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Colca Canyon Services

Services in the Colca Canyon are limited; Chivay is the only town with a full slate of services.

TOURISM

The regional Auto Colca tourism board has an office in Chivay (Plaza de Armas 104; it also has a branch in Arequipa (Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-noon. Ca. Puente Grau 116. Tel: 203-010, E-mail: autocolca@colcaperu.gob.pe / auto-colca@hotmail.com, URL: www.colcaperu.gob.pe). Cabanconde also has a municipal tourism office that has information on lodging, qualified guides, transport and other tourist services (Tel: 959-740-556, E-mail: municipalidaddecabanaconde@hotmail.com, URL: www.cabanaconde.net).

Chivay also has a police station and Policía de Alta Montaña (mountain police) on the Plaza de Armas. Websites that detail services in the Colca Canyon are: www.colcaserviciosturisticos.com and www.colcalife.com.

MONEY

The region’s only banks are both in Chivay: Banco de la Nación (22 de Agosto and H. Sánchez T.) and Caja Municipal (Salaverry 103, corner of Plaza de Armas). It is best, though, to stock up on money in Arequipa before coming.

KEEPING IN TOUCH

Chivay has both Internet and phone (landline, cellular); some other villages have phone service. The Serpost post office is at P. Inca and Siglo XX in Chivay.

MEDICAL

Chivay has a basic health post (Ca. 2 de Mayo 1525. Tel: 521-110).










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