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COLCA TREK is accredited member of APTA The Association of Adventure Operators of Ecotourism in Arequipa And Authorized Accredited travel agency of the Ministry of Tourism of PERU.

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COLCA HIKE

3 days Colca trips

Day 1:

We start from Arequipa at 8:00 in our private transport, we pick you up at your hotel after 2 hours driving we visit the Vicuñas National Reservation of Salinas and Aguada Blanca, we stop some minutes at Patahuasi to appreciate the handicrafts of alpaca and to drink a "mate de coca" to avoid altitude sickness, because, the highest point on this road is 4,900 meters (more than 14,000 feet) at that altitude we can appreciate the view of all the volcanoes in line like Ubinas (smoking volcano) El Misti volcano, Chachani, Ampato (were they found Juanita mummy)Sabancaya (active volcano), Hualca Hualca and Mismi (at this mountain is located the source of the Amazon river) and also the magic "Apachetas" piles of stones or rocks set by locals and also by tourists like an offering to the "Apus" (spirits living inside the mountains and volcanoes). We continue in our transport, descending to the 3,600 meters (11,500 feet) and we arrive at 13:30 hours to Chivay that is the capital of the Cailloma region, here we have lunch and after that, we have a short walk in the Colca valley and then we visit the Calera hot springs, them we return to the hotel in Chivay to spend the first night.

Day 2:

We have breakfast at 6:00, then we go to Cruz del Condor view point in our transport, stopping in the village of Yanque and in a very impressive look out point to appreciate the amazing hydraulic system developed by the Collaguas ethnic group showed in this wonderful platforms and terraces of the Colca valley, then we continues to stop at La Cruz Del Condor to appreciate the deep Colca Canyon and the flight of the condor, after this we change the conventional guide for a trekking guide, then the rest of the group return to Arequipa, and you will start a new tour with our private trekking guide for Colca, that's why we call this excursion the mixed tour, we arrive to the side of the canyon and we start to hike Colca, descending 1000 meters for 3 about hours, We will have lunch in the village of San Juan de Chuccho, here you will have a really nice view of the deepest canyon on earth, from this village after we continues again this hike true the Colca canyon arriving first up to Cosñirgua then we continue to Malata Village and after these interesting visits we'll go walk down the Canyon to Sangalle Valley, a beautiful place located at the bottom of the " el cañón del Colca". We will have Semi tropical weather and fruit trees are part of this beautiful oasis. Here we enjoy the swimming pool. We will have dinner cooked by our guide. We will rest and sleep in local houses or cabins here we have beds and blanquettes.

Day 3

5:30 AM - Back up to Cabanaconde (1200 m up). We start the hike up whit the first light after breakfast this day we appreciate interesting views of the Colca Canyon. There is also a possibility to see condors again during the trek up to Cabanaconde from the oasis. We will have a cap of coffee when we arrive to the village, and afterwards we make the return trip to Arequipa by public bus, arriving at approximately 17.00 hours.

This tour includes:

  • Pre-trip information
  • Tourist Transportation Arequipa Chivay Cruz del Condor
  • Partial meals and excellent diet during the expedition
  • Complete Cooking equipment
  • All the taxis
  • All basic camping and cooking gear and dishes
  • Safety and professional procedure
  • Best license guides (Our guides know very well this area)
  • First aid kit
  • Public Phone in Cosñirgua handies and rescue procedure
  • 1 night hotel and 1 night cabin
  • Expert cook
  • Environmental care
  • Mixed private transport and public bus

This price doesnt include:

  • Horses for personal ride
  • Tips and extra spends or services no described
  • Water voltees
  • Cokes, beers and alcoholic drinks
  • Water botlles
  • No tourist tickets
  • Lunch and dinner first day in Chivay

HIKING EQUIPMENT

To hike Colca you need the following: travel towel, swimming suit, mosquito repellent, sun block, Toilet paper, hiking boots, Sandals, Flash light, Batteries, Sun hat Sun glasses, Coins(some change for drinks) a book for free time, Rain jacket and Sleeping bag(optional) or inner linen.

PRICE and reserve: ASK FOR TOUR 3 MIX under request whit your name and date of visit.

Services:

  • Pool: Public bus for returning, private car for the going to Colca. Everything outlined in our programme from 2 to 7 pax.
  • Private car 4x4 transport for the whole trip. Everything and more outlined in our programme from 2 to 4 persons.

TAYLOR MADE HIKE IN PERU

COLCA TREK PERU has lots of different trails to offer you, if you like to be out of the normal trekking at Colca, just let us know we can send you our special Colca trails, and we are ready to made with you the trip in your way, ¿ there any special activity you would like to do?, got it, just let us know so that immediately we can send you more details of our Colca rafting, mountain biking at Colca, biking tours in Peru or mountain climbing to the Misti volcano perhaps, Inca trail please just ask to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a immediately answer of our English speaking guide Vlado Soto. Thanks.