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Carlos Zarate Adventures

Calle Jerusalen 505-A, Arequipa 04000, Peru
+51 54 202461
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Fantastic adventure of a lifetime - climbing Chachani

Do it!!!!!!! Ask for Julio (a friendly Peruvian 49 years old that summits Chachani 4 times a week... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
Joshua L
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We spent a fair amount of time walking around Arequipa looking for this place. Turns out it was no... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2016
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Carlos Zarate Adventures is a family company with over 35 years experience organizing special trips in the region of Arequipa. Our company specializes in adventure tourism, we organize expeditions in the Colca Canyon, the Colca Trek, sources and origins of the Amazon trek. We have 4x4 vehicles for special, private trips. Mountain Bike programs we have in the region of Arequipa, Around the Lake Titicaca. We organize private trips Mountain, with quality equipment and staffed with official Mountain Guides UIAGM
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Calle Jerusalen 505-A, Arequipa 04000, Peru
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

Do it!!!!!!! Ask for Julio (a friendly Peruvian 49 years old that summits Chachani 4 times a week!) The most life changing experience ever. Make sure you have spent at least a week beforehand at altitude no lower than Puno (3800m). It is better if...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2016

We spent a fair amount of time walking around Arequipa looking for this place. Turns out it was no longer at the address in either of our guidebooks. We were willing to spend the time looking for it and would have considered spending extra money...More

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Carlos Z, Gerente at Carlos Zarate Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017
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Estimado Amigo, gracias por su visita, lamentablemente esos días que usted vino a la oficina, el Personal estaba de Vacaciones,...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

My daughter used Zarate to climb El Misti late last week. She was very pleased and had such a good experience. She highly recommends them.

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Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

We are a couple of 23 and 26 and we were thinking about hiking El Misti or Chachani. We did a lot of research and were discouraged by all the negative stories on Tripadvisor; bad experience with guides, tour operators and the altitude made us...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

We went to book a trip of 3 days for the canyon del colca with carlos zarate aventuras because of the reference in the lonely planet. WORST DECISION OF OUT TRIP TO PERU. We filled a paper with our info and the guy told us...More

2  Thank lolopin
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CZAventuras, Gerente at Carlos Zarate Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2015
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Estimada Lolopin: Todos los tours u otros se pagan adelantado, solo en los restaurantes se paga despues. Lo que usted...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

We have heard some good advice on lonely planete about this agency, so We decided to book a 2n/3d trek in colca canyon. The whole organisation was correct but it absolutly doesn't deserver the price We paid for the guide. Vladimir started the trek with...More

4  Thank Aicha E
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CZAventuras, Gerente at Carlos Zarate Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2015
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Estimados Amigos; antes de irse ustedes han podido dejar su queja en nuestra oficina; los grupos colectivos son atendidos, algunas...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2014

I booked a 2d/1n Colca Trek with Carlos Zarate Adventures on 13th of November. This agency has a name, and Lonely Planet advises it too, so I expected a lot. Well, I don't know if the guide named "Ans" or something similar is part of...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2014

With a little persistence we were able to arrange a 3 day Colca Canyon hike with this outfitter. Our guide, "Roy" was fantastic. He grew up in the canyon and arranged a couple cool side trips and seemed to know everyone we passed on the...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2014

Last month I had to weeks in Arequipa traveling solo. Trying to get in a group to climb a 20,000ft mountain without a group was difficult and cost prohibitive. Carlos spent much time trying to arrange low cost alternatives to first acclimate and then be...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2014

The banner said Spanish French and English. Booked a private 1 day tour of chanchani at huge expense. ($400aus) they insisted the tour had to leave in the middle of the night and finish the following afternoon, personally I couldn't work out why the dark...More

3  Thank Sarahoscarholiday
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CZAventuras, Gerente at Carlos Zarate Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2014
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Gracias a este incidente ahora, en la oficina tienen mas cuidado con las fechas. Para subir el Chachani en solo...More

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