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Colca Canyon 2D/1N

Arequipa preserves a diversity of places, which not only stand out for the natural beauty present, but also for the culture that lies in its people and the customs of life they have. The Colca Valley remains as a pearl, as a mythical valley, one of the most visited by national and international tourism, it highlights the presence of multiple Andean ethnic groups, which preserve their customs and make this place a natural landscape unique, combining nature with the kindness of its people. In this tour that consists of two days and one night we will have the opportunity to meet native species such as vicuñas and appreciate the majestic flight of the condor. Appreciate the dances and music in the town of Chivay and take a relaxing bath in the Calera. We have group and private options. Any question we are here to help you.

Day 01: Journey from Arequipa - Chivay
We pick you up at your hotel by addressing the tourist. We start the tour with destination to the Reserve of Pampas Cañahuas, crossing interesting scenarios on the geography of the Colca Canyon. This is 3,000 meters above sea level, where you can appreciate different groups of vicuñas and alpacas grazing.At this point our guide will explain the importance of these beautiful camelids within the Andean Community. Later we will arrive to Vizcachani, then we will continue ascending, until you reach the Mirador of the Andes, a spectacular point on the route, located at 4850 meters above sea level. Here we will stop to enjoy the beautiful landscape that this natural viewpoint offers.We then descend to the picturesque town of Chivay, where we will rest in the hotel. We then take lunch in a typical restaurant in the area. Later we will visit the famous thermal baths of La Calera, located in a paradisiacal place, surrounded by beautiful mountains and thermal waters. Time for a relaxing bath in these warm waters.(optional).
Day 2: Visit to the Cruz del Condor
06:00 h, we set off in the direction of the Cruz del Condor, passing through beautiful landscapes along the edge of the Colca Canyon, on the way to this beautiful natural viewpoint, we will be able to enjoy beautiful places, in which there are spectacular views of the canyon. We will be able to see the Colca River, hanging tombs dating back to the pre-Colombina, agricultural terraces of more than a thousand years, among others.After 2 hours we will arrive to the famous Cross of the Condor, here we will have more than an hour to admire the natural beauty that the canon offers and also to observe the majestic flight of the Condor. They may also make small walks around. Later we will return to Chivay, visiting some typical villages. In the town of Chivay we will last stop for lunch.Finally, we take the bus heading to the city of Arequipa. Arrive and transfer to your hotel for rest.

Sumary:

Day 01: AREQUIPA-CHIVAY 

  • 07:30 a M contact at your hotel and immediately start of the trip to the town of CHIVAY
  • On the way, you will see beautiful natural scenarios, such as gaps where you pod to appreciate flamingos 
  • Continuing the trip will reach a height of 3.300 MASL. Where you can see families of Andean camelids, such as alpacas and Vicunas 
  • In the afternoon, you arrive at the picturesque village of Chivay, you will be transferred to the designated hotel 
  • Accommodation in the rooms, short break 
  • At an agreed lunch time in one of the Restaurants of the village
  • Later transfer to the hot springs of La Calera paradisiacal place, surrounded by beautiful mountains to take a relaxing bath 

DAY 02 VISIT TO THE CROSS OF THE CONDOR-RETURN TO AREQUIPA.

  • Breakfast at your hotel 
  • Very early contact at your hotel to start the trip to the Cruz del Condor
  • On the route, you will see hanging tombs dating from pre-Columbian times
  • You will also see the Colca Valley surrounded by the Colca River, and giving rise to terraces which are currently used.
  • After 02 hours travel to the Colca Canyon viewpoint, the Condor's cross 
  • will be accommodated to appreciate the flight of the world's largest bird the Condor 
  • After marveling at the flight takes a return trip to the town of Chivay 
  • In the course of travel E will know 02 typical villages, arrive for lunch 
  • In the afternoon again embarks on return to the city of Arequipa

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES: 

  • Pick up from your hotel in Arequipa.
  • Tourist Mobility 
  • Professional Guide 
  • Accommodation in the designated hotel 
  • Income 
  • 01 lunches in Chivay 
  • Visits to the towns of Yanque, Maca, Pinchollo, etc. 
  • Return to Arequipa

DOES NOT INCLUDE: 

  • Hotel in Arequipa 
  • Entrance to the hot springs in Chivay 
  • Extra expenses and gratitude 
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