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TOURIST BUS CHIVAY – PUNO – CHIVAY + STOPS

2016 DAILY DEPARTURES

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SHARED SERVICES

RUMBO EXPLORA have carefully selected the best transport options, with guided visits between Puno, Colca and Arequipa, every day. RUMBO EXPLORA 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.

DAILY DEPARTURES
ORIGIN DESTINATION STANDARD SERVICE PREMIUM SERVICE DEPARTURE ARRIVAL
CHIVAY PUNO US$40.00 US$50.00 13:30 Hrs 19:30 Hrs
PUNO CHIVAY US$40.00 US$50.00 06:30 Hrs 12:30 Hrs

DAY 01: PUNO – CHIVAY: Early a guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel to take you to Colca Canyon. During the journey we will pass over the Peruvian high plateau, 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, making other stop at Restaurant CHINITO 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 the afternoon we will visit the hot springs (Optional).

NEXT DAY: CONNECTION TOUR TO CONDOR + AREQUIPA US$40 (per person)

DIA 02: CHIVAY – TOUR TO CONDOR – AREQUIPA: Early you will be driven to the view point Cruz del Condor a car trip of 01:20 hrs, to appreciate the majestic flight of the condor. The condor world’s largest bird can fly up to 7000 m of height and live up to 85 years approximately. The Colca Canyon, one of the deepest in the world with over -4160m (north side) and -3600m (south side), located in the district of Huambo. The origin of the Colca Canyon is tectonic and formed 150 million years ago. Going back to Chivay on route we will observe the Inca terraces along Colca canyon, likewise some villages as Achoma and Yanque. Lunch at Chivay town. Then a return trip 03:00 hrs to Arequipa. During the journey we will pass by Pampa cañahuas (national reserve of vicuñas) and near the foot of Misti volcano. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

WHAT IS INCLUDED: The prices INCLUDES stops en route at Lagunillas Lake look-out (mirador), Patahuasi Restaurant, Patapampa Look-out of volcanoes, English-Spanish speaking escort guide, tourist bus ticket. Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local sales taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices. In the price of the tour now includes all money transfer fees. The tourist transportation vehicles have 2 types of insurances as Certificate of Statutory Accident Insurance Transit – SOAT, besides it has vehicle Insurance Policy to all risks in record exclusive for foreign, with 19  & 25 comfortable seats for passengers, oxygen & first aid kit, panoramic windows + reclining seats and an average group of 10-17 persons.

NOT INCLUDED: The pick-up or drop-off for the following hotels is not included:
In Puno city: For hotels located out of Puno city, with Lake View as Hotel Posada del Inca, Casa Andina Private Collection, Eco Inn, Libertador, Jose Antonio and others, there is extra charge of US$10 up to 4 persons.
In Chivay village: For hotels located out of Chivay village as Hotel Colca Lodge, Eco Inn, Casitas Del Colca, Aranwa and others, there is extra charge of US$12 up to 4 persons.

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IMPORTANT NOTE:

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 association of the tour guides – Puno. Our staff are some of the best paid in Puno & Lake Titicaca, 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.