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Colca Canyon has more than three thousand meters deep, is the deepest in the world, is almost two times deeper than the Grand Canyon of Colorado, is surrounded by terraced crops, hot springs, many villages where time seems to stand still, is common across herds of guanacos, llamas and alpacas, crossed on the roads and where many still linger coyas traditions, religious rites, their music, their clothes (especially women), their houses of mud and straw and much most definitely a unique experience.
HIGHLIGHTS (highlights of the tour)
3:10 AM. Pick up from your hotel in Arequipa and then start the private or shared guided tour to the second deepest canyon in the world: The Colca Canyon. Going up to 4200m, where is located the Natural Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca (vicugnas, lamas and alpacas).
Arrival time to Patapampa (4850m), a natural view point that allows to watch the andean mountains range.
6 AM. Arrivel time to Chivay town, located over 3600m, breakfast and departure to Cruz del Condor view point for watching condors and the canyon.
Then arrival to Cabanaconde and lunch.
Then we wil start the trek walking around 4 hours until arrive to San Juan de Chuccho, where we will stay for one night in a family run bungalow.
Dinner and overnight.
8AM after breakfast we will sstart hiking for approximately four hours, crossing small villages (Malata and Cosñirhua), going up hills, over 2600m above sea level and down again to our next destination called Sangalle/Oasis, where everybody will find a nice place to spend the night with bamboo bungalows, pretty swimming pools between palm trees, surrounded by the Colca River, dinner and overnight in a family lodge.
4am you will going up to Cabanaconde during 3 hours(3280m). This day we walk up 1050m, for the last hard and steep trail of our excursion. Arrivel to Cabanaconde and breakfast. Departure by bus to Chivay, visit to the hot springs La Calera and Lunch.
13:30 hrs. Departure tourist bus Chivay to Puno, in this service we will visit – Stop at Viewpoint Patapampa Volcano (4950 m) (10 min) – Stop Chucura Volcan, Stop in Lagunillas: birdwatching and lakes (10 min).
19:30 Landing: Puno bus terminal.
Upon arrival in Puno it is possible to transfer it to your accommodation, as long as it is located in the city center
END OF SERVICES
PRICE: US$ 159 per person
+ English-Speaking Guide
+ Tourist Transportation
+ 03 breakfasts, 02 lunches and 2 dinners
+ private room
+ Tourist Bus to Puno
+ hot springs La Calera
Does Not Includes
✘ Entrance Fee to the Colca Canyon: 70 Soles
Difficulty: Medium (90% of passengers can finish the trekking)
Total distance: 22.5 Km.
Elevation gain on the walk: 3150 M.
Climate: Subtropical (plenty of sunshine during the day and cold at night, dry environment) to Cabanaconde.Semi-tropical in the canyon, (26 a 28 °C at day,sunny and rain usually December to March in the afternoon; mild nights)
Recommendation • You will only take the necessary luggage to the expedition for the 3 days, the rest of your luggage is received by personnel from our agency to prevent you from walking with its weight. The equipment will be supervised with the security of our agency and will be delivered before leaving for Puno or upon arrival in Puno, upon receipt you can verify that all your luggage is in the same way it was delivered. • For additional information or questions, you can contact us at the WhatsApp chat that appears on our website.
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