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Colca trek not classic , different treks with waterfalls, hot springs inside the Colca canyon, we have in this trek short and long routes, personalized treks according your physical condition.

The Colca canyon trek not classic of pablo tour, is directed towards people who like to do something different and to have different choices within the Colca canyon depending on the physical condition of each person in small groups.

This Trek is done in the West part of the Canyon. On this trek you don’t find many tourists because it’s not the classic Colca trek. This part of the canyon is wild; we will have more contact with the nature.

On this trek, in the second day we have different routes (4 routes) to get to the Oasis.

We recommend the fourth route on the second day because like this you can join the both parts of the canyon (the not classic part with the classic part of the Colca canyon). This option is highly recommended by our customers.

Pablo tour has no limits to offer just the classic Colca trek (trek that all the companies offer)

One of the requirement of our travel agency is that in our Cultural Tours and treks are exclusives, Pablo tour has no limits in offering the same thing that all the other travel agencies offer.  

Pablo tour doesn’t pretend to have big groups; our tours and Treks are especially designed for special clients, according to the physical condition of each person.
In case on the day that you book your tour or trekking there are just 2 people, we don’t cancel the tour nor do we call another travel agency to join our clients to get more people in our groups.  We never pool our customers with other travel agencies. One of the reasons we try to provide different tours and treks is because we avoid the classic travel agencies. We try not to find many people on our tours and our treks

In Pablo tour that does not happen, our routes choices are different from the other travel agencies and at the same time the service that we offer is better.

Day 1

We pick you up from your hotel at 6 am, then we travel more than 6 hours to get to Cabanaconde village -3287m., and having lunch  in a restaurant of the town, then we continue with our trek to the West of the canyon, to 2100m, in 4 hours to get to Colca river. Then we continue 30 min. trek, (uphill ) to get to the not classic part of the canyon (2200 m.). On this place will sleep private bambu cabins with beds, very basic but cleam whit shared toillets and showers.

On this trek during the day the maximun is 30 degrees Celsius and minimun ( in the night ) is 5 degrees Celsius.

Day 2

After having breakfast we have  the following routes:

1st Route.-5 hours trek directly until the Oasis with Lunch in Malata village.: This Trek is to people who don’t want to walk a lot and prefer to enjoy at all  in the swimming pool and the nature in the Oasis.

2 hours uphill + 2 hours flat and 1 hour down

Total 5-6 hours trek

See the colca canyon trek map (1st Route)

2nd Route.- 7 hours trek, passing by the town  of Llatica. This Trek is to people who like to see and to know a part that is not known of the canyon (pueblo de Llatica). sleeping in the oasis in typical guest cabins of bamboo.

4 hours uphill+3 hours flat and downhill

Total 7 hours trek

See the colca canyon trek map (2nd Route)

3th Route.-11 hours trek to the town of Llatica, Fure town, Huaruro town waterfall –Fure town-Oasis. This súper trek is called ´COLCA TREK MACHO´ so, to do it, it’s needed a very good physical condition and to be a little crazy. This trek is for people who like to make physical efforts and to know places not visited in this canyon, like Llatica town, Fure town and Huaruro waterfalls. We can add one more day to the programm and make  4 days non classic Colca Trek to people who doesn’t want to walk a lot during the day, and want to visit  Huaruro waterfall into the canyon.

See the colca canyon trek map (3th Route)

4th Route.- (Recomended) 8 hours trek, this trekkking in the Colca Canyon join the two parts of the canyon: the non-classic part and the classic part.(A trekking by all the colca canyon).This trek is for people who likes to do something different but at the same time not loosing the classic colca trek. This route is the choice prefered by our clients, there’s not too much climbing, during 8 hours trek there’s just 2 hours and a half climbing. But if during the trek is too much for you , we have a shortcut and you can trek only 5-6 hours depend on your fisical shape.We sleep in the Oasis in guest cabins of bambú.

Inside of all routes: routes 1-2-3-4 We sleep in the Oasis 2200m. The Oasis is the paradise of the Colca Canyon, here there’s a swimming pool  bigger than the other in the camping of the first day, the green spaces are bigger with 30 and 35ºC, here you can see trees of fruit and cabins of bamboo. After the trek, we get to the Oasis and depending on the chosen route, we’ll have lunch and dinner in the Oasis, we will pass the night here in typical cabins.

See the colca canyon trek map (4th Route)

Day 3

4:00 am, we trek uphill from Oasis -2200m. to  Cabanaconde town 3287m. Between 3 to 4 hours trek depending on the physical state of each person. After the trek we will take the transport to condor cross , here we can apreciate the condor´s flight.

About the Condor:

First.- To watch condors at  the Condor Cross, it’s not like to watch any  common eagle, it depends on many natural factors. During the trek we’ll have the possibility to watch condors aswell.

Then we continue to Chivay or Yanque town to enjoy the hot springs (swimming poll with 38 grados centigrados) Having lunch in Chivay and getting back to Arequipa city 5 pm.

.Important .- Pablo tour is a travel agency that practice a fair and responsible tourism, we can guarantee this.

