The Colca canyon is reportedly the deepest in the world, thought to be twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the USA. Unlike most of the Grand Canyon, portions of the Colca canyon are habitable, with pre-Colombian terraced fields still supporting agriculture and human life. Located 148 km northeast of Arequipa and about 4 h drive. To follow this circuit travelers must head for the northwestern part of Arequipa to Yura until reaching the cove known as “Mirador de los Cóndores” (natural outlook). From there it is possible to make out the snow-capped summits of Ampato and Sabancaya. The descent continues down to Chivay.
|Durate||3 Days and 2 Nights|
|Departures||Daily departures from Arequipa Peru|
|Activities||escorted tour to the Colca Canyon|
|Airfares||Not included, available upon request|
|Guide||Group (English Speaking Guide)|
|Customizable||YES, feel free to ask for extra services|
DAY 1: AREQUIPA/CHIVAY: (Taking 4 hours).
Between 07:45 to 08:30 pick up from the hotels and leave behind the Chachani snowy, Pampa Cañahuas, Aguada Blanca national reserve, Vicuñas in wild life, Pampa Cañahuas, typical high plateau landscape: Andean grass or Ichu, bushes like: Tola, Ccapo or Yareta. Tocra fields. Some wetlands with birds like Flamengo, Ibis, Huallata, etc. Continue by Patapampa route: lookout of Volcanoes, Maximum Altitude 4,800 meters, view of the mountains Ampato, Sabancaya, Hualca-Hualca, etc.) Lookout Of the Colca Valley, arrival to Chivay. And Transfer to the Hotel, time for lunch (not Included) After visit the hot springs and pools in La Calera (Not included tickets) (L, D)
DAY 2: COLCA
Day at free in Colca. Accommodation. (B).
DAY 3: COLCA/AREQUIPA
Very early (06:30) leave by the left side of the Colca river until the de la CRUZ DEL CONDOR lookout, can see the deep of the canyon, in that point 1,200 meters approximately, the Flight of the Condors, then visit the typical towns like Yanque, Maca, etc, “Stones scale model”, hanging pre Incas tombs, beautiful and typical suits of each town, and the incredible amount of pre Incas terraces still cultivated with Andean growing like the Potatoes, Corn, Quinua, Kiwicha, Olluco, etc, Return to Chivay, time for lunch and after midday pick up from the hotels to return to Arequipa by the Patapampa route and arrival to Arequipa approx 18:00 Hs. (B)
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INCLUDES: Accommodation. All scheduled land and lake transportation. All transfers. All scheduled excursions with English-speaking guide services. All entrance fees. Meals as specified in the itinerary. B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE FEE
International or domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of international flights and items of personal nature.
Accommodation, domestic airfares, extensions.
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