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Arequipa & Colca Tours Discounts

TOURS IN THE AREQUIPA REGION

TRANSFER IN AND OUT

From airport to hotel or hotel to airport

From bus station to hotel or from hotel to bus station

A tourist local transport and a local transfer responsible will be waiting for you at your arrival(airport or bus station) or they will pick you up from the hotel to the place of the departure(airport or bus station).

CITY TOUR AREQUIPA

departure from 8: 30 a.m to 3 p.m

included: guide, entrances

The duration of this tour is approximately 3:30 hours, normally you visit the church LA COMPAÑÍA and the famous San Ignacio chapel very well decorate by the native artist, with its impressive Andean Baroque style and also its monastery that normally we called LOS CLAUSTRUOS DE LA COMPAÑIA, where young men entered who wanted to become priests. After that you will visit the beautiful Plaza de Armas, with its CATHEDRAL with its impressive front of Classic style where we enter. The interior demonstrates us a French pulpit, a Belgian organ of big size, Italian decoration. We continue towards the Santa Catalina MONASTERY where you will visit the most famous constructions of the Colony made for women, who wanted to become nuns. It is a city in miniature.

JUANITA MUMMIE MUSEUM

Departure from 9 a.m to 5 p.m

included: guide, entrances

This visit takes 1:30 hours, we have this visit in to parts. The beginning is the video, you can see all the explanations about those Incas young people percents to the mountains goddess, this video is 30 min, after the video you have the visit to the museum with a local guide that you can observe all the decoration around Juanita tomb, finally you see Juanita the most keep mummy on the world.

COUNTRYSIDE TOUR AREQUIPA

Departure from 8: 30 a.m to 3 p.m

included: guide, entrances and transport

duration: 3.30 hours. You will visit the lookout points in the surroundings of the city, for example the Yanahuara look out-point with its arcs made out of volcanic stone ( sillar ), the Carmen Alto lookout point where you can observe the beautiful Chilina valley, the Iron bridge designed by Eiffel for the purpose of the rail road, the Sachaca lookout-point to overview the immense country side of Arequipa, the Mansión del Fundador, the colonial house of the founder of Arequipa, the Mill of Sabandía to mill the produced grains of the area, because agriculture was always important in the region.

COUNTRYSIDE TOUR AREQUIPA BY HORSE

Departure 9: 00 a.m or 1: 00 p.m

included: guide, transport and Peruvian paso horse

duration: 3.30 hours. Pickup at hotel, we go by bus to Carmen Alto area. From this point we start to ride on the horse back, our horse will bring us over Chilinas valley, located along the Chili river, the beautiful landscape of Carmen Alto with its pre-Inca terraces all of them for the local agriculture, make it a nice view according with the many colors of the different crops, the possibilities to watch those spectacular bulls that the local traditional farmers own for the tradition bulls fighting, the volcanoes around the city like: Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu., will be with us most of the way, it is a relaxing and nice tour.

WHAT TO BRING?

- sun block, sunglasses, repellent, hat, water and personal snacks

COUNTRYSIDE TOUR AREQUIPA BY BIKE

Departure from 9: 00 a.m to 1: 00 p.m

included: guide, transport and Peruvian paso horse

duration: 4:00 hours. Pickup at hotel, we go by Bike from the mean square to the look out point of Yanahuara with its nice and represent stone arches, from this place we go to Carmen Alto area for the excellent view of this small valley between Misti and Chachani volcanoes, the third place is the Huasacache valley in this place you can see inside the colonial house of the person who founded Arequipa city, 30 more minutes brings you to the nice Sabandias mill and enjoy the view of its land escape, here in Sabandia we have many pre-Inca terraces all of them for the local agriculture, make it a nice view according with the many colors of the different crops, the chances are so many herre to see those spectacular bulls that the local traditional farmers own for the tradition bull fight, the volcanoes around the city like: Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu., will be with us most of the way, it is a relaxing and nice tour.

WHAT TO BRING?

  1. sun block, sunglasses, repellent, hat, water and personal snacks

REALITY TOUR PERU-AREQUIPA

Daily Tours: duration: 3:30 hours. This tour is the creation of A.i.Travel Tours director Sr. Miguel Fernández Cayetano who dedicated himself to the sociology study in an autodidactic way. In this tour he takes you to places that not only shows you the beautiful things of Peru but also how Peruvians survive in their country. The tour explains everything a tourist needs to know and meet from another culture. You will visit for example the place where sillar (volcanic stone) is extracted in a traditional way, to used it later for the construction of houses. You will also go the shantytowns and experience the way of life of the poor people of the area: visiting their traditional and nice local cemetery, a wawawasi or choldrens care home a comedor popular or common dinning room (see how the mothers cook to take food to their family). At the end we visit the local market where you can taste local fruit, and finally a primary state school.

