.: Colca Canyon :.
Length : 5 days / 4 nigths
Height : 2500 m.s.n.m
Fate : Arequipa
Season : All year
Recommendations: A small backpack, hats for the sun, camera and batteries, water bottle.
| DESCRIPTION |
The Colca Canyon ( 3.300 in-depth meters ), one of the deepest of the world and the majestic Condor's natural habitat, are located at the Colca's spectacular Valley, a singular andean valley with small towns founded in the Cologne epoch, town inhabited for the Collaguas and Cabanas past people. The inhabitants of the zone preserve old traditions and grow at the pre-Inca platforms.
The perfect place to admire the biggest worldly bird, the condor, flying in circles over the Colca's Canyon and a apt place for the practice of adventure sports.
Arequipa, second more big city of Peru, located at 1,024 km ( 640 miles ) southern Lima. It was founded in 1540 and it is one of the most attractive cities of the country. With numerous colonial churches and mansions, including Santa Catalina's Convent, founded in 1579 and opened for the public right after 400 years of cloister. Arequipa is known like the White city due to its a great deals edifications made of a stone of white sillar that is thrown by the Volcán Misti. Three volcanoes dominate the scenography: Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu.
Arequipa's pleasant climate and its altitude ( 2,300 meters above sea level - 7500 feet ) turn it into the perfect place to adapt oneself before following their journey to Cusco or Puno.
All our programs can be modified according to your requests, your tour's duration, interests or specific activities, stock of flights or other additional destinations.
| ITINERARY |
Day 1: Arequipa
once you arrive a reception and assistance at the airport. transfer the selected hotel. at the afternoon, excursion of three hours for Arequipa's city, including Santa Catalina's Convent, main square, the company Jesuit church , the church of San Francisco, San Lazaro´s's, Selva alegre district at the end Yanahuara and Cayma typical districts we will have a magnificent sight of the city. then we return to the hotel.
Nutrition: No one.
Day 02: Arequipa - the Colca's Valley
Very early an unforgettable half day journey in bus toward the Colca's Canyon, passing trough Pampa Cañahuas at National Aguada blanca reserve, habitat of vicunas and alpacas ( camélidos of South America ) visiting on the way over the Lookout of the Andes, Chucura's crater and Chivay's Lookout where we can admireits terraces pre-of Columbian that still are being cultivated by the natives collaguas. The highest point of the trajectory is to 4,900 msnm here we have lunch. then we arrive at 13:00 hours aprox to the to Chivay town .we go to our selected lodge. Afternoon off, option of visiting hot springs of the place.
Nutrition: breakfast and Lunch.
Day 03: The Colca's Valley
Complete day journey dedicated to explore this marvellous valley and its little towns, an excellent opportunity to learn the traditions of the natives of the zone.
Nutrition: breakfast and Lunch.
Day 04: The Condor's Cross - Arequipa
Early on the morning, exit toward the Condor's Cross, where the biggest worldly bird can be seen flying in circles on the green agricultural terraces that are grown from pre-Inca times. Enjoy of the wonderful sights that offers the Colca's Canyon one of the deepest of the world ( 3.000 mts ). Back to Chivay, visit the Lookout of Chinina, where we can find the famous Hanging Tombs and the Suspended Bridge of Sifón that joins Yanque and Coporaque towns . We will continue to Yanque's town where we will visit its beautiful church and its stone streets between another atractions We will stop at Choquetipo's, Artahuilque's lookouts and Maca's town to observe the Colca's Valley again.
After having lunch in a local restaurant,we go back to Arequipa to the hotel selected to the 18:00hrs approximately.
| INCLUDES |
• Tourist Transport (Policy and Tourism SOAT force)
• oxygen equipment and first aid kit.
• Official Visitors Guide.
• hotel with private bathroom and hot water (according to tariff)
• Continental Breakfast.
• Folkloric Show at dinner.
| DO NOT INCLUDE |
• Ticket to the thermal baths S/.10.00.
• Food (2 lunches and 1 dinner)
• BTC S /. FOREIGN S 35.00
• BTC S /. 1750 NATIONAL
• BTC S /. 3.50 STUDENTS