Colca Canyon trekking

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  trekking colca canyon 3 days and 2 nights 3 days / 2 nights  
CABANACONDE – SAN JUAN DE CHUCCHO – COSHŃIRHUA - MALATA – OASIS- CRUZ DEL CONDOR

We believe this to be a preferred trek for those who enjoy hiking and contact with nature. The hours of trekking per day are not too long.

First Day:

6:00 AM -We pick you up from your hotel, then we travel to the small town of Cabanaconde. (colca canyon).

After 6 hours travel we arrive to Cabanaconde (3,287 mhsl). Upon arriving we will have lunch at a restaurant.

We start the trek down to the Colca canyon (3:30 /4 hrs. Aprox). to the village of San Juan de Chuccho 2200 mhsl. During the dry season in Colca canyon the weather maintains an average temperature of about 30 degrees Celsius in the day and 5-9 degrees in the night. In the bowels of the canyon we will find a variety of volcanic stones. We will spend the night in San Juan de Chuccho village in typical huts (home stay) with dinner prepared and served by a local family.

Second Day:

6:00 AM - Get up and have a breakfast.

On this day we will hike to Tapay (2900 mhsl), about 1 hour and 30 min. going up. This colonial village is known for its Quechua-speaking population. Also, it affords us a lookout to the opposite side of the Canyon.

Continuing the hike, we make a 2 hour descent to the villages of Coshńirhua (2350 mhsl) and Malata (2350 mhsl), and then another hour of hiking descent to arrive at the oasis of Sangalle (2000 mhsl). Lunch. The oasis of Sangalle is a great place to relax and appreciate nature, while also taking advantage of the lukewarm swimming pools (23 degrees Celcius). The owners of the oasis have built small houses of bamboo where we will be spending the night. (very basic rooms but clean).

Our guide will explain the various native fruits growing in the oasis, such as the lucma, the pacay, and the chirimoya. You will also have the opportunity to taste them.

Third Day:

4:30 AM - Back up to Cabanaconde (1200 m up). We will be setting out a little early to catch the sunrise over Colca Canyon, and also to make time for our stop at the Condor cross to watch for condors. There is also a possibility of spotting condors on the trek up to town from the oasis. We will have breakfast when we arrive in Cabanaconde. here wi finish the trek.

We then take the transport to the Condor’s Cross (25 min faraway in car.) to admire the condor in flight (we wait the condor flights about 1 hour and a half) Then we continue to Chivay village to relax in the thermal hotsprings (38 degrees C). In order to enjoy more time in the hotsprings we will bring along a lunch of sandwiches and fruit.

Afterward we make the return trip to Arequipa, arriving at approximately 5 PM.

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 all the 4 places (pseudo lodges) each owner informed 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 you carry a trek liner, 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

Accommodation inside the canyon is adequate but toilets is about 50 to 100 m. from Cabins. Some rooms in Oasi and in San Juan de chuccho have private toilets inside the room, if you like one room with private bathroom please book it with months in advance.
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.

See the colca canyon trek map (Classic Route)

You have just read the version of  Classic Colca trekking. We call it the classic version because this route is one of the oldest in the Colca Canyon and is the most famous.
the negative aspects of Classic Colca Trekking are: There are too many people, too many tourists.
Another negative aspect in the Classic  Colca Trek, is 3 hours trek per day . In the Colca trek not classic of Pablo Tour we walk more on this trek in the second day , we have different routes to get to the Oasis depending on the physical condition of each customer you can choice which route to take.

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THIS TRIP IS ALSO AVAILABLE BY PRIVATE CAR SERVICE (COMFORTABLE SERVICE)

Only by private car service we include during the 3 days trek , one mule and one horsemen (arriero) .The mule will carry all your things you will carry during the trek just your camera. The horsemen will take care of the mule and your things. Like this you will help the local economy, thanks to this work the local people will stay on their village . Yes you will help to conserve the folklore.
The arriero ( horsmen) will be proud if you ask to speak in Quechua, also he can learn 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.

 
In the trek in colca canyon we have 2 kinds of services:
tourist bus in Shared service - 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.
  • is not included , mules and horsemen to carry your things during the trek
  • 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 4 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 (third day, after the trek) the bus leaves from Cabanaconde at 10:00 to 10:30 am, and arrives at the condor cross 30 min. after, without stops in condor cross and without stops in the Colca Valley.
- In the Return (third 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 connexion 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).
- The tourist bus (for trek people) leave from Cabanaconde at 10:00 to 10:30 am and arrive to Arequipa city between 19:00 .

