TOURIST BUS CUSCO – COLCA CANYON
Stops en route & escort guide included
RUMBO EXPLORA have carefully selected the best transport options, with guided visits between Cusco and Chivay (Colca valley), all year around. 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.
TOURIST BUS CUSCO – CHIVAY + STOPS
|BY TOURIST BUS||INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS|
Price per person
|Inclusions: Tourist bus Cusco – Chivay, English-Spanish speaking escort guide, stops en route.
Exclusions: Entrance fees during trip, lunch in Espinar village, entrance fees to Colca canyon
|Departure from Cusco: 7:00am
Arrival in Chivay: 16:00pm
|Distance Cusco – Chivay: 404km
Time of travel: 9:00hrs
|FREQUENCY: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
||First Aid Kit & Services: Oxygen on board during the journey, first aid kit|
TOURIST BUS CUSCO – CHIVAY
DAY 01: CUSCO – CHIVAY: Early morning around 7:00am departure by tourist bus from Cusco (Peru) to Chivay (Colca valley) making stops on route at Andahuaylillas: Typical Andean village from colonial time, of origin and unique architecture located 40 km away from Cusco on the river Vilcanota. In Andahuaylillas stand out its Catholic church from the colonial time with a beautiful mural decoration since XVII and XVIII century known as the Sistine Chapel of América, the quality of the artwork found inside. This church was built on Incas construction by the Jesuits in the XVI century, with walls of adobe and stone columns. Inside of the church left side is the inscription I baptize you in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit Amen, the most interesting is that the inscription is written in 5 languages like Latin, Quechua, Aimara, uro puquina and Castilian (uro puquina extinct). Raqchi: After lunch we continue with the trip visiting Raqchi, one of the most important places in the Inca times, as Raqchi was the limit between Cusco and Puno (route to Collasuyo) for that reason was built here over 200 barns (food stores, to save food in the drought time), agricultural terraces, stone walls, and qolqas (store houses). Also here is located one of the largest temples built in the time of the Inca Pachacutec to devote as worship to the god Wiracocha. There is a great central wall with a stone base likewise there are other walls built of adobe (water, mud and straw) now a day it is used to build houses in rural areas in the Andes. The central wall has a height of 12m, 92m long, 25.5m wide, 1.20m thick walls, its roof a slope of 50°, the columns were 1.60m in diameter and height of 9.80m. Langui name of one of the four Lakes locally known as (4 lagunas) where there is flora and fauna. Following with our journey we reach to Yauri village, a lovely place by its stone forest unique in this area. Espinar: We stop to have lunch at a quiet countryside restaurant where you will enjoy the traditional Peruvian dish (buffet lunch). After lunch our next stop is Condoroma Dam which is 4740m (highest point of our trip). Then we stop at Callalli where there is the giant rocks castles (natural rock formations by the erosion), finally we will pass the local villages of Sibayo and Tuti. Arrival to Chivay village (Colca valley).
WHAT IS INCLUDED: Tourist bus Cusco-Chivay, stops en route at Andahuaylillas village, Lake Langui, stone forest of Yauri village, stop at Dam of Condoroma, giant rock castles of Callalli, Sibayo and Tuti villages, English-Spanish speaking escort guide for 01Day. Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices.
NOT INCLUDED: Entrance fees to Andahuaylillas colonial church US$5 or (S/.15), Raqchi Inca temple US$5 or (S/.15), lunch at Restaurant in Espinar village, entrance fees to Colca canyon, drinks, extras.
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 specificatications: Our modern & new tourist transportation vehicles: Mercedes Benz & Renault (10 to 19 seats), Minibus (25 to 30 seats), Buses (40 seats)||Technical specificatications: 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.