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Day 1: Arequipa – Chivay – Cabanaconde

Pick up at 6AM 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 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 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 - Mucurca - Cabanaconde

Breakfast early in the morning in the hotel and departure to the Mucurca lagoon by car.  The road to the lake takes around one hour and thirty minutes.

From Mucurca, we will get the best views from the Sabancaya, Hualca Hualca and Ampato volcanoes and of course we will be able to watch the andean birds and the local fauna. After  taking pictures and  walking around the lake, we will be ready to come back to Cabanaconde town.

We have 2 options: to return by car or by foot walking along and ancient trail, the hile will takes around

 

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