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Colca canyon trek 4 day

4 days 3 nights

 

Colca canyon trek 4 days
Colca canyon trek, a la carte on the third day, choose the option that suits you on the third day, according to your physical condition.
This trek is in the western part of the canyon. In this trek there are not many tourists because it is not the classic Colca trek. In this trek we can find typical villages, waterfalls, hot spring, and a beautiful Oasis in the bottom of the Colca canyon.
DAY  1
Departure from the city of Arequipa-2320m. At 6 am / 3: 00-4: 00 am, depending on the type of service you choose.
In a shared service bus, you have to wait between 3:00 and 4:00 am to pick up the passengers.
In private transport does not wait for anyone and leaves at 06:00 am, of course in private transport the trek is more expensive and the service on the trek is better.

At the end of the program we will explain the difference between the two services.

Before reaching Cabanaconde we stopped at the condor cross to try to see the condor´s flight.

We travel for more than 5 hours to Cabanaconde village -3287m.
We start the trek towards the western part of the canyon, (descent) until 2100 m. in 4-5 hours at the Colca river. Then we continue half an hour more trek (climb), Here we spend the night very near from Colca river, in small bamboo rooms, basic but clean, the rooms are private however the toilet services are shared.
This day we enjoyed the hot springs next to the Colca river.

DAY 2
7: am, Trek to Fure village 2800m to Huaruro waterfall  - Fure village.
This day we walk about 8 hours, and we spent the night in  Fure village  in basic typical cabins.
This part of the canyon is not visited by tourists and classic travel agency.
The view during the trek is impressive as we will walk through the valley of Huaruro until we reach the waterfall of Huaruro 70 meters fall.

DAY 3

We walk towards Malata village 2500mhsl- cosñirirhua 2600mhsl. And we reached the Oasis 2200mhsl.

This day we walked 4 hours.

The Oasis is the paradise of the Colca Canyon, here there is a larger swimming pool, the green spaces are wider and a temperature of between 30 and 35 degrees Celsius, here you can see fruit trees and typical cabins of bamboo.  This day if you want to walk more we can go to the town of San Juan de Chuccho and then continue to the Oasis.

This day We have several options à la carte:

1.- Trek from Fure 2800m to the Oasis 2100m: 3-4 hours trek
2.- Trek from Fure 2800m-Malata 2500m -Coshñirhua 2600m - Oasis 2100m: 4 hours trek
3.-Trek from Fure 2800m-Malata 2500m -Coshñirhua 2600m-San Juan de Chuccho 2200m -Oasis 2100m: 7-8 hours
4.-Trek from Fure 2800- Malata 2500m-coshñirhua 2600m -We did not go through the Oasis and we spend the night in San Juan de Chuccho village 2200m: 5 hours trek.
If we spent the night in San Juan de Chuccho, the fourth day we walk from San Juan de Chuccho 2200 m. Up to 3300m Cabanaconde,   4 hours uphill.
5.-Toccayo trek, we walk from Fure 2800m.to TOCCAYO village 3800mthen to the Oasis2100m: But during the trek we cross a high point at 3900m: With this option 9 hours of trek.
     This last option is preferred for people who like to walk more. The views are formidable and in Toccallo valley you will not see  any tourist.

DAY 4

4:30 am, after coffee and some snacks we trek up hill to Cabanaconde village and we take the main breakfast.  Depending on the option taken the previous day, we walked to the village of Cabanaconde 3287m. Between 3/4 hours of trek depending on the physical condition of each person. During the trek on this day, you can also see condors as it is near to the condor cross.

About the Condor:

First.- To look condors at  the condor cross, it’s not like to looking at any  common eagle, it depends on many natural factors. During the trek we’ll have the possibility to see the condors in the same canyon.

Then we continue to Chivay town to enjoy of the hot springs,  having lunch and getting back to Arequipa , By private transport we arrive 17:00 hrs  or 16:00 to 19:00hrs by Tourist bus service.

Important .- Pablo tour is a travel agency that practice a fair and responsible tourism, we can guarantee this.

BAGS FOR THE MULE.- Remember ,we provide on the treks , Backs to transport your personal things  ( 8 kilos per person) like this you need during the trek just a day pack to carry your sunblock, bottle of water, camera etc.

