PRIVATE TOUR FROM AREQUIPA COLCA CANYON AND TRANSFER TO PUNO $487 USD Per Person

Complete Guided Tour Of Deepest Canyon And The Altiplano In 2 Day - 1 Night

The Colca Canyon is located on the southern Peru in the Andes mountain range exist the second deepest canyon in the world, It is more than twice as deep as the Apurimac Canyon (Peru) and the Grand Canyon in the United States, the canyon's walls are not as vertical as those of the Grand Canyon. The Colca River birth in the Andes between Condoroma and Crucero Alto (above 4500-5000m), drops the water down to Pacific Ocean, this river have 4 names as Colca River, Andamayo River, Majes River and finally Camana River. The Colca Canyon register hard rain during December to April and the rest of the year is dry, sunny and cold weather.
The deepest part of the Colca Canyon is register between Ampato Mountain (6310m) and Coropuna snow-capped (6377m), on the left bank of the canyon exist a small town named Huambo and straight down of this town is located Cancco Valley (1720m) which is the greatest deep point that reaches a depth of 4590 meters.
The name COLCA refers to small holes in the cliffs in the valley and canyon. These holes were used in Inca and pre-Inca times to store food, such as potatoes and other Andean crops. They were also used as tombs for important people.
The geography of the Colca Canyon are habitable, and Inca and pre-Inca terraces are still cultivated along the less precipitous canyon walls; they build stepped terraces to cultivate the ancestral potatoes, maize and other products of this region. The Colca Valley is a wonderful and colorful Andean valley with many small and remotes towns on the both side of the Canyon founded by Spanish conquers. The Spanish introduce and change many ancestral traditions as the religion. The Colca Valley keeps many colonial richest churches in all Arequipa regions.
The canyon is home of the Andean Condor (Vultur Gryphus), they are can be seen at fairly close range as they fly through the precipices. The Condor is the main tourist attraction and can be seen at "Cruz Del Condor", is a popular tourist stop, the pass where the Condors soar gracefully on the rising thermals occurring as the air warms.
The Colca Canyon is the main tourist attraction in Arequipa, the Colca Valley can be visit directly from Arequipa, from Cusco by 4WD or from Puno (Lake Titicaca) by private van. The Colca Canyon geography offer great terrain to practice outdoor activities such as Trekking and Camping Tours, Climbing Tours, Horse Tours, Mountain Bike, River Rafting, Camping, Bird Watching combining with relaxing visit to the numerous thermal baths and staying in charm and comfortable hotels along the Colca Canyon.
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Andean Condor - Vultur Gryphus

TOUR ITINERARY FROM AREQUIPA COLCA CANYON AND THEN TO PUNO

DAY 1: AREQUIPA - EL PEDREGAL - HUAMBO - CABANACONDE

At 7AM pick up from your hotel and departure to the Colca canyon in our private 4WD, travel to see the rest of the north part of Desierto de Atacama and drive up to the highlands crossing the valley of Vitor, Alto Sihuas, El Pedregal - short explore the remains of Wary culture as knows Huacan - Visit the south part of the Volcanoes range named Pampa Qerqe - Ampato Mountain viewpoint (4300m). Descend to Huambo town (3200m) and short explore countryside surrounded by pre Inca terraces and huge mountains complete cover by wild flora.
At 1PM arrive to Cabanaconde (3280m) to have lunch and lodging. Late afternoon short trek to Mirador de Achachigua, nice lookout of the Colca canyon and villages located on the left bank of the canyon. Stay in a hotel of Cabanaconde with private bath, hot shower, Wi-fi service, is one of the best option in town (L - D).
Taste The Peruvian Dishes

DAY 2: CABANACONDE - CONDOR CROSS VIEWPOINT - CHIVAY - PAMPAS CAÑAHUAS - PUNO

At 6AM country breakfast and 2 hours of trekking along the canyon following nice even trail with chance to appreciate condors flying the second deepest canyon in the world. At 9AM arrive to the Condor Cross viewpoint and wait for the Condors flights. Continue our private tour visiting several remote villages on the right bank of Colca canyon, where is possible to see colonial churches, handicraft markets and local, mountainous range and large area of terraces. Arrival to Chivay to have lunch and if time permit visit the hot spring of LA CALERA. Transfer to Puno through active volcanoes and snow-capped as Misti, Chachani, Chucura, Mismi, and Ubinas volcano. After 6 hours driving on the highlands (Altiplano) with 4 stops along the way to see rock formations, Mirador de Lagunillas and use toilet you will be drop-off in your hotel in Puno 38800M) or in the shores of Lake Titicaca and end of service (B - L).

AREQUIPA COLCA CANYON PUNO TOUR INCLUDES

  1. Official English-speaking guide
  2. Private 4WD from Arequipa - Colca Canyon - Puno
  3. 1 night nice hotel 3* in Cabanaconde (3280m)
  4. 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
  5. 2 hours of short trekking along the Colca canyon
  6. 1 breakfast - 2 buffet lunches - 1 dinner prepare with Andean recipies
  7. Oxygen and first aid kit for all participants and our cam staff
  8. Food and accommodation for our camp staff
  9. All prices stated above are subject to change
  10. Exchange rate $1 USD = S/. 3.02 (rate may vary daily)

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


COST FOR PRIVATE TRIP AREQUIPA COLCA AND TRANSFER TO PUNO
DATE TOUR COST
Any day
Daily tour
PRIVATE TOUR FROM AREQUIPA COLCA CANYON AND TRANSFER TO PUNO $487 USD Per Person

Complete Guided Tour 2 Days - 1 Night

Backpacker Service
Not Applicable

Private Service (Private 4DW)
2 participants $487 USD each one
3-4 participants $375 USD each one
5 to more participants $315 USD each one
Discount: $5 USD for South American Explorers Club Members
Discount 3%: Tour Operators or Travel Agencies Only
Students: $5 USD Discount only with valid green ISIC card
Organized Groups: We offer private service and any time/day according request
Group size: 5 participants per each 4x4 truck and guide
BOOK HERE: We highly recommended to book space prior you arrive to Peru

NOT INCLUDED

  1. Travel insurance
  2. Entrance to the hot spring of La Calera
  3. Hotel in Arequipa/Puno
  4. Breakfast on the first day
  5. Phone calls
  6. Flight, bus and train tickets reservations
  7. Tip for guide and camp staff
  8. $5 USD entrance for hot spring LA CALERA in Chivay (second day)

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY

  1. All your stuff because on the second day you don't have change to come back to Arequipa
  2. Windproof jacket for rain season (December to April)
  3. Sweater and thermal pants (something warm)
  4. 2Lt of water per person for the first day until we reach the hotel in Cabanaconde
  5. Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
  6. Sun block (sun protection cream)
  7. Swimwear for the hot spring on the second (LA CALERA)
  8. Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits, etc
  9. Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
  10. Binoculars to see the Condor or other Andean birds
  11. Your personal first aid kit
  12. Optional: Walking sticks or poles

BEST TIME TO VISIT

April to June is the best season to visit Colca canyon, is complete new vegetation and mountains look covered with snow, new wildlife and less tourist in the most popular attraction.

ADVICE FOR TOURISM

If plan to visit Puno and then to do the Inca trail this tour is the best option for acclimatization. This tour doesn't require any camping gear as tent, sleeping bag or trekking boots. Drinking water you can buy in each town according the program. Before make photo of local people we strongly recommend to coordinate with your tour guide. If you like to give some present for kids we advise to bring pencils, toys and fresh fruits.
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