AREQUIPA COLCA CANYON AND LAKE TITICACA PUNO GUIDED TOUR SINCE $1145 USD Per Person
Visit the Second Deepest Canyon And The Highest Navigable Lake In The World - 6 Days
AREQUIPA AND PUNO GUIDED TOUR DESTINATION
Lima - Arequipa - Colca Cayon - Puno - Lake Titicaca - Lima.
AREQUIPA AND PUNO GUIDED TOUR ITINERARY
DAY 1: WELCOMING TO AREQUIPA - SANTA CATALINA MONASTERY
Morning will the reception at the bus station or airport and then transfer to your selected hotel in Arequipa and free morning for resting and acclimatization.
Afternoon city tour of Arequipa, including Santa Catalina monastery, the Main Square, one of the most beautiful squares in Peru, and the Cathedral, a prime example of XIX century Peruvian architecture, housing beautiful treasures in gold and silver. We also visit the La Compañia Church, and ancient Jesuit temple, one face is even crowned with feathers. Also we go out center to visit the Yanahuara and Carmen alto viewpoint from is possible to appreciate the magnificent of conical form of Misti volcano and Chachani snow-capped.
DAY 2: AREQUIPA - EL PEDREGAL - HUAMBO - CABANACONDE - COLCA CANYON
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 named Huacan - Visit the south part of the Volcanoes range named Pampa Qerqe - Ampato mountain viewpoint (4300m). Arrival to Cabanaconde (3280m) and lodging in the hotel - Afternoon is at leisure - Stay at the selected hotel in Cabanaconde (B - L - D).
DAY 3: COLCA CANYON - CONDOR CROSS VIEWPOINT - CHIVAY - PAMPAS CAÑAHUAS - PUNO
Early morning short hike to the Condor Cross - After wait for the Condors flights - Visit several remote villages on the left bank of the second deepest canyon in the world - Arrival to Chivay to have buffet lunch and then drive up to the highest pass named Patapampa (4850m) and enter to the national reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca located on the norteast face of Chachani and Misti volcano, this reserve is home of Vicugnas, Alpacas and Llamas grazing on even terrain. After 6 hours in our private 4x4 vehicle arrive to the highest city of Puno (3800m). Stay at the hotel of Puno (B - L).
DAY 4: PUNO - UROS AND AMANTANI ISLANDS - FAMILY HOME STAY
At 6:45AM you will be picked up from your hotel. Travel and after 2 hours by motor boat and then you will arrive at the Uros Island. Fishermen and hunters inhabit the floating islands of the Uros. The residents of the Uros use the cattail, a type of rush, which grows in the lake, to create the conditions that ensure the islands stay afloat. The dense roots that the plants develop support the island. The roofs are waterproof and the houses are extremely humid because of the surrounding water.
Continue traveling in our boat, we will get the next island called Amantani, just arriving there will be first contact with local’s families, they bring you up to the homes, there you get your accommodation for one night in basic typical room between the agriculture fields. The local family will supply yours all foods (1L - 1D - 1B). After lunch all the group together walk up to highest point of island, called Pachatata temple = 4200m. Is the best place to get pictures from all surround views of this blue sacred lake of the Incas.
After the explanation of your tour guide, back to the homes to get your dinner and then you can go to enjoy typical dances with the local music players - Stay with a local family home (L - D).
DAY 5: AMANTANI ISLAND - TAQUILE ISLAND - PUNO
At 7AM after family breakfast meet the entire group and travel by boat to the Taquile island, 2 and half hours crossing the lake you will arrive at the last place to visit. Visit and explanation about the live, culture, typical costume and every common activity at the main square, short treks around the island including lunch in the co-operative restaurant, there is also a co-operative shop on the plaza that sells exceptional woollen goods which are not cheap but of very fine quality. Taquile Island is famous for its craft production, particularly for its beautiful textiles. The island is narrow only about 1 KM wide, but 6 to 7 Km. long, on Taquile there are numerous pre-Inca and Inca ruins and Inca terracing.
At 4 or 5pm you will return to Puno (B - L).
DAY 6: PUNO - SILLUSTANI FUNERAL TOWERS - LIMA
At 7AM we pick your from your hotel and then we go by private car, Sillustani archaeological site is located 34km away and the north of Puno. It is one the most important necropolis in the world. It stands at 4000m. There will visit the famous Chullpas of Sillustani, cylinder burial towers built of stone, (12m/40ft tall) where the Aymaras buried their important leaders. Just in front of the Chullpas is the lake Umayo, only adds beauty to the place, the Chullpas known as lagarto and Intiwatana are most prominent. Here you will have the opportunity to observe the wild guinea pigs, birds and other wildlife of the area. This trip takes 4 hours maximum, and then transfer to the airport of Julia and flight to Lima and end of our service (L).
AREQUIPA AND PUNO GUIDED TOUR SINCE INCLUDED
- All transfers IN/OUT in each city
- Private and luxury public transport according the program
- All mentioned tour with local official tour guide
- All entrance fees according each excursion
- All mentioned meals in each tours
- 4 nights in the selected hotels (Arequipa, Colca and Puno)
- 1 night of homestay at Amantani Island
- Assistance in each airport/bus/train stations
- Flight ticket from Puno/Juliaca to Lima
- Airport taxes according each flight
- Oxygen and first aid kit for participants and our camp staff
- Food and accommodation for our camp staff
|TRIP RATE 2014
|$1180 USD each
||$1165 USD each
||$1145 USD each
3* Hostels or 2* Hotels
|$1385 USD each
||$1299 USD each
||$1226 USD each
3* or 4* Hotels
|$1495 USD each
||$1432 USD each
||$1390 USD each
4* or 5* Hotels
|$1865 USD each
||$1795 USD each
||$1715 USD each
|Evyry day departs available
||Discount: $5 USD of discount for South American Explorers Club Members
Discount 3%: Tour Operators or Travel Agencies Only
Students: $5 USD of discount only with valid green ISIC card
||8 - 15 participants per guide
||We offer private service and any time/day according request
||December to April (Andes and Jungle), but some days are with blue sky permiting to get good views of the zone
|Best time to visit
||The best time to visit Peru and explore is between April and June, before the high tourist season
- Travel insurance
- Not mentioned meals and drinks
- Flight ticket from Lima to Arequipa
- Optional excursions can be arranged in each destiny
- International flight tickets from to Lima
- International airport tax $28.24 USD
- Extra nights in hotels
- Tip and gratuities for guide and camp staff
ADVICE FOR VISITORS
This tour is organized for all edges of travellers, don't demands good physical condition because there are not hard activities to do - Taking this tour travelers easily can get acclimmatize to altitude and be ready for high trekking around Cusco or climb a mountain around Cusco and Arequipa.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY
- Rain gear for the raining season (December - March)
- Waterproof shoes/boots (December - March)
- One complete change of clothing
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
- Sun block (sun protection cream)
- Insect repellent
- Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
- Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
- Good sunglasses
- Swimsuit, on the tour are many possibilities to find hot spring
- Personal first aid kit
- Optional sleeping bag for Amantani Island
- Optional flashlight and batteries
- Extra money (soles)
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