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This Tour Nature and Culture in the Colca Canyon is specially designed for people who wants to visit the Canyon in a different way. You will visit Canocota and stay in a family house, learning more about medicinal plants and local customs. Also we will visit the left side of the Valley: Coporaque, Lari and Ichupampa towns, crossing the bridge for stopping at Cruz del Condor viewpoint for arriving to Cabanconde night. Next day we will visit Huambo town which is not visited by tourists.
Day 1: Arequipa - Pampa Cañahuas - Patapampa - Canocota
Pick up from the hotel in Arequipa at 7:30 AM and departure to our private guided tour to the second deepest canyon in the world, driving on the left side of Chachani mountain (6070m), continue going up to 4200m, where is located the Natural Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca, at this place we will watch vicugnas, lamas and alpagas. Arrive to Chivay and departure to Canocota (3750m).
Arrival to a family house. Typical lunch prepared with the local products (quinoa, alpaga, cheese, etc). Accommodation and visit to the crop fields where we will learn more about the local production and medicinal plants. Return to the house, dinner and host family night stories.
Day 2: Canocota - La Calera - Cabanaconde
Typical breakfast, then we will walk following the original Inca trail along the Huaynalima canyon to the hot spring of La Calera (3 hours). This walk offer spectacular views, fully of pre-Inca terraces. Arrive to the hot springs and relaxing time.
Then we will have lunch in Chivay and visit the right bank of the Valley. Along the tour we will visit the small viullage of Coporaque, Ichupampa and Lari, where is located one of the most beautiful churches of the area.
We will cross the bridge for going to Cruz del Condor viewpoint, hwre we can watch the condors in the afternoon with no tourists.
Arrive to Cabanaconde, accommodation, dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Cabanaconde - Huambo - El Pedregal - Arequipa
Breakfast and departure to Cruz del Condor for watching the condors. Then we will continue the trip to Huambo, a green valley with andean terraces which is loated at 2900MASL.
We will pass through a natural viewpoint from where we dcan watch the Ampato mountain where was founded the Juanita's mummy. Then we will continue driving to Arequipa. Arrive at 6PM and transfer to the hotel.
- English-Speaking guide
- Tourist Transportation
- 1 night accommodation in Canocota and 1 night in Cabanaconde
- Entrance Fee to The Colca Canyon and La Calera hot springs
- Meals: 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners
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