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Carlos Zarate Adventures

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El misti: first agency we trusted

We are a couple of 23 and 26 and we were thinking about hiking El Misti or Chachani. We did a lot... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2016
Simone K
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Great experience on the Chachani :-)

(Ok, I assume you know what you are doing when hiking up a 6K ...) The experience was very nice and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fabio T
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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...more
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Calle Jerusalen 505-A, Arequipa 04000, Peru
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

(Ok, I assume you know what you are doing when hiking up a 6K ...) The experience was very nice and easy going, very well organized and Carlos proved all his experience in setting the right pace and the right timing to summit with sunlight,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing experience climbing Misti with Carlos. All their guides are professionally mountain guide trained and have years of experience. We spoke to several other agencies, some cheaper, but they did not fill us with confidence like Carlos Zarate Adventures. They are also the...More

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 7 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

Thank Joshua L
Reviewed 29 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

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

2  Thank Simone K
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
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

Reviewed 30 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

5  Thank Aicha E
CZAventuras, Gerente at Carlos Zarate Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 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

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

6  Thank Stefano Z
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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