Arequipa: Colca Canyon

tours arequipa

Level Easy, Moderate
Duration 2 Days / 3 Nights
Location Arequipa, Colca Canyon
Season All year round
Departures Every day upon request

Itinerary Description:

DAY 1: AREQUIPA – CHIVAY – LA CALERA

We will begin with an early morning pick-up (07:30 am approx.) from your hotel in Arequipa to begin the drive Northward to Chivay. We will be stopping along the way, to appreciate the stunning views as we hear explanations from our guide about the local flora and fauna and the typical lifestyle of the rural population of the area. We will see the Chachani Glacier and go into a National Reserve area known as Salina y Aguada Blanca, at this point we will be able to see Vicuñas (wild american cammels). We will eventually arrive to Chivay around mid-day, for lunch and transfer to your hotel. During the afternoon we will have a chance to take a dip in the famous, medicinal, Calera Hot Springs (38°C) for a while.

DAY 2: CHIVAY – CRUZ DEL CONDOR - AREQUIPA

After breakfast at your hotel, we will drive to visit the “Cruz del Condor” to appreciate the depth of the canyon and to observe the majestic flight of the Andean Condor. Returning to Chivay, we stop along the way to the traditional villages of Maca, Pinchollo, and Yanque and to different archaeological areas of the ancient cultures like Choquetico, Antahuilque y Wayrapunko. When we arrive to Chivay, we will have lunch there. In the afternoon, we make our journey back to Arequipa.

 

FIXED DEPARTURES 2017