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The origin of the Amazon was studied by the explorers in the first expeditions that came to Peru, such as Commander Jaques Yves Cousteau, for National Geographic, and by investigative journalists worldwide.

The Amazon river is 6785 km and crosses three South America countries: Peru, Colombia and it ends in the Atlantic Ocean in Brazil. The Amazon in its widest part crosses a distance of 330km 

The Amazon River is one of the rivers with the largest content of water in the world with average content of 219000m ²/s of water; it is responsible for one fifth of all the water in the oceanThe origin of the Amazon River is found in the region of Arequipa in the Colca Valley, near to the snow-capped Mismi Mountain. The snow-capped Mismi Mountain has an altitude of 5593 m.

BORN NASCENT SOURCE AMAZON RIVER TOUR 3 DAYS MIXED WITH COLCA CANYON TOUR.

This a wanderfall tour in 4x4 is a combination between the National Park Of Salinas and aguas blanca . We will see: Lamas, Alpacas, Vicuñas ,birds on Tojra Pampa.

We visit one part of the reserve non visited by the classic tour companies , we will visit the paiting cave of Sumbay (6000-8000 before JC) Humans and amimals figure.

Then we stop in Patapampa viewpoint at 4912 mhsl from there you can see the volcanoes and the Andes range.

Then you have an optional wanderfall trek from Chivay village to Canocota village , this trek is on the canocota canyon from 3612 mhsl. to 3865 mhsl , 11 km of path and 3-4 hours trek ,on this trek you can have wanderfall view of the valley , mountain and the small canyon of Canocota ( without tourists). This part of valle is not visited by the classic travel agencies in Arequipa.

Yesssssss we will camp the both nights with chairs, tables, tent for sleep and dinner tent , for sure this is a great combination between, nature , trek , culture , camping. The only thing that we require from you is carrry many enthusiasm.

And don`t forget on the day 2.- we will visit the Origin , nascent and source of Amazone river , Then we will explore the Colca valley without tourist and we will camp at 1 kilometre of Condor cross on the second night.

The adventage of this tour is that the treks are optionals.

Example if there are 2 couples on the tour and one couple don`t like to trek not problem because at the end of the trek the transport pick the group. And you can do small treks.

also you don`t trek the driver will show you the best place to take pictures also for the people that don`t trek you enjoin the hot spring in Chivay.

The Oficial name of this tour is :

-THE BEST TOUR OF PABLO: AMAZON RIVER SOURCE AND COLCA TOUR

DAY 1: AREQUIPA – CHIVAY-CANOCOTA

At approximately 6 am we will head towards the Colca Valley , we pick you up from you hotel in Arequipa, onthe way we will see and take pictures of volacno Misti and Chachani and allows us to enjoy the very rich scenery. Also there is the possibility take pictures of Ampato Mountain.

After travelling for approximately 2 hours, we will arrive at the main highway that goes to the Colca Valley. In this area named Pampas Cañahuas will be able to see the vicuñas that are a type of camel, they are not domesticated that they live freely inside the Aguada Blanca and Salinas National Reserve.

On this part of the trip it is possible to use the bathrooms (WC) which are situated in the area of Chasqui Pampa. We will then continue towards the Sumbay Community at 4127 above sea level. Where there are rock paintings that date between 6000 B.C. to 8000 B.C and it is 7 km from the main highway and 88 km from the City of Arequipa. Here we can find more than 500 remains of rock paintings that represent daily activities of the epoch.

After the visit to the rock paintings we will head towards to Tocjra Pampa where we will be able to observe different birds such as: the guillemot, the black hibis, the Andean duck, guayatas and Andean gulls, etc.

Next to this area we will be able to find a group of llamas and alpacas.

On this journey we will travel at an altitude of 4850 meters (view point of the volcanoes) where it is possible to appreciate the different volcanoes or as it is called in south Peru, the Volcanic belt or ring of fire, also we can appreciate the mountain range of the central Andes.

Then after approximately 6 hours of travel and visits we will arrive in the Colca Valley at the village of Chivay 3650 mhsl

We lunch in Chivay, then you have an optional wonderfall trek from Chivay village to Canocota village , this trek is on the canocota canyon from 3612 mhsl. to 3865 mhsl , 11 km of path on this trek you can have wanderfall view of the valley , mountain and the small canyon of Canocota ( without tourists).

