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TOUR PACKAGES 4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS “AREQUIPA-COLCA-SANGALLE-PUNO” FULL TREKKING TO THE BOTTOM OF THE CANYON

INCLUDED:
• Shared tourist Transportation Arequipa-Colca- View point “The Condor’s Cross” and Colca-Puno according to detail with guide (English-Spanish)
• 2 nights in a Junior Suite Killawasi Lodge.
• Breakfasts buffet.
• Trekking in Yanque with local guide (3 hours approximately).
• Share trekking to the bottom of the canyon with guide (Spanish-English).
• 01 night of basic accommodation in Sangalle (cabin with shared bathroom) included a basic food (01 lunch, 01 dinner y 01 breakfast).

Not included:
• Entrance fee national park.
• Horse ride with local guide: ($15 per hour per person, minimum two hours) Optional
• Bike ride with local guide about 4 hours: ($30.00 per person) Optional
• Hot springs fee (S/15.00) Optional
• Lunches and dinners, except the ones included in the tour to Sangalle.

FOR THE TREKKING TO SANGALLE WE RECOMMEND YOU BRING: bathing suit, clothe for the cold, sun block, flashlight, repellent, towel, hat, canes, good walking-shoes, snacks and water.

The price for this tour is:
$255.00 (American dollars) per person in a Junior Suite twin or double King.

If you are traveling alone the price will be:
$295.00 (American dollars) and you will be accommodated in one single Junior Suite.

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DAY 1: AREQUIPA – CHIVAY - YANQUE (trekking, and hot springs)

You will be picked-up from your hotel at Arequipa between 7:30 and 8:15am and begin the trip northward. First, you will be astonished by the sights of various volcanoes like: Misty, Chachani and Pichu Pichu. Then we’ll continue through the National Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca (Pampas Cañahuas) where we’ll make small stops to see the beautiful vicuñas in their natural habitat.

Afterwards we’ll move along Pataguas where you’ll see Puruña’s stone forest, formed by natural erosion. Here, half-way done, we’ll make a stop to use the restrooms and drink some coca tea. After 15 min we’ll continue into Vizcachani and the wetlands of Toccra, where you’ll see: alpacas, llamas and different varieties of wild birds. The next place we’ll visit will be Patampampa, the highest point of the trip with 4900 m.a.s.l. From here one is able to see the Chila Mountains, as well as the volcanoes: Ampato, Sabancaya, Hualca Hualca and Mismi (considered as the origin of the Amazon River). From this point on we’ll begin to descend into the Colca’s National Park, first arriving at Chivay. Afterwards we’ll head to our hotel: Killawasi Lodge, in the town of Yanque (fifteen minutes from Chivay).

There you will be installed in a Junior Suite, comfortable rooms surrounded by beautiful scenery with private balconies or terraces. All rooms are equipped with remote controlled electric heating, clock-radio supporting iPod and Mp3 players, wireless internet, spacious bathroom with hot water 24-hours, orthopedic mattresses, cotton sheets and towels, hypoallergenic pillows and all the amenities necessary to make your stay an unforgettable experience.

In the afternoon you could rest and relax in your private balconies or terraces; or if you wish, you could start with us a guided trek of approximate three hours.

During this trek we’ll visit Oqolle’s Amphitheater (Pre-Inca terraces), we’ll cross the Sifón Bridge (where you’ll see the colcas) and arrive at the Uyu Uyu ruins, from where you will see a panoramic view of the Canyon and the town of Yanque.

Before returning to the hotel we’ll visit Yanque’s hot waters located on the banks of the Colca River and after relaxing in its waters we’ll head back to the hotel where you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious dinner.

DAY 2: YANQUE-TOUR TO THE CONDOR’S CROSS-YANQUE Optional: (Horse or bike ride)

At 6:00 am a tasty breakfast will be served in the hotel’s restaurant and then we’ll leave for the viewpoint “Cruz Del Cóndor” where we’ll stay for about two hours. In this beautiful place one can feel the magnitude of the Colca Canyon by seeing it in all its deepness and immensity. Moreover, you’ll be able to see the flight of the condor at a very close range.

During the return we’ll pass through the towns of Pinchollo, Maca and Achoma. There, we’ll see archaeological remains, Pre-Inca agricultural terraces and astonishing panoramic views of the canyon.

You’ll have this afternoon clear to relax and enjoy the hotel, or if you like we can organize for you (for an additional cost) a guided horse or bike ride. In both cases you’ll visit different points of interest around the town of Yanque.

In the case of the horse ride there’s no need to have experience with this animal. The horses are trained and used to the routes. Also, you will always count with the support of the guide. Where in the case of the bike ride you need to be in very good shape and have frequently done this activity before. At the end of your chosen activity, you can rest on the hammocks or in your private balcony or terrace. Then if you like you can enjoy a delicious dinner in our restaurant.

DAY 3: YANQUE - CABANACONDE –TREKKING- TO THE BOTTOM OF THE CANYON

At morning (6:30 am) we’ll have breakfast in the hotel and then leave to Cabanaconde, from where we’ll start the trek to the bottom of the Canyon. Before we arrive to Cabanaconde we’ll stop for a short time in viewpoint “Cruz Del Condor”.

The tour starts from the 3280 MASL and after three hours of trekking we reach the first community (San Juan de Chuccho 2300 MASL), will continue to descend over approximately 1000 meters where the Colca River runs along the trail. We’ll visit the surroundings and lunch before continuing the walk for an hour and a half to reach the rural community of Cosñirhua (2660 MASL), we’ll take a short break and continue walking until we reach Sangalle, also known as the Oasis (1160 MASL) Here we’ll spend the night and enjoy free time to freshen up in their pool at 20 º C. We’ll have dinner and spend the night in basic cabins with shared bathroom (basic cabin: private room made out of rustic material from the area equipped with beds).

The trek this day will take approximately 7 hours.

DAY 4: SANGALLE – CABANACONDE - CRUZ DEL CONDOR - PUNO

After a good night's rest (5:00 a.m.) we’ll began to make our way up to Cabanaconde, this walk will last approximately three hours concluding at 08:00 am. After a well-deserved breakfast will take the transportation back to Chivay, stopping at the tourist lookout Antahuillque, where we can appreciate the Inca and Pre-Inca terraces, and also visit the town of Maca.

We’ll be arriving at Chivay at approx.
12:15 pm; we’ll have lunch there and then will depart to the city of Puno.
01.30 pm Departure to Puno.
02.15 pm Patapampa Viewpoint of Volcanoes (4900 m.a.s.l.)
03.35 pm Pampa Cañahuas (Coca tea and restrooms)
05.00 pm “Lagunillas” (birds and ponds sightseeing)
07.30 pm Arrival at Puno city.

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