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Description

Arequipa Colca Canyon tours 2 days

Arequipa to Colca Canyon 2 days, it is a picturesque place that combines the beauty of its green countryside with the imposing presence of volcanoes and snow-capped mountains. The most important are: El Misti, El Chachani and Pichu Pichu.

Another of the strong attractions of Arequipa are its majestic churches, mansions, and convents. Among them are the Cathedral “and the Monastery of Santa Catalina.” All of them stand out for the majesty of their colonial architecture.

Likewise, El Cañón del Colca is another unique beauty of Arequipa, with an abyss that exceeds 3,000 meters above sea level, El Colca is twice as deep as the famous Colorado Canyon in the United States.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arequipa / Pampa Cañahuas / Chucura / Chivay

Passing through the National Reserve of Aguada Blanca and Salinas with the presence of the highest Andean fauna and flora, during the trip we will appreciate groups of vicuñas, alpacas, and llamas; Continuing the trip, we crossed the Tojra bofedales almost always with a good variety of Andean birds

We continued cutting the Chucura crater entering through the Patapampa route, near the 4,800 meters where we found the “Mirador de Los Andes” strategic point from where you can see the Chila mountain range with the Mismi, Chucura, Huaracante, in the distance the Ubinas, Misti, Chachani, Ampato, Sabancaya, and Hualca Hualca.

Arrival and lunch at Chivay’s restaurant.

Tour of the square and village of Chivay in approx. 30 minutes. To then transfer them to La Calera thermal pools located 3 km from Chivay, has facilities to take a relaxing bath.

Day 2: Viewpoints / Cruz del Condor / Towns / Arequipa

Breakfast at the hotel and 8 am. Departure to the Achachiwa Viewpoint from where you get a beautiful view of the Colca Valley and appreciate the towns of San Juan de Chuccho, Tapay, etc. We will make a stop at the Mirador de Tapay where we will have our first opportunity to observe the flight of the condor.

Departure at a coordinated time to the Mirador de la Cruz del Cóndor at 3700 masl, the panorama that is observed here is impressive, below the Colca River runs at a depth of 1200 meters from where you can observe the magisterial flight of the condor, birds that nest on the cliffs of the canyon.

On the way back we can visit the places of greatest tourist attraction such as the pre-Inca hanging tombs, litomaquetas, terrace viewpoint and the villages of Pinchollo, Maca, Achoma, Yanque. Arrival to Chivay.

Include

It includes

  • Pick up at Hotel /Airport/bus station
  • Transfer Arequipa / Chivay
  • Accommodation Night in a double or matrimonial room
  • Breakfast
  • Tour guide
  • Transfer Chivay / Cruz del Cóndor / Chivay
  • Return Chivay / Arequipa
  • Tickets to the Canyon:

Not included

  •  Entrance tickets to the thermal baths: S /. 15.00 (optional during the tour)
  • Lunch the first day

Recommendations

recommendations

Arequipa has a pleasant climate throughout the year, with 300 days of sun, along with temperatures that do not rise of 25 ° C and rarely drop below 10 ° C. In general terms, in relation to rainfall and humidity, it is usually considered that there are two seasons: Wet and dry.

Summer, from December to March, is known as the wet season, with more clouds, some rains, higher humidity and minimum average temperatures of 10 ºC and maximum averages of 20 ºC.

Winter, between April and November, is known as the dry season, with very low humidity, no precipitation, and temperatures that, although they are practically the same as summer, can feel a bit colder due to the dryness of the air.

In conclusion, although it can always be a good time to travel to Arequipa, it is usually considered that better months to visit the city, correspond to those of the dry season, avoiding rainfall and higher humidity.

price

$150.00 dollars per person

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