Yesssssss we will camp this with chairs, tables, tent for sleep and dinner tent , for sure this is a great combination between, nature , trek , culture , camping. Please carrry many enthusiasm.

The adventage of this tour is that the treks are optionals for the people that don`t like to trek.

Exemple if there are 2 couples on the tour and one couple don`t like to trek not problem because at the end of the treks the transport pick the group.

If you don`t take the opcional trek, the driver will show you the best place to take pictures and you can do with driver small treks also for the people that don`t trek you can enjoin the hot spring in Chivay. If you don`t like to make camping we can sleep in an local accomodation but you need inform us during the booking.

day 2: Canocota – Tuti -ORIGIN,SOURCE,NASCENT BORN OF AMAZONAS RIVER basin -condor cross-Cabanaconde

On this day we will travel by 4x4 from 3815 mhsl to the Origin-source-nascent-born of amazonas river Basin that is located at 5100 mhsl.

This place named the origin was first visited by Michel and Jacques Coustau this was the first scientific expedition, later the second expedition was made by National Geographic, they confirmed that the most remote origin of the longest and deepest river in the world is found in the Andes in the south of Peru.

Important : Not all year you can arrive with 4x4 to the Origin 5100 mhsl
you can arrive by 4x4 only from 15 May to November sometimes till December.
The raison is from December to March – some times to April and near from the amazon nascent the rains are swamps and we have to wait until dry land. That's why the transport 4X4 cannot reach the origin of the river AMAZON in rainy season.

In case the transport can`t continue to the Origin ( from December April) you need to trek 2 hours up hill to the Origin and comeback one hour trek to the Transport.

Then we will continue to Chivay for the lunch.

If you did not walk 3 hours to Arrive to Amazone river nascent you will trek from the cure viewpoint to Condor cross 50 minutes flat you will reack the Colca canyon.

On the way you will discover the Colca valley without tourist because all the classic tours spend the night in Chivay , coporaque or Yanque, and they visit the valley in the morning all at the same time.

We will have the colca valley only for us we will visit ll view points, pre-inca hunging tombs, ceremonial stones and you can stop any where on the way.

Yes welcome to Colca canyon the condor cross is the start of the geological formation of Colca Canyon.

Here in condor cross we can see how condors come back at their nest , we will camp at 1 km of distance from condor cross.

We will spend the night in tents. But if you like we can spend the night in local accomodation in Cabanaconde village.

day 3: travel by 4x4 until 5100 meters of altitude: Chivay – Arequipa

Breakfast , visit of the condor cross by transport, then trek from tapay viewponit to Cabanaconde , 45 min. and next trek in Cabanaconde countryside from Cabanaconde to Achachigua view point , then trek reaching the canyon during 2-3 hours.

Lunch in Cabanaconde. then we come back to Arequipa , If you like we stop in Chivay, on the national park to see Lamas, alpacas, vicuñas.

We will arrive in the City of Arequipa at approximately 6 pm.

 

Important: We love trek with our customers but if our customers don´t like to trek , not problem we can customize the tour for an customize the tour for you.

If you like to trek more not problem we can customize the treks for you.

The question:

Can we make the same tour in two days ?

Yes, but is very hard and we need to change the program:


BORN NASCENT SOURCE AMAZON RIVER TOUR 2 DAYS MIXED WITH COLCA CANYON TOUR

Day 1.- same like the program but we leave 3 am and we don´t trek in Canocota canyon

we make : Arequipa - Chivay - Origin of Amazon River then Lunch in Chivay then we drive to Condor cross , optional to Cabanaconde village this day to spend the night in a local accomodation. If not we camp at 1 km from condor cross

Day 2.- folowing the program affter lunch we continue to Arequipa with stops on the national park, on the way back we visit the national park of Salinas and aguada Blanca here we visit:
The viewpoint of Patapampa from there you can see 7 volcanoes and the andes range and also the Mismi mount.
We will stop on Tojra pampa from there you can see Andean birds , the we stop in Pampa Arriero to see Lamas , alpacas , vicunas aswell.
We arrive to Arequipa 6 pm

1.- ONE DAY TOUR MISMI ORIGIN, available  only  from May 15 th to November
Sometimes some our customers don`t have many time
Yes we can make the origin source of Amazon river from Arequipa in one day.


