| DESCRIPTION |
Arequipa The second largest 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 Convent, founded in 1579 and opened after 400 years of cloister for the general public. Arequipa is known as the White city due to its great buildings made of a white stone call sillar that is thrown by the Volcán Misti. Three volcanoes dominate the scenography: Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu.
at the north of Arequipa city you can find the Colca spectacular Valley, an spectacular Andean valley with small towns founded in the Cologne epoch, that lodges some of the deepest cannons in the world, the Colca Cannon ( 3.400 mts ) and the majestic Condor's home.
the pleasant Arequipa's climate and its altitude ( 2,300 meters above sea level - 7500 feet ) turn her into the perfect place to adapt oneself before following their journey to Cusco or Puno.
| ITINERARY |
Day 1: Arequipa
At the arrival a receive reception and assistance at the airport. Transfer to the selected hotel. at the afternoon, three hours excursion into Arequipa city, including Santa Catalina's Convent, the main square , the compañia Jesuit church , the church of San Francisco, San Lazaro´s district , Selva alegre district at the end we will visit Cayma and Yanahuara typical districts and we will have a magnificent sight of the city. Then we return to the hotel. Nutrition: None.
Day 2: Arequipa - Valle del Colca
Early on the morning, after-breakfast, starts our wonderful journey toward the Colca's Canyon, visiting on the way over Pampas Cañahuas, the Lookout of the Andes, Chucura's crater and Chivay's Lookout where we will appreciate pre-Inca platforms. Here we will enjoy our box lunch. Then we will arrive at the 13:00 hours aprox to Chivay. We will go to the selected lodge.here qwe will have a free time, you will have the option to visit hot springs of the region.
we will have breakfast and Lunch.
Day 3: Cruz del Condor - Arequipa
Breakfast very early at the morning, to initiate our journey toward the Condor's Cross, a natural lookout from where we can appreciate the magnitude of the Colca Canyon and to the spectacular condor flying . Back to Chivay, we will visit the Lookout of Chinina, where we can find the famous wall Tombs and the pendant Bridge of Sifón that joins Yanque and Coporaque towns. We will continue to Yanque town where we will visit its beautiful church and his stone streets between another one. We will stop at Choquetipo and Artahuilque lookouts and also Maca town to observe the Colca Valley again. After having lunch at a local restaurant, we will return aproximately to Arequipa getting to the selected hotel at the 18:00hrs.
Day 4: Arequipa
After-breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport or station of bus.
| THE TOUR DETAILS |
4 days 3 nights
Archeological, Cultural, Ecological, nature watching.