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Price Information

US$ 85.00 p/person

(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)

Please Note

UP GRADING ACCOMMODATION: prices based on 2 people sharing a room, tour cost including upgrade with:
CASA ANDINA USD$ 105 pp
POZO DEL CIELO DELUX $110 pp
COLCA LODGE USD$ 125 pp
(Prices are per person)
Single supplement for solo traveler. to be confirmed depending on each accommodation choice.
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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.

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Overview

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Difficulty

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 !!!

Briefing

see these links if it would suit your trip to start this tour from Puno or end in Puno

http://www.sastravelperu.com/english/program/1471/colca-canyon-2-day1-night-tour-leaving-from-puno

http://www.sastravelperu.com/english/program/1573/colca-canyon-2-day1-night-tour-from-arequipa-to-puno

Transport

Tourist van /bus

Recommended Hotels

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.

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Colca Canyon 2 Day/1 Night Tour (Arequipa)

Last Minute Information

  • How to Book Choose your preferred Departure Date(Leaving Date) in the Calendar (left side)
  • .... follow instructions .. for more info see below in Booking Information.

Special Offer

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

Program Itinerary

Day 1: AREQUIPA - CHIVAY

Pick up from your Hotel in Arequipa between 07:00 - 07:30 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 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
Also if you would like a little more luxury request the upgrade to Delux room in Pozo De Cielo which is USD$ 115 pp (based on 2 people sharing a room)

Pozo De Cielo (Private room with bathroom and hot shower)

Day 2: CHIVAY - CRUZ DEL CONDOR TO SEE CONDORS- MACA- YANQUE- AREQUIPA.

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.

Breakfast

What is Included:

  • Pick up from your Hotel in Arequipa between 07:00 - 07:30 am if you are in the central area and between 8.00 and 8.30am if you are staying in Posada el Castillo.
  • Private Transport to Chivay, Cruz del Condor and Colca in and return to Arequipa.
  • Specialist English speaking tour guide.
  • A short walk on Day 1 and a guided visit at the Condor´s Mirador on the 2nd morning.
  • Visit of small typical towns near Cruz del Condor and Chivay.
  • Accommodation in Chivay town at Pozo del Cielo with Breakfast. (Based in Double or Triple Accommodation.)

What is not Included:

  • Tourist Entry Ticket to the Colca Valley US$ 26.00 p/person.
  • Meals during your tour. ( Lunches and Dinner )
  • Entry to the hot springs thermal baths 15 Soles.
  • Single supplement for solo travelers US$ 25.00

We recommend that you bring

  • Warm clothes for the night and early morning.
  • Sturdy shoes
  • A day pack
  • Camera and recharger
  • Water to drink
  • Sun block
  • Rain jacket
  • Sun glasses, sun hat
  • Mosquitoe repellent
  • Bathing suit
  • Money for souveneirs and drinks
  • Travel towel, sandals
  • Flash light, batteries

Additional options

  • see these links if it would suit your trip to start this tour from Puno or end in Puno
  • http://www.sastravelperu.com/english/program/1471/colca-canyon-2-day1-night-tour-leaving-from-puno
  • http://www.sastravelperu.com/english/program/1573/colca-canyon-2-day1-night-tour-from-arequipa-to-puno

