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TOUR PACKAGES 4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS “PUNO-COLCA-SANGALLE-AREQUIPA” (FULL TREKKING)

Included:
• Shared Tourist Transportation Puno-Colca and Tour to the view point “The Condor’s Cross” -Colca-Arequipa) according to detail with guide (English-Spanish)
• 02 nights in a Junior Suite.
• Breakfast buffet.
• Trekking 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) and basic food (01 lunch, 01 dinner y 01 breakfast).

Not included:
• Entrance fee to the National park of Colca Canyon.
• Horse ride ($18.00 per hour per person) Optional.
• Hot Springs (S/15.00) Optional
• Lunches, Dinner.

FOR THE TREKKING TO SANGALLE WE RECOMMEND YOU BRING:<7b> 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:
$245.00 (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: PUNO - CHIVAY-YANQUE

You will be picked-up from your hotel in Puno between 6:15 and 6:25am to begin our trip to the Colca’s National Park. Our first stop will be in “Lagunillas”, an astonishing place where you will see migratory birds like flamingos, ibis, Andean geese, ducks and Andean eagles (“Kara Kara”).

Then we’ll continue into 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 we begin the descent into the Colca’s National Park arriving first to the town of Chivay around 12:30 and transfer you to Yanque in a private car arriving at the hotel 12.50 approximate. In our hotel you will be accommodated in one of our JUNIOR SUITES (spacious and comfortable rooms with private terrace surrounded by beautiful scenery, ideal environment for reading or resting. 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 can relax on your private balcony or terrace, enjoy the hotel facilities or do a short walk through the town and visit the beautiful square, their colonial church and the museum, where you can watch the replica of the Juanita mummy and scale models of all colonial churches of the Canyon and other topics of interest.

DAY 2: TREKKING AND HOT SPRINGS (OPCINAL: Horse or bike ride)

You’ll have this morning 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 refreshing lunch in our restaurant.

In the afternoon, you could start with us a guided trek of approx. 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.

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

Día 3: YANQUE - CABANACONDE -TREKKING AL FONDO DEL CAÑON

At morning (6:00 am) we’ll have breakfast in the hotel and then leave to the Mirador de La Cruz Del Condor, a place where we’ll appreciate the amazing flight of the condor and the depth of the canyon. From here you can see one of the most beautiful views of the Colca Canyon. After staying for 40 minutes on the lookout, we’ll make our way to Cabanaconde, from where we’ll start the trek to the bottom of the Canyon.

The tour starts from the 3280 MASL and after three hours of trekking we reach the first community (San Juan de Chuccho 2300 MASL), we’ll 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 equip with beds).
The trek this day will take approximately 7 hours.

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

After a good night's rest (at 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.

In Chivay we’ll go to the hot springs of La Calera to enjoy its relaxing waters at 38ºC. After the necessary time we’ll return to Chivay for lunch.
1.30 p.m. departure to Arequipa
5:00 p.m. approximated arrival to Arequipa.

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