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Classic tour to Colca canyon in Arequipa (1D)

DESCRIPTION:

In this tour to Colca Canyon; at 2:30 a.m. our local guide will be picking you up from your hotel. And head to Chivay (3 hours of travel by bus) we arrive at 6:00 a.m. to Chivay (3600m) an Andean town located on the left side of the Colca Canyon ; surrounded by agriculture fields, then breakfast in Chivay.

About 6:30 a.m., we will leave to the Cruz del Condor viewpoint; along the way, we will visit the beautiful Yanque town with the witite dancer’s, the terraces and the different natural viewpoints. Antahuilque and the Choquetico Tombs, Arriving to The Cruz del Condor for watching the Andean Condor (Vulture Gryphus) and we will amazing the Colca Canyon in all its magnitude.

Return to Chivay, visiting Maca and Yanque town (where is possible to observe a nice colonial church from XVI century, next to this town is possible to see people dedicated to work the terraces. Arrival to Chivay and visit to the hot springs La Calera (1 hour of visit approx.), where you can enjoy the thermo medicinal pools.

After relaxing return to Chivay for having lunch, after lunch, we will visit the local market and the Main Square, At 2:00 p.m. back to Arequipa, along the way we will visit the highest point between the Colca Canyon and Arequipa: Patapampa (4800m), from this place we can see the volcanic mountain range: The Ampato volcano where was founded “Juanita” Then we drive to Toqrapampa, where we can see small lagoons with Andean birds.

Then we will continue to the Pampa Cañahuas National Park, where we will be able to see Lamas, Alpacas and vicunas, Arrival to Arequipa at 5:00 p.m. and transfer to the hotel.

NOTA: After your tour in the Colca Canyon, and If you have a plan to visit Puno, you can take the Bus from Chivay to Puno with Stop, and avoiding the long travel to Arequipa and Arequipa – Puno.

ITINERARY:

TIMETABLE ACTIVITIES
02:30 a.m. Pick up from your hotel in Arequipa.
03:00 a.m. Depart to Chivay by Bus.
06:00 a.m. Arrival to Chivay and Breakfast at the small town.
06:30 a.m. Journey trip to Cruz del Condor or Viewpoint.
08:30 a.m. Arrival to Cruz del Condor, where you can see the flight of the Condors.
10:00 a.m. Return to Chivay, with stop on the way ( Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque, samlls colonial towns).
12:00 p.m. Visit to the Hot Sprint La Calera for relaxing (45 min to 1 hours).
01:00 p.m. Lunch in Chivay, after visit the craft markets and the Main Square.
02:30 p.m. Return to the City of Arequipa, along the way we will stop to visit to some interesting places on the road.
06:30 p.m. Arrival to the City of Arequipa and transfer to the hotel.

THIS TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Advice one day before the tour.
  • Buffet Lunch in Chivay.
  • Breakfast in Chivay.
  • Professional English/Spanish speaking guide.
  • Pick up from your hotel in Arequipa.
  • Tourist transportation.

THIS TOUR DON’T INCLUDES:

  • Others not mentioned in the program.
  • Hot Sprint entrence fee in Chivay.
  • BTC (Colca Ticket Tourist).

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Consider that you can take:

  • Camera, Toilet paper and extra batteries.
  • A bottle of water (a liter).
  • Comfortable shoes for walking.
  • Personal backpack with everything necessary for your tour.
  • Snacks, chocolate or energy candies.
  • Glasses, hat and sunscreen.
  • Lightweight and warm clothing.
  • Your own medical kit with any special medications you may need as directed by your doctor.

* Autumn and winter: cold and wind (wear light coat). Spring and Summer: rain (raincoat and umbrella)

Keep in mind:

  • BTC (Colca tourist ticket, permite ingresar al cañón del colca) :
    • NATIONAL: S/. 20.00 PEN
    • FOREIGN: S/. 70.00 PEN
  • Hot Sprint entrance fee S/. 15.00 PEN.

RESERVATIONS:





USD 35.00 / per person

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