Note: no profit. The profit of this tour is used at the end of the year to buy necesary material for the comedores populares and necesary materials and presents for the children of the wawawasi´s.

CLIMBING MISTI VOLCANOE 2 DIAS

Included: mountain equipment, transport, guide, all meals

WHAT TO BRING?

sun block, sunglasses, repellent, t-shirt, pant

Day 1: A private vehicle picks you up from your hotel and two hours later we arrive at the base of Misti (3300 mts/10700 ft). The landscape changes dramatically with increasing altitude due to the different stresses on the plant life. We camp at 4300 metres (14000 ft) to acclimatize. The view of Arequipa at night is beautiful with the lights of the city in the distance and the lights of the stars overhead, while the light of the camp stove provides a warm cup of tea and a cooked meal.

Day 2: An early breakfast includes the option of maté de coca (a herbal tea made from cocoa leaves which helps with the effects of altitude). After breakfast we start the 5 to 6-hour climb to the summit. The top is a natural observatory – in the distance you can see the Chachani and Picchu Picchu volcanoes, the national Reserve of Aguada Blanca, Lake Salinas, the city of Arequipa, small pueblos and of course, the unique and beautiful crater of Misti itself. All the energy you expend climbing Misti is returned to you on the descent. If you wish, you can run, ski or slide down the mountainside, which is comprised mostly of sand which cushions your steps and allows you to stop easily when you need to. We pack up the campsite and then descend for two more hours to the place where our transportation left us the day before. We return to Arequipa by 6 pm.

DOWN HILL MISTI VOLCANOE

Duration: half day tour difficulty: moderate

We leave at 7am or 1pm from our agency with all the bikes and equipment on our private four wheel drive. Depart Arequipa going up to 3400m. The trip takes an hour and half by a dirt road. Up there we do a short trek on the slope of this active volcano.

At 10am you will be given an explanation of the flora and fauna of this area, a safety orientation regarding the gears and brakes of our bikes, the protective gear, and a description ofYou will be given an explanation of the flora and fauna of this area, a safety orientation regarding the gears and brakes of our bikes, the protective gear, and a description of, good technical support with the jeeps nearby. We enjoy this spectacular ride all the way down and them cross country to Chiguata vellage (3000m), nice place located on the right side of the volcano sorrounding by terraces.

Riding our bikes we enter the city to our office and end our adventure.

Included:

  1. Transport
  2. MT bike guide
  3. GT - TREK - BIANCHI MT bikes in maintenance (full disc brake)
  4. Gloves; windproof and full-finger glove which can also be worn during the cold season or high altitudes
  5. Helmet; light ventilated and comfortable for your head
  6. Snack, water, chocolates, fresh fruit and energy bars
  7. Oxygen and first aid kit for all participants and our camp staff
  8. Repair Kit and new parts

WHAT TO BRING?

-sun block, sunglasses, repellent, t-shirt, jacket, pant, tennis shoes

CLIMBING CHACHANI VOLCANOE 2 DIAS

Included: mountain equipment, transport, guide, all meals

WHAT TO BRING?

sun block, sunglasses, repellent, t-shirt, pant

Day 1: We leave Arequipa at around 8.00am in a 4x4 vehicle to the drop off station at 5'000 m. From there we are going to start walking until the basic camp on 5'300 m. It normally takes between 1 and 2 hours to reach it. The walk during the first day is quite short and not too difficult. At the basic camp we are going to set up the tents and have dinner afterwards. Very early, at around 5.00pm we are going to bed.

Day 2: Early in the morning at around 3.00am we start again and are going all the way up to the top. We reach the summit after six, seven hours. We have a beautiful view on Arequipa and the whole volcanoes chain. After spending some time on the top we will go down again to the basic camp to grab all our belongings and then down to the drop off station where the car is going to be waiting for us. We will be back in Arequipa at around 3.00pm-4.00 pm.

DOWN HILL CHACHANI VOLCANOE

Duration: full day tour difficulty: moderate

At 7am pick-up from hotel and drive in a four wheel drive for approximately three hours for the sector of CABRERIAS between MISTI and CHACHANI Mountains. We will stop in many places where you can take pictures of the landscape and visit the national reserve of SALINAS Y AGUADA BLANCA. Amazing view of conical form of Misti north face.

At 10am we arrive at AZUFRERO (5000m). Here we conduct a brief safety orientation regarding the gears and brakes of our mountain bikes, the protective equipment, and a descripton of the route down.

FIRST PART 1000m drop on a nice zig zag compact road. This is stony and sandy with closed curves and sloped construction for a distance of 10 kilometers. It is recommended to go down at 10 - 15 KPH for those with less mountian biking experience.

