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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 19, 2016
Colca Canyon and national reserve park

Hallo my friends. Can you pls recomend me a company to hire a 4x4 with a driver to get us to Chivay in the afternoon, spend the night at Chivay and next morning tour only by car the various spots of the canyon and on our way back drive through the National reserve Park and the Lagoon Salinas for the flamingos?
Actually I have no idea where to ask for such a tour. Pls help if you can. Thank you.



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 17, 2016
tour the colca canyon  (1 Answer)

Hallo again my friends. Any idea on how to tour the Colca canyon without a guide? Actually we would like to drive there early in the morning to see the condors at their best and then tour various spots without tracking. So, is hiring a taxi a good idea or should we try sth else? Perhaps rent a car? Taxis shall be rent through the hotel or on our own from the city centre? Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 21, 2015
Hiking in Rainy Season

Hello,

I will be going to Arequipa for 2 days at the end of January. I would love to do a day-trip hike to somewhere in the area, but I am worried about the rainy season weather. Can anyone tell me what I can expect and if it's going to be possible?

Also I wasn't planning on a visit to the Canyon (as it seems so far!)-- are there other hikes closeby that would be enjoyable instead? Or is the trip out there worth it?

Thanks for the input!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 19, 2015
need information to travel  (11 Answers)

Im thinking about.going to arequipa in june with about.4000 dollars and i know it converts over right.now to about 12000 would this be a.good.idea and also is arequipa expensive?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 05, 2014
camera shops  (7 Answers)

Hi I'm travelling to Arequipa tomorrow and I need to replace the zoom lens for my Canon Camera that was stolen in Cusco before we go Condor watching in Colca. Can anyone tell me a good camera shop in Arequipa?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 21, 2013
truck and driver

I am looking for a truck and driver to take us for the day to Chiguata and Salinas Lagoon.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 22, 2013
Gentle climb to snow

We are traveling to Aerquipa (July 1, 2013)and have 2 boys ages 9 and 11 who have never been in snow. Is there snow on the volcanoes in July. Can someone suggest an easy trip to go up to the snow line without gearing up for a summit climb.
thanx


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 01, 2011
From Arequipa to Tacna  (3 Answers)

Hi, i need to know if there are any domestics flights from arequipa straight to tacna, where i am planing on crossing the border to arica by taxi and there taking a bus or another flight to santiago.

i read that there is such option, but i can't find any more informations concerning fares and dates of theses flights, and where i can buy the tickets and board...

thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 26, 2011
Best place to photograph.....Arequipa or Ayuchuco for Semana Santa?

Hi

I am a professional photographer and I am documenting Semana Santa across the Americas and am looking for info on which location has the best and most photogenic opportunities for Holy Week. This year I shot in Antigua, Guatemala which was amazing and am looking for something as dynamic.

Thank you for your insight.

Julien


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 25, 2010
Colca canyon 2 or 3 days ??  (6 Answers)

My dilemma is: 2 or 3 days ?
I don't have much time and I would know if 2 days could be a good compromise.
Thanks!!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 26, 2010
Tour Companies  (2 Answers)

Hi Everybody,

we are planning a trip to Peru in June. Could anyone recommend a tour company or tour guide in Arequipa? We are looking for a three to four day trekking-tour to Colca Canyon and surrounding area. We are interested in a tour off the beaten tourist path.

Thanks for answering!

Kata


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 24, 2009
Arequipa to La Paz  (2 Answers)

Are there any direct flights to La Paz Bolivia on a lesser known airline? Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 18, 2009
getting to Chile from Arequipa...  (3 Answers)

Does anyone have any idea how to get to Northern Chile by bus from Arequipa? Are there any fees entering the country etc? I can't seem to find any bus company that goes from Peru to Chile.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 16, 2009
Recommendations for Touring Companies

Does anyone have recommendations for reliable touring companies for kayaking/mountain biking in the Arequipa/Colca Canyon area that are not expensive? Thanks for the help.

B. Jones


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 15, 2009
Things to do in Arequipa if not hiking the canyons  (7 Answers)

Hi,
I've read the forums on Arequipa and most, if not all, of the posts talk about hiking the canyons near Arequipa. I am taking my 12-yr old daughter with me and so, I am not thinking of hiking the canyons since I'm not sure how she'll handle the hike (and altitude). I also have history of getting altitude sickness so I dont want to risk getting sick when I have my daughter with me.
That said, I still want to visit Arequipa ... is it still worth flying to Arequipa and staying there for about 2 days, just exploring the city ? will there be other things to do there ?

