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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.

Colca Trek 3 days

First Option

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3 days Colca trips

Day 1:

We start our program for this trekking to Colca in Arequipa at 6.00 am. We use a public bus or a "colectivo" (in this buses we go directly to Colca canyon, this takes more than 6 hours and we go whit some local people in the bus, this is not a tourist bus like in our tailor made treks to Colca). We pick you up from your hotel and bring you to the bus station. We arrive to the place where the Colca canyon is located "Cabanaconde", here we are going to have lunch and after this, we’ll prepare ourselves for the trekking in to the Colca Canyon. We do the colcahike that is going to take about 4 hrs. We descend approximately 1,200 meters in to the canyon. The 1st. night we sleep in the Village San Juan de Chuccho in rustic cabins, from this village we will have a really nice view of this deep canyon Colca. Then we will have dinner, prepared by our guide and at last we go to sleep.

Day 2:

After breakfast we walk 2 hours to Sangalle (visiting the villages of Cosñirgua and Malata) we arrive to the deepest point of this trekking in the Colca Canyon that is call  Sangalle, this place looks more like an Oasis. At the Oasis of Sangalle we are going to have lunch and some rest and relax swimming in the pool. After this long stop, we start walk during the afternoon; we reach Cabanaconde after 3 hours of hiking out of the Colca canyon, climbing from the 2000 meters to 3200 meters, arriving to our hotel that is basic, but has clean rooms with private baths and hot showers. We visit the main square of the village, appreciating the beautiful Cabanas Dresses. After this we have a good dinner and sleep at our hotel.

Day 3:

Next day after a good breakfast, we take the very first public bus to Cruz del Condor viewpoint, after one hour we continue in the next public bus(this buses are over crowded of locals) to the Calera (hot springs 39º degrees), another option we have is to visit the market, then lunch in a typical restaurant at Chivay. We take the next public bus in Chivay and arrive to Arequipa at 7.30 or 8.00 pm., and we leave you at your hotel in a taxi.

Note: This is a nice trip in public bus directly to Colca, our guide is a very good one, but is not our usual tailor made Colca trip,  is just a choice to help our passengers to have other alternatives, because you walk half time and drive half time. Remember please that this trip to Colca is drive hike and drive.

Trekking Equipment:

Big back pack, travel towel, swimming suit, mosquito repellent, sun blocked, toilet paper, hiking boots, flash light, batteries, sun hat, sun glasses, coins (some change for drinks) a good book so you can read on your free time, rain jacket and a sleeping bag (optional).

This tour includes:

  • Pre-Trip Information.
  • Public Transportation Arequipa-Cabanaconde-Chivay-Arequipa.
  • All meals and excellent diet during the expedition.
  • All tourist tickets.
  • Complete cooking equipment.
  • All the taxis.
  • All basic camping and cooking gears and dishes.
  • Safety and professional procedures.
  • Best license guides (our guides know very well this area).
  • First Aid kit.
  • Mobile phone whit the guide (arrangement for rescue procedures).
  • 1 night hotel and 1 night cabin.
  • Expert cook.
  • Environmental care.

This price doesnt include:

  • Horses or donkeys for personal ride or carry of personal equipment.
  • Tips and extra spends or services not describe.
  • Bottles of Water.
  • Cookies, beers and alcoholic drinks.

Services:

Pool and public transport: Everything outlined in our program from 3 to 15 pax.

COLCA TAYLOR MADE TREKS

COLCA TREK ADVENTURES has not only this basic choices, if you like to be out of the normal trail, just let us know, we can send you our secret Cotahuasi or Colca hikes, or we are ready to make with you the trip in the way you wanted to be done. If is any special activity you would like to do? just let us know, and we will send you immediately more details. Maybe you need information about rafting in Arequipa, mountain biking or city biking, that we can combine to make the best tour for you, please, ask to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an immediately answer of our guide Vlado Soto. Thanks.

Second Option

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.