Entry fee to Colca Canyon Tourist Route set to nearly double for foreigners on Jan. 1

Entry fee to Colca Canyon Tourist Route set to nearly double for foreigners on Jan. 1

Foreign tourists will face a near-100 percent increase in the entry fee to the Colca Canyon Tourist Circuit, starting Jan. 1, 2012, from S/.37.50 (or about US$14) to S/.70 (or about US$26).

The rate hike was announced this week by the Autonomous Authority of Colca and Annexes (Autocolca). That regulating agency had originally planned to implement the increase earlier this month, but acquiesced to pressure from local tour operators who complained the higher fee shouldn’t be sprung on incoming tourists who had booked their Colca Canyon vacations months in advance.

Entry fee increases will  also go into effect Jan. 1 for Peruvian nationals, legal foreign residents and Peruvian, but by a significantly lower percentage:

National Tourist:  from S/.17.50 to S/.20 nuevos soles

National Student S/.3.50 to S/. 5 nuevos soles

Colca Canyon Entry Price Increase Press Release

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Authored by: PeruTravelTrends

A Peru Tour Operator and Travel Agency: Since 1994 creating wonderful vacation experiences for adventure travelers and holidaymakers in Cusco, Lima, Arequipa, Lake Titicaca, and all around the Andean region.

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