COLCA CANYON TOUR
Colca Canyon Tour 3 Days:
Day 1: Arequipa – Chivay – Cabanaconde
We’ll pick you up at 6:00 AM from your hotel in Arequipa and travel by tourist transportation to Chivay, the capital of the Colca Canyon region. Along the way we’ll stop at the national reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca, at this point we will watch: vicugnas, lamas and alpagas.
Then we will continue, until arrive to Patahuasi, where we will enjoy a byp of coca tea which is helpful for the altitude sickness. Afterwards, we will arrive to the wetlands of Tocrapampa, at this point wqe will watch the typical birds. Arrive to the highest point Patapampa, a natural view point, from where we can watch the south moutain range.
Arrive to Chivay for having lunch, after lunch we will continue to Cabanaconde.On the way we will stop in some view points, for watching andean terraces and the beautiful Colca Canyon views. Arrive to Cabanaconde and overnight in Kuntur Wassi.
Day 2: Cabanaconde – Achachihua View Point – Cruz del Condor – Canocota
Breakfast at 7AM in the hotel. After breakfast, we do a shor trekking to Pampa San Miguel and Achachihua view point (around 40 minutes walking), then we will leave to Cruz del Condor by car (about 20 minutes) this is the dieal place fr watching the condors flight and the canyon.Then, return to Chivay archeological sites, pre-Inca farming terraces, and stop at other Colca Canyon lookout points.
We’ll pass through the towns of Pinchollo, Maca, and Achoma, and then we will stop in Yanque to see some typical churches, artisan markets, and watch the typical dress of collaguas and cabanas culture. Arive to Chivay, where we will take the road up to Canocota (located at almost 4000MASL). Accommodation with Pedro and Julia (local family).
Lunch, prepared with local product: quinoa, chuño, potatoes and corn. In the afternoon, short to the family cropfields, where we will help with the agricultural work, learning more about the local plant and the local customs. Return to the house and dinenr with the family, at this time we will share histories about each culture. Overnight in Canocota
Day 3: Canocota – Huaynalima Canyon – Calera hot springs – Arequipa
Breakfast and trek through the Huaynalima Canyon (easy hike during 3 hours). Arrive to the hot springs La Calera, relaxing time. Lunch in Chivay and return to Arequipa.
COLCA CANYON TOUR 3 DAYS INCLUDES
- English-Speaking Guide
- Tourist Transportation
- Meals : 03 breakfasts, 03 lunches and 2 dinners
- 1 night in Cabanaconde at Kuntur Wassi and 01 night in Canocota (basic accommodation)
- Entrance Fee to the Colca Canyon and the hot springs La Calera
COLCA CANYON TOUR 3 DAYS NOT INCLUDES
- Soft and alcoholic drinks
COLCA TOUR 3 DAYS SCHEDULE & COST
(even the rain season)
TOUR 3 DAYS
Private Service (Private van and guide)
$280.00 USD each one
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY
- Small backpack (45lt)
- Rain jacket (December to april)
- Sweater and jacket (something warm)
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
- Sun block (sun protection cream)
- Swimsuit for the hot spring
- One complete change of clothing
- Bottle of water
- Flashlight and batteries
- Insect repellent
- Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
For more information about the tour or you request a new date to departure for this tour, please contact us.
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