Arequipa - Colca Canyon (4 Days / 3 Nights)
AREQUIPA: CITY TOUR / Colca Canyon (4 Days / 3 Nights)
DAY 1. - AREQUIPA
Reception, assistance and transfer to the hotel.
In the afternoon we start the city visiting Santa
Catalina Monastery. The Convent of Santa Catalina was
opened in 1970 is one of the most notable buildings
of the city, the walls keep 400 years of history.
The city counts with Spanish-type buildings and ancient
churches built on sillar, white volcanic rock that has been
used in the construction of Arequipa City.
The Main Square of Arequipa is one of the most spectacular
of all Peru. Its imposing cathedral and the magnificent
view of the Misti Volcano attractions are impossible
to ignore for any traveler.
DAY 2 .- Arequipa / Chivay
At 8:00 a.m. we left the city of Arequipa, taking the
route north to Yura, during the tour will visit the National
Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca where we will see wild
vicunas, llamas and alpacas, in Pampa Cañahuas it is
possible to appreciate different types of birds such
as flamingos, herons, geese Andean ducks, eagles of the
Andes "Kara kara"; then we will arrive to the viewpoint
of the volcano where we will have a privileged view of
snow-covered mountains in Patapampa (4800 m.-15 000 feet).
Arrival to Chivay capital of the valley, lunch
and accommodation in the hotel. During the afternoon we have
the option to visit “La Calera “baths, with a temperature of
40 º and the water has medicinal properties.
(Tickets to the baths are not included,
approx. $ 3 per person). Overnight.
DAY 3.- Chivay / CRUZ DEL CONDOR / AREQUIPA
After breakfast, we begin our journey along the left
margin of Colca River, visiting the beautiful and typical
villages such as Yanque Maca, colonial churches and we will
contact the friendly people that even dressed in their
traditional dress embroidered by themselves in the path
observed hundreds platforms or pre-Inca terraces that
are still in used where they grow corn, quinoa, kiwicha etc.
In the viewpoint of the "Cruz del Condor" we will
appreciate the depth of the canyon and the flight of
the majestic condor, on the way back lwe will see lito
models, pre-Inca tombs. After lunch we return
to the city of Arequipa. (18:00 hrs. Approx. Arequipa).
DAY 4. - TRANSFER OUT
Breakfast, assistance and transfer to
the airport or bus station.
- All transportation on land and lake specified in the itinerary.
- All transfers.
- All excursions with bilingual guide service.
- All entries.
- Meals specified in itinerary.
- Personal attention.
- National or International Tickets.
- Taxes in general, excess baggage charges, additional nights due to cancellation of flights.
- Local calls, national or international.
- Personal services like laundry, and others not specified in the itinerary.