Important. - You will sleep in bamboo cabins, in Oasis (Sangalle) there are 4 places where we can sleep, the 4 places are really very basic. But all the 4 places (pseudo lodges) each owner informed us that have the best service but we have checked it and for us the 4 places have the same facilities and services and there are not differences.
In each room there are: Beds and blankets. you will share the room only with the person that you know , you can choose between matrimonial room, double room , triple room and quadruple.
Each hostel has their own swimming pool.    
Inside the rooms there are not electricity, only on the front desk you can charge batteries.
Remember the Oasis is located inside the Colca canyon , on the bottom of the canyon, some customers think that the rooms are dusty. Remember you are on the nature ¡  For the nights we recommend you carry a trek liner, on the bamboo huts you will have blankets but if you like to have only your personal scent on the bed please carry your own trek liner.
We can offer private rooms with private toillets in both nights for extra cost.
All the swimming pools and hostel take the water from the only one spring that exist in the Oasis , the temperature of the water is 23 grados centigrados they use solar panel for the shower.
Accommodations in llahuar inside the canyon is adequate but the cabins are small  

We have 2 kinds of services:


TOURIST BUS SERVICE: 20-35 tourists in the bus, yes we share the transport with others travel agencies. This is not our transport.

We trek maximun with 12 customers with one guide of Pablo Tour. Sure, we share the tourists bus with other travel agencies but on the trek we avoid the crowd , we trek more, All is included on the price. Pablo tour is one of the few companies that work only with official trekking guides.

We don´t receive tourist from other travel agencies , You will trek allways with a Pablo tour´s guide.

The biggest advantage of this type of service (tourist bus service) is that it is less expensive than the private transport service.
Obviously, more people in transport is cheaper.
But do not be mistaken, if you take this service with Pablo tour : Our trek is always different, we walk more and avoid the masses of tourists by taking different routes or walking in the opposite direction.

  • In the first day, this tourist bus goes through the various hotels to pick up the passengers. This bus pick up passengers from many different hotels.
  • The client must be waiting between 3:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. for the tourist Bus; you may wait without knowing the exact time of pickup, you need to wait ready from 3 am inside your hotel.
  • In conclusion,The fist day the bus leaves from Arequipa at 4:00 am, and continues to the condor cross with only one stop in Yanque village for the breakfast.The bus arrives at the condor lookout at 8:30 am, the bus wait 30 min. in the condor cross.
  • On the last day, in the morning the tourist bus service stop only 2 times in Colca valley to take pictures for sightseeing terraces. One stop 30 min, for the hot spring in Yanque village.
  • After lunch in the last day, you make 2 more stops on the national reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca: Llamas, vicuñas, alpacas and in the Patamapa viewpoint at 4850mhsl. From there you can see the andes range and volcanoes.We arrive to Arequipa 18:00hrs at 4 blocks from Arequipa´s Main square.
  • If you take the connection to Puno the last day after lunch , don´t worry you will not skipe the visits on the National Park of Salinas and aguada blanca because the tourist bus to Puno make the same stops and visits along the way arriving to Puno 19:30hrs.
  • If on the last day you have the conection to continue to Puno , you will have only 30 min. for the lunch. and not problem for the hot spring in the last day , you will have time to enjoy it.
  • Remember, the second day of the trek we have 4 trek routes, with the tourist bus service you can only choose the first route of the second day. (5-6 hours trek) But if you like to choose other options on the second day you will trek only with the poeple that you know + a private guide, sure you need to pay extra for.
  • Only if you have the connection to Puno the last day, you have to take your bags to Cabanaconde on the tourist bus. There, In Cabanaconde you can store your bags for a few soles. And at the end of the trek you can keep it.


-The first day you have to wait ready inside your hotel , generally a minimum one hour from 03:00 am to 04:00 am

-Is not included , mules and horsemen to carry your personal things.
-Very early departure.
-In the first day The tourist bus in shared service arrive at 8:30 to 9:00 am, at the condor cross and you wait the condor only 30 min.
-If you need a connexion from the Colca canyon (Chivay village) to Puno after the trek it's possible but the tourist bus leaves from Cabanaconde ( in the last day of the trek ) at 10:00 am and this tourist bus arrive to Chivay village at 12:10 and the bus for Puno leave at 13:15 pm. You will have only 30 min. to take a lunch. ( is necessary to be 15 min, before the departure).
- The tourist bus leave from Cabanaconde at 10:00 am and arrive to Arequipa city between 18:00hrs

-We are not responsible for any delays or cancellations, change schedule without notice. (it´s not ours buses) But normally we don´t have problems , this information is only on case of.

-On the tourist bus there is not a suitcase hold, the suitcases are put in the transport aisle, between the two rows of seats.
We will not be responsible for future claims.
Of course, in Cabanaconde we know a place to store your suitcases for a few soles, but if there is any loss, we will not responsible. This is only in case of , we never had at the moment any problem.

-This is not a Pablo Tour transport, is not our driver. Normally people complain because they drive fast.