Recommendations

  • we can organise this as a package arriving from Puno or Cusco if you would like.
  • We generally use the hotel Marqueses in Cusco, the Hotel Qalasaya in Puno, and the Posada El Castillo in Arequipa.
  • If you have a minimum amount of time but would like to do a package which starts from Cusco, visits Colca Canyon for one or 2 days and ends in Puno then there is this option...
  • CUZCO - COLCA (CHIVAY)
  • but there are only 3 Departure days per week Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
  • ITINERARY
  • Our trip starts at 6.20am with transfer from your hotel to the Bus departure area. The bus departs at 07:00am, passing through the traditional towns of Andahuaylillas and Urcos. About 09:40 am we arrive in Sicuani and an hour later we make a stop in Langui Lake, which is a magnificent 25-kilometer water mirror.
  • After a while, we make another stop in Yauri to see the “Stone Forest”.
  • Around 13:00 hrs. we make a 50-minute stop in Espinar for lunch in a restaurant (included only for passengers who pay for this additional service).
  • At 14:00 hrs. we continue and soon pass the Condoroma Dam, which is at 4737 MASL.
  • An hour later, we make our last stop for seeing the stunning “Castillos de Callalli”, which is a sort of castle-shaped rocky formation made by water and wind erosion.
  • Finally, we pass through the towns of Sibayo and Tuti, arriving in Chivay about 17:00 or 17:30 hrs. At this time you are met and assisted to your hotel Pozo del Cielo (or other hotel as requested) . You may like to visit the hot springs before dinner.
  • Day 2 is the same as the main progam.....
  • If you have time, Chivay is so lovely that it would be worth arriving on one of these 3 possible departure days and having a free day in Chiva (extra night accommodation) and then join with the tour of Colca Canyon in the early afternoon of the 2nd day.
  • Contact Robyn for more information regarding this option.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Answers to the most (FAQ) Frequently Asked Questions related to the Colca Canyon Classic 2 Day Tour
  • A.- BEFORE YOU GO
  • B.- ON THE TOUR
  • A. BEFORE YOU GO.-
  • What is included in the price of the tour?
  • Transfer from and to your Hotel in Arequipa
  • Private Transport in tour
  • English speaking guide
  • Accommodation in Colca Inn or Posada Chivay Hostel with breakfast
  • US$11Tourist Entry Ticket to the Colca Valley
  • What time is the pick up for the tour?
  • Due to the various Hotel pickup points transfers are between 7.30am and 8am
  • you would need to be ready from 7.30am but only call the contact on your voucher if noone has collected you by 8.10am.
  • What should I pack?
  • Warm clothes for the night and early morning.
  • Sturdy shoes
  • A small day pack
  • Camera and recharger
  • Water to drink
  • Sun block
  • Rain jacket in case
  • Sun glasses, sun hat
  • Mosquitoe repellent
  • Bathing suit
  • Money for souveneirs and drinks
  • Travel towel, sandals
  • Flash light, batteries
  • Will I need any extra money?
  • YES, so that you can take part in options such as the natural hot springs (10 soles), souvenirs, meals and snacks, bottled water, drinks, etc.
  • tips optional for guide / driver,
  • You should take at least 200 soles as emergency money that hopefully you will not need.
  • Do the guides speak English? Yes they are Peruvian but Bilingual Spanish and English and often other languages as well to some extent
  • How many people will be in my group?
  • Generally between 15 and 24.
  • B. ON THE TOUR.-
  • Is altitude sickness common?
  • It's impossible to predict who will be affected by altitude. Your ability to adapt to high altitude is determined by your genetic makeup and has little to do with fitness or health. Most people will have no problems as long as they take the time to acclimatize properly but as the first day you stop at 4800 meters on the drive in you will most likely feel the altitude at that time!
  • What kind of weather can I expect on the tour?
  • Temperatures? At night in Chivay around -5 degrees Celsius,
  • What time will I be back in Arequipa?
  • generally between 5 and 6pm if all goes to plan.
  • Many of our travellers request a way to get to Puno from Chivay without coming back through Arequipa.
  • this can be organised as there is a Tourist Bus from Colca to Puno 4M EXPRESS, leaves at 1:30pm and arrives in Puno aprox 7pm.