ECOLOGICAL  BAGS FOR THE  RUBBISH.- Pablo tour is an ECO RESPONSIBLE COMPANY , Pablo tour`s team  take care the nature. During our tours, treks and expeditions our guides carry a bag for the plastic bottles. Please if you buy plastic bottle of water   during the trek put the empty plastic bottle inside our ecological bags, the guide will transport it to our office in Arequipa city. Our guides will provide you this ecological Rubbish Bag.

Important: the rain season in Arequipa region is from November to March But during these months is possible to trek, the only month that sometimes we have many rain is on February .
On the rain season except February in the morning is blue sky, please during the rain season we recommend carry your rain jacket.

Important. - you will sleep in bamboo cabins, in Oasis (Sangalle) there are 4 places where we can sleep, the 4 places are really very basic. But in all the 4 places, each owner informs us that have the best service,  but we have checked it ¡ and , for us , the 4 places have the same facilities and services and there are not differences.

In each room there are: Beds and blankets. You will share the room only with the person that you know, you can choose between matrimonial room, double room , triple room and quadruple.
Each hostel has their own swimming pool.   
Inside the rooms there are not electricity only on the front desk you can charge batteries.
Remember the Oasis is located inside the Colca canyon , on the bottom of the canyon, some customers think that the rooms are dusty. Remember you are on the nature ¡  For the nights we recommend  carry a trek liner, or sleeping bag. On the bamboo huts you will have blankets but if you like to have only your personal scent  on the bed,  please carry your own trek liner.
We can offer private rooms but you need to share the toilets and showers 50 m. from Cabins.
All the swimming pools and hostel take the water from the only one spring that exist in the Oasis , the temperature of the water is 23 grados centigrados they use the same water for the showers, there are not hot water in the shower.
Accommodations in llahuar inside the canyon is adequate but the cabins are small and not have windows and toilet is about to 100 m. from Cabins.

in Oasis there are room with private toilets  and private shower, if you like one room with private bathroom please book it with months in advance.

In the trek in colca canyon we have 2 kinds of services:

Tourist bus in Shared service  and Private car service

 

Tourist bus in shared service: (20-35 tourists in the bus)

It is a service where there are only tourists, in the tourist bus there are usually 20-35 passengers.
In the first day, this tourist bus in shared service goes through the various hotels to pick up the passengers. This bus picks up passengers from many different hotels.
The client must be waiting between 3:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. for the tourist Bus; you may wait without knowing the exact time of pickup, you need to wait ready at 3 am inside your hotel.
In conclusion, the bus leaves from Arequipa at 4:00 am, and continues to the condor cross without stops along the way. The bus arrives at the condor lookout at 9:00 to 9 :30am, the bus wait 30 min. in the condor cross.
Negatives aspects in the tourist bus in shared service:

-The first day you have to wait ready inside your hotel , generally a minimum one hour.
-Very early departure.
-In the first day the tourist bus in shared service arrive at 9:00 to 9:30 am, at the condor cross and you wait the condor only 30 min.
- In the Return (fourth day) the bus leaves from Cabanaconde village at 10:00 to 10:30 am without stops on the way , only one stop in  the Colca Valley for lunch, and if we have time , we can go to the hot spring in Chivay village.
-If you need a connection from the Colca canyon (Chivay village) to Puno after the trek it's difficult, because the tourist bus for the trek people leaves from Cabanaconde ( in the last day of the trek ) at 10:00 - to 10:30 am and this tourist bus arrive to Chivay village at 13:00 and the bus for Puno leave at 13:30 pm. You will have only 30 min. to take a sandwich. ( is necessary to be 15 min, before the departure).  And sometimes you don´t have time for the hot spring.
- The tourist bus (for trek people) leave from Cabanaconde at 10:00 to 10:30 am and arrive to Arequipa city 18:00-19:00hrs.

-The tourist bus in Shared service is just a transport without really visits in the Colca valley such us : stops for sightseeing terraces, pre-inca tombs, volcanoes, the national reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca: Llamas, vicuñas, alpacas and colonial villages, etc.