SECOND PART The motly level part called CABALLO MUERTO (Dead Horse) over 4000m. Here we ride our bikes 16 kilometers going bit by bit up to 4200m. At three times, the road is compact earth, the rest is sandy.

THIRD PART This final part is the longest in distance with an elevation change of 2000m. We descend from the 4200m to AREQUIPA in approximately 2 hours. Following a paved road with minimal traffic, we connect with Charcani road, accelerating to a good speed between 40 - 45 KPH on the bikes.

At 3 - 4pm entering the city, our last stop is at Mirador de Carmen Alto, where we end our adventure. You will then be taken back to your hotel, ending our trip.

Included:

Private 4WD supporting vehicle (whole trip)

MT bike guide

GT - TREK - BIANCHI MT bikes in maintenance (full disc brakes)

Windproof and full-finger glove which can also be worn during the cold season or high altitudes

Helmet; light ventilated and comfortable for your head

snack and water

Repair kits and new parts

Bottle of oxygen and first aid kit for all participants and our cam staff

WHAT TO BRING?

-sun block, sunglasses, repellent, t-shirt, jacket, pant, tennis shoes

CLIMBING MISMI MOUNTAIN

Peruvian Largest Source of the Amazon River

Included: mountain equipment, transport, guide, all meals

WHAT TO BRING?

sun block, sunglasses, repellent, bag pack, t-shirts, pants

On this expedition there are two main objectives - firstly, making it to the summit of Nevado Mismi, and secondly visiting the true origin of the longest and greatest river on earth - the Amazon. Satellite mapping has confirmed that the source of the Amazon is the quebrada Carhuásata on the slopes of Mismi.

The peak of Mismi is located on the right flank of the Colca Canyon, in the province of Caylloma, Arequipa. The tour can take between 4 and 5 days, depending on the preferred route. During the trek we can appreciate a typical high Andean landscape with its classic fauna (llama and alpaca) and flora (ichu straw grass and yareta moss).

The usual starting point for the trek is the Andean village of Tuti, 45 minutes from Chivay.

Day 1: drive from Arequipa to Chivay and after to the Village of Tuti (4500 metros) to the quebrada de Aquenta (4600 metres), where we make camp.

Day 2: From Aquenta to the quebrada de Carhuasanta (4700 metres) where we make base camp, a trek of approximately 4 hours.

Day 3: From the base camp we head to Mamantial, the source of the Amazon, a trek of about one hour. From there we continue to the peak of Nevado Misi (5597 metres), another 3 hours trek, and later return to Base Camp.

Day 4: We return to the vilage of Tuti and after to Chivay.

Day 5: we drive from Chivay to the colca canyon area, we will enjoy the view of the canyon and the flight of the condors. After this visit we are going to have stop in the colca valley to appreciate the nice pre-inca terraces, finally we back to Chivay for lunch and later back to Arequipa city.

RAFTING AND KAJAKING RIO CHILI

Duration: 3 HOURS
Rapids: III AND IV Departure: everyday morning:9 a.m / afternoom:1 p.m

INCLUDED:

- a professional rafting guide, Kayak of security, water y snacks, transport, Transfers, equipment for rafting

We recomeded, to have the rafting tour in Arequipa from march to december. the pick up will be from your hotel and we are gong to drive to the river, it takes around 40 min, after an introduction about the tour, we get the raft to get into the river, we have a 8 km in the river, from Charcani to Carmen alto, that will be arround 2 hours, the water temperature is from 8 to 10 celsius dregress, we need half day fro this tour.

WAHT TO BRING?

  1. sun block, sunglasses, repellent, t-shirt, pant, tennis shoes

RAFTING AND KAJAKING RIO MAJES

Duration: full day difficulty : rapids II, III, IV

INCLUDED:

- a professional rafting guide, Kayak of security, water y snacks, transport, equipment for rafting and lunch.

We leave Arequipa city in the morning, we arrive to Majes valley alter 2 hours driving, it is 190 km.

The water of the river has rapids class 2 and 3 during april to november and 3 and 4 during december to march, the rafting guide is going to give information about this tour, our experience takes 3: 30 hours, of full adventures and adrenaline, getting out the river we are going to get a restting time and after it a excellent lunch of river shrimps.

On the way bak to arequipa we are going to visit 2 important and famous places in this are : Toro muerto with its ancient drawings and the dinosaurs footprints on soil.

WAHT TO BRING?

- sun block, sunglasses, repellent, t-shirt, pant, tennis shoes

TORO MUERTO AND KERULPA TOUR MAJES VALLEY

Duration: full day
Transport service: local o private

INCLUDED:

- guide, lunch, entrances, transfers and transport.

