Colca Canyon Trek To Huaruro’s Waterfall Trek 4 Days

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Overview

This four day trek is a challenging journey into the heart of the Colca Canyon. You will likely be the only tourists on the trail! Also, the magnificent Haururo Waterfall make it all worth it.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: Arequipa – Cruz del Condor – Llahuar

You will be picked up from your hotel or hostel in Arequipa’s city center at 3:30am and we will drive north to Chivay where you will eat a simple breakfast.

We then head west to the Condor Cross located on the rim of the Colca Canyon. You will have 45 minutes to enjoy the views and look for condors.

After visiting the Condor Cross, we drive approximately 40 more minutes to the small town of Cabanaconde where we will visit the main square and eat lunch.

We will begin the trek at 1:00pm, hiking approximately four hours down into the Colca Canyon to the Llahuar Lodge.

During this portion of the trek, we will have magnificent views of the villages, terraces, and the Colca River below. After we reach the river at the bottom, we cross some suspension bridges and then we have the wonderful experience of seeing the small Geyser that is located opposite the river.

At 5pm we will arrive to the Llahuar Lodge (2,020m) to enjoy the hot springs and admire the impressive landscapes. We will also have opportunity to try trout fishing in the Colca River. At night we will have dinner and sleep in the Lodge’s bungalows made of reeds.

We will wake up at 7:00 am to eat breakfast before starting the four-hour trek out of Llahuar towards Fure (3500m). During this portion of the trek, there are a variety of native plants that are really fascinating, during and after the rainy season.

We arrive at Fure village around midday for a traditional lunch served in the home of a local family who will provide lodging as well.

After eating lunch, we will hike to the magnificent Huaruro Waterfall that is about 75m tall! Around this natural beauty, beside the Huaruro River, we will take a short rest to appreciate the wild flowers and other plants before returning to Fure.

A traditional dinner will be served in the evening before a well-deserved night of sleep.

Breakfast will be served at 7:00am before beginning the four hour trek from Fure to Oasis Sangalle. During this portion of the trek we will see amazing landscapes, different native plants, and the most impressive view of the Canyon from the Apacheta lookout.

We will arrive to Oasis Sangalle around midday. Here we will eat lunch in the shade near the beautiful pool and gardens.

After lunch you will have the opportunity to get accommodated in your bungalows, before swimming in the pool or taking walk to see the tropical vegetation.

Dinner will be served around 7:00pm before retiring to the bungalows to sleep.

The following morning, we will wake up at 5am to climb back out of the canyon to Cabanaconde, a small town situated on the rim of the canyon directly above Sangalle. This three hour, 1000m climb is the most difficult part of the trek. Everyone can climb at their own pace and the group will reunite at the top.

Breakfast will be served in Cabanaconde and the transportation will pick us up afterwards.

We will make our way back towards Chivay by car making stops at Antawilke to see pre-Incan terraces and the Yanque hotsprings to bathe in the hot pools for one hour.

Upon arriving to Chivay we will stop at a local restaurant to eat a buffet lunch.

We then head back towards Arequipa making two final stops along the way at Patapama and the Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve. You will be dropped off back at your hotel around 5:30pm.

Inclusions

Included in the trip

  • Transportation
  • English speaking Guide
  • Accommodations
  • All meals (4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners)

No Included

  • Touristic Ticket (S/.70)
  • Hot Springs (S/.15)

What to Bring

  • Small Backpack
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Cool clothing for hiking
  • Sweater and pants for the evening
  • Sunscreen and sun hat
  • Cash for touristic ticket, hot springs entrance, and tips
  • Passport

Prices

Private Prices
Number of persons Price per person
2 Persons $ USD 180.00 Inquire Now
3 Persons $ USD 160.00 Inquire Now
4 Persons $ USD 150.00 Inquire Now
5 Persons $ USD 140.00 Inquire Now
6 Persons or more $ USD 130.00 Inquire Now
Group Service Prices
Number of persons Price per person
1 person $ USD 0.00 Inquire Now

