TOUR AREQUIPA 4 DAyS / 3 NIGHTS
Colca Canyon tour and stay in Arequipa (4 days/3 nights)
Arequipa is a beautiful colonial town in a fertile valley. Arequipa forms the basis for tours and excursions to the Colca Canyon valley. The Colca Canyon is certain one of the most special canyons in the world thanks to the Condor. These birds are very impressive and can be seen here.
Description Colca Canyon tour and Arequipa stay
Day 1: Arequipa
Arrival to Arequipa. Assistance and transfer to a nice cozy hotel.
Day 2: Arequipa – Chivay
Early in the morning, after breakfast, we depart by bus on towards the Colca Valley driving across Pampa Cañahuas at the Aguada Blanca National Reserve. This is the habitat of herds of vicuñas. We stop at the Mirador de los Andes, the crater of Chucura, and the Mirador of Chivay, where natives are still cultivating pre-columbian terraces. We arrive at Chivay. Transfer to your selected hotel Colca Inn. In the afternoon you have spare time to visit thermal and medical baths.
Day 3: Chivay – Condor’s Cross – Arequipa
Early in the morning we depart to the “Condor’s Cross” from where the great andean bird, the Condor, may be spotted flying in circles above still farmed green pre-hispanic terraces. Enjoy the impressive panorama of the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest in the world (3,000 meter). On the way back to Chivay, visit to the Mirador of Chinina, where we will find the famous Hanging Tombs and the Hanging Bridge of Sifón that joins the town of Yanque with Coporaque. At the town of Yanque, visit its beautiful church and its characteristic stone streets among other attractions. To have spectacular views of the Colca Valley, we will drive to the observation points of Choquetipo and Artahuilque and also to the town of Maca. In the evening return to the city of Arequipa, arriving at 18:00hrs. aprox. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Arequipa
After breakfast. Transfer to the local airport or bus station.
- Two nights accommodation at cozy hotel in Arequipa
- One night accommodation in the Colca Valley
- In and out transfers
- All applicable taxes
- Bilingual guided tours
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
Optional: City-tour with excusion to the mainsquare (Plaza de Armas), the cathedral, several churches and the famous 16th century convent of Santa Catalina
- Additional night(s) in Arequipa
- Busconnection to Puno, Cuzco or Nazca
- Flight connection to Cuzco, Lima or Juliaca