Day 1.-We pick you up from you hotel 3 am then we drive to Chivay ( 3 hours driving) directly . Here we take the breakfast, and then we continue to Tuti village  we arrive here after one hour driving.
Then with transport we driver 3 hours to the Origin of Amazon river.
We arrive to the origin , 10 am Here we will stop and we will trek around the origin ( optional).
Then we come back to Chivay for the lunch , we arrive 2 pm, then we comeback to Arequipa 3 pm  and we arrive to Arequipa City 7 pm, on the way back we visit the national park of Salinas and aguada Blanca here we visit:
The viewpoint of Patapampa from there you can see 7 volcanoes and the andes range and also the Mismi mount.
We will stop on Tojra pampa from there you can see Andean birds , the we stop in Pampa Arriero to see Lamas , alpacas , vicugnas aswell.
We arrive to Arequipa 6-7 pm.


Important:
Not all the year you can arrive with 4x4 to the Origin.
The 1 day tour to Amazon River source is available only from 15 May to November sometimes till December.
The raison is from December to March – some times to April and near from the amazon nascent the rains are swamps and we have to wait until dry land. That's why the transport 4X4 cannot reach the origin of the river AMAZON in rainy season.

INCLUDED

  • Mountain guide English Speaking Guide
  • Private transport 4x4 transport
  • Meals from the first lunch (first day) to the last lunch (last day)
  • Entrace fee for the national park
  • Oxygen bottle (in the 4x4)
  • First aid kit
  • Communication system ( Satelital phone )
  • meeting with the guide the previus day of the tour

NOT INCLUDED

- Snacks and tips for the guide and driver

 

CLIMBING MISMI MOUNTAIN AND SOURCE ORIGIN AMAZON RIVER PROGRAM 2/3 DAYS

If you like to climb the mismi mountain and visit the source of Amazon river yes it`s posible in 2 days but we recomend do it in 3 days.

 

CLIMBING MISMI MOUNTAIN AND SOURCE ORIGIN AMAZON RIVER PROGRAM 2 DAY

If already you are acclimatized we can do the ascent in 2 days and follow the program and you can. And if not, it does not matter, we can add one more day to the same program. If you do not have a lot of experience we recommend to you to do an ascent in private service and the guide will be able to take you up to the summit slowly to the suit your rhythm.

Day 1.- 5 am Driving directly from Arequipa to Chivay-Tuti-Origin of Amazon river 5100 mhsl all that by transport , then we trek only one hour to the base camp 5200 mhsl.

We camp there

Day 2.- We trek to the summit to 5597 mhsl in 3 hours then we come back 1 hour trek to the transport , then we drive to Chivay in 3 hours hot spring, lunch. Then 3 hours more to Arequipa. we arrive to Arequipa 5 pm

 

 

CLIMBING MISMI MOUNTAIN PROGRAM 3 DAY IF YOU ARE NOT ACCLIMATED TO CLIMB TREK TO THE MISMI SUMMIT IN 2 DAYS WE RECOMMEND YOU DO IT IN 3 DAYS

Day 1.- 5 am Driving directly from Arequipa to Chivay trek to Canocota

We arrive to Chivay 9 am , then we trek from 3600 mhsl to 3815 mhsl to Canocota village , here we will trek on the canocota canyon. 11 km of path in 3 hours.

With the transport we will continue to Tuti village and we will camp there.

We camp there

Day 2.-With the transport we go in direction to the -Origin of Amazon river and we we will stop at 4400 mhsl from here we will trek :3-4 hours to the Amazon river nascent. Here we will camp 5100 mhsl.

Day 3.- We trek to the summit to 5597 mhsl in 3 hours then we come back 1 hour trek to the transport , then we drive to Chivay in 3 hours hot spring, lunch. Then 3 hours more to Arequipa. we arrive to Arequipa 5 pm

The climbing tour towards the volcanoes in the region of Arequipa are organized bearing in mind of quality standards, and safety.

Remember that to be able to do an ascent at altitude a sufficient acclimatization is needed. In all of our programs of ascent up the volcanoes and snow-capped mountains in Arequipa, we assume that, our clients have given themselves sufficient time to acclimatize before the trek. Nevertheless if you are not acclimated to the altitude, you must consult with us about the ascents for every snow-capped mountain or volcano trek.