NO INCLUDED: personal expenses

We leave Arequipa city in the morning, the pick up will be from the hotel, we arrive to Majes valley after 2 hours driving, it is 150 km. The first local town in our tour is Corire, where is located the famous and interesting area called Toro Muerto, this area shows many ancient drawing on the rocks, will see around 5 thousand rocks with those figures many of them with more than 800 years, the visit to this area takes 2 hours.

We continue our tour and leaving Toro Muerto, we go to the area called Kerulpa, this place is getting popular cause in this place we can observe the dinosaurs foot prints on the soil, here we can observe 68 foot prints, between 50 to 90 c.m, some foot prints with 3 or 4 dinosaurs fingers, let us know that 3 species walked in this area during the jurassic time, means around 175 millions years ago.

After this visit we back to the local city, in a local good restaurant we are going to have our traditional and delicious lunch based in river shrimps, that every day they locals get from the river, we finish the lunch and we have free time cause finally we meet in the local square to take the transport to back to Arequipa city.

WHAT TO BRING?

- sun block, sunglasses, repellent, hat and walking shoes

SERVICES IN COLCA CANYON AREA

TRADITIONAL TOUR COLCA 1 DAY SIC OR PRIVATE SERVICE

Departure 2 a.m

pick up from hotel

back 5 p.m

included: guide, entrance and transport

WHAT TO BRING?

-sun block, sunglasses, repellent, tennis shoes, swimming suit, summer and winter clothes

This tour is in a private service or in group, but this tour run in sic service during the high tourist season. This tour starts very early in the morning most part of the road is asphalted and the other is rustic. You will arrive in Chivay at 6 AM approximately, where there is time to take breakfast and after that the tour continues directly to the CONDOR CROSS, 1 hour driving. At the Condor Cross, a popular lookout point, you will stay and appreciate the view the Colca Canyon while you wait for the flight of the Condor. After seeing the Condor you return to Chivay, visiting the traditional villages and some lookout points of the Colca valley. In Chivay you can visit the hot springs, take lunch, walk around and after that you will drive back to Arequipa. During the drive back to Arequipa there is a stop at the highest point of the area, 4,900 meters above sea level, where you can see a lot of volcanoes and also have a beautiful view of the Andes Mountain range. You will stop also in Toccrapampa to see the llamas and alpacas, also native birds, and in the National Reserve you will see the beautiful vicuñas (wild family of the llama) and also the volcanoes Misti, Chachani and Picchupicchu from the posterior side. You will arrive in Arequipa approximately at 5 PM.

TRADITIONAL TOUR COLCA 2 DAYS PRIVATE OR SIC SERVICE

Departure 8 a.m

pick up from hotel

back 5 p.m

included: guide, entrance and transport

WHAT TO BRING?

-sun block, sunglasses, repellent, tennis shoes, swimming suit, summer and winter clothes

IS POSSIBLE TO HAVE MOUNTAIN BIKE AND RIDE HORSE ACTIVITIES

Day 1: A private bus picks you up from your hotel arround 8 a.m. The bus takes you on the road to Yura heading towards the Valley of the Colca. This road, a trip of 4 hours towards your first night destiny, is half asphalted and half of sand. The 4 hours trip is not direct, but highlighted with stops at the most important places. The first stop will be at the National Reserve of Aguada Blanca and Salinas, a place where you can observe the famous vicuñas and the other side of the volcanoes of Arequipa. The second stop will be at the Police station where a passengers list will be given to them and after that you continue until the third stop, the restaurant El Chino, where you can use the bathrooms, drink a coca tea – good for stomach and altitude – and a place where you can appreciate the stone wood formations. The fourth part is a place where you can see llamas and alpacas, domesticated by the man in the heights. The fifth stop is on the highest point called Patapampa 4800 meters above sea level. Here is where you can observe 8 volcanoes forming a circle of fire. From there, you descent until the main town Chivay to have lunch and to rest in your hotel. You have time off after lunch, visit the market of Chivay, rest or stay in the hotel( if you go to colca lodge hotel after lunch you go to the hotel and enjoy its hot pool, coordinate with the local guide for the time to pick you up the second day for the rest of the tour) In the afternoon you visit the hot springs of LA CALERA, where you can bathe in one of the pools with water temperature of 35 to 40 degrees Celsius and in the source 80 degrees Celsius. You return to your hotel at night and optional you visit some folkloric peñas in the town of Chivay.

