Colca Canyon trekking

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Best colca trek, the best options treks in Colca canyon :

Colca trek not classic 3 days, different treks with waterfalls, hot springs inside the Colca canyon, we have in this trek short and long routes, personalized treks according your physical condition.

The Colca canyon trek not classic of pablo tour, is directed towards people who like to do something different and to have different choices within the Colca canyon depending on the physical condition of each person in small groups.

This Trek is done in the West part of the Canyon. On this trek you don’t find many tourists because it’s not the classic Colca trek. This part of the canyon is wild; we will have more contact with the nature.

On this trek, in the second day we have different routes (4 routes) to get to the Oasis.

We recommend the fourth route on the second day because like this you can join the both parts of the canyon (the not classic part with the classic part of the Colca canyon). This option is highly recommended by our customers.

Pablo tour has no limits to offer just the classic Colca trek (trek that all the travel agencies offer)

One of the requirement of our travel agency is that in our Cultural Tours and treks are exclusives, Pablo tour has no limits in offering the same thing that all the other travel agencies offer.  

Pablo tour doesn’t pretend to have big groups; our tours and Treks are especially designed for special clients, according to the physical condition of each person.
In case on the day that you book your tour or trekking there are just 2 people, we don’t cancel the tour nor do we call another travel agency to join our clients to get more people in our groups.  We never pool our customers with other travel agencies. One of the reasons we try to provide different tours and treks is because we avoid the classic travel agencies. We try not to find many people on our tours and our treks

In Pablo tour that does not happen, our routes choices are different from the other travel agencies and at the same time the service that we offer is better.

day 1

We pick you up from your hotel at 6 am, then we travel more than 6 hours to get to Cabanaconde village -3287m., and having lunch  in a restaurant of the town, then we continue with our trek to the West of the canyon, to 2100m, in 4 hours to get to Colca river. Then we continue 30 min. trek, (uphill ) to get to the not classic part of the canyon (2200 m.). On this place will sleep private bambu cabins with beds, very basic but cleam whit shared toillets and showers.

On this trek during the day the maximun is 30 degrees Celsius and minimun ( in the night ) is 5 degrees Celsius.

day 2

After having breakfast we have  the following routes:

1st Route.-4 hours trek directly until the Oasis: This Trek is to people who don’t want to walk a lot and prefer to enjoy at all  in the swimming pool and the nature in the Oasis.

2 hours uphill + 2 hours flat and downhill

Total 4 hours trek

See the colca canyon trek map (1st Route)


2nd Route.- 7 hours trek, passing by the town  of Llatica. This Trek is to people who like to see and to know a part that is not known of the canyon (pueblo de Llatica). sleeping in the oasis in typical guest cabins of bamboo.

4 hours uphill+3 hours flat and downhill

Total 7 hours trek

See the colca canyon trek map (2nd Route)

3th Route.-11 hours trek to the town of Llatica, Fure town, Huaruro town waterfall –Fure town-Oasis. This súper trek is called ´COLCA TREK MACHO´ so, to do it, it’s needed a very good physical condition and to be a little crazy. This trek is for people who like to make physical efforts and to know places not visited in this canyon, like Llatica town, Fure town and Huaruro waterfalls. We can add one more day to the programm and make  4 days non classic Colca Trek to people who doesn’t want to walk a lot during the day, and want to visit  Huaruro waterfall into the canyon.

See the colca canyon trek map (3th Route)

4th Route.- (Recomended) 8 hours trek, this trekkking in the Colca Canyon join the two parts of the canyon: the non-classic part and the classic part.(A trekking by all the colca canyon).This trek is for people who likes to do something different but at the same time not loosing the classic colca trek. This route is the choice prefered by our clients there’s no Too much climbing, during 8 hours trek there’s just 2 hours and a half of climbing in this choice,  in this choice we sleep in the Oasis in guest cabins of bambú.

2 hours uphill + 6 hours flat and downhill

Total 8 hours trek

Important. – Inside this option if you do not want to walk 8 hours;

We have another interesting option:  6- hours trek: from llahuar- Malata village-Oasis

We leave this day toward Malata village (this village is part of the classic Colca trek) we lunch in Malata village and then we walk to the Oasis.

2 hours Uphill + 4 hours flat and dowhill

total: 6 hours trek

What are the interesting aspects of Malata village?

  • We can find a Typical Family Museum
  • Is a typical village
  • The owner of the house and the museum has a small typical restaurant where we can lunch.
  • It is a good opportunity to talk and meet local people and learn a little more about the Peruvian culture.
  • The owner is a woman who is always proud to tell the interesting things of his local museum and its culture.
  • It is a good opportunity to help (with our visit) to this local family.

Inside of all routes: routes 1-2-3-4 We sleep in the Oasis 2200m. The Oasis is the paradise of the Colca Canyon, here there’s a swimming pool  bigger than the other in the camping of the first day, the green spaces are bigger with 30 and 35ºC, here you can see trees of fruit and cabins of bamboo. After the trek, we get to the Oasis and depending on the chosen route, we’ll have lunch and dinner in the Oasis, we will pass the night here in typical cabins

See the colca canyon trek map (4th Route)

 

day 3

4:30 am After  having coffee and some snacks, we get to Cabanaconde town and we have breakfast. Remember that we are trekking up to Oasis -2200m. to  Cabanaconde town 3287m. Between 3 to 4 hours trek depending on the physical state of each person. After the trek we will take the transport to condor cross , here we can apreciate the condor´s flight.

About the Condor:

First.- To look condors at  the condor, 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 city. 4-5 pm.

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

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.

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 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 have private toilets inside the room, 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 - 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.

-Is not included , mules and horsemen to carry your personal things.
-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, 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 8 kilos per person during the 3 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
  • Entrance fee to Oasis
  • Trekking into the canyon
  • Official 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 15 kilos per person during the 3 days
    -The Arriero ( horsemen) take care of your things and the mule.
not included
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Tips
COLCA CANYON TREK NOT CLASSIC OF PABLO TOUR

Departure: Any day (if you chose the fourth option on the second day)

In private transport service: Private guide and private Transport

Prices by person in American dollars

Observation.- In private transport service, In the last day if you do not want to return to the city of Arequipa, we can customize this tour and we can go in the same car to the city of Puno for a few dollars more.
Observation.-in private transport service, 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.

 Which option route Pablo tour recommend on the second day of the trek?
We recommend the 4th Route, with lunch in Malata village.

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 take the 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.

what to bring
  • Swimming Customs.
  • Torch / Flashlight.
  • Sun Block.
  • Insects Repellent (Specially if you have sweet blood for them).
  • Towels.
  • Basics.
  • Snacks.
  • Water (you can buy in all the villages).
  • Cap or hat.
  • Personal medications.
  • Hiking stick(s).
  • Sleeping Bag, (opcional).
  • Enthusiasm.
 
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 our guides

The stuff is competent and is being trained eventually, every now and then.(OFFICIEL GUIDES).

Please Check difficulty trek and altitude Colca Canyon

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


  

  

 

 
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