-We are not responsible for delays or cancellations, change schedule without notice. (Are not ours buses)

Private transport service (Comfortable service, maximum 6 people in the minivan and 6 people in the trek)

-Private transport service is opposite to the tourist bus in shared service.
-With the private transport service we do many stops in the toilets and in places to take pictures and it’s more comfortable. Personalized travel in small group.      
-In private car service we pick you up from your hotel at 6:00 am.
-It's a service to people who are interested in visiting also the Colca valley, remember that the trekking is into the Colca Canyon.
-In the transport and in trek will be only the people that you know.
-It’s a service to people who like more comfort in the transport and to know better the Colca valley and the colonial village's along the way. With plenty of stops for toilettes as well.
-In a private service, we visit the Colca valley making more stops for sightseeing terraces, pre- inca tombs, volcanoes, the national reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca: Llamas, vicuñas, alpacas and colonial villages, etc.
-If you have a connection from Colca to Puno. You can leave with all your back pack (luggage from ) there is much space inside the private transport. And during  the  trek, the driver will take care of your backpack or we can provide an storage in Cabanaconde, for the connection Colca to Puno it will be easier for you. You will have enough time for the lunch and hot spring.
-The mule will carry 10 kilos per person during the 4 days
-The Arriero  ( horsemen) take care of your things and the mule.

INCLUDED
Transport
All transfers
Oxygen equipment (only by private car)
First-aide kit
Entrance fee to condor cross and national park
Trekking into the canyon
Official guide
All meals,
Accommodation 3 nights in typical houses
Ticket for la Calera (hot spring)
The Arriero (horsemen) will be proud if you ask to speak in Quechua, also he can teach you a little the Quechua language.
-The mule will carry 15 kilos per person during the 3 days
-The Arriero ( horsemen) take care of your things and the mule.
NOT INCLUDED
Water, you can buy during the trek each 6 hours every day
Snacks
Tips

Please Check difficulty trek and altitude Colca Canyon

Alternative Colca canyon trek  BOMBOYA TREK  4 DAYS

Bomboya is the name  of one mountain in the andes range , this mountain form the start of the geological formation of the Colca canyon.

This trek starts on the right side or right bank of the Colca river.

During this trek there are not tourists.

We will walk towards the snow-capped Bomboya, then we will enter the Colca canyon to the bottom of the canyon.
A beautiful trek that starts at 3262 meters, trek up to 4800 meters and descends to 2100 meters.
On the way we will visit an archaeological site, cross the Andes mountain range with views of mountains and volcanoes to one of the deepest canyons in the world and reach an Oasis with palm trees, with a temperature of 35 degrees Celsius throughout the year. Flora and wild fauna

  
DAY 1

Departure from the city of Arequipa-2320m. At 6 am or 3: 00-4: 00 am, depending on the type of service you choose.
In a shared service bus, you have to wait between 3:00 and 4:00 am to pick up the passengers.
In private transport does not wait for anyone and leaves at 06:00 am, of course in private transport the trek is more expensive and the service on the trek is better.

At the end of the program we will explain the difference between the two services.

 

We travel from Arequipa - Chivay, breakfast then we continue with other transport to Madrigal village 3262 mhsl, here we start the trek.
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During the trek we can visit the archeological remain of La Fortaleza de Chimba. This place was a Military center , from there we can have the best view for the Colca Valley.

We trek from  3262 m. box lunch  then up hill to 3900 m

here we have a hot dinner and camp. 
 
This day we will trek 4-5 hours 
 
DAY 2

 This day we will cross  the Andes range , remember we have started the trek in Colca Valley and this day  we will enter to the Colca canyon crossing the Andes range. 

On this trek there is a Main mountain the name is Bomboya 5400 mhsl 
 
Don´t worry we will not arrive to Bomboya Summit. 
 
This day we start the trek at 3900 mhsl. Then we will cross the Andes range 4800 mhsl. 

Then we continue, we trek  down to 4200 mhsl , there we camp. 
During the trek, you will appreciate the different colors of the mountains, geological formations, great view to the Andes and volcanoes around the valley.

  
This day. - trek 6-7 hours.  


DAY 3

We trek from 4200 m. to 2100 the Oasis. 
 
On this day we will enter to the Colca Canyon , YESSS, one of the deepest on the word , we  cross Tapay village, Malata village then we arrive to the Oasis at the bottom of the Colca canyon with 35 degrees Celsius with palms and swimming pool.
 
