TREKKING TOUR IN THE COLCA CANYON $125 USD Per Person - Group Service

The Collahuas And Cabanas World 3 Days - 2 Nights

Colca canyon is the second deepest canyon in our planet, double deep Grand Canyon of United States. Is located in the middle of two highest volcanoes as Coropuna (6450m) and Ampato (6380m), this canyon is most famous place to visit by the tourist from every where in world, wonderful area to see the rich cultural remains, comes from 1400 years ago, immense varieties of flora and fauna, snow ranges, green valleys, old and colony town, mighty rivers crossing the Andes, thousand of pre Inca terraces, friendly and charm settlers live in this part of Peru. Here is our field work arranging everything what we mentioned before, we are happy showing to the visitors every place and old costumes lazy by our old cultures. We have traditional tours and new alternatives to explorer an extra mile in this great canyon.
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Kolca Valley

ITINERARY OF TREKKING IN THE COLCA CANYON

DAY 1: AREQUIPA - CONDOR CROSS LOOKOUT - SAN JUAN DE CHUCCHO

At 3AM (Group/Semi-Private Service) or at 6AM (Private Service only) you will be pick-up from your hotel in Arequipa, orientation about the trek and journey of 6 hours to Colca Canyon (Cabanaconde 3280m) - The journey includes some stops to use the toilet and to have breakfast included in Chivay (3600m) around 7AM - Chivay is the main town in all Colca canyon and the check point to pay entrance to visit this wonderfull zone of the Andes of Arequipa.
Then we continue our journey by car on the left bank of Colca valley seeing lots Pre-Incan terraces, small colonial towns and impressive mountain views around - Taking group & Semi-Private Service we don't stop much until "Mirador Cruz Del Condor" - Normally we arrive at this view point around 9AM for very short stop and then keep going for about 20 minutes more to the trailhead as known as "Pampa San Miguel 3300M".
Around 10AM you will start your trekking in the Colca canyon descending 4 hours to the Colca River (2016M) - The difference of desnivle will be 1200 meters following very steep path through wild scenery - We will cross to the other side of the canyon by hanging bridge, short break to enjoy the relaxing sound of water and wind of the Colca canyon - Than 30 minutes more og uphill trekking to reach the family lodge to get late lunch (included) in the valley of San Juan De Chuccho 2450M - The local family is going to supply cabins with big windows facing the mountain walls and the river - The cabins are with shared or private bath according your booking - OPTIONAL late afternoon uphill trekking up to Maucallaqta ruins located on the head of the valley - The diner will be served around 7PM and end of today trekking activity (B - L - D).

DAY 2: SAN JUAN DE CHUCCHO - OASIS OR SANGALLE

At 7AM you will have a country breakfast supply by the family and begin uphill trekking for about 1 hours through agriculture terraces (fruit trees as avocado, peach, lemon, orange, fig, prickly pear, oters) - This nice trekking includes to pass the remote village of San Juan De Chuccho and continue to next village of Cosñirhua and Malata (2600m) its church of mixed racial ancestry, sights of the local landscape, very old terraces, snow-capped summits, varieties of flora and fauna.
At 1PM descend again to Colca River and cross another suspension bridge to get other valley as known as Sangalle or Oasis (2100M) - The lunch will be under fruit trees and next of swimming pool - Free afternoon to enjoy the pool (22°C) or OPTIONAL trek around the valley to ssee small cascade or try to fish some river trout - Here the cabins are located surrounded by lot green areas - For hikers booking Group Service they will get dormitories without bath - The rooms with private bath are available only for hikers booking Semi & Private Service.
At 6PM will be the diner and rest in the deep of the canyon under starry sky (B - L - D).
Suspension Bridge In The Colca Canyon

DAY 3: CABANACONDE - CHIVAY - AREQUIPA

Today you have to wake up as early as possible (8AM or 5AM) begin the trekking to get out from the canyan - This trekking takes 3 hours of pure uphill on the left rim of Colca Canyon - The summit of the canyon includes spectacular views of the river and valley of Cabanaconde (3280M) - The uphill trekking is considered as hard level because you will walk up about 1200m of desnivel on steep and hard terrain - OPTIONAL will be to hire a horse to ride this last section of the trekking (Group Service).
Around 8AM or 9AM will be huge breakfast included n town of Cabanaconde and then 20 minutes of transfer by shared transport or private transport to the Condor's Cross lookout, viewing many small towns along the Colca Valley - Today will be a second stop in Mirador Cruz Del Condor not more than 30 minutes but this depends of the time and the group. Around 11:30AM we arrive to the thermal pools of La Calera (42°C) and OPTIONAL (Group & Semi-Private Service) visit and enjoy the pools for about one hour - Thermal swimming pools are located in Chivay and have available toilet and hot shower included in the admission cost ($5 USD per person).
Around 12:40 PM return to Chivay to have lunch until 2PM and then 4 hours of transfer to your hotel in Arequipa and end of service - For hikers thinking to continue with their travel to Puno or who wants to stay near the airport of Arequipa they need tell us at booking time to coordinate with the trek guide and driver (B).

