COLCA CANYON TOUR 2 DAY
Duration: 02 DAYS / 01 NIGHTS
Breakfast at the Hotel
Pick Up at 8:00 am to go to Chivay Town, a proximally between 4 to 5 hr ride taking a route that also goes to Juliaca, Puno and Cuzco. Our first stop is at height of 3900 msnm at the Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve Park known as Pampa Cañahuas. Along this way we’ll take a detour to Colca’s Valley. Second stop will be made at a restaurant, at 4000 msnm, here; all passangers may have used of the bathrooms and drink coca leafs tea for any height sickness. In this place you may take the time to watch “El Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu”, and see the stones forest; rock formation as trees. Then we’ll continue our jurney to make a stop at Pampa de Toccra; a place to find a bunch of underwater lagunes, here we’ll be able to see llamas, alpacas, local muleteers as well as some Andean birds.
The fourth stop is the “Mirador de los Andes” (Andes’ Observatory) known as Pata Pampa located at 4900 meters high from sea level. This is the highest altitude from our entire trip, from here you’d be able to see 8 different volcanos in which they all form a circle of fire, then we’ll descend back to Chivay; the most important town of Colca’s Valley at 3650 meters high over sea level. There we will have lunch. Your tourist guide will take you back to your hotel and in the afternoon your tourist guide will return to take you to “Aguas Calientes’ thermal bath” called La Calera, after that you will return back to your hotel and at night your guide will take you to a custom dance in which if you desire you may very well can participate, there you will have tipical foods and drinks. After all of this we’ll go back to the hotel to spend the night.
After having breakfast at 6:30 am your guide together with the transportation will pick you up at your hotel taking a rustic road from where you’d be able to enjoy the scenery of Colca’s Valley, watching the agriculture terraces, this road will take about one hour and a half time period until you get to “La Cruz del Condor” (Condor’s Cross) in which you’d be able to see Colca Canyon and the Flight of Condors. Afterwards we’ll return back the same way you got in to the sight toward Chivay. But we will make several stops.
The first stop to Pinchollo Town, second stop at the Huayra Punko’s observatory where you can have a wonderful sight of the entire Colca’s Valley. The third stop is the Antahuilque’s observatory from where you can watch amphitheater shape terraces and the mysterious lagunes of the Valley. The fourth stop we’ll visit Maca’s town. The fifth stop (optional) Yanque’s town with its most beautiful church in the area. Then we will return to Chivay around mid-day to have lunch.
we’ll return back to Arequipa arriving around 4:30 pm leaving you at your hotels.
- Touristic Transportation
- Hotel Pick Up
- Professional Guide
- Entrance Fee
- Personalized Assistance
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Lunch, Dinner
- Entrance to the Thermal baths