-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 local bus service or 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 (climatized).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 there are maximum 6 people.
  • 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 for the day of the trek you are only 2 or 3 people we don't cancel the tour trek, we leave and you don't pay extra.
  • If you have a conextion from Colca to Puno You can leave with all your back pack (luggage from ) there is much space inside the car. And during your trek, the driver will take care of your backpack. for the conexion Colca to Puno it will be easier for you. You will have enough time for the lunch.
  • After trek, if you don't need continue to Arequipa city you can take a Tourist bus from Colca valley (Chivay) to the bus station of Puno city. This bus leave at 13:30 from Chivay village and arrive to the bus station of Puno 19:30.
  • Only by private car service we include during the 3 days trek , one mule and one horsemen (arriero) .The mule will carry all your things you will carry during the trek just your camera. The horsemen will take care of the mule and your things. Like this you will help the local economy, thanks to this work the local people will stay on their village . Yes you will help to conserve the folklore.
    The arriero ( horsmen) will be proud if you ask to speak in Quechua, also he can learn you a little the quechua language.
    -The mule will carry 10 kilos per person during the 3 days
    -The Arriero ( horsemen) take care of your things and the mule.
COLCA CANYON TREKKING 3 DAYS INCLUDING:
  • Transport
  • All transfers
  • Oxygen equipment /(only by private car)
  • First-aid kit
  • Entrance fee to condor cross and national park
  • Entrance fee to Oasis
  • Trekking into the canyon
  • Official trekking guide
  • All meals
  • Accommodation 2 nights in typical houses
  • Ticket for la Calera (hot spring)
  • Only by private car service we include during the 3 days trek , one mule and one horsemen (arriero) .The mule will carry all your things you will carry during the trek just your camera. The horsemen will take care of the mule and your things. Like this you will help the local economy, thanks to this work the local people will stay on their village . Yes you will help to conserve the folklore.
    The arriero ( horsmen) will be proud if you ask to speak in Quechua, also he can learn you a little the quechua language.
    -The mule will carry 8 kilos per person during the 3 days
    -The Arriero ( horsemen) take care of your things and the mule.
EXCLUDING:
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Tips

TYPE OF SERVICES AND PRICES OF CLASSIC COLCA TREK

By tourist bus in shared service , 20-25-30 people in the transport and 10 people in the trek (join a group): US$ .....

Departure: Any day

In private Car service. confort service with Private guide and private vehicle maximun 6 people in the car, maximun 6 people in the trek, with visits in the colca valley , many stops for pictures. is included mules and horsemen to carry your things during the trek.

Prices by person in American dollars.

Departure: Any day 

Observation.-On this service (private transport), on the last day, you can enjoy the Colca valley and to do the different visits like, view points, condor cross, colonial villages, thermal baths. Etc.

Observation.- After trek if you do not want to return to the city of Arequipa, we can customize this tour and you can take a tourist bus from chivay village to Puno city for a few dollars more.

 Important: During the trek we include one mule that Carry 8 kilos per each customer during the trek inside the Canyon. (available only by private car service)
If you like to ride on the mule:

First. - we don`t recommend it because there was some accidents.
Normally people ride on the mules the last day of the Colca trek from the bottom of the canyon to Cabanaconde.
If some of our customer decide to do it we are not responsible for future accidents and remember this is extra, this service is not included on our treks. We include just the mule that carry your personal things during the Colca trek (8 kilos per each customer)
BAGS FOR THE MULE.- And 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. Available only by private car service.
ECOLOGICAL  BAGS FOR THE  RUBBISH.-  ( available on private car service and by tourist bus on shared service)  Pablo tour is an ECO RESPONSIBLE COMPANY , Pablo tour`s team  take care the nature and 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.

Do you recommended another similar tour that combines visits to the Colca Valley with view points, colonial villages, national reserve, lamas, and alpacas then trekking in the Colca Canyon in private transport?

Yes we recommend a 3 days tour, in the first day is a cultural visit and 2 more days trek into the Colca canyon; the name is Colca culture & trek: more info click here.

If I/we like to walk more, do you recommend another similar trek?
Yes, we recommend a different trek: Colca trek not classic of Pablo tour. Trek a la carta with different option according to the physical condition of each person, couple or group. More info click here..............

WHAT TO BRING:
  • Swimming Customs.
  • Torch / Flashlight.
  • Sun Block.
  • Insects Repellent (Specially if you have sweet blood for them).
  • Towels
  • Basics, like toilet paper, etc
  • Snacks.
  • Water (you can buy in all the villages).
  • Cap or hat.
  • Personal medications.
  • Hiking stick(s).(optional)
  • Sleeping Bag. (optional)
  • coins for water, beers
  • A book
  • Enthusiam ( ver important)
 
* There’s no risk of Malaria at all.
 
- The passenger is under the obligation to mention of any health problem or past injury to assure and guarantee the safety of the trip.
ABOUT THE GUIDES:
The stuff is competent and is being trained eventually, every now and then.(OFFICIEL GUIDES).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


  

  

 

 
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