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Colca As Few Can Do!

Colca As Few Can Do!

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3 Days Program

This tour is designed for travelers who would like to explore something more of the classic tours to the Colca valley.  Those travelers that enjoy sharing activities with local people, short optional hikes, visit traditional non tourist towns or to have some adrenaline shot doing zip line, etc.

Our excursion with take you through the Long Route toward to the valley, you will explore the Colca valley and Canyon with all its highlights, and finish the experience in the city of Puno on Lake Titicaca, having a previuos visit to the enigmatic and insteresting “Chullpas of Sillustani”.

*All optional activities during the tour are flexible; we know,  “It is your trip”.

 

Departures:  Daily fixed departures with a small group (Max. 14 persons).

 

Highlights:

  • National Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca.
  • The “Window “ view point.
  • Town of Callalli.
  • Town of Sibayo.
  • Optional hike to hot springs.
  • Town of Coporaque.
  • Cruz del Cóndor View point.
  • Town of Chivay.
  • Optional activities in the valley (Check our description please).
  • Sillustani remains on Lake Titicaca (On the route to Puno).
  • Transfer to Puno city center / Hotel.

 

The program includes:

  • Tourist qualified transportation Arequipa / Colca valley / Puno for 3 days.
  • English  Professional Guide.
  • 01 Lunch with local family (First day in Sibayo Town)
  • 02 nights in Colca canyon Lodge La Casa de Mamayacchi (Coporaque town) or in request other hotels.
  • 02 breakfasts Buffet in Lodge.
  • Transfer to Lake Titicaca last day with stops on the route for pictures.
  • Visit to Sillustani remains.
  • 24/7 Assistance.

 

The Program does not include:

  • Entrances to the Colca canyon and Sillustani remains.
  • Entrances to the hot springs / Zip line (optional visits).
  • Guide for ruins in Sillustani.
  • Meals, tips, snacks, beverages  or other extras not mentioned as included.
3 days - Group Tour
  • Destination
  • Departure
    From Your Hotel.
  • Departure Time
    07:30 AM
  • Return Time
    Transfer to Puno on Lake Titicaca.
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable, Sun glasses, sun protection, Warm Jacket, walking shoes and hat
Altitude sickness:
  • Altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), or “Soroche” in Perú is a group of symptoms that can strike if you walk or climb to a higher elevation, or altitude, too quickly.
Symptoms:
  • – Dizziness.
  • – Headaches.
  • – Dehydration.
  • – Feeling tired.
  • – Loss of appetite.
  • – Sleep issues.
  • – Nervousness.
  • – Heavy breathing.
  • – Increased cardiac rhythm.
  • – Digestive issues.
How to prevent it:
  • Hydration is important. It is recommended to drink at least 2 or 3 liters of water a day to help your body acclimatize
  • Eat healthy and consequently. You may experience loss of appetite but your body needs energy, carbohydrates such as pasta, bread, potatoes, fruits and flour based products will help stabilize your energy levels.
  • Avoid alcohol, coffee, sodas, salt and unhealthy food
  • Your body needs generally about 3 to 5 days to acclimatize above 2500 meters of altitude (8000 ft.). Resting is important. Pillows to sleep at a 30 degrees angle is recommended.
  • Coca leaves, although illegal in the US, help a lot improving your condition in altitude. You can either chew it or drink it in a tea. A cup or two in the morning will already help a lot.
Giardino Tours commits to:
  • Providing bathroom breaks when it’s needed during the tour.
  • 24h assistance from the guide to help you in any matter.
  • Oxygen is provided in vehicles and hotels. Transfer to a nearby hospital will be provided if ever needed with assistance of a doctor.
  • Giving you tips and recommendations.
 
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