AREQUIPA'S COUNTRYSIDE TREKKING TOUR $35 USD Per Person - Group Service

Great Half Day Hike Out Of Arequipa

Arequipa Trekking Tour was especially created for travelers trying to find a nice hike trough the Arequipa's countryside – Peru Adventure Tour can arrange a whole of off-the-beaten-path to suit your time scale to enjoy nice scenery out of Arequipa.
Arequipa hiking tour offer great opportunity for hiker lovers just 40 minutes away from the main square of Arequipa – The path leads hikers through a nice landscape and lot pre-Inca terraced farm fields, small forest and scrub-brush lands overshadowed by natural view of Chachani, Misti and Picchu Picchu volcanoes - The trek includes some colonial architecture in the typical district of Characato and very peaceful atmosphere making nicer and unforgettable experience.
The history say Characato valley was the first settlement to the early Spanish conquerors - Thanks to the strong Spanish influence today Characato valley is a great reference of pride as known as Los Characatos – As a freindly and laboriuos people from Characato offers a great alternative to taste the true flavor of the culinary art in Arequipa. Welcome to enjoy th hike through Characato valley.
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Trekking Through the Arequipa Countryside Terracing

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

DEPARTURES: Every day at 8AM or 1PM.
SEASON: All year around.
DISTANCE & TIMING: 8KM (5miles) - 3hrs of hiking as maximum time.
ENTIRE TREK LENGTH: About 5 hours.
TREK HIGHLIGHTS: Mountain and volcanic landscape, local farming on Inca terracing, and colonial buildings.
DIFFICULTY: Easy to medium level.
ALTITUDE: Between 2490M and 2600M (8169,29ft and 8530,18ft).

HIKE ITINERARY THROUGH AREQUIPA'S COUNTRYSIDE

Arequipa trekking Tour can begin at 8AM or 1PM from hotel of the customers located in the downtown – 40 minutes of transfer to the trailhead and begin the nice hike on the countrisyde of Characato district - The trail is mostly gradual with some small uphill section following well preserved trail through farming fields and seeing nice green valley on the upper zone of Characato, small rivers and local farmers practicing their daily activities – The trek takes around 3 hours hike to cover around 8KM through a nice countryside atmosphere.
After around 5 hours return to your hotel in Arequipa or you can extend the trip to have typical lunch in one of the local restaurant to taste the Arequipeña cuisine recognize as one the best in Peru.
Misti view from the Countryside of Arequipa - Half Day Trek In Arequipa

AREQUIPA COUNTRYSIDE HIKING TOUR INCLUDES

  1. Pickup from hotel in Arequipa (Private Service only)
  2. Meeting in the our office of Arequipa (Group Service only)
  3. Private transportation to the trailhead
  4. English-speaking trek guide
  5. Snack and drinking water
  6. Walking stick under request only (Private Service only)
  7. Drop-off at customer hotel

RECOMMENDATION
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ISMM – International Society For Mountain Medicine
MEDEX – Medical Expeditions


PRICE FOR AREQUIPA'S COUNTRYSIDE TREK
DATE TOUR COST
Any day
(even the rain season)
AREQUIPA'S COUNTRYSIDE TREKKING TOUR $35 USD Per Person - Group Service

Great Half Day Hike Out Of Arequipa
Backpacker Service (Join group)
1 to more paticipants $35 USD each one

Private Service (Private van/tour guide)
2 person $60 USD each one
3-4 persons $52 USD each one
5 to more $40 USD each one
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 - All prices stated above are subject to change.
BOOKING: We highly recommended to book this trek prior you arrive to Arequipa.

NOT INCLUDED

  1. Travel insurance
  2. Soft or alcoholic drinks
  3. Hotel in Arequipa
  4. Flight or hotel confirmations
  5. Lunch in a local restaurant (Picanteria)
  6. Tip for guide and camp staff

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY

  1. Small backpack
  2. Rain jacket or poncho (December to March)
  3. Hiking boots will be appropiate to get a nice hike
  4. Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
  5. Sun block (sun protection cream)
  6. Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc,
  7. Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
  8. Sunglasses and hat
  9. Extra money (soles) in case you like to stop in a local restaurant to try local cuisine.
Before you book this tour have a look the TERMS & CONDITIONS of our company.

PRIVATE GROUND TRANSFER FROM AREQUIPA TO COLCA CANYON - PUNO - CUSCO
If you are looking to hire private car, this is available everyday but need advance reservation by email (peruadventurestours@hotmail.com) - If you hire a private car/transport you need book your accommodation in Chivay, Yanque or Cabanaconde and then you will be drop-off there at the end of the service - Also you can get more time for outdoor activities as trekking, biking or horseback riding. Find below price for different routes hiring private car UP TO 4 PEOPLE plus place for luggages:

Arequipa/Chivay/Yanque/Coporaque/Colca Lodge/Aranwa (with stops) $265 USD
Arequipa/Chivay/Cabanaconde (with stops) $295 USD
Arequipa/Chivay/Cruz Del Condor/Arequipa (1 Day with stops) $270 USD
Arequipa/Chivay/Cruz Del Condor/ Puno (1 Day with stops) $455 USD
Arequipa/Chivay/Cruz Del Condor/Cabanaconde/Arequipa (2 Day with stops) $350 USD
Arequipa/Chivay/Cruz Del Condor/Cabanaconde/Puno (2 Day with stops) $560 USD
Chivay/Mirador Cruz Del Condor/Cabanaconde/Chivay (6hrs with stops) $120 USD
Chivay/Arequipa (4hrs) $220 USD
Chivay/Puno (7 hrs with stops) $350 USD
Chivay/Espinar/Sicuani/Cusco or vice-versa (10hrs with stops) $690 USD

Each service need to be booked in advance through our booking form and with a deposit of $70 USD as first payment via PayPal - Each hiring prices includes driver service (Spanish-Speaking), fuel, road tax, food and lodging for the driver, pick up from bus stop or airport of Arequipa, drop off at your hotel or airport of Arequipa/Juliaca (Puno).

EXCLUDED: Entrance to Colca Canyon (70 soles each), Entrance to hot spring (15 soles each), Accommodation in the canyon/Arequpa/Puno/Cusco, Customer food and drinks, and tipping.

CONTACT US
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