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From Arequipa: Full Day Colca Canyon Tour2 Reviews
The Colca Canyon Tour starts very early, and it will take you to know one of the deepest canyons in the world, as well as the possibility of seeing the majestic flight of the famous Andean Condors.
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- Tour to one of the deepest canyon in the world
- Learn about the local fauna and flora from professional guid
- Visit the best place to see Andean Condor in South America
- Get to know a Geopark recognized by UNESCO.
- Enjoy a traditional lunch in the town of Chivay
DescriptionVery early in the morning, and after picking you up from the hotel located in the city of Arequipa, we are going to start the Colca tour to the Valley of Colca. This amazing experience begins with a sightseeing tour to the National Reserve of Salinas y Aguada Blanca located at 4,000 meters above sea level. In this place we will admire vicuñas. After a 4-hour of travel by road we will reach the town of Chivay. This amazing Andean village is located in the highest point of the canyon, and it has an altitude of 3,635 m.a.s.l. The tour continues to Cruz del Condor viewing points located at 4,700 meters above sea. Admires the Colca River at the bottom. We will have the opportunity to admire incredible landscapes of the volcanoes. Also, we will see the amazing flight of the Condor in their natural habitat, a unique spectacle. The Condor is considered a South American Heritage, and is one of the biggest flying birds of the world. We will visit different religious towns as Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque. We will visit the viewpoint of Antahuilque located 3,700 m.a.s.l. with amazing views to colorful lagoons and to the platforms of Choquetico. Enjoy a lovely lunch at a local restaurant in Chivay (optional). Then, you will have the option to visit the hot springs (optional) with healing properties. During our way back to Arequipa we are going to pass through the Chucura crater, and Patahuasi, a place where we can see birds, llamas and alpacas. We will visit the volcanoes viewpoint at 4,800 m.a.s.l., and here we will admire amazing views to the volcanoes of Misti, Sabancaya, Chachani, Ampato, among others. To finish this long day tour visiting the Colca Canyon, we will back to Arequipa, to transferred you to the hotel.
IncludesTransfers from / to the hotel, to the Colca Canyon Shared guided tour in Spanish and English Breakfast First Aid Kit
- * We recommend being in good physical condition, as the Colca Canyon has an average height of 3400 m.a.s.l. * You must be able to walk in unpaved or uneven terrain