Day 2: After breakfast at 6.00 TO 6:30 am you leave to the Condor Cross, where you can observe the Canyon of the Colca and the flight of the Condor. From Chivay it is approximately one hour and a half driving. You’ll stay there about 1 hour. Taking the same road back to Chivay, you visit the Colca towns Yanque, with its beautiful church and Maca with its interesting geological problem, the lookout points Huayrapunko – a complete view of the terraces and the mysterious lagoons of the valley – Quehuisha – ice melts originated from the Amazons – . Finally you arrive in Chivay, where you’ll have lunch and after that you return to Arequipa, approximately at 17.00 pm.

TRADITIONAL TOUR COLCA 3 DAYS SIC SERVICE

Departure 8 a.m

pick up from hotel

back 5 p.m

included: guide, entrance and transport

WHAT TO BRING?

-sun block, sunglasses, repellent, tennis shoes, swimming suit, summer and winter clothes

IS POSSIBLE TO HAVE MOUNTAIN BIKE AND HORSE ACTIVITIES

Day 1: A private bus picks you up from your hotel from 8 to 9 a.m. The bus takes you on the road to Yura heading towards the Valley of the Colca. This road, a trip of 4 hours towards your first night destiny, is half asphalted and half of sand. The 4 hours trip is not direct, but highlighted with stops at the most important places. The first stop will be at the National Reserve of Aguada Blanca and Salinas, a place where you can observe the famous vicuñas and the other side of the volcanoes of Arequipa. The second stop will be at the Police station where a passengers list will be given to them and after that you continue until the third stop, the restaurant El Chino, where you can use the bathrooms, drink a coca tea – good for stomach and altitude – and a place where you can appreciate the stone wood formations. The fourth part is a place where you can see llamas and alpacas, domesticated by the man in the heights. The fifth stop is on the highest point called Patapampa 4800 meters above sea level. Here is where you can observe 8 volcanoes forming a circle of fire. From there, you descent to the main town Chivay, where you’ll have lunch and where you can rest in your hotel. You have time off after lunch, visit the market of Chivay, rest or stay in the hotel. In the afternoon you visit the hot springs of LA CALERA, where you can bathe in one of the pools with water temperature of 35 to 40 degrees Celsius and in the source 80 degrees Celsius. You return to your hotel at night and optional you visit some folkloric peñas in the town of Chivay.

Day 2: this day is free for the clients.

Day 3: After breakfast at 6.00 AM and at 6.30 AM you leave straight to the Condor Cross, where you can observe the Canyon of the Coca and the flight of the Condor. From Chivay it is approximately one hour and a half. You’ll stay there about 1 hour. You visit the Colca towns Yanque, with its beautiful church and Maca with its interesting geological problem, stop at the lookout points Huayrapunko – having a complete view of the terraces and the mysterious lagoons of the valley – Quehuisha – the ice melts originated from the Amazons – , Tapay – which has a great view of the Andean villages of Tapay, Coshiñirhua and Malata, where you can only arrive by foot. Finally you arrive in the town of Cabanaconde, where you can have lunch and spend your second day in this village, one of the most traditional villages of the valley.

TRADITIONAL TOUR COLCA 3 DAYS PRIVATE SERVICE

Departure 8 a.m

pick up from hotel

back 5 p.m

included: guide, entrance and transport

WHAT TO BRING?

-sun block, sunglasses, repellent, tennis shoes, swimming suit, summer and winter clothes

IS POSSIBLE TO HAVE MOUNTAIN BIKE AND RIDE HORSE ACTIVITIES

Day 1: A private bus picks you up from your hotel from 8 to 9 a.m. The bus takes you on the road to Yura heading towards the Valley of the Colca. This road, a trip of 4 hours towards your first night destiny, is half asphalted and half of sand. The 4 hours trip is not direct, but highlighted with stops at the most important places. The first stop will be at the National Reserve of Aguada Blanca and Salinas, a place where you can observe the famous vicuñas and the other side of the volcanoes of Arequipa. The second stop will be at the Police station where a passengers list will be given to them and after that you continue until the third stop, the restaurant El Chino, where you can use the bathrooms, drink a coca tea – good for stomach and altitude – and a place where you can appreciate the stone wood formations. The fourth part is a place where you can see llamas and alpacas, domesticated by the man in the heights. The fifth stop is on the highest point called Patapampa 4800 meters above sea level. Here is where you can observe 8 volcanoes forming a circle of fire. From there, you descent to the main town Chivay, where you’ll have lunch and where you can rest in your hotel. You have time off after lunch, visit the market of Chivay, rest or stay in the hotel. In the afternoon you visit the hot springs of LA CALERA, where you can bathe in one of the pools with water temperature of 35 to 40 degrees Celsius and in the source 80 degrees Celsius. You return to your hotel at night and optional you visit some folkloric peñas in the town of Chivay.

