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Typical Andean vegetation and fauna surrounds one of the world’s deepest canyons: Colca Canyon, the perfect setting for watching condors, vicuñas, alpacas, llamas, flamingos, andean terraces. This is the ideal place for peaceful relaxation, all under the watchful gaze of the monarch of these skies, the Andean condor.
Natural viewpoints and thermal waters; hiking and trekking; observation of giant hummingbirds and other typical highland animals in their natural habitat, including vizcachas and pumas; all these activities are offered by this valley and its mild climate.
Colca Canyon is one of the most amazing places in Peru. This is what Colca Canyon Nature Tour 2 Days has to offer!
Day 1: Arequipa – Chivay – La Granja
Pick up at 7AM from your hotel in Arequipa and travel by private 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: vicuñas, llamas and alpacas.
Then we will continue, until arrive to Patahuasi, where we will enjoy a cup 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 La Granja. Along the way we will stop in some viewpoints, for watching andean terraces and the beautiful Colca Canyon views.
We will do a short hike from Cruz del Cura to Cruz del Condor viewpoint, this is an easy hike that will allow to discover the Colca Canyon. We will be able to watch condors with no tourist around.
Arrive to La Granja and dinner.
Day 2: La Granja – Cruz del Condor – Hot Springs – Arequipa
Breakfast at 7AM in the hotel. After breakfast, then we will leave to Cruz del Condor by car (about 10 minutes) this is the dieal place for watching the condors flight and the canyon. Of course during the breakfast, we can watch the condors flying from the awesome view from the hotel, which is located on the board to the Colca Canyon.
Then, return to Chivay stopping in the 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.
Arrive to Chivay, visit to the hot springs and relaxing time. Lunch and departure to Arequipa.
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