TOURIST BUS CHIVAY – PUNO
RUMBO EXPLORA have carefully selected the best transport options, with guided visits between Arequipa, Colca and Puno, every day. 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.
TOURIST BUS CHIVAY – PUNO
|BY TOURIST BUS||INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS|
US$50.00 per person
|Inclusions: Tourist transportation from Chivay to Puno, English-Spanish speaking escort guide, stops en route at patahuasi restaurant and Lagunillas lake.
Exclusions: For hotels located out of Chivay village there is an additional charge. For hotels located out of Puno city there is an additional charge.
|Depart from Chivay: 13:00pm
||Distance Chivay – Puno: 314km
|Arrival in Puno: 19:00pm||Time of travel: 6:00hours|
TOURIST BUS CHIVAY – PUNO
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY:
DAY 01: CHIVAY (COLCA CANYON) – PUNO: After midday between 12:30 – 12:45pm you will meet with a driver & guide to board the tourist bus from Chivay, town located in the Colca valley at 3600m, the main destination for all visitors who travel to Arequipa – Peru, and point of starting to visit the Cross of condor, a car trip of 6:00hrs, during the journey we will pass over 4910m (Patapampa), and Crucero Alto 4528m (limit Arequipa – Puno), making stops on route at restaurant Patahuasi for some hot drinks or go the bathroom and at view point of Lagunillas lake to observe the Andes mountain range over 5000m and some birds. Afterwards you will be driven along the high plateau (altiplano) to Puno, town located at 3827m, on the shores of the Lake Titicaca craddle of Andean civilizations. Arrival in Puno (Peru) to Bus Station around 19:00pm.
WHAT IS INCLUDED: The prices INCLUDE bus ticket by shared tourist transportation, English-Spanish speaking escort guide, stops en route at Patapampa Look-out (mirador) of volcanoes, Patahuasi Restaurant, Lagunillas Lake look-out. Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local sales taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices. In the price of the tour now includes all money transfer fees.
NOT INCLUDED: The pick-up or drop-off from the following hotels:
In Chivay village: Pick-up from hotels located out of Chivay village as Hotel Colca Lodge, Eco Inn, Casitas Del Colca, Aranwa and others, there is extra charge of US$20.00 up to 4 persons.
In Puno city: Drop-off at hotels located in Puno city or located out of Puno city, with Lake View as Hotel Posada del Inca, Casa Andina Private Collection, Eco Inn, Libertador, Jose Antonio and others, there is extra charge.
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.