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Colca Canyon 2 Days 1 Night

AREQUIPA-AND-COLCA-CANYON

Colca Canyon 2 Days 1 Night, is a trip worth it in itself. You will see herds of llamas, alpacas and vicuña along the way, after passing the views of the Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu volcanoes. The highest point sports 360 degree views of stony-topped mountain, and the decline into the valley gives incredible views of these gorgeous Andean valleys in the area of Chivay. Colca Canyon is considered the 3rd most visited tourist destination in Peru, popular for the large condors that may be seen on your tour in the Canyon.

Overview

Overview:

Enjoy the magnificent beauty of Arequipa and Colca Canyon Tour. This Arequipa and Colca Canyon tour is a great way to get there and experience southern Peru’s beautiful highland landscapes, villages and wildlife; walk on the base of a volcano; and, of course, enjoy spectacular views of Colca Valley. Enjoy the magnificent beauty of Arequipa the “White City”, and immerse yourself with enthralling escapade at Cruz del Condor with giant condors overlooking the world’s second deepest gorge known as Colca Canyon.

  • Colca Valley
  • Cruz del Condor (Cross of the Condor)
  • Chivay

Itinerary

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arequipa – Colca valley.

We will head for the spectacular Colca Valley climbing by the skirts of the Chachani volcano; the view of the Misti and Picchu Picchu volcanoes is spectacular. We will cross the Pampa Cañahuas Vicuna Reserve, where we will see them freely grazing in the highlands. Unique typical villages will appear on our way. We will reach the town of Chivay where we will have lunch. We will have the afternoon free to rest and enjoy our hostal or lodge. In the afternoon we visit to La Calera Thermal Baths (thermal  medicinal hot springs), which can reach more than 40 degrees centigrade; a natural hot spring which is recommended for a variety of bodily woes Overnight in the lodge or hostal.

Day 2: Colca Valley – Condor Cross – Arequipa.

Very early in the morning we will head for the Condor Cross viewpoint, where we expect to see the awesome flight of the condors, huge endangered birds that are the symbols of the Andes Mountains. Here we will be able to have a full view of the size of the canyon, considered as one of the deepest canyons in the world. We will then visit the villages of Maca (Achoma) and Yanque, which still preserve their colonial churches. After lunch, we will head back to Arequipa.

Includes

 Inclusions

  • Round trip Transportation from Arequipa City Hotels
  • Bilingual Guide (English and Spanish)
  • 01 Night lodging at Colca with breakfast.
  • Tour in group.
  • Arrival and departure transfers to and from hotel in Arequipa.

Exclusions

  • S./70 Soles tourist entry ticket to the Colca Valley
  • Meals: 2 lunches, 1 dinner
  • S./15 Soles entry ticket to the hot spring thermal baths)
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Entrance fees to La Calera thermal baths.
  • Tips For Our Personal

What You need to Bring

  • Warm clothing for the night and early morning
  • Sturdy shoes
  • A small backpack
  • Camera and recharger
  • Water
  • Sun block
  • Rain jacket
  • Sunglasses, sun hat
  • Swimming suit
  • Money for souvenirs and drinks
  • Travel towel, sandals
  • Flash light, batteries

Please Note

  • Along the way, you will reach altitudes over 5000 meters (16,400 feet) so some people can be sensible to high sickness (“soroqchi”). If you have cardiac problems, please ask your doctor.
  • Prices are per person, as a group tour or private tour.
  • Private tours require a minimum of 1 passengers.
  • Please contact Cusco Journeys & Adventure with your hotel information
  • Tour departure time varies

Price

The Colca Cayon can leave any day of the week, All year.

US$ 155.00 per person

Terms & Conditions

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Booking:

  1. Your booking is confirmed and a contract exists when the Tour Operator or your travel agent issues a written confirmation after receipt of the applicable deposit amount. Please check your confirmation carefully and report any incorrect or incomplete information to the Tour Operator or authorized agent immediately. Please ensure that names are exactly as stated in the relevant passport.
  2. You will pay a deposit which is completely non-refundable in any situation. There are no exceptions.
  3. You will be required to show the original passport (not a copy) that you booked with, at the checkpoint to enter the Inca Trail. If you originally booked with an old passport and then renewed your passport, you must also bring your expired passport along with your new, valid passport to permit entry or they will refuse your entrance to the trail.
  4. The only acceptable ID to receive a Student Discount is your University Card with a clear expiration date that must be the same year as trek. IDs with expiry dates the following year, even though clearly valid, will not be accepted by the Peruvian government. You must submit a copy of this card at time of booking.