Day 2: After breakfast at 6.00 AM and at 6.30 AM you leave straight to the Condor Cross, where you can observe the Canyon of the Coca and the flight of the Condor. From Chivay it is approximately one hour and a half. You’ll stay there about 1 hour. You visit the Colca towns Yanque, with its beautiful church and Maca with its interesting geological problem, stop at the lookout points Huayrapunko – having a complete view of the terraces and the mysterious lagoons of the valley – Quehuisha – the ice melts originated from the Amazons – , Tapay – which has a great view of the Andean villages of Tapay, Coshiñirhua and Malata, where you can only arrive by foot. Finally you arrive in the town of Cabanaconde, where you can have lunch and spend your second day in this village, one of the most traditional villages of the valley.

Day 3: After breakfast you return Chivay, stopping at lookout points or villages, another stop at the Condor Cross. Before Chivay you visit the right side of the valley that you visit the town of Coporaque and the nice look out point of Ocolle to see a big amphitheatre of terraces for agriculture. In Chivay you’ll have lunch and after that you return to Arequipa, arriving at approximately 17.00 to 18.00 pm.

TRADITIONAL COLCA TREKKING 2 DAYS

Included: transport – transfers - guide –all meals- accommodation.

No Included: colca canyon entrance, hot springs entrance

Day 1: You will leave Arequipa at 2 AM with a local bus from Arequipa, Chivay to Cabanaconde. You will arrive in Cabanaconde at around 6 AM where you will have your breakfast and rest a while. After that you prepare to begin the trekking descending the Colca Canyon in approximately 3, 5 hours. You will arrive inj a beautiful place called San Juan de Chuccho, here you will rest and lunch. After lunch you continue in a walk of 3 hours towards the oasis ( San Galle) but before arriving this place, you visit traditional villages like Coshñirhua and Malata, in the afternoon you’ll arrive in the Oasis. Most tourist love the swimming pool, while the guide prepares you dinner and here you will sleep in rustic simple but comfortable cabins, after a long walk.

Day 2: You wake up very early in the morning to begin the ascending at around 4 AM towards Cabanaconde. Here you will have breakfast and after that you will go by bus to the Condor Cross to see the flight of the Condor. You will continue to Chivay, where you have 2 hours free to go to the hot springs or to the local market. After that your bus leaves to Arequipa where you will arrive at around 5 PM

WHAT TO BRING?

sun block, sunglasses, repellent, walking shoes, swimming suit, summer and winter clothes

TRADITIONAL COLCA TREKKING 3 DAYS

Included: transport – transfers - guide –all meals- accommodation.

No Included: colca canyon entrance, hot springs entrance

1 DAY We will begin this adventure by picking up passengers from their hotels at 6am, to take a public bus to Cabanaconde (approx. 5 hours). Here we will have lunch in a turistic restaurant. Then we will begin our walk and arrive at the pampa San Miguel where we will have an impressive view of the fabulous Colca Canyon . Then we will descend and after three and a half hours walking we will arrive at the first community of San Juan de Chuccho (2,200m), descending approximately 1357m to the River Colca. We will explore the surroundings and then carry on walking an hour and a half more to the next community of Cosnirhua (2,450m). Here we can enjoy our free time and shower with water naturally heated by the sun, as this place does not have electricity. Here we can rest, have dinner and spend our first night in comfortable cabins.

2 DAY We will get up at the time decided by the guide, and before having breakfast we will visit the surrounding countryside where we will see different types of crops as well as fruit orchards. We will then visit the nearby school, where you can teach the children and share your travellers' tales with them. We will also visit the hospital in a precarious construction zone. We will return to have breakfast and then continue our walk and visit other annexes and communities, such as the Malata annex (2,450m), a place which stands out as the only annex with a 17 th century church, which still retains its colonial characteristics.In this community we will meet people who speak Quechua, after three hours walking we will arrive at the place where we will make a pausa for three hours,at the oasis(1,230m). Here we will enjoy a pool of 24 degrees centigrade and go for a walk around the surroundings. We will have lunch here and then continue our walk (approx 3 hours) uphill to the town of Cabanaconde , where we will spend the night in a hotel with private bathrooms and hot water. Later we will go for a short walk and then have dinner in a restaurant.

3 DAY We will get up at 6am to have our breakfast. Then we will go to the Cruz del Condor reserve where we can see the Condor, considered to be a sacred bird and worshipped by the Incas. Here we can appreciate the fabulous and elegant flight of the condor, as well as the depth of the canyon. After this wonderful spectacle we will take a local bus to Chivay, the most important town in the length of the valley. Then we will take a taxi to the medicinal thermal baths of La Calera (35 degrees centigrade) in which we can relax our muscles in the natural water. Later we will return to Chivay, and have lunch at a time previously coordinated with the group. We will return by public bus to the white city of Arequipa , arriving at approximately 6 pm, and so ending our service.

