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From Arequipa: 3-Day Colca Canyon Trek

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On this 3-day tour with 2 nights accommodation trek down Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world, and enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience watching the majestic condors fly. Discover the beautiful scenery on the way to Cabanaconde.

Highlights

  • Interact with the native people who take care of the land
  • Enjoy calm nights beneath the stars to the sound of the babbling river
  • Taste delicious native foods prepared from local ingredients
  • Hear the sound of the wing beats of the majestic Andean condor soaring above you

Description

Begin your adventure with pick-up from your hotel at 3:00 AM arriving in the picturesque village of Cabanaconde at approximately 12:00 AM for lunch. Descend into the terraced landscapes of one of the world’s deepest canyons on a four hour trek that will end at the remote village of Llahuar. Enjoy the grandeur of the landscape, a dip in a natural hot spring or fish for wild trout. As evening falls, a well-earned dinner will be served. You may be able to taste a freshly caught trout supper before retiring to your rustic bungalow. Day 1: You will hike on a descent path from 3200 meters to 1200 meters in 4 hours approximately. After breakfast start towards Sangalle. Reach a point that allows a pristine panoramic view of last night’s rest point, Llahuar, and your destination, Sangalle. Notice Apachetas, age old towers of stones constructed by Andean wanderers, as a way of marking their trail. Lunch will be taken at Sangalle, where you'll be free to spend time lounging around the tropical oasis pool or exploring the banks of Colca River. Finally ascend to Cabanaconde, where you will overnight at the fantastic Kuntur Wassi Hotel.   Day 2: You will walk on a straight path for 3 hours and then go up from 1200 meters to 3200 in 3 hours. This day will be walked approximately 6 hours. Breakfast at the hotel before private transportation to Condor Cross. Arrive at one of the only vantage points in South America where you can see the magnificent flying Condor in its natural habitat. Perhaps you'll be able to feel the wingbeat of the condor rippling the air. In Yanque, you'll stop at a local family's house to eat and enjoy some Colca hospitality. Stop off at Chivay, if you wish, to peruse the town and again relax in some hot springs before arriving back at Arequipa at approximately 6:00 PM. Day 3: This day is a very easy day, where you will only walk 1 hour in total.

Includes

Entrance fees to National Colca Canyon Entrance fees to the hot springs in Llahuar Shared tourist transport Private English speaking tour guide 2 breakfasts , 3 lunches, 2 dinners 2 nights accommodation
Tips Travel insurance Lunch on day 3

Important Information

  • You must provide the tour operator with: Full names , passport numbers , age , nationality , dietary options . Hotel accommodation in Arequipa in order to organize the pick-up.

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