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  1. Cancellations: In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 40% is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing (we do not accept medical notes of any kind) as our out of pocket expenses are non-refundable to us.. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:

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  1. Permits: Permits for the Inca Trail are in your name and can not be transferred to anyone else under any circumstances. Change of dates is also not possible once a permit has been purchased. Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that this is a regulation of the Peruvian government and not Cusco Journeys (or any agency).
  2. In extreme cases when the “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” is declared closed for safety reasons, Cusco Journeys will replace your trek with an alternative trek.
  3. Those who booked PERMITS with a Student ID must bring that ID with them on the trek. If they fail to show this card to the Park Rangers, they will not be allowed entry onto the trail.

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  1. You must advise Cusco Journeys of any medical problems or allergies you may have. You need to be in good physical health, and if your health is questionable, then you should consult a doctor. If you are over the age of 70 years old, then you will need to present us with a current good health medical certificate.
  2. You are responsible for assessing whether a Tour is suitable for you. You should consult your physician to confirm your fitness for travel and participation in any planned activities. You should seek your physician’s advice on vaccinations and medical precautions. The Tour Operator does not provide medical advice. It is your responsibility to assess the risks and requirements of each aspect of the Tour based on your own unique circumstances, limitations, fitness level and medical requirements.
  3. Cusco Journeys reserves the right to deny you permission to travel or participate in any aspect of a Tour at any time and at your own risk and expense where the Tour Operator determines that your physical or mental condition renders you unfit for travel or you represent a danger to yourself or others.
  4. Pregnancy is considered a medical condition and must be disclosed to the Tour Operator at the time of booking. The Tour Operator may refuse to carry pregnant women over 24 weeks. The Tour Operator may refuse to carry anyone with certain medical conditions if reasonable accommodation or alternatives cannot be arranged.
  5. It is strongly encouraged to purchase Travel Insurance to protect you in case of medical emergency or any tour cancellations.

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  1. All balances need to be paid in either cash, Western Union, Transfer Bank or PayPal (in full) prior to the briefing which will be held the night before your tour. Visa incurs a 5% service fee and if you need to use another card, it must be through PayPal which incurs a 5.5% service fee.
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  2. All Adventure Treks include transportation to Cusco. The return train route depends on train availability.
  3. If you become ill or injured on the trail and are unable to continue, a porter will be provided to accompany you back to an area with emergency assistance capabilities. Helicopter air lifts and medical assistance are at the expense of the trekker. If you are unable to complete the tour due to illness, we will assist you in meeting your group at Machu Picchu to recommence your tour at that point. There will be no refund of the original payment. However, we will prepare a document to certify illness which can be presented for your travel insurance.
  4. Cusco Journeys will take all reasonable care in providing to our clients avoidance of accident, illness, and loss of personal property, and will only employ suitably qualified staff. We accept responsibility for the actions of our own employees. Cusco Journeys cannot, however, be responsible for any action of third parties. You are totally responsible for your own personal property and rented equipment.
  5. Cusco Journeys does not take responsibility for unfavorable weather conditions, natural catastrophe, strikes, accidents, illness, injury, loss of personal ítems, etc. It is the client’s 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.
  6. Cusco Journeys may modify your itinerary where reasonably required in its sole discretion.
  7. Group tours might be as large as 16 participants. Groups are open to everyone no matter skill or age. By accepting a Group Tour you acknowledge that others might change the speed and timing of the tour.
  8. All tours are done in English.

Delays:

  1. Any costs, whether direct or incidental, incurred by the Customer as the result of delays caused by bad weather, trail conditions, river levels, road conditions, transportation delays, sickness, government intervention or other contingencies which are beyond the control of southern explorations will not be reimbursed.

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