2d/1n - Colca Classic from Arequipa

Our journey begins In Arequipa (2,325 meters) known as the “la ciudad Blanca” (the white city) at the foot of the volcano El Misti (5,822 meters). Arequipa City is well known for its excellent climate and white volcanic stone architecture, one of the jewels of the city is the impressive Santa Catalina convent where nuns lived in complete seclusion for 400 years. From there we travel to Colca canyon one of the deepest in the world and realize how abrupt and stunning is the Andean geography, there have the opportunity the see the majestic flight of the Andean condor. Whose wingspan measures up to 18 feet. Colca Valley is a natural wonder deserved to be seen, along the valley observe traditional villages amongst impressive Incan terracing system.

Itinerary Outline

• Day 01: Bus ride from Arequipa to Colca Valley, visit La Calera

• Day 02: Cruz del condor lookout, Colca Valley tour , bus to Arequipa

Day 1 - Bus ride from Arequipa to Chivay at Colca Valley

At 07:30 our guide will collect you from your hotel, We travel by Bus slowly ascending towards Pampa Cañahuas National reserve (3,000 m), there observe herds of vicuñas in their natural environment. On the way we get to a high pass (4,950 m) called the Volcanoes lookout. Before descending to Colca Valley. At 12:00h.arrival to Chivay and Transfer to your elected hotel. You can have lunch at the hotel or at some of the restaurants at the main square. At 16:00 our guide will pick us up to enjoy a deserved relaxation at the thermal waters of la Calera surrounded by beautiful mountain landscapes , recommended bringing swimming suit, but can be rented At la Calera. By night dinner accompanied with a folkloric show.

Overnight at Chivay Hotel.

Day 2 - Cruz Del Condor & return to Arequipa

Early after Breakfast our guide will take you to “Mirador Cruz del Condor”, one of the best view points to see the impressive depth of canyon stretching nearly 4,000 ft bellow, and the spectacular flight of the condor, in days with the ideal thermal air currents can be seeing many of them mastering the deep canyon. On the way back we will stop at Maca and Yanque villages and see its picturesque colonial churches with some snow peak glaciers behind on the distance. From the lookouts of Choquetico and Antahuille you will observe impressive Incan and pre – Incan terracing system covering part of the valley. As well your guide will show you lytic models that demonstrate the advanced hydraulic planning of the ancient engineers. Back at Chivay main square we enjoy of lunch before continuing to Arequipa. The bus ride takes again scenic landscapes, arrival to Arequipa at 17:30 hour approximately. Accommodation at your comfortable hotel. In the evening explore this gorgeous city by your own and enjoy the recognized local cuisine in one of the recommended Arequipa Restaurants. We highly recommend seeing our extensions.

Overnight in Arequipa

Included

  • Included day 01
  • Transport in group service from Arequipa to Chivay, pick up at your Arequipa Hotel
  • Entrances to Colca National park
  • English spoken guide
  • 01 night hotel in Colca Valley
  • Included day 02
  • Guided visit to Mirador Cruz del Condor and Colca Valley
  • Shared Transport from Colca to your hotel in Arequipa
  • NOT INCLUDED
  • Meals
  • entrance to thermal waters complex

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