Thanks
Maria


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 28, 2008
Arequipa or La Paz?  (10 Answers)

Will be traveling to Peru in less than two weeks, and planning on doing the Machu Picchu hike, and then going to Puno/Lake Titicaca, and was wondering where to go after there. I've considered two stops--La Paz or Arequipa? What do you think will be a nice, big city, cultural experience after the hike and visiting the floating islands?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 05, 2008
Suggetions for a 2 day itinerrary in the Colca Canyon  (4 Answers)

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


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 30, 2007
Llama treking / horseback riding?

What are the best tour groups that offer llama treking or horsebackriding in Colca / Catahuasi? At most, we would be spending a total of 7 days in Arequipa and the canyon-area. Also, if we can only do one of the two canyons, which is the better option and offers better landscapes for photo ops? We're planning on a summer trip. Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 24, 2006
Cañon del Colca  (2 Answers)

My husband and me want to make a trekk in Colca - Arequipa. We have approx. 5 days. Who has experience?Is it difficult? We do need to take everything with us i.e. tent, meals,etc? we do need a guide or can we make it alone? It is dangerous? how mts are the highest pass? Every information ist wellcome

thanks a lot!

Mag


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 18, 2006
CruzdelSur buses  (1 Answer)

Anyone have any experience travelling from Lima to Arequipa on the bus in VIP class?
Dave


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 01, 2006
colca? where to book?  (8 Answers)

Hi, I'm going to Arequip next week and I would like to do a trekking in Colca Cañon. Does somebody knows where or how I can book it?

All suggestions are welcome!!!

Hayde


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 24, 2006
From La Paz to Colca Canyon?  (2 Answers)

We'll be departing La Paz and heading to Colca Canyon. Does anyone know if the shortest (or easiest) way to Colca Canyon is through Puno and Arequipa? We want to avoid back-tracking, but then again, you often arrange the easiest trips out of central locations like Arequipa.

Thanks in advance!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 26, 2006
Best thing-to-do in Arequipa (?)  (7 Answers)

Well, I believe the most famous Thing-to-do in Arequipa is the Colca Canion. BUT, ive read a plenty of posts talking how disspointing it was. Just read a couple of backpakers saiyng it was great. Im going there right now in april...

So, I ask you. Is that the best option for someone who ill saty there for 2d/1night?

Thanks in advance.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 12, 2006
How long......  (2 Answers)

I'm flying in to Arequipa and then I need to get to La Paz. Does anyone know how long of a journey that trip is by bus? Are there any other ways to get to La PAz from Arequipa?
thanks in advance


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 19, 2005
Looking for house for the winter  (5 Answers)

Hi - I am a single mature American woman - I would like to rent a house in Arequipa for the winter Dec - Jan - Feb but I am not finding any notices - It seems quite difficult - I would like something quiet and nice - up to 600 dollars a month would be great - thanks for any help! Jean


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 16, 2005
Buying a camera in Arequipa

Hello everyone.
We had our camera's stolen today on the bus from Pisco to Ica. Is there anywhere that we can buy a decent camera (digital, not too expensive) in Arequipa?
Please help.
Thank you

ps. fellow travellers beware of people distracting you on the bus and touching your bags. DON´T LET ANYONE TOUCH YOUR GEAR!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 03, 2005
Flight from Nazca to Arequipa???  (1 Answer)

Does anyone know if there are regular flights or if a flight can be arranged from Nazca to Arequipa? How much?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 15, 2005
Longer trip to Colca Canyon- Is it possible?  (4 Answers)

Hi!
We are two females coming to Arequipa somnetime in July. I have mostly seen 2 days trips to the canyon & I guess most do not take you in the canyon, mostly to the edge for the condor watching thing.
Are there agancies in Arequipa who can take us to the canyon via the usual (the hot spings etc...) but for a bit longer like 3 days or maybe 4, and maybe to explore the canyon a bit further?

We don't really want to do it indenpendently due to concern about our safety (2 women alone in middle of nowhere, no way) Any tips welcomed!
Tx
Adeline


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 23, 2005
Air Travel From Peru to Chile  (1 Answer)

My wife and I are going to Peru for 16 days (ground time). She has always wanted to go to Santiago, so I thought we could carve out 5 or 6 days to check it out. The problem is that I have found it is very expensive to fly from Peru to Santiago. I have cheaper alternatives, such as flying from Lima to Arequipa for85 and then travel to Arica and fly to Santiago for150, but given our short time, I was hoping there would be a cheaper quick alternative. My preference is to just spend all our time in Peru, but I thought I should check it out for her. Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 13, 2005
Colca canyon by tour or not????  (2 Answers)

Hi I am looking to travel to Arequipa at the end of this year. I was wanting to know if it is best to go with a tour and if so what companies could you recommend??? I hear there are buses running reasonably frequently from Arequipa to Chivay and on to the Cabanaconde. Has anyone gone without a tour company what was your experience? i have approximately 3 days to see the canyon. Thanks Jo



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