WHAT TO BRING?

sun block, sunglasses, repellent, walking shoes, swimming suit, summer and winter clothes

TRADITIONAL COLCA TREKKING 4 DAYS

Included: transport – transfers - guide –all meals- accommodation.

No Included: colca canyon entrance, hot springs entrance

1 DAY 6:00 AM - We will be picking you up from your hotel and heading to the bus station to set out by bus to Cabanaconde. Lunch upon arrival. 2:00 PM - We start our descent from Cabanaconde to the village of Llahuar (4 hours). The descent to the Colca River winds through warm desert terrain. Walking sticks or canes are recommended. On the first stretch of trail we’ll pass ancient terraces that date back to Pre-Incan times. On the way we will see the local people going about their daily lives. We will cross a suspension bridge that takes us to our camping site in Llahuar. We’ll also pay a visit to a geyser next to the Colca river, and here there’ll be an opportunity to catch some trout. Dinner.
The campground consists of bamboo houses where we’ll be spending the night. Facilities are basic.

2 DAY 6:30 AM - Breakfast. We then continue our hike to the village of Fure, passing through the village of Llatica on the way, which is characterized by the beauty of its women. This is considered the hardest day of the trek, however we’ll be getting some help from our donkey and muleteer (carrying food and supplies) who will be there to ease our burden. Lunch.
After a rest we will go to the Huaruro waterfall. Afterward, we’ll return to the village of Fure and keep on to the oasis where dinner awaits. We’ll spend the night in typical huts.
The oasis of Sangalle is a great place to relax and appreciate nature, while also to taking advantage of the swimming pools of lukewarm water (18ºC). Our guide will be explaining the various native fruits growing in the oasis, such as the lucma, the pacay, and the chirimoya. You will also have the opportunity to taste them.

3 DAY Breakfast is served in the oasis. Free morning, enjoy the pool and the lush vegetation, a great time to relax and unwind. After all the trekking the oasis is a welcome reward. Lunch is served in the afternoon. Afterward, we will walk back up to Cabanaconde (4 hours) where we have accommodations for dinner and a good night’s sleep in the hotel.

4 DAY We go to the Lookout of Condor’s Cross to appreciate the flight of the condor. Thermal baths, “ La Calera” in Chivay. Then we have a lunch and return to Arequipa
6:00 PM - Arrival and transfer to the hotel.

WHAT TO BRING?

sun block, sunglasses, repellent, walking shoes, swimming suit, summer and winter clothes

COMBINATED TOUR COLCA 3 DAYS, CONVENTIONAL AND TREKKING

Included: transport – transfers - guide –all meals- accommodation.

No Included: colca canyon entrance, hot springs entrance

Day 1: A tourist bus picks you up from your hotel from 8 to 9 a.m. The bus takes you on the road to Yura heading towards the Valley of the Colca. This road, a trip of 4 hours towards your first night destiny, is half asphalted and half of sand. The 4 hours trip is not direct, but highlighted with stops at the most important places. The first stop will be at the National Reserve of Aguada Blanca and Salinas, a place where you can observe the famous vicuñas and the other side of the volcanoes of Arequipa. The second stop will be at the Police station where a passengers list will be given to them and after that you continue until the third stop, the restaurant El Chino, where you can use the bathrooms, drink a coca tea – good for stomach and altitude – and a place where you can appreciate the stone wood formations. The fourth part is a place where you can see llamas and alpacas, domesticated by the man in the heights. The fifth stop is on the highest point called Patapampa 4800 meters above sea level. Here is where you can observe 8 volcanoes forming a circle of fire. From there, you descent until the main town Chivay to have lunch and to rest in your hotel. You have time off after lunch, visit the market of Chivay, rest or stay in the hotel. In the afternoon you visit the hot springs of LA CALERA, where you can bathe in one of the pools with water temperature of 35 to 40 degrees Celsius and in the source 80 degrees Celsius. You return to your hotel at night and optional you visit some folkloric peñas in the town of Chivay.

Day 2: After breakfast at 6.00 am you leave to the Condor Cross at 6.30 am, where you can observe the Canyon of the Colca and the flight of the Condor. From Chivay it is approximately one hour and a half driving. You’ll stay there about 2 hour, you visit the Colca towns Yanque, with its beautiful church and Maca with its interesting geological problem, the lookout points Huayrapunko – a complete view of the terraces and the mysterious lagoons of the valley – Quehuisha – ice melts originated from the Amazons, when you arrive to the condor cross, your trekking guide will be waitting for you, to begging the trek from here to Cabanaconde the main base, after lunch in Cabanaconde you will start to walk, for 3.5 hours you will walk down into the canyon, the fisrt place into the canyon is San Juan de Chuccho, were you will stop just for few minutes, the secound places is Cosñirhua with a nice landscape, the third place is Malata a little town in the Colca canyon and you will finish the walk in the Oasis, where you have dinner and sleep in the rustic but comfortable accommodation.

