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VALLE Y COLCA CANYON 2 DAYS :
Day 01: Arequipa / Pampa Cañahuasi / Chucura / Chivay
07:30 to 08:00 hrs. We will pick up all of the passengers from their respective hotels.
We will embark on an unforgettable half day journey to the Colca Canyon (3,300 meters deep) which is one of the deepest canyons in the entire world. It is also the natural habitat for the majestic Andean condor.
We will then go to the Pampa Cañahuasi to visit the National Reserve of Aguada Blanca and Salinas. At the reserve you will be able to see literally hundreds of vicuñas and alpacas.
We will go through the wetlands of Tojra where you can always see a variety of Andean birds. We will stop on the way to have a rest and a view from the Lookout of the Andes which stands at 4,900 meters. We will make brief stops at the Chucura Crater and at the Chivay lookout as well
Lunch in a tourist restaurant in Chivay
Transfer all of the passengers back to their respective lodgings
In the afternoon, we will visit the local “la Calera” hot springs, which are located at only about 3 kilometers from the pueblo. We will have a relaxing swim in the naturally heated hours for a few hours. Entrance is not included to the hot springs.
We will also have a chance to visit the Ethno-cultural Museum, where we will learn about the distinctive way of life of the local villagers and farmers of the Colca Valley. There are examples of their colorful crafts, their typical clothing and other items of cultural significance.
Dinner in a tourist restaurant in Chivay
Day 02: Lookouts / Cruz del Condor lookout / Pueblos / Arequipa
Breakfast early in the morning
We will depart extremely early in the morning with the hopes of witnessing the flight of one or more (probably more) Andean Condors. We will appreciate the majestic flight patterns as they soar over the many green agricultural terraces far below them.
The grand Colca Canyon is about 3,400 meters deep and over 200 kilometers long. Over the years, it has received many agricultural treatments from the ethnic cultures of the Collaguas and the Cabanas. They carved out 7 thousand hectares of Andean style agricultural terraces along the side of the canyon for better usage of the natural resources. In the Colca Valley, there are 14 different pueblos all throughout that are full of color and life.
On the way back to Chivay, we will have the option to visit some of the other local points of interest. Places such as the pre-Incan hanging tombs, ancient Stone etchings, the lookout of the terraces and the typical pueblos of Pinchollo, Maca, Achoma and Yanque.
Lunch at a tourist restaurant in Chivay
We will begin our return to Arequipa at an opportune moment in the afternoon, arriving hopefully at about 5pm.
Transfer to your hotel or to the airport.
Note:At the Colca Lodge, el Refugio, Casa Andina Colca, Eco Inn, Ccamile and Collahua the dinner is included at the hotel