to get the Cruz del 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 (3:00 hour drive) to Arequipa, we will have a brief stop at pampas Cañahuas place where is located the National Reserve of Vicuña (wild camels with the finest wool in the world), the giant rocks castles, the flora and fauna and CHINITO restaurant to take some hot drinks or go to the bathroom. Arrival in Arequipa, then transfer to hotel.
Optional: Conexion bus Chivay / Puno (6:00 hour drive to Puno-Lake Titicaca + stops).
04DAYS TREKKING COLCA CANYON + STOPS – PRIVATE TOUR
|PRICE PER PERSON (SUPERIOR CLASS)||INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS|
|US$625.00 (based on 02 persons)||Inclusions: Private luxury tourist transportation for 04Days, private guide, breakfast in Chivay village, transport to Cabanaconde, hiking to Llahuar, Coshnirwa, Sangalle (oasis), 03lunch, 03dinner, 04breakfast, guided visit to look-out of condor, stops at local villages, also en route to Arequipa, mineral water. We provide upgraded service.
Exclusions: Entrance tickets to Colca valley, nor lunch fourth 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: Depart Arequipa/Chivay: 3:30am
Arrival in Chivay for breakfast: 7:00pm. Then connection to Cabanaconde.
|Lunch during the journey
Arrival in San Juan: 16:00pm. Then dinner at lodge.
|Day 02: Llahuar/Malata/Coshñirwa: 8:00am
Arrival in Coshñirwa: 12:00pm
|Lunch at local Lodge.
Afternoon at leisure. Dinner at Lodge.
|Day 03: Coshñirwa/San Juan/Sangalle: 8:00am||Lunch at Sangalle (Oasis). Afternoon: Leisure
Dinner at Lodge
|Day 04: Sangalle/Cabanaconde: 4:00am. Breakfast in Cabanaconde
Cabanaconde/Chivay: 8:00am. Including visit cross of condor.
|Lunch in Chivay: 12:00pm
Depart Chivay/Arequipa: 13:00pm.
Arrival in Arequipa: 16:30pm
WHAT IS INCLUDED: The tour INCLUDE pick up 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 04Days, 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.