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Full-Day Colca Canyon Tour from Arequipa

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See condors flying in their natural habitat on a full-day tour of the Colca Canyon from Arequipa. Get breathtaking views of mountains and volcanoes, look for wildlife in the Pampa Cañahuas national reserve and more.

Highlights

  • See the flight of the condor in the Colca Canyon
  • Get back to nature in the national reserve of Pampa Cañahuas
  • Meet friendly locals in the typical villages of the Andes Mountains

Description

Pick-up from your accommodation in Arequipa around 3:00 AM to start your journey to one of the deepest canyons in the world, taking the Yura road, bordering the Chachani mountain towards Pampa Cañahuas (Aguada Blanca and Salinas National Reserve)  habitat of the beautiful South American camelids, the vicuñas. At approximately 6:00 AM, arrive at the town of Chivay; where you will enjoy your breakfast and then continue your drive for about 1 hour to arrive at Mirador de la Cruz del Cóndor, strategic point of observation of the Canyon and the spectacular flight of the Condor. On return, stop in the villages of Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque that have beautiful colonial churches. From the viewpoints of Choquetico and Antahuilque, observe the impressive andenería of the valley, the pre-Inca tombs and a pre-Inca model of the area carved in stone. Return to the town of Chivay for lunch and to rest walking through the little streets. Have the opportunity to enjoy the thermal baths in La Calera (optional) whose thermos medicinal waters oscillate between 35 to 38 degrees (celsius) of temperature in which you will stay approximately 1 hour, return to the town of Chivay. At 2:00 PM start your drive back to Arequipa, along the way, visit the highest point between the Colca Canyon and Arequipa: Patapampa (4800 meters), from this place see the volcanic mountain range. You will be back at your accommodation in Arequipa around 5:00 PM.

Includes

Hotel pick-up and drop off Transportation Professional guide Breakfast in Chivay Lunch in Chivay Entrance fee to Colca Canyon
Meals not specified in the itinerary Accommodation in Arequipa Entrance to the hot springs

Important Information

  • • It is recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes, hiking trousers and a long-sleeve shirt
  • Bring snacks, a poncho in case of rain, gloves, a sweater, a hat or cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, your camera and a water bottle
  • Bring your valid ID

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