Colonial House Inn

Puente Grau 114, Arequipa, Peru
Colonial House Inn
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Suggetions for a 2 day itinerrary in the Colca Canyon

by syrinri21

Hello everyone,

We are planning a 2 day trip to the Colca Canyon at the end of May. Can anyone suggest an itinerary for a 2 day trip from Arequipa? I am not sure if we should stay 2 nights or one night. We like to do this with out a tour. is that possiblle.
Any recommendations on hotels, food, sites would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

Re: Suggetions for a 2 day itinerrary in the Colca Canyon

by risse73

I suggest you check Oscar's pages aka "euzkadi" and the travel guides for ideas on your Arequipa-Colca Canyon adventure. Goodluck & enjoy beautiful Peru!

Re: Suggetions for a 2 day itinerrary in the Colca Canyon

by adelinemmc

I had a lovely tour in 2005 for just 3 persons via the hostel el Indio Dormido in Arequipa: http://www.hostalesenarequipa.com/indio1.html

The hotel was very helpful, found a guide (a local student so your money will go straight back to the locals) & organised places to sleep & eat. We felt that we had a lot for the money we paid & were not part of a tourist 'pack'.

WARNING: this was a budget option staying with inhabitants, not in tourist hotels, very rewarding but not luxury! The trek in the canyon is not for the faint-hearted and involves getting up at 2AM so you can make your way up before sunrise. If this is too much for you, 'softer' options are available.

Check your insurance too as some companies will not cover you for trekking abouve 2,000 metres altitude.

A.

Re: Suggetions for a 2 day itinerrary in the Colca Canyon

by pinilus

hey, well i did the colca canyon tour in 3 days and 2 nights.. it's possible to make the colca tour with native people (by your own) but is too risk, u know.. my advice is to pay for a tour to colca (prices from $40 to $180) Is the same shi......... hehe.. really! U will find thousands of tour operators close to Arequipa Mainsquaure.. enjoy your trip.. good luck =).. if u need more info.. just write

Re: Suggetions for a 2 day itinerrary in the Colca Canyon

by adelinemmc

I'm not sure what Pinilus above mean by too risky to do with 'native people' but just to clarify, the hotel uses student who are proper guides (our guide was an archeology student) and I have never felt unsafe staying at a family micro-hostal and travelling on local bus (as part of the Colca trip, the hotel owner put us in the right bus and our host picked us up at the other end on the way out and we came back with our guide on the way back).
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Travel Tips for Arequipa

Andean drink

by p4trizi4

Emoliente!!

It is beautiful delicious drink made of medicinal herbs.
Nobody try it ... it is only famous wit locals ... it is the perfect kind of medicine for the altitude sickness (soroche) and against the cold in the andes.

Best way to get it. In the corner of the streets at night. cost only S/.0.50 sol this warm drink

more great local foods

by richiecdisc about Ary Quepay

This was a cozy place with live music and though full of tourists, the food was very authentic, with varied local specialties, and not too expensive. Adobe was a great pork stew with a vinegary sauce that sounds weird but actually very tasty.

San Francisco Church

by besbel

This church, also located in downtown, dates also from the XVII century. Built with a combination of ashlar and brick, it's not as big or as impressive as the Cathedral or the Company of Jesus's church, since it has just one sanctuary and one aisle and a small square. However, it has a cultural treasure in its art gallery, full of colonial paintings, as well as a library with near 20.000 volumes.

Visite a la ville blanche

by bnunki

"Une ville nerveuse !"

Aréquipa est une ville bourdonnante orchestrée au son des klaxons des taxis omniprésents. Nous commençons a bien connaitre les rues avoisinant la Place d'Armes ou nous sommes constamment sollicites par les rabatteurs de restaurants.
Nous nous sommes échappés vers le Canyon de la Calca où les panoramas sont grandioses. Treks démesurés, observations de Condors, piscines d'eau chaudes, rencontres sympathiques, villageois pittoresques, ... et mate de coca apprécié.
Les occasions d'anecdotes se sont multipliées tout comme les découvertes étonnantes.
Nous avons réalisé un trek exigeant alors que nous avons emprunté une piste accrochée à flanc de montagne et qui représentait un dénivelé vertigineux et pratiquement vertical de de plus de mille deux cent mètres. Exercice épuisant sous un soleil de plomb alors qu'il fallait progresser de lacets en lacets a proximité des falaises...
Andrea déborde vraiment d'énergie alors que Bernardo n'a pas osé dire a ses jambes qu'il fallait remonter avant la nuit...
Ce fut un long et excellent test de cardio en altitude ! Il reste toutefois du travail d'entraînement en perspective...
Les villages pittoresques de Chivay et de Cabanaconde nous ont accueillis. Les villageois sont très différents des citadins et ont conservé des coutumes vestimentaires très traditionnelles. Nous aimerions pouvoir lire les couleurs, les ourlets et les décorations qui sont des signes distinctifs offrant des informations détaillées sur les personnes.

L'observation des condors est exceptionnelle au site Cruz del Condor.
Fascinant de voir planer ceux-ci sans effort au dessus de nos têtes.
Mais même en cet endroit très reculé, les touristes sont plus nombreux que les condors...

"Cruz del condor !"

L'observation des condors est exceptionnelle au site Cruz del Condor.
Fascinant de voir planer ceux-ci sans effort au dessus de nos têtes.
Mais même en cet endroit très reculé, les touristes sont plus nombreux que les condors...

"Les Andes majestueuses"

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