CAÑON DEL COLCA 2 DAYS/1NIGTH
The Colca Valley is an area of astounding scenic beauty, with giant Andean terraces and a deep canyon that reaches a depth of 3140 meters. A journey to the Colca valley will take you through high Andean plateau, reaching at one point a high pass of 4800 meters, which offers fine views of the Volcanoes of Arequipa.
Day 1: AREQUIPA / CHIVAY
At 08:00 a.m. Pick you up at your Hotel and departure from Arequipa ( 2325 m.a.s.l) towards north west direcction behind snow-covered Chachani; we see wild vicuñas, alpacas & llamas in Pampa Cañahuas national reserve, some birds like flamingoes, ibis, andean gooze, ducks, andean eagle “Kara Kara” view point of the Volcanoes and snow covered mountains in Patapampa (4,800 m.a.s.l). Arrive in Chivay (3600 m.a.s.l), capital of the valley. Afternoon optional visit to the thermal springs & pools in La Calera 40ºC.
(Admission to the pools not included, about $ 6 per person).Note: The opcional vist to La Calera Hot Springs is for passangers staying at Chivay only.
Day 2: CHIVAY / CRUZ DEL CONDOR / AREQUIPA
Early morning after breakfast (06:00)leave for a full day excursion in the left shore, beautiful tipical towns, like Yanque & Maca, colonial churches, gently people with tipical needlework dresses, hundreds of pre inca terraces still in use with andean growings like corn, quinua, kiwicha among others. After a 2 hrs drinving we get the most visited point “ the cross of the condor” here we are able to see the depth of the canyon and the flight of the Condor. After lunch return to Arequipa . ( 17:00 hrs. approx. in Arequipa).
- Round-trip transfers from your hotel
- Bilingual guide
- Entrance ticket to the Colca Valley
- Accommodation with a local family in the town of Coporaque
- Admission to the hot springs (PEN 15.00)