This day we trek  6 – 7 hours 

  
DAY 4

Trek from Oasis 2100mhsl - Cabanaconde , 3300 mhsl in 4
Hours.  After a good night in the Oasis we set good bye to the canyon

Then we will visit by transport the condor cross

 Is a hard trek ?

Our answer is yesssssssssss,

But during the trek you will don`t carry anything, just your camera, we will use mules that carry 15 kilos per person (your personal belongings) during this trek we will use tents to sleep, dinner tents to take the dinner, chairs , tables , cooking stuff , etc

You will trek the from 3252 mhsl to 4800 mhsl, uphill
Then from 4800 to 2100 mhsl, downhill
Then up hill  from 2100 mhsl to 3300 mhsl up hill,

All that in 4 days,

This trek is very physical but NOT technical.

Is just a high trek  NOT CLIMBING  

And remember we will have mule to carry your belonging and the camping equipment

And we will use another mule in case one of the customers need some help on the altitude , this is not one mule per person , example if you are a couple you can use the mule one of you on the hardest part only for emergency .

On this trek you can see the wild live ( Flora and Fauna) , Wonderful natural viewpoints, rock formations , small forest of Queñua (Polylepis pauta) also you can see Puyas de Raymondi  (pourretia gigantean) or (puya raimondii harms), this plant live 100 year old.
this plant blooms only every 80 years with more than 8000 flowers, this plant produces more than 6 million seeds, after all this work dies in auto combustion , this plant can only be found in Peru and Bolivia between 3000 and 4300 million mhsl, this plant is in the process of extinction.

About the Condor:

First.- To look condors at  the condor cross, it’s not like to looking at any  common eagle, it depends on many natural factors. During the trek we’ll have the possibility to see the condors in the same canyon.

On the last day we continue to Chivay town to enjoy of the hot springs,  having lunch and getting back to Arequipa , By private transport we arrive 17:00 hrs  or 16:00 to 19:00hrs by Tourist bus service.

Important .- Pablo tour is a travel agency that practice a fair and responsible tourism, we can guarantee this.

BAGS FOR THE MULE.- Remember ,we provide on the treks , Backs to transport your personal things  ( 8 kilos per person) like this you need during the trek just a day pack to carry your sunblock, bottle of water, camera etc.

ECOLOGICAL  BAGS FOR THE  RUBBISH.- Pablo tour is an ECO RESPONSIBLE COMPANY , Pablo tour`s team  take care the nature. During our tours, treks and expeditions our guides carry a bag for the plastic bottles. Please if you buy plastic bottle of water   during the trek put the empty plastic bottle inside our ecological bags, the guide will transport it to our office in Arequipa city. Our guides will provide you this ecological Rubbish Bag.

Important: the rain season in Arequipa region is from November to March But during these months is possible to trek, the only month that sometimes we have many rain is on February .
On the rain season except February in the morning is blue sky, please during the rain season we recommend carry your rain jacket.

 

Important. - you will sleep in bamboo cabins, in Oasis (Sangalle) there are 4 places where we can sleep, the 4 places are really very basic. But in all the 4 places, each owner informs us that have the best service,  but we have checked it ¡ and , for us , the 4 places have the same facilities and services and there are not differences.

In each room there are: Beds and blankets. You will share the room only with the person that you know, you can choose between matrimonial room, double room , triple room and quadruple.
Each hostel has their own swimming pool.   
Inside the rooms there are not electricity only on the front desk you can charge batteries.
Remember the Oasis is located inside the Colca canyon , on the bottom of the canyon, some customers think that the rooms are dusty. Remember you are on the nature ¡  For the nights we recommend  carry a trek liner, or sleeping bag. On the bamboo huts you will have blankets but if you like to have only your personal scent  on the bed,  please carry your own trek liner.
We can offer private rooms but you need to share the toilets and showers 50 m. from Cabins.
All the swimming pools and hostel take the water from the only one spring that exist in the Oasis , the temperature of the water is 23 grados centigrados they use the same water for the showers, there are not hot water in the shower.

in Oasis there are room with private toilets  and private shower, if you like one room with private bathroom please book it with months in advance.

