Colca Canyon short trip (2 days)
CODE: CT031: Colca Canyon short trip (2 days)
Our excursion offers a majestic and unforgettable experience at the Colca Canyon during two days. Come and live your experience with us. You will travel through impressive landscapes, discover with us the history of villages by visiting pre inca tombs, sculptures… During this trip you will have the opportunity to discover different atmospheres passing through the Colca canyon and the Natural Reserve with its wild life such as vicunas!
Excellent for: Adventure seekers - Couples - Friends - Nature lovers - Intrepid people - Families
Day 1: Arequipa - Chivay
At around 7:30 a.m, we will pick you up from your hotel and start the trip by Yura village. We will go to Pampa Cañahuas (National Reserve of Aguada Blanca and Salinas) habitat of the beautiful South American camelids vicuna. In the wetlands of Tocra we will appreciate a huge variety of migratory birds, including flamingos. Then, we will pass by the crater of an extinct volcano: Chucura. We will stop at the viewpoint of the volcanoes, which is also the highest point of the trail (4,800 masl) where we will see the impressive Cordillera Occidental, one of the deepest canyons in the world. We will arrive to Chivay at approximately 13:30 to 14:00. Then you will have time to go to your hotel and have lunch. In the afternoon at 17:00 p.m, we will enjoy the thermal baths in the Limekiln whose medicinal waters range from 35 to 38 degrees centigrade in the pools. At around 20:00 pm, you will have a dinner accompanied by a folkloric show.
Day 2: Chivay - Cruz Del Condor – Chivay - Arequipa
After your breakfast around 06:30 we will go to the viewpoint of Cruz Del Condor, a strategic point in the canyon where you will watch the spectacular flight of the condor. On our way back, we will stop in the towns of Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque; which they have beautiful colonial churches, as well as the viewpoints of choquetico and Antahuilque, where we will observe the impressive view upon the valley, the tombs and Pre Incas sculptures. Then you will enjoy a nice lunch before going back to Arequipa at 01.00 pm approximately. We will arrive in the white city at around 05.00 or 06.00 pm. End of the service.
- Accommodation in basic hostels (upgrade upon request)
- Meals as indicated on day-by-day itinerary (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
- Professional English-speaking guide
- Pickup at your hotel in Arequipa
- Transport to all the attractions mentioned
- Entrance to the Colca Canyon (S./70.00, approx US$ 25.00)
- Personal expenses
- Lunch in Chivay (S./ 20.00, approx. US$ 8.00)
- Entrance to the thermal baths (S./ 15.00, Approx. US$ 5.00)
- Acommodation in Arequipa before or after your tour, according to the standard you wish
- Transfer to your next destination
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