Booking Information

  • Thank you for booking with SAS Travel. We assume you have read all the pertinent information and conditions.
  • Step 1.- CLICK:http://sastravel.online-systems.co/registration.php
  • Step 2.- Select Colca Canyon Classic 2 Day Tour and please fill it out with your own personal details, fill out details of your group in Traveling with: First Name and Surname, Passport Number, Age and Nationality contact email/skype address or phone. (Make sure your passports are valid for at least 6 months before you enter Peru). .
  • If you are wanting to do the options starting in Arequipa and ending in Puno or Starting in Puno and ending in Arequipa you must indicate this In the comments section. We also must know the full contact details of your hotel. Once you finish sending us all your details you will receive a reservation code (eg: 120611001). Then you must pay your booking deposit as until we receive a payment your reservation is not confirmed. It is only so we can find the full reservation details at the exact time of payment. The last spaces in the group will be guaranteed in order of payments received so it is best to pay for all people in your group together with 1 reservation code, so that we can guarantee your tour together in the same group.
  • Step 3 .-HOW TO MAKE A BOOKING DEPOSIT TO CONFIRM YOUR RESERVATION.
  • Please note if your are needing to pay urgently you can skype sas.travel with your credit card details for immediate payment and CONFIRMATION. Otherwise choose the option below that suits you best.
  • deposit option 1.- PAY A DEPOSIT with WESTERN UNION: Transfer US$ the full amount per person. either $85 per erson or $135 depending on the basic or alternative option.
  • Western Union is the cheapest way to send money (up to USD$ 999.00 per transaction) if you are from the US. I understand you can do this via Western Union online service for only about $6 fee when it is indicated as a non immediate pickup and using a checking account. You make the payment to: Juan Carlos VALER SANGA (Peru)
  • (This is the only person authorized to receive Western Union Payments for SAS Travel -Peru so only use these details.)
  • However if you are going to send larger amounts it has to be done via a Western Union office or separated into 2 payments each less than $1000. Upon transferring the money email us the email confirmation receipt from Western Union with your reservation code and amount paid to: robyn@sastravelperu.com, reservas@sastravelperu.com and caja@sastravelperu.com -to confirm your booking deposit.
  • deposit option 2.-http://sastravel.online-booking.co/pay.php ONLINE with MASTER CARD,VISA .- USD$ 89.25 per person (USD$ 85.00 + 5% card charge) Payments by credit card will carry a surcharge of 5%. (Visa card holder MUST BE affiliated to Verified by Visa)
  • deposit option 3.- ONLINE http://sastravel.online-booking.co/pay.php with PAY PAL .- USD$ 91 per person (USD$ 85.00 + % PAY PAL FEE) Payments by PAY PAL must include the additional 6% surcharge and the confirmation from Pay Pal needs to be emailed to robyn@sastravelperu.com and reservas@sastravelperu.com or feel free to Skype us: sas.travel
  • Please ensure If you are wanting to do the options starting in Arequipa and ending in Puno or Starting in Puno and ending in Arequipa that you indicate this clearly In the comments section with full contact details of your hotel for your pick up on the morning of the tour.
  • Please Note: If you are not arriving to Cusco before doing this tour and not doing any other tours with us, you must send us a copy of your passport and the TAM immigration slip you receive when you pass immigration on arrival to Peru.

Terms & Conditions

  • SAS TRAVEL -TERMS & CONDITIONS 2 Day Colca Canyon tour
  • 1. You must pay for your tour and any additional options to your tour such as single supplement or upgrade accommodation in Chivay or accomodation in Arequipa etc, 1 month before your departure.
  • 2. SAS Travel does not take responsibility for additional costs due to unfavorable weather conditions, natural catastrophe, strikes, accidents, illness, injury, loss of personal items, etc. It is the clients responsibility to carry insurance to cover these types of events. We reserve the right to modify or cancel the program due to any of the unforeseen conditions listed above.
  • 3. SAS Travel will take all reasonable care in providing service to our clients to avoid accident, illness, loss of personal property and will only employ suitably qualified staff. We accept responsibility for the actions of our own employees. SAS Travel cannot however be responsible for any action or event that was unforeseeable or unavoidable. We also cannot be responsible for improper acts by clients or other third party for example Bus companies. You are totally responsable for your own personal property.
  • 4. Change of dates up to 7 days before departure is possible if there is availablity in the bus and accomodation for an alternative date but if this change is requested less than 7 days before the tour an administration charge of $25 per person would need to be paid. Upgrade accomodation has separate conditions and generally can only be changed over 30 days in advance.
  • 5. CANCELATIONS
  • Cancelation of tour within 1 month and 7 days in advance of departure incurs a loss of 35% of total tour cost.
  • Cancelation of tour within 7 days and 72 hours of departure incurs a loss of 50% of total tour cost.
  • Cancelation of tour within 72 hours and 24 hours of departure incurs a loss of 80% of total tour cost. but you are provided with discounted accomodation in Cusco at Hotel Marqueses to assist as we assume cancelation at this stage is due to illness.
  • Cancelation of tour on the day of departure incurs a loss of 100% of total tour cost.
  • 6. If you are requesting an upgrade hotel please note they will have independent conditions to those of this general tour and you need to request the conditions of payment and cancelation separately from soledad@sastravelperu.com
  • I have read and accept the conditions.