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Colca Canyon Tour 2D/1N

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  • 2 Days 1 Night
  • Max People : 22
  • Min Age : 12+

The Colca Valley and Canyon are one of the most beautiful areas in Peru; where you will find andean terraces built by the Collaguas and Cabanas, the two distinct ethnic groups in the Colca Valley. This zone presents 16 villages, these are: Sibayo, Callalli, Tuti, Canocota, Chivay, Coporaque, Yanque, Ichupampa, Achoma, Lari, Maca, Madrigal, Cabanaconde, Pinchollo, Tapay and Huambo towns; in all this area you will find colonial churches and gently people. In Chivay you will find “La Calera” hot springs, with recognized medicinal properties of importance. Also it’s possible to enjoy them in the villages of: Sibayo, Yanque and Llahuar

Price Includes

  • Transfer
  • Pick up from your hotel in Arequipa.
  • Tourist bus transportation. (Group Service)
  • Entrance fees to the Colca Canyon National Park.
  • Professional English speaking guide.
  • Meals included. 1 Lunch / 1 Dinner.
  • Entrance fees to the hot springs of La Calera in Chivay
  • Accommodation at the Colca Valley. (rooms with private bathrooms, hot water and heaters)
  • Breakfast buffet at the hotel
  • Guided visit to the Cruz del Condor Lookout Point and the little Andean villages located on route
  • Lunch buffet in a local restaurant in the town of Chivay.
  • Return to Arequipa. Tourist bus transportation. (Group Service).
  • Drop off at your hotel in Arequipa.

Price Excludes

  • Entrance to Hot spring in Chivay town “la Calera “
  • Alcoholic drinks, soda or bottled mineral water
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Additional nights for bad weather o flight cancellation
  • Snacks
We recommend to take:
  • Extra money in soles
  • Long pants or slacks.
  • Long pants or slacks.
  • T-shirts.
  • Sweaters and a jacket.
  • Rain wear optional
  • Camera video camera
  • Sun block cream.).
  • Insect repellent
  • Medicine to arrest or prevent the so called”Soroche” or altitude sickness.
  • Please consult your physician what medicine is best suited for your organism.
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Itinerary

Day 1Arequipa - Chivay Valley

This tour starts at 07:30 hrs. Our clients are collected from their hotels by our local guide/representative. Afterwards we will board a small transportation and will drive northwest following a paved road towards the “Colca Canyon”. we will continue traveling till Pampas Cañahuas (3500 m/11,482 Ft), a National Reserve where visitors may spot some Vicuñas & Alpacas. Unlike the Alpacas, Vicuñas are wild animals, and still can be seen running freely on these high plateaus. We will stop at this national park and our local guide will provide information about these shy Andean camels.

Then we continue our journey to the Colca Canyon, where you can enjoy a stunning scenery of the Andes and also drink a typical coca tea. Afterwards we will continue ascending a dirt road till we reach the highest point of our trip, “The Lookout Point of the Andes (4,800 m /15,748 Ft). At the very top, we will get off of the bus some minutes to observe the landscape, having in the background the volcanoes Ubinas, Mismi, Misti, Chachani, Sabancaya (active) and Ampato. Later on we will drive downhill to the main village of the Colca Canyon, the Village of Chivay (3600 m / 11.811 Ft).

In this town we will have lunch in one typical Andean restaurant, where visitors may enjoy their meals accompanied by Andean musicians. After lunch our clients will be transferred to our lodge located in a little village at edge of the Canyon, in the afternoon, you may walk around the village and get to know better the rural life in this corner of Peru. By the afternoon we will go to swim and relax to the Hot Springs of the Chivay Valley (35° C / 95º F), a nice pool outdoors surrounded by huge mountains. After sunset, we will return to our lodge where we will enjoy a good Andean buffet. Overnight at our lodge in the Colca Valley.

Day 2Chivay valley - Cruz del Condor - Arequipa

Very early in the moornig you will wake up at 05:00 am, breakfast will be served at 05:30 h, and by 06:00 hrs. we will be driving towards the “Cruz del Condor”, a natural lookout point where you can see the flight of the Condors (we won’t return to the hotel, which means you must bring all your staff along with you on the bus).

On the road we will have the best view of the Colca Valley, as we drive along the edge of the Canyon, seeing on route ancient terraces still in use by the local farmers, who grow mainly varieties of corn and potatoes. We will make some stops for photos, and our local guide will give us a good insight into the Colca Canyon history. Here you will stumble upon a great rock, where ancient architectures carved the terraces, testing (perhaps) which parts of the Canyon were suitable for cultivation. This is a good place also to see the “Colca River” and hanging pre-Inca tombs. After approximately 2 hours we will reach Cruz del Condor, where we will spend an hour or so, observing the beautiful flight of the Condors as well as the depth of the Canyon. Eventually, we will return to the village of Chivay, passing typical towns along the way. At around 12:00 h, we will stop at a local restaurant at the town of Chivay for lunch and afterwards will return to Arequipa. We will be back in Arequipa around 17:00 h. Upon your arrival you will be transferred to your hotel in Arequipa.

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