02DAYS TREKKING COLCA CANYON
(Starting & Ending in Arequipa)
RUMBO EXPLORA have carefully selected the best options, trekking in Colca Canyon 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.
02DAYS TREKKING IN COLCA CANYON
|PRICE PER PERSON (Private Tour)||INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS|
|US$303.00 (based on 02 persons)||Inclusions: Private luxury tourist transportation Arequipa – Cabanaconde – Arequipa for 02Days, english spanish speaking guide, hiking Cabanaconde Sangalle (oasis) Cabanaconde, 01lunch, 01dinner, 02 breakfast, guided visit to look-out of condor, stops at local villages, also en route to Arequipa. Note: Standard room + private toilet at rustic bungalows-cottage.
Exclusions: Entrance tickets to Colca valley, lunch sencond day.
|US$218.00 (based on 03 persons)|
|US$195.00 (based on 04 persons)|
|US$166.00 (based on 05 persons)|
|On request 06 up|
|Day 01: Arequipa / Chivay: 3:30am
Arrival in Chivay: 7:00am. Then breakfast
Depart Chivay / Cabanaconde: 7:00am
|Cabanaconde/San Juan: 9:00am
San Juan/Sangalle: 13:00pm (lunch)
Arribo in Sangalle: 16:00pm
|Day 02: Sangalle/Cabanaconde: 4:00am
Arrival in Cabanaconde: 7:30am (breakfast)
|Arrival in Chivay: 12:00pm (lunch)
Chivay/Arequipa: 13:00pm + stops
Arrival in Arequipa: 17:00pm
02DAYS AREQUIPA – TREKKING COLCA CANYON – AREQUIPA
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY:
DAY 01: AREQUIPA / CHIVAY / CABANACONDE / SAN JUAN DE CHUCCHO / SANGALLE: 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 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 hiking to visit the quechua villages of Coshñirwa and Malata, from where you will appreciate the Colca canyon and its rivers. 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 (San Juan Chuccho-Sangalle 5.00km). 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-cotagge in Sangalle.
DAY 02: SANGALLE / CABANACONDE / LOOK-OUT 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. Arrival in Cabanaconde village around 7:30am for breakfast. Then you will be driven to the village of Chivay, making stops en route to observe the Inca terraces along Colca canyon, likewise Yanque village and hosprings Chacapi (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 up from hotel, round trip private luxury tourist transportation Arequipa / Chivay / Cabanaconde / Chivay / Arequipa, English-Spanish speaking private guide for 02Days, trekking Cabanaconde – San Juan de Chuccho – Cosñirhua – Malata – Sangalle (oasis), accommodation at rustic bungalows-cottage in 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 second 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 specifications: Our modern & new tourist transportation vehicles: Mercedes Benz & Renault (10 to 19 seats), Minibus (25 to 30 seats), Buses (40 seats)||Technical specifications: 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, 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 are not paying their guides or 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 the tour guides in Peru. Our staff are some of the best paid in Cusco & Machupicchu, Puno & Lake Titicaca, Arequipa & Colca canyon, Lima and Nazca & Paracas, which allows us to attract only the Best Tour Guides, Motor Boats 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.