Our goal is not only to sell climbing tours, our goal is that our clients arrive at the summit of the volcanoes and snow capped peaks on the climbing tours. In order to do this it is necessary at the time of the consultation for the climbing tour, that you tell us if you are acclimatized to the altitude.

If already you are acclimatized we can do the ascent and follow the program and you can. And if not, it does not matter, we can add one or two more days to the same program. If you do not have a lot of experience we recommend to you to do an ascent in private service and the guide will be able to take you up to the summit slowly to the suit your rhythm.

The programs on our website about ascent are only programs, as these can be adapted to the physical experience and acclimatization of each of our clients.

Our guides are trained and qualified in the High Mountain School in the region of Huaraz.

CLIMBING MISMI AND BORN OF AMAZON RIVER TOUR PROGRAM

included
  • Mountain guide English Speaking Guide
  • Private transport 4x4 transport
  • Camping Equipment (Tents, mattress, chairs,dinner tent)
  • Climbing gear: Crampons, ice axe and rope (only if we climb to the top)
  • Meals from the first lunch (first day) to the last lunch (last day)
  • Oxygen bottle (in the 4x4)
  • First aid kit
  • Communication system ( Satelital phone )
  • Meeting with the guide the previus day of the tour
Not included
  • Sleeping bag -10ºC
price

TYPE OF SERVICE:

Private Service: Designed for those who only want to stay with the people you know for example you and your partner, only two people will be on the climbing tour. Of course this is a more expensive service.

This service is more personalized, the guide will adapt himself to your rhythm, the guide will teach you (if you would like) the small tricks of the mountain, for example, different skills of world basic ascents.

On this service, you will not trek with another client

Example : if you are just 2 of you , you will be in the mountain : 2 customers + private guide + private transport and private driver.

We never pool our customers with other travel companies.

Our treks and climbing in mountains leave just on private service.

what to bring?
  • 6 Lt  water per person, minimum.
  • personal first aid kit
  • Walking sticks or poles
  • Sleeping bag -10ºC (can be hired from our office for US$5 per day)
  • Rain jacket or poncho (December - April)
  • Strong comfortable and waterproof boots
  • One complete change of clothing
  • Sweater and thermal pants and every thing you can have to be warm
  • Flashlight
  • Hat or cap
  • Sun block
  • Toilet paper
  • Snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, etc
  • Sunglasses
 
importan information
  • The Rainy Season
    The rainy season in the region of Arequipa and in the Andes from between december until March, nevertheless in the rainy season there are somme sunny days and it is possible to climb.
  • When climbing is advisable?
    It is the dry season in the Andes and in Arequipa, between the first days of March until november; however in the rainy season there are some days that it is possible to climb.
  •  The Meal which are included:
    If you are vegetarian or you have an allergy please notify us in advance in order to make the respective arrangements.
  • Important:On our ascents and climb we will include a porter.
    The porter will carry the following camping equipment of the customers: Tents, cooking equipment ,sleeping bags and mattresses. If you do not wish to carry your personal things like ( your personal water for the trek : 5 litres per person + personal cloths) you can hire a porter , the price is $70.00 (USD) per day.
    One porter can carry maximun 15 kilos.
    For each four (4) customers we add an assistent guide.


  • IMPORTANT: When you reserve this tour, the passenger must have travel insurance. It is an obligation to the passenger to notify us of any health problems, mental or physical at this time.
  • Before the tour:
    One day before the ascent we will have a meeting in order for you to meet your mountain guide and to go through the pre – trip information; this meeting can be in your hotel or in our tour agency.

 

MOUNTAIN CLIMBING TOURS IN PERU-AREQUIPA

mountain-mount-volcano Height length difficulty Range

Misti volcano

5825 m

 2  days

II Easy

Chachani

6075 m

1 - 2 days

III Medium

Ampato

6318 m

3 - 5 days

IV Medium

Solimana

6323 m

4 - 5 days

IV Difficult

hualca hualca

6023 m

4 - 5 days

IV Difficult

volcan Sabancaya

5976 m

3 - 4 days

III Easy

Coropuna

6425 m

4 days

III Moderate

Volcan Ubinas

5672 m

2 days

I Easy

Pichu pichu

5664 m

2 days

III Easy

Mismi Mountain

5597 m

3 - 4 days

III Easy

Quehuisha (source of the amazon)

5375 m

3 - 4 days

III Easy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  

  

 
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