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From Arequipa: Tour to Chivay & Colca Canyon

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On this excursion to the Colca Valley we will visit one of the deepest canyons in the world and we will go to the picturesque Andean town of Chivay.

Highlights

  • Enjoy the wonderful flight of the Andean condor
  • Privileged view of the Colca canyon
  • Get to know magical towns in the Arequipa region

Description

At 3:30 a.m. approximately we will pick you up from your hotel in Arequipa (Historic Center of Arequipa). Around 6:00 am, after a 3-hour journey through southern Peru, we will arrive at the picturesque Andean town of Chivay. In this town located more than 3000 meters above sea level we will have a light breakfast that includes different specialties from the region. With our batteries charged, we will head towards the Mirador Cruz del Cóndor, located just 50 minutes from Chivay. We will stay for an hour at the viewpoint to contemplate the superb views that this place offers of the Colca Canyon, considered one of the deepest in the world. This observation point is also perfect for spotting the flight of condors, a predominant species in the skies of this beautiful Andean region. We will continue the route by road and we will stop at some of the viewpoints in the area such as Antahuilque to continue admiring the views, such as hanging tombs, litomaquetas and terraces from the pre-Inca and Inca times. Afterwards, we will make a stop at the Chacapi thermal baths, where you will have 45 minutes to enjoy its healing waters. If you do not want to enter the hot springs, you can take advantage of the opportunity to practice zip lining or kayaking on your own. Around 12:00 we will return to Chivay where you will have free time to satisfy your appetite. With our batteries charged, we will continue the route and stop at the Mirador de los Volcanes, from where you can see the Chila mountain range, the snow-capped mountains Ampato and Hualca Hualca, the Sabancaya volcano or Pichu Pichu. In addition, we will cross the Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve, a majestic natural space around which we will see the silhouettes of the Misti and Chachani volcanoes looming on the horizon.

Includes

Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel. Bus transportation. Guide in Spanish. Continental breakfast. Food (according to modality)

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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