2 Days Yanque Tour takes you to visit the prettiest main square and church (from the exterior, at least) and stay with a local family in Yanque town, where you will learn about customs and taste the delicious local food.
Tour: Yanque Tour
Duration: 2 Days/1 Night
Service Available: Private guide/car
Day 1: Arequipa – Pampa Cañahuas – Patapampa – Chivay – Yanque
Pick up at 8 AM from the hotel for leaving to the Colca Valley. From Arequipa (2325m) we travel by bus to Pampa Cañahuas (3800m) where we can appreciate vicugnas in their natural habitat.
Then we continue to the road’s highest point, Patapampa (4800m), and marvel at the high volcanoes which surround the place. We arrive to Yanque an small town located at 3400 meters above sea level.
We will be staying in a family house owned and run by a local family. Typical lunch with the family; in the afternoon, we will walk during almost 4 hours for visiting the ruins of Uyo-Uyo, the pre-Inca terraces and the “colcas” (caves in the rocks where food was stored and conserved in pre-Inca times) and finally we will spend time in the thermal baths of Yanque.
In the evening, we can enjoy a delicious typical dinner with the familylistening stories about customs. Overnight in cozy rooms in the house.
Day 2: Yanque – Cruz del Condor – Arequipa
Very early on the second day we will have breakfast made with fresh, natural food from the region. Then departure to La Cruz del Condor viewpoint for watching condors and the Colca Canyon.
On the way back, we will make several stops in the small villages, of the Colca Valley. We arrive to Chivay for having lunch and then return to Arequipa by bus in the afternoon, transfer to the hotel.
2 Days Yanque Tour Includes:
- English-Speaking guide
- Private transportation
- 01 Night accommodation in a family house
- Entrance Fee to the Colca Valley and Yanquehot springs
- 1 breakfast – 2 lunches – 1 dinner
- Soft and alcoholic drinks
- Breakfast on the first day
Schedule and Cost
Yanque Vivencial Tour
Private Service (Private transportation and guide)
What to Bring
- Small backpack 40lt
- Rain jacket or poncho (December to april)
- Strong comfortable and waterproof footwear
- One complete change of clothing
- Sweater and jacket (something warm)
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
- Sun block (sun protection cream)
- Swimsuit for the hot spring