TOUR TO COLCA CANYON AND SOURCE OF AMAZON RIVER $492 USD Per Person
Visit The Deepest Canyon And Awesome Origin Of The River In The World - 3D/2N
In 1971 a group of scientists sponsored by National Geographic established to Mismi snow-capped (5,597M) as source of Amazon River, recognition as the greatest river in South America and the largest drainage system in the world in terms of the volume of its flow and the area of its basin.
Nevado Mismi is located in the Peruvian Andes next to Colca canyon consider the second deepest canyon in the world - The source of the Amazon is pointed in one of rock cliff on the headstream of Carhuasanta glacial stream and flow into Rio Apurimac, Rio Ucayali, Rio Marañon and them form the Rio Amazonas to get into Brazilian territory and finally join the Atlantic Ocean.
Nevado Mismi and Colca canyon form impressive Andean scenery including lot potential to discover remote places reached by foot or motorized vehicle – The region’s extreme remoteness means that wildlife, extinct in other parts of the Andes, is present here as Vicuñas, Andean water birds, condors, Andean cat prey, Puma, Andean foxes and traditional Llama and Alpaca herding communities.
During the dry season (May - November) you can be impressive with the deep blue and starry sky, red vast lands and solitude around the Mismi Mountain.
PERU ADVENTURE TOUR organize private tour and invite you to discover a little piece of Arequipa region led by experienced tour guides and drivers.
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DAY 1: AREQUIPA - PATAPAMPA ANDEAN LOOKOUT 4850M - CHIVAY - HOT SPRING
Around 8AM we will meet in your hotel of Arequipa and then start our daily private or shared guided tour to the second deepest canyon in the world, driving on the left side of Chachani mountain (6070m), continue going up to 4200m, 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 lake (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 1PM we will arrive in Chivay town, located over 3600m, there you can choose any restaurant to get your lunch - Then we will supply the room according the selected hotel to leave your personal things/items and then transfer to La Calera thermal pools (45°C) and enjoy the outdoor or indoor pools until 6PM - The entrance to hot spring is not included in the tour price ($6 USD each) - Also here you can get massages for reasonable price.
At 7PM everyone (Private Service & Backpacker Service staying in Chivay) will meet the tour guide in the lobby of the hotel and then transfer to the planetarium Maria Reiche, this is located at Casa Andina Hotel (Chivay). We invite you to immerse in the mysteries of the Colca Valley sky and enjoy the performance Colca deep Canyon, deep sky. You can learn how the ancient inhabitants of the Andes interpreted the night sky according to their myths and beliefs. The performances include projecting constellations in the Planetarium dome as well as observing the stars of Colca`s sky through a professional telescope.
After the Planetarium you will be transferred to selected restaurant to have your dinner accompanied with life Andean music show - Stay in sellect hotel (L)
VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW
The visit to the planetarium is restricted for participants who choose to stay in hotels OUTSIDE Chivay, even if you book Backpacker or Private Service - The visit to the planetarium during the rainy season (December to April) is subject to changes of the weather conditions - PERU ADVENTURE TOURS is not responsible for weather changes or suspension of the event by the direct administration of the planetarium (Hotel Casa Andina Classic/Chivay) - The payment made for the service of planetary will be refunded to each participant at the end of the tour/trek - We appreciate your understanding for any inconvenience that may arise.
After lunch you can combine horseback riding or downhill bike trip around the canyon. Those activities need to be confirmed at booking time.
This tour activity is dedicated just for participants chose the hotel to stay in Chivay and Private Service only because each activity demands around 3 hours.
3 HOURS OF CANOCOTA CANYON TREK - FREE FOR PRIVATE SERVICE ONLY
After lunch you will be transferred for about 20 minutes by private transport from Chivay to Canocota village - This is very remote village located on the upper zone and next of narrow canyon - The is option includes nice and low level of trekking on ancient Inca trail along the canyon with impressive views and nature along Colca River - At the end of trek we invite you to enjoy the thermal pools of La Calera (38°C) for $6 USD of admission per person - Don't forget to bring your swinsuit and towel - This trek is available even if iss raining but you must need to bring very good waterproof gear as shoes, pants and jacket or poncho - After reasonable time at the hot spring transfer to hotel and end of activities of this day.
3 HOURS OF HORSEBACK RIDING TOUR $65 USD Per Person - Not Included
This tour Includes nice riding through fully agriculture terraces on the left and right bank of Colca River, the main location of hour horse are in Ynaque town where we go by private transport to have nice instrodution to the horses and begin the trip after safety talking and ccheck the equipmet's as seadles and helmets - The riding also includes visit the pre-Inca ruins of Uyu Uyu - This horseback tour is suitable for experienced and beginners riders - The tour can includes some gallop only if you know very well to ride the horses otherwise we don't recommend to try that to avoid any accident - Booking this tour you need to bring fleece or windproof jacket to kept warm the body during the riding time - This tours is not available if is raining or not available horses.
