PAMPAS CAÑAHUAS AND SUMBAY CAVE PAINTINGS - ANDEAN RUPESTRIAN ART SINCE $105 USD Per Person
Arequipa Wild And Paleolithic Tour - 8 Hours Trip With Private Guide And Transport
Pampas Cañahuas and Sumbay cave paintings are located in the National Reserve of Aguada Blanca and Salinas, behind Mist
i and Chachani
volcano and just 87km on the new way from Arequipa to Puno
(15°58'33.12"S - 71°20'57.43"O).
Pampas Cañahuas is the home for the rare wild animal as know Vicuña (vicugna). The Vicuña lives between 3800 - 4800m on the plateaus and slopes of the Andes Mountains. These wonderful animals are prohibit to be domesticated and are protected by Peruvian laws, because this animal produce extremely finest wool witch cost very expensive.
territory has great historic past. The first settlements on this zone data from Paleolithic Era (6000 - 8000 BC).
Sumbay cave keeps rupestrian rock arts, where is possible to see on the walls how the first humans on this part of the highlands practice to hunt animal such as camelidae (Huanacos, Vicuñas), foxes, pumas, deers and other extinct animals running away. Also this rupestrian art is good resources to know more of Arequipa
Inside of Sumbay cave is possible to see some tools as scrapers, disc shaped knives and burins for sewing.
PERU ADVENTURE TOURS
invite you to visit Pampas Cañahuas and Sumbay caves - Rock Art guided by professional and authorized tour guides and private van.
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TOUR ITINERARY OF PAMPAS CAÑAHUAS & SUMBAY CAVE PAINTINGS
This tour departure at 8AM from your hotel by private van and professional accredited tourist guide. We go first to Yanahuara main square and visit the nice church of Yanahuara district. Keep going we arrive to Carmen alto lookout and spectacular view of the Chilina Valley and Chili River, from this point you can get the best picture of Misti volcano and Chachani snow-peak.
We drive along the road to Puno through farming town of Yura, from here is just uphill passing small cactus forest on the slopes of Chachani Mountain. After 1 hours of drive arrive to Pampas Cañahuas (4200m), this area is located inside the National Reserve of Aguada Blanca. Here you will observe plenty of elegant and rarely animals as know Vicuña (Vicugna), The Vicuñas are grazing along the plateaus on the back site of Chachani.
Keep driving arrive to Patawasi village and meet farmers keeping their Alpacas and Llamas on the slopes of the hills. Continue our tour we go to visit the most interesting point. Sumbay painting caves is located on the left side of the road, to get there we take we drive about half hour on gravel road to abandoned/ghost town of Sumbay.
Walk through nice rock formations and narrow rocky canyon until to the cave and finally you will find the rupestrian rock arts, these represent animals as Vicuñas, Llamas, Pumas, Ñandu - Also are figures of humans hunting and rare figures carved on the walls.
We stay around two hours in these places and then we go to visit some groups of Alpacas and Llamas and our guide will show you some daily customs about Andean people of this zone.
We make a picnic (box lunch) in next of Sunbay River with spectacular looks of Chachani, Misti, Pichu Pichu and another mountain between Arequipa and Puno department.
At 1PM we return by the same road to Arequipa, but 40 minutes before Arequipa we take dirt road to Quiscos and Yura Viejo valley. These valleys are located on the north site of Chachani and between volcanic hills. This is very reach valley where farmers work the same fields 3-4 times per year.
Around 4PM return to your hotel in Arequipa and end of service.
PAMPAS CAÑAHUAS AND SUMBAY CAVE PAINTINGS INCLUDES
- Certified English-speaking tour guide
- Private transport
- Full drinking water and plenty snacks
- Tables and camp chairs for picnic
|TOUR SCHEDULE & COST 2015
(April to November)
Some days in the rain season, between december to March
|PAMPAS CAÑAHUAS AND SUMBAY CAVE PAINTINGS - ANDEAN RUPESTRIAN ART SINCE $105 USD Per Person
Arequipa Wild And Paleolithic Tour - 8 Hours Trip With Private Guide And Van
Private Service (Van & Tour guide)
2 participants $105 USD each
3-4 participants $85 USD each
5 to more participants $70 USD each
|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: 8 participants per guide
|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).
- Travel insurance
- Soft and alcohol drinks
- Breakfast or diner
- Hotel in Arequipa
- Tip or camp staff
- Walking stick (can be hired from our office in Arequipa $2 USD per pair)
December to March. Some days blue sky with good conditions to visit the National Reserve.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
April to December, specially on April because is the season when the Vicuñas birth and all mountain looks completely white.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING
- Day backpack 30Lt
- Windproof jacket
- Strong comfortable and waterproof boots (December to April)
- Sweater and thermal pants and every thing you can have to be warm
- Hat or cap and sun block to be protected from the strong sun
- Toilet paper
- Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
- Sunglass is strongly recommended to protect your eyes from sun
- Your personal medications
This tour is recommended for people like to know more about wild life such as South American Camelidae (Vicuñas, Alpacas and Llamas).
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