Colca Canyon 2 days - 1 night

HIGHLIGHTS : Arequipa Chivay Colca Canyon

Overview

  • Day 1 : Arequipa – Colca Canyon.
  • Day 2 : Colca Canyon – Arequipa.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arequipa – Colca Canyon.

This morning you will leave Arequipa (aprox. 08:00am) and cross the snow-capped Misti, Chachani and the Ampato Volcanoes to arrive at the Colca Valley. You will travel towards the Pampa Cañahuas National Reserve, home to many wild vicuñas, alpacas & llamas. You will continue your journey, passing the villages of Torja and Patapampa with their Colonial churches and Inca terracing to arrive in Chivay in the afternoon. Chivay lies at an altitude of 3,600m above sea level. There is an optional visit to the 40ºC thermal-medicinal baths in La Calera. (Entrance fee to the pools is not included and is US$ 7.00 per person approximately – subject to change) Note: The optional visit to La Calera Hot Springs is for clients staying in Chivay town only.


Include: Transport, professional tour guide, buffet lunch, entrance ticket to Colca Canyon, chosen hotel.

Day 2

Colca Canyon – Arequipa.

Following breakfast, you will travel to the ‘Cruz del Condor’, a spot considered to be the best viewpoint to watch the majestic andean condors ascending from the valley. The Colca Canyon is a canyon of the Colca River and one of the deepest canyons in the world. It is home to the Andean condors that can be seen at close range as they fly past the canyon walls, rising on the thermals. At the ‘Cruz del Condor’ viewpoint, the canyon floor is 3,960 feet (1,200 m) below the rim of the canyon. After this amazing spectacle, you will continue your journey back to the town of Chivay, taking in the beautiful Andean scenery and fascinating pre-Inca, Inca and Colonial history of the area. The road passes through several small villages founded in Spanish colonial times and still inhabited by people of the Collagua and the Cabana cultures. The local people maintain their traditional way of life and continue to cultivate the pre-Inca stepped terraces. Many of the women wear traditional dress with colorful embroidered blouses and flower-patterned hats. In the afternoon, after the lunch return to Arequipa city.


Include: Transport, professional tour guide, buffet lunch, chosen hotel.

PRICE PER PERSON - ONLY TOURS: US$ 85.00*

(*) In this option, the price includes only TOURS, the client books the hotels on his/her own.

 

PRICE PER PERSON TOURS + HOTELS **

(**) In this option, prices include TOURS + HOTELS, the price depends of hotel’s category and type of chosen room.

RATES 2019

CUSCO

*

SINGLE

DOUBLE

TRIPLE

HOSTAL NATIVA

2

$131.00

$108.00

$107.00

COLCA INN

3

$125.00

$111.00

$107.00

TRADICION COLCA

2

$136.00

$118.00

$112.00

COLCA LLAQTA

3

$152.00

$122.00

$119.00

POZO DEL CIELO

3

$165.00

$129.00

$121.00

CASA ANDINA STANDARD

3

$192.00

$139.00

$139.00

PRICES PER PERSON IN US DOLLARS

 

  • Single: A room with one individual bed (01 person)
  • Double:  A room with two individual beds or one matrimonial bed (02 people)
  • Triple: A room with three individual beds (03 people)

Example: If you choose the option with HOSTAL NATIVA:

• If you are 1 person, the type of accommodation would be a single or individual room, in which case the price would be US$131.00 for tours and hotel.

• If you are 2 people, the type of accommodation would be a double or matrimonial room, in which case the price per person would be US$108.00, the total price for the 2 people would be US$216.00 for tours and hotel.

• If you are 3 people, the type of accommodation would be a triple room, in which case the price per person would be US$107.00, the total price for the 3 people would be US$321.00 for tours and hotel.

PRICE INFORMATION

  • Prices based on two people at least. There is an additional cost for single travelers. Please make an inquiry about it.
  • Prices based in group service. If you prefer a private service, please make an inquiry about it.

IMPORTANT

  • Hotels: Should there be no availability at the booking time at the chosen hotel, another option of similar category and cost will be provided.

NOT INCLUDED

  • Meals not specified in the program.
  • Snacks.
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Laundry.
  • Phone calls, radio calls or messages.
  • Other items of personal nature.
  • Tips
  • Extra expenses originated in itinerary changes or others due to force majeure or other circumstances beyond PERU ANDEAN EXPLORER’S control.

WHAT WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU BRING

  • Clothing: long trousers, shorts (Machupicchu visit), long and short-sleeved T-shirts or shirts, cotton socks, warm clothes for Cusco, especially at night.
  • Rain gear or poncho (you can buy a basic one in Cusco), especially if visiting in the months November to April
  • Comfortable footwear, trekking boots recommended
  • Camera, films (ASA 50, 100 and 200 recommended)
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, cold and rain
  • Sun block (high factor)
  • Sunglasses
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body
  • Insect repellent - minimum recommended 20% DEET - no malaria risk has been reported
  • Personal toiletries and medications
  • Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) or water bottle to carry water on outings
  • Cash in soles and/or US$ for extras (souvenirs, beverages, etc)
  • Original passport and passport photocopies*

(*) According to the Peruvian government policies, the passport must be valid at least up to 6 months after the end date of the tours. Otherwise you could not board your international flight. Please check the expiration date of your passport before buying your international national flight tickets.

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