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

 

PRICE FOR 3 DAY TREKKING IN THE COLCA CANYON

GROUP
SERVICE $125 USD P.P

SEMI-PRIVATE
SERVICE
$175 USD P.P

PRIVATE
SERVICE $445 USD P.P

1 English-Speaking guide
2 Private transportation with personal driver
3 Shared transport up to 15 or 19 people
4 Meals according trek itinerary
5 Tea time (hot drink, biscuit, pop corn and more)
6 Camping gear (Tent & mats under request only)
7 Room with private bath and hot shower facilities
8 Room without bath and cold shower facilities
9 Entrance to Colca canyon as known as “Boleto Turistico” 70 soles or $25 USD per person (Obligatory) - This is unique entrance to canyon even if you don't stop at "Mirador Cruz Del Condor". The entrance is valid to visit entire canyon but not for hot spring or additional service.
10 An emergency horse to ride on the last day
11 Horse to carry food and personal trekking gear
12 Horsemen to help and care the horses/mules
13 Drinking water /snack during the trekking time
14 Food and lodging for our camp staff
15 First aid kit for all participants and our camp staff
16 Pre-talk trek
17 Entrance to hot spring in Chivay
18 Headlamp and trekking poles

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Before you book this trek read our terms and conditions mentioned in the link below: https://www.peruadventurestours.com/en/terms_conditions.html

SEE THE OUR CAMPING GEAR, Click here..

NOT INCLUDED

  1. Binoculars
  2. Breakfast on the first day
  3. Sleeping bag - This can be hired from our office of Arequipa (Private Service only)
  4. Persona horse to ride can be hired for $45 USD per day (Group & Semi-Private Service)
  5. Travel incurance
  6. Flight, bus and train tickets reservations
  7. Tips for guide and camp staff
  8. $5 USD entrance for hot spring LA CALERA in Chivay (lGroup & Semi-Private Service)
  9. Headlamp and trekking poles - They can be hired in our local office of Arequipa (Group Service only)

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY

  1. Small backpack (45lt)
  2. Rain jacket or poncho, plastic ponchos can be purchased in Arequipa (just in the rain season Dec - April)
  3. Strong comfortable and waterproof footwear
  4. Sweater and jacket (something warm)
  5. Bottle of water
  6. Flashlight and batteries
  7. Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
  8. Sun block (sun protection cream)
  9. Insect repellent
  10. Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
  11. Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc
  12. Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
  13. Swimsuit (you can swim in the hot springs - Chivay)

CAMPING IN THE COLCA CANYON

Is available for PRIVATE SERVICE booking only - We use camping zone from some local families in the canyon with toilet and cold shower facilities.

DISCOUNTS FOR TRAVEL AGENTS & STUDENTS

1 - 5% of discount only for identify and certified tour operators and travel agents.
2 - $5 USD of discount for students having ONLY green ISIC card.
3 - KIDS discounts ONLY to 8 years old (under request).

OPTIONAL TRANSFER FROM CHIVAY TO PUNO (Every Day)

Costumers looking to continue travelling from Colca canyon (Chivay) to Puno on the second day after finish the trek is possible to arrange get the semi or private transfer leaving at 1PM - This additional service cost $50 USD ONLY for costumers did trek with us - The service includes to joing up to 19 people in the same minibus - The journey takes around 7 hours with one stop to use toilet along the half way.

If you want to get PRIVATE TRANSFER to Puno you must check the price in our website - This service includes full stops along the way to see more tourist attractions and aboard tour guide and drop off at your hotel in Puno- More information about this transfer CLICK HERE...

HOW TO BOOK THIS TREK WITH PERU ADVENTURE

GROUP SERVICE $125 USD PER PERSON - JOIN A GROUP UP TO 8 PEOPLE
It is advisable to book your space in advance via our booking form and with a minimum deposit of $20 USD per person by PayPal as first payment - Last minute bookings will be accepted only if we have available space and if the logistical conditions allow arrange everything included in this trek - The final payment must be made directly in soles or dollars cash in our office of Arequipa.

SEMI-PRIVATE SERVICE $175 USD & PRIVATE SERVICE $445 USD PER PERSON

These two options require advance booking to ensure every detail of the trek with a deposit of $50 USD per person by PayPal as first paymentl - The final payment must be made directly in soles or dollars cash in our office of Arequipa.

The booking form and PayPal payment instruction will be sent by email to each participant once are ready to book this trek with us.

LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS

All these last-minute tours are scheduled to depart soon, so book now before it’s too late. If you ended up waiting until the last minute to even consider booking your tour, you don’t have to worry about organizing it by yourself - Let us to accommodate all your needs to get amazing experience hiking into the second deepest canyon in the world. For last moment booking you need to call us (973842688) or send us a text message (WhatsApp) to confirm the number of people in your group, date of travel, information of your hotel in Arequipa and we will work soon to help you.

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