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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

DAILY DEPARTURES !!!

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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

Special offer for tour linked with Puno. If you are coming from Puno we can organise transport from Puno to Chivay for you to join the group here and then you don`t have to back track from Arequipa back to Arequipa.
Contact Robyn skype:
sas.travel for more details.

Transport

Tourist van /bus

Recommended Hotels

RECOMMENDED HOTEL IN AREQUIPA
LIBERTADOR Hotel USD$ 210
CASA-ANDINA COLLECT USD$ 210
CASA AREQUIPA USD$ 90
ECO INN USD$ 85
(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$32.00 - DWB $ 66.00 - DWB Suite Doble $76.00 -TWB $ 86.00
Suite Preferencial Honey Moon $90.00
For secure transfers from the airport is $6 between 2 people or from the bus terminal is $4 between 2 people. Transfer to the airport or bus terminal from the Hotel is $3 between 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. Leaving from Arequipa.

Last Minute Information

  • DAILY DEPARTURES !!! You must book and pay a deposit well in advance. For high season (May to October, 5-4 months in advance.) Low season (November to April, 3-1 months in advance.)
  • FAST COUPLES or GROUPS BOOKING: Choose on the Calendar the date of your preference, fill out with your personal details, then below fill out details of your group in Traveling with: once you have finalized you will receive an email with a Reservation Code (Purchase number) to pay a booking deposit with. (If you would like to pay your booking deposit individually, then you must book each of you separatelly.)
  • HOW TO BOOK AND CONFIRM.- Choose your preferred date on the Calendar (Leaving Dates) fill out with all the requested details, you can book for 2 or more person just complete details on traveling with: soon you will receive a reservation code (Purchase Number) and you can pay in full US$ 85.00 per person through Western Union to Mr: Irwin POMA FLORES (Peru) or Pay a booking deposit ONLINE on Step 3: TO PAY with Master Card or Visa card US$ 89.00 per person. OR pay with Paypal USD$ 90.00 per personj.
  • Please send us an email with the reference of your payment and your hotel name and address in Arequipa for you pick-up.
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  • 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$ 110.00 pp (based on 2 people sharing a room)

Special Offer

If you book this tour at least 1 month in advance and not as part of a package we can OFFER you MARQUESES BOUTIQUE CUSCO HOTEL SPECIAL.- when staying 4 nights.. a free Up-Grade to Delux rooms for the price of Standard ..... to get this offer you must quote it at the time of booking and payment is required in cash This offer is only valid for accommodation dates from November 2013 to 20 April 2014.
From 20 April to July 1st if staying 4 nights and paying for Delux we can upgrade to Suite but again payment is required in cash.
Please book through this website but you must indicate your tour with SAS Travel in the appropriate section and quote the offer you want. www.hotelmarqueses.com

2 Day/1Night COLCA CANYON TOUR,DEPARTING FROM PUNO Daily Departures !!
WHAT IS INCLUDED
Pick up from your Hotel in Puno at 06:00 am
Tour Bus Transport from Puno to Chivay, stops for spectacular views, .
Colca Canyon tour, Cruz del Condor
Accommodation in private room.
English speaking guide and cold drink and coca tea.
Tour bus transport to Arequipa.
TOUR PRICE
USD$ 120.00 per person staying at Nativa Inn or Colca Terra Hostel
USD$ 135.00 per person staying at POZO DEL CIELO Hotel.
THIS TOUR ALSO CAN START FROM AREQUIPA AND FINISH IN PUNO- DAILY DEPARTURES

Program Itinerary

Day 1: AREQUIPA - CHIVAY

We will pick you up from your Hotel between 07:30 – 8:00 am to initiate 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 at 07:45 - 08:00 am.
  • 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

  • Chivay TO Puno (following the tour day 2 )
  • 13:00 approx. At the end of your tour of Colca Canyon, your guide will take you to your transportation and to meet another guide who will take you to the city of Puno , we will make several stops enroute such as Patapampa , the highest point of the route ( 4900msnm ), from where you can appreciate various mountain peaks belonging to the western mountains, such as the Sabancaya , Ampato , the Misti , Chachani , etc. .
  • We will also appreciate the cairns, mounds of rocks that were left by travelers in order to ask their deities for a safe trip and now tourists are encouraged to do the same. The route will be the same as already done in their journey from Arequipa to Chivay , to the area called Patahuasi , where it is then diverted to the city of Puno. Here there is a small restaurant located in the " Chinaman " where we also briefly stop. Continuing with the tour we see a number of small lakes where we will have the opportunity to observe migratory birds , including the beautiful flamingos.
  • Arrive in Puno at approximately 19:30 hrs approximately and transfer to your hotels as long as they are located near the center of town.
  • Puno TO Chivay before Tour
  • Between 06.00 and 6:30 a.m the transport will pick up passengers from their various hotels , and then proceed to the spectacular Colca Valley, we'll have various stops en route, at the famous lagoons, which give name to this area and we have the opportunity to observe migratory birds, including the beautiful flamingos,
  • We will briefly stop at a restaurant where you can appreciate the coca tea , continuing towards Chivay , passing through tocrapampa where you will have another beautiful panorama of the plateau, chucura pass through the mouth of an extinct volcano, and then make a stop at Patapampa , the highest point of the route ( 4900msnm ). From here you can appreciate various mountain peaks belonging to the western mountains, such as the Sabancaya , Ampato , the Misti, Chachani , etc. .
  • Arrive to Chivay at approximately 13:00 pm and meet with the other guide to continue the tour as normal from here.

Recommendations

  • Special offer for tour linked with Puno. If you are coming from Puno,we can organise transport from Puno to Chivay for you to join the group here and then you don`t have to back track from Arequipa back to Arequipa.
  • Or if you are wanting to end in Puno after the tour transport from Chivay to Puno can be organised arriving around 7pm to Puno..
  • Either choice is an additional $40 on the base cost of the tour. please let us know clearly in the comments section of your booking if this is what you want and your hotel contact details for your starting point of the tour .
  • See more info re tour details with this aspect in Additional Options..

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-booking.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: Irwin POMA FLORES.
  • RECEIVER'S FIRST NAME: Irwin
  • RECEIVER'S PATERNAL NAME: POMA
  • RECEIVER'S MATERNAL NAME: FLORES
  • COUNTRY: (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 any additional options to your tour such as single supplement or balance of additional accommodation in Chivay or Arequipa in full by 12:00 noon, 2 day before your departure.
  • Payment of this in the Cusco SAS office is requested in cash. US $ is easier but if you choose to pay in soles the rate charged is generally 3.0 soles = US$1 You can withdraw US$ or soles from the many ATM machines. You can pay in Arequipa if you are arriving to Cusco after this tour. Please send us an email for more details.
  • 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 $15 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 15% of total tour cost.
  • Cancelation of tour within 7 days and 36 hours of departure incurs a loss of 50% of total tour cost.
  • Cancelation of tour on the day of departure incurs a loss of 80% 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.