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The Government of Peru continues to assess the effects from unseasonably heavy inland rains and associated flooding along the coastal areas of Peru. Rains are expected to continue for few more weeks. The most widespread, severe effects are in the northwest of the country, in the regions of Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque, and La Libertad.
More concentrated incidents of flooding, mudslides, and inundated roads and bridges have occurred around Lima and the Ica Region. Some roads in the central highlands, especially in the regions of Ancash and Junin, have experienced travel delays and disruptions. Areas in the south of the country around Cusco and Arequipa have been affected less severely by the rains than areas farther north. Our Tours and treks in Cusco have not been affected at all, the trains are running as normal, tours visiting sites and we don´t have delays neither cancelations of our trips.
US$ 85.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
UP GRADING HOTEL Specials:
(Based in Double accommodation).
Colca Lodge US$ 79.00 extra pp.
Pozo del Cielo DeLuxe US$76.00 pp
Casa Andina US$ 64.00 extra pp.
1 Day COLCA CANYON Tour
USD$ 45.00 per person.
USD$ 26 Park Fee Not Included
USD$ 15 pp Park Fee (Latinos)
Lunch not Included.
DAILY DEPARTURES !!!
Only due to the high passes you travel over on the bus trip in you may feel effects of altitude until arriving to the valley of Chivay. Be sure to bring warm clothes (layers) for the night and early morning !!!
see these links if it would suit your trip to start this tour from Puno or end in Puno
Tourist van /bus
Recently we have decided to use upgrade hotel accomodation and so we are requesting Pozo De Cielo when ever available but if you would prefer to pay a little less we can request accomodation with Colca Terra for $10 less ie USD$ 75 pp .please note this request in the comments section of your reservation.
RECOMMENDED HOTEL IN AREQUIPA
(Double room with Breakfast included)
POSADA EL CASTILLO.- Became well known for the discovery of tombs containing mummies and ceramics from pre Inca periods on their property. Set in a tranquil area know as " El Vallecito District " along the Chili River only 5 mins (60 cents) taxi ride to the main Plaza. Delightful Dutch -Peruvian family run, attending to every detail to ensure a wonderful stay. Elegant, recently refurbished century old hotel, is complete with swimming pool and even a Jacuzzi. SWB US$55.00 - DWB Suite Doble $68.00 -TWB $ 80.00
Suite Preferencial Honey Moon $84.00
For secure transfers from the airport is $30 for 2 people.
Therefore if you would like transfers arranged just let us know what your arrival details are.
If you would prefer to pay a little less for this tour there is the offer of US$75.pp using the Chivay accomodation Nativa Inn or Colca Terra as 2 people or if travelling solo the Single supplement is $25.00 additional
MARQUESES Boutique Hotel in Cusco 5 Nights for the price of 4
or FREE Up-grade to Delux rooms for the price of Standard room even with only 3 nights booked. Please book through this website but you must indicate your tour with SAS Travel (The offer of 5 nights for the price of 4 is only valid for accomodation dates from Nov 1st 2015 to March 10th 2016).
For months April- Oct- Stay 3 Nights FREE Up-Grade to Delux for the price of standard rooms ..... to get these offers you must quote it at the time of booking and payment is required in $USD cash. www.hotelmarqueses.com
Pick up from your Hotel in Arequipa between 07:45 - 08:00 am if you are in the central area and between 8.00 and 8.30am if you are staying in Posada el Castillo. We begin our trip to the one of the deepest Canyons of the world, taking the highway from Yura, bordering the snow-covered Chachani mountain towards Cañahuas Pampas. We stop for coca leaf tea at the Aguada Blanca National Park, the habitat of the beautiful South American cameloidaes, the vicuñas, alpacas, waris and llamas. At Tocra lake we will be able to appreciate a variety of migratory birds, sometimes flamencos. We will pass the crater of an extinct volcano (Chucura) and then stop at the famous volcanos panoramic viewpoint, at a high 4.800 meters above sea leavel. From here we will appreciate a great part of the western mountain range, where you can truly appreciate the Pre-Inca farming Terraces / platforms know as "andenerias". Approximately 13:30, Arrival to Chivay and stop for Lunch (not included).
At 15:00 our private transport will transfer to us towards the colorful town "pueblito" of Coporaque, from where we will initiate an walk of approximately 2 hours, to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and nature of this side of the valley; as well as a pre-Inca cemetery located in the skirts of a mountain. You will notice that this region was intensively populated by andean communities.
At 17:00 on return from the walk you have the opportunity to enjoy the thermal baths in the lime kiln whose thermo-medicinals waters oscillate between 35º to 38º degrees Celsius in the swimming pools. (US$ 3 entry). At 20:00 Hrs Dinner (not included) accompanied by a folkloric show; be ready for the Peru andean dances.
Recently we have decided to use up-grade hotel accomodation see these option on the left side.
Pozo De Cielo Standard room. (Private room with bathroom and hot shower)
Early breakfast, we continue 06:30 in our private transport to the view-point called " Cruz del Cóndor " about 1.5 hour drive into this National Park where you have a very beautiful view of the Colca Canyon. This is also the place where you should be able to observe several flying condors, sometimes passing very close to you (up to a few meters). Just near this area your tour guide will show you the Pre-inca tombs hanging in the mountains. Plenty of time to spend in this natural region for pictures and gentle walking around the San Pedro cactus area. On the return we will stop in the towns of Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque, with their beautiful colonial churches, as well as in the viewpoints of Choquetico and Antahuilque, from where we will observe impressive andenería farming platforms of the valley, and tombs in pre-Incas scale models. Lunch at 13:00 then Return and Arrival to the City of Arequipa 17:00 to 18:00 Hrs.