In the trek in colca canyon we have 2 kinds of services:

Tourist bus in Shared service  and Private car service

 

Tourist bus in shared service: (20-35 tourists in the bus)

It is a service where there are only tourists, in the tourist bus there are usually 20-35 passengers.
In the first day, this tourist bus in shared service goes through the various hotels to pick up the passengers. This bus picks up passengers from many different hotels.
The client must be waiting between 3:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. for the tourist Bus; you may wait without knowing the exact time of pickup, you need to wait ready at 3 am inside your hotel.
In conclusion, the bus leaves from Arequipa at 4:00 am, and continues to chivay, the transport arrive there 7 am.

 

Negatives aspects in the tourist bus in shared service:

-The first day you have to wait ready inside your hotel , generally a minimum one hour.
-Very early departure.
- In the Return (fourth day) the bus leaves from Cabanaconde village at 10:00 to 10:30 am without stops on the way , only one stop in  the Colca Valley for lunch, and if we have time , we can go to the hot spring in Chivay village.
-If you need a connection from the Colca canyon (Chivay village) to Puno after the trek it's difficult, because the tourist bus for the trek people leaves from Cabanaconde ( in the last day of the trek ) at 10:00 - to 10:30 am and this tourist bus arrive to Chivay village at 13:00 and the bus for Puno leave at 13:30 pm. You will have only 30 min. to take a sandwich. ( is necessary to be 15 min, before the departure).  And sometimes you don´t have time for the hot spring.
- The tourist bus (for trek people) leave from Cabanaconde at 10:00 to 10:30 am and arrive to Arequipa city 18:00-19:00hrs.

-The tourist bus in Shared service is just a transport without really visits in the Colca valley such us : stops for sightseeing terraces, pre-inca tombs, volcanoes, the national reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca: Llamas, vicuñas, alpacas and colonial villages, etc.

-We are not responsible for delays or cancellations, change schedule without notice. (Are not ours buses)

Private transport service ( Only the people that you know)

-Private transport service is opposite to the tourist bus in shared service.
-With the private transport service we do many stops in the toilets and in places to take pictures and it’s more comfortable. Personalized travel in small group.      
-In private car service we pick you up from your hotel at 6:00 am.
-It's a service to people who are interested in visiting also the Colca valley.
-In the transport and in trek will be only the people that you know.
-It’s a service to people who like more comfort in the transport and to know better the Colca valley and the colonial village's along the way. With plenty of stops for toilettes as well.
-In a private service, we visit the Colca valley making more stops for sightseeing terraces, pre- inca tombs, volcanoes, the national reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca: Llamas, vicuñas, alpacas and colonial villages, etc. that we can visit the last day.
-If you have a connection from Colca to Puno. You can leave with all your back pack (luggage from ) there is much space inside the private transport. And during  the  trek, the driver will take care of your backpack or we can provide an storage in Chivay, for the connection Colca to Puno it will be easier for you. You will have enough time for the lunch and hot spring.
-The mule will carry 15 kilos per person during the 4 days trek
-The Arriero  ( horsemen) take care of your things and the mule.

INCLUDED
Transport
All transfers
Oxygen equipment ( during the trek)
First-aide kit
Entrance fee to condor cross and national park
Trekking into the canyon
Official guide
All meals,
2 nights in tents and  1 night basic bamboo huts
Ticket for la Calera (hot spring)
The Arriero (horsemen) will be proud if you ask to speak in Quechua, also he can teach you a little the Quechua language.
-The mule will carry 15 kilos per person during the 3 days
-The Arriero ( horsemen) take care of your things and the mule.
-1 mule for emergency


NOT INCLUDED
Water, the mules will carry it.
Snacks
Tips

Price per person in American dollars: 850.00 by tourist bus on shared service. 

By private car service: 1250.00 American dollars per person

Private car service means only the people that you know on the transport and you can stops anywhere for toilettes and pictures
The last day of the program you will discover with many stops, the Colca valley with viewpoints, ceremonial stones, many stops on the national park for lamas , Alpacas and vicuñas , birds viewpoints. And you leave from Arequipa 5 am.

Tourist bus on shared service mean: you need to wait from 3 to 4:00 am in your hotel and in the transport will be more that 20 people. The first day you stop just 2 times the last day you stop just 3 times.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  

  

 

 
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