AREQUIPA, COLCA CANYON TREK AND GUIDED TRAVEL TO PUNO $527 USD Per Person

Comfortable Trekking In The Colca Canyon And Transfer To Puno 3 Days - 2 Nights

Arequipa Colca Canyon Trekking and Transfer to Puno is a dedicated tour for travelers don't want to spend time returning to Arequipa and then travel again to Puno.
This tour get the perfect combination visiting and hiking in the Colca Canyon, this hike include nice remote villages, the deep part of the canyon, enjoying the medicinal proprieties of the natural thermal baths along the Colca Valley.
Arequipa Colca Canyon Trekking And Transfer To Puno include travel on our 4x4 machine (off road tour), on the first day through arid regions, highest Andean points (4200m), driving around snow-capped, off road tour on the Altiplano, visit to colonial churches in the Colca Valley, viewing impressive terraces buildings on the Colca Canyon.
PERU ADVENTURE TOURS invite you to book this option and get the best experiences discovering the Colca Valley and arrive to the Lake Titicaca in only Three days.

TOUR ITINERARY FROM AREQUIPA, COLCA CANYON TREK AND GUIDED TRAVEL TO PUNO

DAY 1: AREQUIPA - EL PEDREGAL - HUAMBO TOWN - LLAHUAR HOT SPRING

At 7am meetingat 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 accompanied by starry sky (L - D).
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DAY 2: LLAHUAR HOT SPRING - TREKKING TO THE OASIS (Sangalle)

Today you will wake up at 7am and then country breakfast seeing amazing sun rise over the wall of the second deepest canyon in the world.
Trekking on the right bank of the Colca River, we cross two suspension bridges, passing cactus forest, remote villages and the spectacular view of the canyon. After 6 hours hiking up to 2900m we descend following an stony path to another amazing place named Sangalle (as known Oasis). Sangalle Valley (2100m) is considerate and Oasis in the deep part of the canyon surrounded by the Colca River. Lot palm trees, bushes, agriculture field and nice relaxing area with swimming pool, lunch and then you can explore to the abandoned mines, waterfalls and fish for trout in the Colca River. Here is the second place (bamboo rooms) to spend the night in the Canyon. Dinner will be accompanied by camp fire (B - L - D).
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DAY 3: LLAHUAR HOT SPRING - TREKKING UP TO CABANACONDE - CONDOR CROSS VIEWPOINT - CHIVAY HOT SPRING - PUNO

At 4 wakes up for have breakfast and begin ascent of three hours on the left rim of the Colca Canyon, to Cabanaconde (3280m). We walk up 1100m; this is the last hard and steep stony trail to leave from the Colca Canyon.
At 8 arrive to Cabanaconde and there we will meet our private 4x4 truck and transfer to the Condor's Cross lookout (25 min), to see the fly of the Andean Condor.
Around 10am continue driving the 4x4 truck on unpaved road to see many small towns all around the Colca Valley, colonial churches, and pre Inca terraces located in the high part of this canyon. If the time permits visit the Hot Springs, before to have lunch. After one hour in the hot spring return to Chivay to have lunch.
Transfer to Puno through active volcanoes and snow-capped as Misti, Chachani, Chucura, Mismi, and Ubinas volcano. After 6 hours of nice journey arrive to the hotel in Puno located at 3800m (B - L).

AREQUIPA COLCA CANYON TREK AND TRANSFER TO PUNO INCLUDES

  1. Official English-speaking guide well knowledge of the region
  2. Private 4WD Toyota Prado Land Cruiser (See our 4x4)
  3. Experienced driver know very well each route in the region
  4. 2 nights of lodging at the bottom of the canyon (bamboo huts) or camping through the canyon (Private Service Only). If you like to camp tell us at booking time
  5. Meals (2 country breakfasts - 3 lunches - 2 dinners)
  6. 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
  7. Food and accommodation for our camp staff
  8. Oxygen and first aid kit for all participants and our camp staff

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


TOUR SCHEDULE & COST 2013
DATE TOUR COST
Any day
(April - Dec)
AREQUIPA, COLCA CANYON TREK AND GUIDED TRAVEL TO PUNO $527 USD Per Person

Comfortable Trekking In The Colca Canyon And Transfer To Puno 3 Days - 2 Nights
Backpacker Service (Join a group)
No Applicable

Private Service (Private guide/4x4)
2 participants $527 USD each one
3-4 paticipants $471 USD each one
5 to more participants $414 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 and any time departure
Group size: 4 participants per guide
BOOK HERE: We highly recommended to book space prior you arrive to Peru
All prices stated above are subject to change.
Exchange rate $1 USD = S/. 3.02 (rate may vary daily).

Llama Picture

NOT INCLUDED

  1. Travel insurance
  2. Binoculars
  3. Breakfast on the first day
  4. Sleeping bag - we hire for $5 USD per day (-10ºC)
  5. Persona horse to ride can be hired for $75 USD per day
  6. Phone calls
  7. Flight, bus and train tickets reservations
  8. Tipping for guide and camp staff
  9. $6 USD entrance for hot spring LA CALERA in Chivay (last day)

RAIN SEASON

December to March.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best season to visit this part of the Andes is between March to June.

ADVICE FOR VISITORS

PERU ADVENTURE TOURS recommend to make your reservation in advance.

WHAT YOU NEED TO CARRY/BRING

  1. Small backpack
  2. Rain Jacket or Poncho (December - March)
  3. Tennis Shoes
  4. Complete change of clothing
  5. Bottle of Water
  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. Extra money (soles)
  14. Swimsuit (you can swim in the hot springs - Chivay)
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