Faqs

Homestay Haururo Waterfall is situated near the village of Haururo, in a picturesque setting in the Colca Valley, Peru.
Reservations can be made through local community organizations, travel agencies, or online platforms offering homestay experiences.
Homestay accommodations typically offer basic amenities such as a comfortable bed, shared bathroom facilities, and an authentic local experience.
Yes, there is usually a fee associated with the homestay experience. It’s advisable to inquire about the costs and what is included in the package.
The dry season, from May to October, is recommended for a visit to Homestay Haururo Waterfall when the weather is more predictable and conducive to outdoor activities.
Yes, guided tours are often available to explore the Haururo Waterfall and the surrounding natural attractions. Local guides can enhance your experience with their knowledge.
The distance can vary, but it’s approximately 20 kilometers from Chivay. Transportation options include private vehicles, local buses, or guided tours.
Activities may include hiking to the waterfall, interacting with the local community, participating in cultural events, and enjoying the natural beauty of the area.
It depends on the specific conditions and safety regulations. Check with your hosts or local guides for information on swimming opportunities.
Bring comfortable clothing, sturdy footwear suitable for walking, a reusable water bottle, a camera, and any personal items you may need.
Facilities may vary, but some homestays may have limited access to electricity and no internet. It’s a chance to disconnect and enjoy the natural surroundings.
Yes, many homestays encourage guests to participate in cultural activities, which may include traditional dances, cooking, and celebrations.
Respect local customs, seek permission before taking photographs, and engage with the community with an open and respectful attitude.
Haururo is at a high altitude, and visitors coming from lower elevations should acclimatize in Chivay before heading to the homestay to minimize the risk of altitude sickness.
Yes, many homestays offer locally crafted souvenirs or products. Support the community by purchasing handmade items as a memento of your visit.

Travel Guide

Welcome to the serene and cultural haven of Homestay Haururo Waterfall in the breathtaking Colca Valley. This guide will help you plan an enriching experience, blending nature, community, and hospitality.

Location:

Homestay Haururo Waterfall is nestled near the village of Haururo, a hidden gem in the Colca Valley, Peru. Surrounded by lush landscapes and the soothing sound of cascading water, it offers a unique and authentic escape.

Best Time to Visit:

The optimal time to visit Homestay Haururo Waterfall is during the dry season, from May to October. This period ensures pleasant weather for outdoor activities and exploration.

Climate:

Expect cool temperatures, especially in the evenings. Daytime temperatures range from 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F). Due to the high altitude, be prepared for temperature variations and potential chilly winds.

What to Bring:

  1. Comfortable Clothing: Pack layers for temperature changes. Include a waterproof jacket for unexpected rain.
  2. Sturdy Footwear: Wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes suitable for walking on varying terrains.
  3. Water and Snacks: Stay hydrated during your stay and carry some light snacks for energy.
  4. Camera: Capture the beauty of the waterfall and the surrounding landscapes.
  5. Gift for Hosts: Consider bringing a small gift as a token of appreciation for your hosts.

How to Prepare:

  1. Acclimatization: If arriving from lower altitudes, spend a day in Chivay or a nearby town to acclimatize before heading to Haururo.
  2. Homestay Reservations: Confirm your reservation in advance through local community organizations or travel agencies.

How to Dress:

  1. Layers: Wear breathable layers, including a long-sleeved shirt and a light jacket.
  2. Comfortable Pants: Opt for comfortable, moisture-wicking pants suitable for walking and exploring.
  3. Footwear: Choose sturdy, closed-toe shoes with good traction for walking on the homestay’s diverse terrain.

History:

Haururo is rich in history, with roots tracing back to pre-Inca times. The waterfall itself is a natural wonder, surrounded by stories and traditions passed down through generations.

Tips:

  1. Cultural Respect: Engage with the local community respectfully. Seek permission before taking photographs and participate in cultural activities with an open heart.
  2. Local Cuisine: Embrace the opportunity to savor traditional local dishes prepared by your hosts. It’s a chance to taste authentic Peruvian flavors.

Nearby Attractions:

  1. Hiking Trails: Explore the surrounding trails, which may lead to additional waterfalls or stunning viewpoints.
  2. Community Activities: Participate in local activities, such as traditional dances or artisan workshops, to immerse yourself in the vibrant culture.

Homestay Haururo Waterfall offers a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural immersion. Prepare to be welcomed by warm hospitality, learn about the rich history of the region, and rejuvenate your spirit amidst the tranquility of this hidden gem in the Colca Valley.

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