Updated info needed on Colca Valley tour options and prices
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Jan 22, 2013 1:25 AM Last Post By: WILLEMSPIE
Sep 22, 2012 4:27 PM
Updated info needed on Colca Valley tour options and pricesHi there!
I am currently in Lima and am hoping to visit Arequipa and the Colca Valley during October's long weekend. Looking at past postings on the forum and looking up the information provided in my Frommer's Guide, I am finding that a lot of it is out of date. In addition, most the tour companies' websites do not include prices.
Because most tours offered are very similar, I am hoping that some of you can put me up to date on current tour options (i.e. recommended companies), including prices, itinerary, feedback, etc.
I would love to stay away from the typical tourist routes and opt for something a little off the beaten path; something more culturally accurate. Basic accomodations are also very acceptable.
Unfortunately, time only allows me to complete a 2days/1night tour...
Thanks for your feedback!
Sep 22, 2012 6:51 PM
1Most companies charge between 110 to 200 soles (2 nights, 3 days). Walk up and down Jerusalen and you'll find the better ones. The cheapest I found was 120 with Andina. You stay at the same places that other companies go to.
With 2 days, you will probably be rushing and going into the canyon, trek across to the Oasis, and then up the next morning. Its a 'standard' route. Unfortunately, the time frame doesn't allow you to really get off the beaten path.
Sep 24, 2012 6:30 AM
2You don't need to book any tout at all, you can go on your own . Almost all tours go through San Juan and Sangalle (Oasis). You can go elsewhere: Llahuar for instance, or sleep in Tapay.
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