PUNO – CHIVAY (Colca canyon)
Private Tourist Transportation
RUMBO EXPLORA have carefully selected the best transport options, with guided visits between Puno, Colca and Arequipa, all year around. RUMBO EXPLORA colca offer you the possibility to make your transport reservation, due that not all transport companies have an automatic booking system. We will confirm your reservation within 24 hours. All prices bellow include reservation fees.
PUNO – CHIVAY (Colca Canyon)
|ORIGIN / DESTIN.||RATES||APPLY||TRANSPORT / SPECIFICATIONS|
|Puno / Colca Canyon: 314km||US$275.00||01 – 03 people||Minivan (Hyundai – H1)
N° of Seats: 05 + luggage space
|Puno / Colca Canyon: 314km||US$330.00||04 – 07 people||Sprinter (Mercedes Benz)
N° of Seats: 10 + luggage space
|Puno / Colca Canyon: 314km||US$400.00||08 – 12 people||Large Sprinter (Mercedes Benz)
N° of Seats: 15 + luggage space
|Puno / Colca Canyon: 314km||US$600.00
|13 – 19 people
20 – 25 people
|Minibus Irizar (Mercedes Benz)
N° of Seats: 25 + luggage space
|Puno / Colca Canyon: 314km||US$850.00
|20 – 30 people
31 – 42 people
|Bus Irizar (Mercedes Benz)
N° of Seats: 42 + luggage space
PUNO – CHIVAY (Colca canyon)
Private Tourist Transportation
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY
DAY 01: PUNO / CHIVAY: Early morning around 6:30am a guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Puno (Peru) to take you to Colca Canyon. During the journey we will pass over the Peruvian high plateau, Juliaca city, local villages as Cabanillas, Santa Lucia, making stop at Lagunillas Lagoon where we will see a magnificent geography of the Lagoon surrounded by the mountains of the Andes. On this area there are birds like flamingos and ostrich, also camelids as alpacas, llamas and vicuñas. Then following the journey we will pass over 4528m, passing the local village of Imata, making other stop at Restaurant Patahuasi to drink some hot drinks or go the bathroom, anyway the temperature begin to descend. Then we ascend up to 4910m place called Patapampa, from there you can see the great Colca canyon and Misti Volcano (Arequipa). Then we descend to Chivay 3600m, a small town located on the river of Colca valley, arriving about 12:30 pm. Transfer to hotel.
In Puno city: Pick-up from hotels located out of Puno city, as Hotel Posada del Inca, Casa Andina Private Collection, Eco Inn, Libertador, Jose Antonio. Besides Taypikala hotel located south of Puno, a car trip of 25 minutes approx, and Titilaka hotel is located south of Puno approximately 1:15 hours by car.
In Chivay village: Drop-off for hotels located out of Chivay village as Hotel Colca Lodge, Eco Inn, Casitas Del Colca, Aranwa and others, there is extra charge.
WHAT IS INCLUDED: Private tourist transportation from Puno to Colca Canyon, stops en route at Lagunillas Lake look-out, Patahuasi Restaurant, Patapampa Look-out (mirador) of volcanoes. Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local sales taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices.
NOT INCLUDED: Entrance tickets, buffet lunch, drinks, extras, tips.
IMPORTANT: Our tourist transportation vehicles have nation wide circulation permit and 2 types of insurance (Certificate of Statutory Accident Insurance Transit SOAT, besides has vehicle Insurance Policy to all risks in record) + oxygen & first aid kit + panoramic windows + reclining & confortable seats, exclusive for our demanding customers. Rumbo Explora provide to visitors all possible choices. Beware with illegal local Tour Operators or middleman, who do not pay the real costs to suppliers (transport, local restaurants & guest houses, tour guides & drivers). Help us avoid the explotation.
|BY RUMBO EXPLORA||OTHER LOCAL OPERATORS|
|Technical specifications: Our modern & new tourist transportation vehicles: Mercedes Benz & Renault (10 to 19 seats), Minibus (25 to 30 seats), Buses (40 seats)||Technical specifications: Few tour operators work with good tourist transportation vehicles as: Mercedes Benz & Renault (10 to 19 seats), Minibus (25 to 30 seats), Buses (40 seats)|
|First Aid Kit & Services: Oxygen & first aid kit, telephone charger and maps of Colca valley, which led us to be one of the best tour operators in the southern Perú.||First Aid Kit & Services: Few tour operators provide this service.|
|Insurance policy: Our tourist transportation vehicles have national permit circulation and 2 types of insurance (Certificate of Statutory Accident Insurance Transit SOAT, besides has vehicle Insurance Policy to all risks in record)||Insurance policy: Most of tour operators work with vehicles which have local permits only.|
|Tours guides: We put at your disposal the most qualified staff of tourist guides, with degree of the Institute (3 years) or University (5 years) and certified from the language center of the university and Peruvian-American Cultural Center (US Embassy) with a high level of English.||Tours guides: Some travel agencies are not paying their guides or drivers, hiring them without experience. We are sure that you will be forced to buy souvenirs during the journeys with higher prices, and the guides will try living of their commissions, which can be a bad experience for you. ¡Be aware!
You can see that in Rumbo Explora we have developed for you tailor-made itineraries with the best price as competitive as possible, providing an excellent service and paying our guides 10% above the legal wage agreed with the tour guides in Peru. Our staff are some of the best paid in Cusco & Machupicchu, Puno & Lake Titicaca, Arequipa & Colca canyon, Lima and Nazca & Paracas, which allows us to attract only the Best Tour Guides, Motor Boats and Land Transportation with national permit, to none other local company, that can only provide a cheaper price by providing a far inferior service and saving on staff costs, ¿How? Hiring tour guides in training without experience and not paying them, besides avoiding taxes to government.
Big Travel companies from Europe, North America, Australia and others work with the Peruvian Tour Operators located in Lima-Peru, who work as middlemen receiving from them good prices from the Tours & Packages, and paying to us 40 to 50% minor the normal price, besides 2 to 3 months delayed, being this the reason that Rumbo Explora have decided to offer tours & packages directly to travelers.