3 HOURS OF DONWHILL BIKE TOUR $65 USD Per Person - No Included
The mountain bike downhill from the highest point as known as PataPampa (4910M) can be done in 3 hours of pure downhill to Chivay (3400 m.a.s.l). The nice mountain bike tour is recommended for mountain bike lovers thanks to nice single trucks and good road condition - This ALTERNATIVE mountain bike tour is suitable for beginners and experienced bikers - The tour cost already includes mountain bike, full finger gloves and ventilate helmets.
DAY 2: CHIVAY - COLCA CANYON - CONDOR CROSS - CANOCOTA TREK - SIBAYO HOMESTAY
At 6AM is the breakfast and travel for about 2 hours by private transportation to the famous Condor Cross, at this place is possible to appreciate the fly of Condors or sometimes seating on the big rocks, two hours spending looking this amazing and biggest bird in the world, also there are many villages at the deep part of this spectacular Canyon.
At 10AM we drive back to Chivay, stopping on the way back getting nice views of the river and Colca valley, colony churches, handicraft markets, green villages on the both banks of the canyon and local's people working the ancient's pre-Incas terraces.
Around 12PM arrive to Chivay to have lunch included and around 2PM begin nice trek following nice ancient Inca trail from Chivay to Canacota (upper zone) - This trek includes nice view of narrow canyon and lot agriculture fields on the right bank of the canyon - After 3 hours of nice trekking you will be transferred by private transport from Canocota to Sibayo (3820M) - There we will find small but very charming accommodation running by local famly, thiss places includes room with private bath and hot sshower facilities - The tour includes knowing the lifestyle of local people of this part of the Andes.
Diner with local family and rest (B - L - D).
ALTERNATIVE OUTDOOR ACTIVITY
: If we have enough time after the trekking we can go for trout fishing in the upper zone of Colca River.
DAY 3: SIBAYO - AMAZON SOURCE - CHIVAY - AREQUIPA/PUNO
Today we must need to wake up at 4AM to get some hot drink and begin this day with private transfer to the trailhead - We have to drive the 4WD for about two hours to take us on dirt/muddy road from Sibayo up to 5000M where is the beginning of Quebrada Carhuasanta and then nice uphill trekking (200M) for about 2 hours along little river consider the first 900M of the Amazon River - The trekking includes wonderful views of the mountains and highlands - At the end of the trek you will arrive to the Amazon source where the water is coming out from a massive rock cliff facing the Carhuasanta valley.
Country breakfast next to the origin of the Amazon River and free time to relaxing and and around 11AM begin of downhill off-roading for about 2 hours to the hot spring in Chivay and then lunch included and 4 hours of transfer to your hotel of Arequipa and end of service (B - L).
OPTIONAL EVERY DAY SEMI PRIVATE BUS TRANSFER FROM CHIVAY TO PUNO $50 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.
- English-Speaking tour guide
- Private 4WD vehicle
- 2 night in comfort hotel 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
- 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 1 diner
- Ticket to visit the Planetarium Maria Reiche/Projecting constellations - During the rainy season (December to April) the visit is subject to changes or cancellation by direct administration of the event
- First aid kit for all participants and our cam staff
- Food and accommodation for our camp staff
|RATE TOUR TO COLCA CANYON AND SOURCE OF AMAZON RIVER
|Any day between April to November
||TOUR TO COLCA CANYON AND SOURCE OF AMAZON RIVER $492 USD Per Person
Visit The Deepest Canyon And Awesome Origin Of The River In The World - 3D/2N
Private Service (Private 4WD/guide)
2 participants $492 USD each one
3-4 participants $420 USD each one
5 to more participants $388 USD each one
|Discount: $5 USD for South American Explorers Club Members
Discount 10%: Tour Operators or Travel Agencies Only
Students: $10 USD of discount only with valid green ISIC card
|Organized Groups: We offer private service and any time/day according request
|Group size: 4 participants per each 4WD
|BOOK HERE: We highly recommended to book space prior you arrive to Peru and take Private Service
Before to book this trip we recommend to read our TERMS $ CONDITIONS
and prevent future inconveniences.
The group size is subject to each 4WD vehicles - Noramlly we can take up to 5 particpants in each 4WD vehicle.
The tour is available every day but this can be fixed according your request - Private tours can be organized from Puno or from the airport of Arequipa any day and any time.
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- Travel insurance
- Soft and alcoholic drinks
- Breakfast on the first day
- Diner in Chivay
- Hotel in Arequipa
- Tip for guide and camp staff
- Horseback riding or mountain bike tours
- Fishing gear
- Entrance to the hot spring in Chivay 15 soles per person will be paid directly ($6 USD) - The admission cost don't includes towel but other facilities as shower and toilets are available
- Sleeping bags, this can be hired from our local office of Arequipa for $5 USD per day
- Walking poles, can be hired from our office for $2 USD per day and can very helpful for your trek to the source of Rio Amazonas
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY
- Small backpack 40lt
- Rain jacket or poncho (December to april)
- Strong comfortable and waterproof footwear
- One complete change of clothing
- Sweater and jacket (something warm)
- Bottle of water
- Flashlight and batteries
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
- Sun block (sun protection cream)
- Insect repellent
- Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits, etc
- Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
- Swimsuit for the hot spring
- Optional walking sticks and sleeping bag
For more information about the tour or you request a new date to departure for this tour, please contact us....
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