PRIVATE TRANSPORT SERVICE Comfortable service, maximum 4 people in the transport and 4 people in the trek. When you book, if your familly or friends are more than 4 people , you will be in the transport and during the trek only with the people that you know. For sure we will use a bigger tranport.

  • Private transport service is opposite to the tourist bus in shared service. With the private transport service we do many stops in the toilets and in places to take pictures and it’s more comfortable. (climatized).Personalized travel in small group. You can stop anywhere.       
  • In private car service the first day we pick you up from your hotel at 6:00 am. and the last day we arrive to Arequipa 16:30/17:00 hrs, we drop you to your hotel.
  • It's a service to people who are interested in visiting also the Colca valley, remember that the trekking is into the Colca Canyon.
  • In the transport and in trek there are maximum 4 people.
  • It’s a service to people who like more comfort in the transport and to know better the Colca valley and the colonial village's along the way. With plenty of stops for toilettes as well.
  • In a private service, we visit the Colca valley making more stops for sightseeing terraces, pre-inca tombs, volcanoes, the national reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca: Llamas, vicuñas, alpacas and colonial villages, etc.
  • If you have a conextion from Colca to Puno the last day , you can leave with all your back pack , there is much space inside the transport. And during your trek, the driver will take care of your backpack. For the conexion Colca to Puno it will be easier for you. You will have enough time for the lunch and hot spring. This bus leave at 13:15pm from Chivay village and arrive to Puno city 19:30hrs.
  • Only by private car service we include during the 3 days trek , one mule and one horsemen (arriero) .The mule will carry all your things, you will carry during the trek just your camera. The horsemen will take care of the mule and your things. Like this you will help the local economy, thanks to this work the local people will stay on their village . Yes you will help to conserve the folklore.
  • On the second day we have 4 options routes, for you is a la carte, you can decided wich option is better for you witout limits.
    The arriero ( horsemen) will be proud if you ask to speak in Quechua, also he can learn you a little the quechua language.
    -The mule will carry 10 kilos per person during the 3 days
    -The Arriero ( horsemen) take care of your things and the mule.
Colca canyon trek 3 days not classic included
  • Transport
  • All transfers
  • Oxygen equipment (only by private transport)
  • First-aide kit
  • Entrance fee to condor cross and national park
  • Entrance fee to Oasis
  • Trekking into the canyon
  • Official guide
  • All meals
  • Accommodation 2 nights in typical houses
  • Ticket for hot spring
  • Only by private car service we include during the 3 days trek , one mule and one horsemen (arriero) .The mule will carry all your things you will carry during the trek just your camera. The mule will carry 1o kilos per person during the 3 days. The Arriero ( horsemen) take care of your things and the mule.
Colca canyon trek 3 days not classic not included
  • Water, you can buy water during the trek each 4 hours everyday
  • Snacks
  • Tips

Departure: Any day

In private transport service: Private guide and private Transport

Prices per person in American dollars

Observation.- In private transport service, In the last day if you do not want to return to the city of Arequipa, we can customize this tour and we can go in the same car to the city of Puno for a few dollars more.
Observation.-in private transport service, on the last day, you can enjoy the Colca valley and to do the different visits like, view points, condor cross, colonial villages, thermal baths. Etc.

 Which option route Pablo tour recommend on the second day of the trek?
We recommend the 1th and 4th Route.

If you like to ride on the mule:

First. - We don`t recommend it because there was some accidents.
Normally people take the ride on the mules the last day of the Colca trek from the bottom of the canyon to Cabanaconde.
If some of our customer decide to do it we are not responsible for future accidents and remember this is extra, this service is not included on our treks.

BAGS FOR THE MULE.- And remember we provide on the treks backs to transport your personal things  ( 10 kilos per person) like this you need during the trek just a day pack to carry your sunblock, bottle of water, camera etc. Available only by private car service.
ECOLOGICAL  BAGS FOR THE  RUBBISH.-  ( Available on private car service and by tourist bus on shared service)  Pablo tour is an ECO RESPONSIBLE COMPANY , Pablo tour`s team  take care the nature and during our tours, treks and expeditions our guides carry a bag for the plastic  bottles . Please if you buy plastic bottle of water   during the trek put the empty plastic bottle inside our ecological bags, the guide will transport it to our office in Arequipa city. Our guides will provide you this ecological Rubbish Bag.
Important: the rain season in Arequipa region is from November to March But during these months is possible to trek, the only month that sometimes we have many rain is on February .
On the rain season except February in the morning is blue sky, please during the rain season we recommend carry your rain jacket.

what to bring
  • Swimming Customs.
  • Torch / Flashlight.
  • Sun Block.
  • Insects Repellent (Specially if you have sweet blood for them).
  • Towels.
  • Basics.
  • Snacks.
  • Water (you can buy in all the villages).
  • Cap or hat.
  • Personal medications.
  • Hiking stick(s).
  • Sleeping Bag, (opcional).
  • Enthusiasm.
There’s no risk of Malaria at all.

The passenger is under the obligation to mention of any health problem or past injury to assure and guarantee the safety of the trip.

about our guides

The stuff is competent and is being trained eventually, every now and then.(OFFICIEL GUIDES).

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