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Colca Valley and Canyon Ride


Colca Valley and Canyon Ride
Arequipa Peru
An extraordinary riding adventure exploring the Colca Valley and riding all the way one of the deepest canyons in the world! The scenery is spectacular and ever changing. Join us on this new Peruvian adventure with accommodations in 3 star hotels and one overnight in a local guesthouse.

Ride the smooth gaited Peruvian Pasos and learn more about the history and culture while exploring the countryside. Meet the local people and one of the premier horse breeders in Peru. Our trip starts in the historic town of Arequipa. From here we transfer to the Colca Valley - on the way you surely will encounter the South American “camels” (Alpacas, Llamas and Vicuñas). Later we see the magnificent volcanoes Belvedere. Get to know your Peruvian Paso horse and off we ride to the Coporaque Village and explore the archaeological site of Uyo-Uyo. The next days we follow the Colca River, see Pre-Inca “Terrazas”, wonderful crops carved in the mountains (Inca way of plantation) and cross the Villages of Ichupampa, Lari and Madrigal. In the afternoon, we will climb the Mountain, before we reach the “Chimpa” fortress. Then our trail leads us to the village of Pinchollo, where we will leave the horses to visit the two most famous Belvederes of the Valley (the Cross of Condor and the Cross of Cura), located at the edge of the second deepest canyon in the world (10,725 feet deep).

Enjoy the view of the Peruvian condor high above the canyon, one of the biggest birds on the globe. The next stop is the Geyser of Pinchollo. On the way we pass through amazing landscapes composed by high volcanoes with snowy peaks, waterfalls and huge mountains.

Progressive Ride (no camping)
Ride with Gaited Horses

Meeting: Yanque
Airport: Arequipa
Transfer: Arequipa
Riders: Min 2 riders
Max 10 riders

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    Colca Valley and Canyon Ride
    Tour Code: IT-PEIP07B
    7 days / 6 nights ~$2,240.00
    Dates : March to Nov

    Trip Rating :
    Difficulty : Riding Level
    Riding Level Explained
    ABeginner
    Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
    BNovice
    Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
    CIntermediate
    Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
    D Strong Intermediate
    Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
    EAdvanced
    All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
    Lodging: Standard
    Lodging Level Explained
       
    = Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
       
    Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
    Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
     Accommodations with superior comforts.
       
     = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
       
    Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
    Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
    Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
       
     = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
       
    Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
    Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
    Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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    Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
    A 2016 10/02 - 10/08 7d / 6n 7 day trip, 5 riding days, A... 2 /10 Expired
    B 2016 10/02 - 10/11 10d / 9n 10 day trip, 5 riding days +... 2 /10 Expired
    B 2016 11/06 - 11/15 10d / 9n 10 day trip, 5 riding days +... 2 /10 Expired
    A 2016 11/06 - 11/12 7d / 6n 7 day trip, 5 riding days, A... 2 /10 Expired
    A 2016 11/27 - 12/03 7d / 6n 7 day trip, 5 riding days, A... 2 /10 Expired
    B 2016 11/27 - 12/06 10d / 9n 10 day trip, 5 riding days +... 2 /10 Expired
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    Tack: Peruvian
    Horses: Peruvian Pasos
    Pace: Moderate - paces according to riding t...

    Airport: Arequipa
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