4X4 TOUR IN THE COLCA CANYON $397 USD Per Person

4WD From The Roof To The Bottom Of The Canyon 2 Days - 1 Night

Off Road Tour in the Colca cayon combine the best way to know all the canyon beginning in the white city of Arequipa going through the mountainous range and the volcanic range of south of Peru. Our 4x4 includes 2007 Toyota Prado Land Cruiser with insurance and experience driver who know the road very well.
This Off Road Tour includes 3 hours of trek in the deepest part of the canyon, natural thermal baths next of the Colca River and overnight in bamboo bungalows. Peru Adventure Tour offer the best alternative to discover the Cbanas and Collahuas people leaving along bank of the canyon, incredible drive on the highlands, rivers, remote villages, abandoned valley, pre Inca terraces and colorful  typical clothes of the women on the Canyon.
4X4 tour offer to get closer "off the beaten path" while protecting natural and cultural resources from over-exploitation.
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ITINERARY OF 4x4 TOUR IN THE COLCA CANYON

DAY 1: AREQUIPA - EL PEDREGAL - HUAMBO - SORO VALLEY - LLAHUAR HOT SPRING

At 7AM pick up from your hotel and departure to the Colca canyon in our private 4WD, travel to see the rest of the north part of Desierto de Atacama and drive up to the highlands crossing the valley of Vitor, Alto Sihuas, El Pedregal - short explore the remains of Wary culture named Huacan - Visit the south part of the Volcanoes range named Pampa Qerqe - Ampato mountain viewpoint (4300m). Downhill to the valley of Huambo surrounded by mountainous range. After short stop in Huambo (3200m) we will continue driving up again to the second pass of Chinini from where you can see the driest region of the canyon straight down of Huambo. After 2 hours driving down we will arrive to Soro (2000m - 2pm) abandoned valley, we cross the Colca River by suspension bridge build long time ago. We walk in a cactus forest and following nice track used by local people. Llahuar lodge is considerate the most quiet and recently discover place to stay in the bottom of the canyon. After late lunch you can enjoy the nature thermal bath next of the river. Stay in nice bamboo room under starry sky (L - D).
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DAY 2: LLAHUAR HOT SPRING - SORO VALLEY - CONDOR CROSS VIEWPOINT - CHIVAY - PATAPAMPA 4850M - PAMPAS CAÑAHUAS - AREQUIPA

Today we wake up early morning and then short walk to find the 4x4 and then 2 hours of driving up to leave from the canyon - The route includes very challenge uphill road and then ALTERNATIVE trekking to the Condor Cross (1 hour)- After wait for the Condors flights - Visit several remote villages on the left bank of the second deepest canyon in the world - Arrival to Chivay to have lunch included and then drive up to the highest pass named Patapampa (4850m) and enter to the national reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca located on the northeast face of Chachani and Misti volcano, this reserve is home of Vicuñas, Alpacas and Llamas grazing on even terrain. Continue with the private tour we drive down to Arequipa surrounding Chachani snowcapped. At 5PM or 6PM arrive the hotel in Arequipa and end of service (B - L).
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OPTIONAL EVERY DAY SEMI PRIVATE BUS TRANSFER FROM CHIVAY TO PUNO $60 USD EACH

If you plan to continue your travel to Puno instead to return to Arequipa easily you can continue to Puno (lake Titicaca) taking additional semi private bus transfer for $55 USD each - We have depart at 1:30pm from Chivay and arrive to Puno around 7pm and you can be drop off in your hotel or main square of Puno - This semi private bus transfer includes 2 stops ONLY to use toilet but not to visit tourist attractions along the way - The tickets for the seats need to be purchased at booking time of this tour to Colca canyon - We cannot guarantee any last moment bookings if you want to find available seats from Chivay to Puno.

RECOMMENDATION
If this is your first time going to the Andes or High Mountains we recommend getting information about the ALTITUDE SICKNESS, see below some websites recommend by High Mountain doctors and scientists from over the world.
ISMM – International Society For Mountain Medicine
MEDEX – Medical Expeditions

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4X4 TOUR IN THE COLCA CANYONINCLUDES

  1. Private 4x4 vehicle
  2. All mentioned tour with local guide
  3. Tourist ticket of 70 soles or $30 US Dollars per person (Obligatory). This is the unique entrance to the Colca national park even if you don't stop at "Mirador Cruz Del Condor" (take care not many tour operators don't includes this tourist ticket), the entrance is valid to visit all the canyon but not valid for hot springs along the canyon
  4. All mentioned meals in the program
  5. 1 night in bamboo huts into the Colca canyon
  6. Meals and accommodation for our camp staff
  7. Oxygen bottle and first aid kit for participants and our camp staff
TOUR SCHEDULE & COST 2015
DATE TOUR COST
Any day between April to December
4X4 TOUR IN THE COLCA CANYON $397 USD Per Person

4WD From The Roof To The Bottom Of The Canyon 2 Day - 1 Night

Backpacker Service (Join group)
No Applicable

Private Service (Private 4x4 Truck)
2 participants $397 USD each one
3-4 participants $318 USDeach one
5 to more participants $265 USD each one
Discount: $5 USD for South American Explorers Club Members
Discount 3%: Tour Operators or Travel Agencies Only
Students: $5 USD of Discount only with valid green ISIC card
Organized Groups: We offer private service and any time/day according request
Group size: 5 participants per each guide/4x4 truck
BOOK HERE: We highly recommended to book space prior you arrive to Arequipa and take Private Service.
All prices stated above are subject to change.
Exchange rate $1 USD = S/. 3.02 (rate may vary daily).

NOT INCLUDED

  1. Alcoholic drinks
  2. Binoculars
  3. Entrance to the hot spring in Chivay or other ($6 USD per person)
  4. Sleeping bag can be hired from our office in Arequipa
  5. Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day
  6. Tipping for guide and camp staff
  7. Phone calls
  8. Internal flight tickets confirmation
  9. Travel insurance

RAIN SEASON

December to March. Some days are with blue sky permiting to cycle this zone.

BEST TIME TO DO THIS TOUR

After rain season (April to June) the mountains are completely covered with snow and the slops are cover with new vegetation making more nice for pictures.

ADVICE FOR VISITORS

We recommend to make your reservation in advance, we organize everythign before your arrive to Peru.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY

  1. Small backpack
  2. Rain jacket or poncho for the rain season between December to March (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Arequipa)
  3. Tennis shoes
  4. One complete change of clothing
  5. Flashlight and batteries
  6. Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
  7. Sun block (sun protection cream)
  8. Insect repellent
  9. Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
  10. Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc
  11. Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
  12. Sunglasses
  13. Swimsuit (for the hot springs in the Colca canyon)
  14. Extra money (soles)
CONTACT US
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