Day 3: after a coca tea we will have a walk (approx 3 hours) uphill to the town of Cabanaconde , where we will have breakfast and after you will take the local transport to come back to Arequipa. arrive arround 3 p.m.

WHAT TO BRING?

sun block, sunglasses, repellent, walking shoes, swimming suit, summer and winter clothes

COMBINATED TOUR COLCA 4 DAYS, CONVENTIONAL AND TREKKING

Included: transport – transfers - guide –all meals- accommodation.

No Included: colca canyon entrance, hot springs entrance

Day 1: A tourist bus picks you up from your hotel from 8 to 9 a.m. The bus takes you on the road to Yura heading towards the Valley of the Colca. This road, a trip of 4 hours towards your first night destiny, is half asphalted and half of sand. The 4 hours trip is not direct, but highlighted with stops at the most important places. The first stop will be at the National Reserve of Aguada Blanca and Salinas, a place where you can observe the famous vicuñas and the other side of the volcanoes of Arequipa. The second stop will be at the Police station where a passengers list will be given to them and after that you continue until the third stop, the restaurant El Chino, where you can use the bathrooms, drink a coca tea – good for stomach and altitude – and a place where you can appreciate the stone wood formations. The fourth part is a place where you can see llamas and alpacas, domesticated by the man in the heights. The fifth stop is on the highest point called Patapampa 4800 meters above sea level. Here is where you can observe 8 volcanoes forming a circle of fire. From there, you descent until the main town Chivay to have lunch and to rest in your hotel. You have time off after lunch, visit the market of Chivay, rest or stay in the hotel. In the afternoon you visit the hot springs of LA CALERA, where you can bathe in one of the pools with water temperature of 35 to 40 degrees Celsius and in the source 80 degrees Celsius. You return to your hotel at night and optional you visit some folkloric peñas in the town of Chivay.

Day 2: After breakfast at 6.00 am you leave to the Condor Cross at 6.30 am, where you can observe the Canyon of the Colca and the flight of the Condor. From Chivay it is approximately one hour and a half driving. You’ll stay there about 2 hour, you visit the Colca towns Yanque, with its beautiful church and Maca with its interesting geological problem, the lookout points Huayrapunko – a complete view of the terraces and the mysterious lagoons of the valley – Quehuisha – ice melts originated from the Amazons, when you arrive to the condor cross, your trekking guide will be waitting for you, to begging the trek from here to Cabanaconde the main base, after lunch in Cabanaconde you will start to walk, for 3.5 hours you will walk down into the canyon, the fisrt place into the canyon is San Juan de Chuccho, were you will stop just for few minutes, the secound places is Cosñirhua where you will sleep, in a basic but comfortable accomodation, also dinner here and the breakfast for next day.

DAY 3: from Cosñirhua after bearfast you will walk for 1 hour to Malata another nice local village, in this community we will meet people who speak Quechua, after 1 hour walking we will arrive at the place where we will make a pause for three hours, at the Oasis(1,230m). Here we will enjoy a pool of 24 degrees centigrade and go for a walk around the surroundings. We will have lunch here and then continue our walk (approx 3 hours) uphill to the town of Cabanaconde , where we will spend the night in a hotel with private bathrooms and hot water. Later we will go for a short walk and then have dinner in a restaurant.

DAY 4: after breakfast you will take the local transport to come back to Arequipa. arrive around 3p.m

WHAT TO BRING?

sun block, sunglasses, repellent, walking shoes, swimming suit, summer and winter clothes

TRANSFERS PRIVATE OR REGULAR SERVICE

WE OFFER PRIVATE OR REGULAR TRANSFER FROM COLCA TO PUNO with a guide if client require

WE OFFER PRIVATE OR REGULAR TRANSFER FROM AREQUIPA TO PUNO with a guide if client require

WE OFFER PRIVATE TRANSFER FROM COLCA TO NAZCA with a guide if client require

WE OFFER PRIVATE OR REGULAR TRANSFER FROM AREQUIPA TO NAZCA with a guide if client require

WE OFFER PRIVATE TRANSFER FROM COLCA TO CUSCO with a guide if client require

WE OFFER PRIVATE OR REGULAR TRANSFER FROM AREQUIPA TO CUSCO with a guide if client require



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