COLCA CANYON TREK

 

Valley and Canyon are one of the most beautiful areas in Peru; where you will find andean terraces built by the Collaguas and Cabanas, the two distinct ethnic groups in the Colca Valley. This zone presents 16 villages, these are: Sibayo, Callalli, Tuti, Canocota, Chivay, Coporaque, Yanque, Ichupampa, Achoma, Lari, Maca, Madrigal, Cabanaconde, Pinchollo, Tapay and Huambo towns; in all this area you will find colonial churches and gently people. In Chivay you will find "La Calera" hot springs, with recognized medicinal properties of importance. Also it’s possible to enjoy them in the villages of: Sibayo, Yanque and Llahuar.

 

Itinerary

Inclusions

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TOUR DESCRIPTION:

 

Day 1: Arequipa - Cabanaconde - Paclla

 

We will depart at 03:00 am. You will be picked up from your hotel by our transportation to Cabanaconde. Along this journey you will drive over a pass that is over 4,800 m /15,748 Ft. We will arrive in Cabanaconde at around 13:00 hrs. Upon arrival, we will have time to have lunch at the little village of Cabanaconde. Afterwards we will start to descend to the Canyon, following a winding path that leads down to the bottom of the Canyon till we reach the village of LLAHUAR around 17:00 hrs. At this village we will have some free time to explore some parts of the Colca Canyon and afterwards we will have dinner under a starry night. Overnight  at the village of Llahuar.

 

Meals – Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner - Snacks

 

Day 2: Paclla to Sangalle

 

After breakfast we will continue our trek throughout the Canyon till the village of PACLLA and the Natural Lookout point of Apachetas (piles of stones place on one another, in a vertical way, used by Andean people as signals or to mark the road). We will walk for about 4 hours till we arrive at the gorgeous and peaceful town of SANGALLE, where we will have lunch and in the afternoon visitors may go to swim in a nice pool called The Oasis or go to walk to the Colca river. By night we will dinner and will make a fire. Overnight  at village of Sangalle.

 

Meals – Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner - Snacks

 

Day 3:  Sangalle - Cruz del Cóndor - Chivay - Arequipa

 

After our delicious breakfast (04:00 hrs) we will start to ascend to the village of Cabanaconde (3 hours aprox.). Around 08:00 h. We will reach the famous lookout point known as CRUZ DEL CONDOR, where we may observe the mighty flight of the Andean Condor. Afterwards we will head to the town of CHIVAY, where we have the chance, once more, to relax in the hot springs known as La Calera (35°C/95ºF). Afterwards we will have lunch in Chivay and eventually will return to Arequipa.

 

Meals – Breakfast

 

It Is Included:

  • Pick up from your hotel in Arequipa.
  • Tourist trasportation - Arequipa - Cabanaconde.
  • Entrance fees to the Colca Canyon National Park.
  • Professional English speaking guide.
  • All meals included. ( 3 Breakfast / 2 Lunch / 2 Dinner).
  • Accommodation at a local family house in the canyon.
  • Entrance fees to the hot springs of La Calera in Chivay.

 

It Is Not Included:

  • Soft drinks, soda or bottled mineral water
  • Personal expenses

We recommend to take:

  • Original passport
  • Extra money in soles
  • Back pack
  • Trekking shoes
  • Trekking sticks
  • Bottle of  water
  • Flash light
  • Rain coat
  • Camera-video camera
  • Sport and Warm clothes
  • Sun block cream
  • Insect repellent
  • Small day packs
  • Snacks, candies, bars of chocolates

 

 

Before booking the Arequipa Colca Tour, please read the following information carefully:

 

Fill out the booking information. We will contact you as soon as possible (within 24 hours) to confirm your booking, accommodation and assist you in customizing a unique package. .

 

Payment Proceed: We require a deposit 50 % percent of the total amount per person for all Tours. The remaining balance must be paid before the starting date of the tour. You can pay the balance requesting the agent in charge of your account an invoice to be paid online with credit card or direct deposits.

 

Student discounts: If you are claiming a student discount you must email us a scanned copy of your ISIC Student card immediately after proceeding with the booking form. Only a valid ISIC card is acceptable. If you cannot provide us with a scanned copy of your ISIC card we will charge you the standard adult price. You must take the ISIC card with you on the excursion as it will be checked. Unfortunately no other forms of student id are acceptable. Children under 16 years old receive a discount. If you are claiming a child discount you must email us a scanned copy of your child's passport (page containing photo and date of birth) after proceeding with the booking form. If you cannot provide us with a scan of your child's passport we will charge you the standard adult price for your child.

 

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