COLCA CANYON HORSE RIDING TOUR $445 USD Per Person
Ride Peruvian Paso Horses In 2 Days - 1 Night
Come experience Colca canyon by horseback riding is perfect way to get in better touch with nature, breathtaking scenery and genuine hospitality of Collahuas and Cabanas nation – For over many years we organize this spectacular horseback riding tour along Colca canyon combining with camping through the mountains or staying in a small comfortable room.
Horseback riding vacation in the Colca canyon is suited for beginners, the whole family and groups of varying abilities or none riding experience – One of our great wranglers will be ready to introduce you to Peruvian horses to ride two days off the beaten path to explore nearby valleys of full pre-Inca and agriculture terracing, the Colca River, remote villages, lot wildlife and flora viewings.
PERU ADVENTURE TOURS strongly advice to enjoy Colca riding vacations during the dry season (April - Dec) and get experience of this amazing horseback riding with fresh mountain air, a good horse and a trail that leads you to one spectacular view after another.
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DAY 1: AREQUIPA - PAMPAS CAÑAHUAS RESERVE - PATAPAMPA VIEWPOINT - CHIVAY - YANQUE - LARY - PINCHOLLO
At 3AM (Backpacker/group Service) or at 6AM (Private Service) pick up form your hotel and directly transfer to the Colca canyon by our private van or public (according your request) driving on the left side of Chachani Mountain (6070m) continue going up to 4400m, is a Natural Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca, is the nature habitat for the Vicuñas, one of South American camelidos, groups of Llamas, Alpacas, small lagoons (Bofedales), highlands views (Pata Pampa 4850m), snow caps and volcanoes, will stop every place to get short break getting pictures from all each place you like.
At 10AM we will arrive to Yanque town, located over 3450m there you will meet the horses and the guide will give some instructions about the horse and rider them. Start our horseback riding tour in the second deepest canyon in the world. We ride on the right bank of the Colca River, continue through remote villages, colonial churches, and mountainous range and nice country. After three hours we will arrive to Lary (3200m) and stop to have lunch (plenty snack). Lari is the one of the last town located on the right bank of the Colca River. Continue downhill riding to the bottom of the canyon crossing little bridge over the windy river, from there will be 2 hours of uphill ride along the quiet road to Pinchollo (3500m).
The backpacker service includes staying in basic local accommodation in town with private bath and sometimes hot shower. The Private Service includes camping next of the town with spectacular view of the mountains and the canyon. The camping includes all the camping gear as 4 season tents, inflate mattresses, sleeping bags (-5ºC), dining tent, table and camp chairs. PERU ADVENTURE TOURS guides recommend doing camping under starry sky (L - D).
DAY 2: PINCHOLLO - CONDOR CROSS VIEWPOINT - CHIVAY HOT SPRING - AREQUIPA
Today you will walk up at 5:30AM to have country breakfast and then continue riding along the countryside of Pinchollo, the landscape offer spectacular view of the savage geography of the most popular tourist destination in Arequipa region.
The ride takes around two hours to from Pinchollo to the Condor cross viewpoint, this point offer amazing view of the second deepest canyon in the world. The magnificent of the Andean bird flying dominating the wins of the Peruvian Andes makes real experience your visit to this part of Peru. The riders will get plenty time for pictures of this place and the Condors and then aboard the private or shared transport to Chivay to have buffet lunch.
If time permit we will include a short visit to the thermal pools of La Calera, located 5 minutes driving from Chivay.
Around 2PM we will drive back to hotel in Arequipa to end of service or ADDITIONAL transfer to Puno f service (B – L).
OPTIONAL EVERY DAY SEMI PRIVATE BUS TRANSFER FROM CHIVAY TO PUNO $65 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 $50 USD each - We have depart at 1:15PM 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.
COLCA CANYON HORSE RIDING TOUR INCLUDES
- Official English-Speaking guide
- Shared tourist van service (BackPacker Service)
- Private transport (Private Service only - Rec)
- Tourist ticket of 70 soles or $25 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
- All the foods (1 breakfast - 2 lunches - 1 dinner)
- 5 - 6 hours riding on the first day, on second day will be around 2 hours of riding
- Peruvian paso horses and saddles
- Horseman to help you with horses
- All food and accommodation for our camp staff
- Food and place to stay for the horses
- Camping gear - Four season tents - mattresses and sleeping bag (Private Service only) - Hot water facility to wash your face, hands and feet
- Local familiar accommodation without bath and hot shower (Backpacker Service only).
- Oxygen bottle and first aid kit for participants and our camp staff
- Map of the Colca canyon
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|TOUR SCHEDULE & COST 2015
(even rain season)
|COLCA CANYON HORSE RIDING TOUR $445 USD Per Person
Ride Peruvian Paso Horses In 2 Days - 1 Night
|Backpacker Service (Join a group/van)
1 to more participants $445 USD each
Private Service (Private van/guide)
2 participants $588 USD each
3-4 participants $512 USD each
5 to more participants $458 USD each
|Discount: $5 USD of discount 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 need minimum 2 participants to develop this tour
|BOOK HERE: We highly recommended to book space prior you arrive to Peru and take private service
All prices stated above are subject to change.
Exchange rate $1 USD = S/. 3.02 (rate may vary daily).
*You will receive a basic course to ride Paso horses in the safety of our corral (beginners)
*We strongly recommend taking the Private Service and you will receive the supporting of the vehicle in case you don't want to ride any more
*Private VIP Service is recommended because the program on the first and second day will be more flexible according your request
*Backpacker service is join a group of tourist on the first and last day, you will have limits to stop or to fellow your request
*To participate on this tour we suggest having little experience riding long time (5-6 hours)
*The horses are great and well cared and they are very quiet and peaceful and friendly animals
- Travel insurance
- Alcoholic and soda drinks
- Breakfast on the first day
- Hotel in Arequipa
- Tip for guide and camp staff
- Hotel in Arequipa
- International and internal flight tickets
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY
- Day backpack if you take Private Sservice, you can put your staff in the supporting vehicle
- Rain jacket or poncho (December - April)
- Strong comfortable and waterproof footwear
- One complete change of clothing only on the raining season
- Sweater and jacket (something warm)
- Bottle of water (Backpacker service)
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
- Sun block (sun protection cream)
- Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
- Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits, etc
- Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
- Extra money (soles) for tiping or to buy some souvenirs
We don't hire our horses, sorry.
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