Arequipa and The Colca Canyon

  • PROGRAM DETAIL
  • ITINERARY
  • TOUR INCLUSIONS
  • PRICE & HOTELS
Price From US$ 293.00
Conditions Minimum 02 Passenger. Double Base Room
Starting point AREQUIPA
Ending point AREQUIPA
Duration 05 Days / 04 Nights
Trip style Ecologic and Cultural
Place to visit City Tour, Santa Catalina Convent, Colca Valley and Canyon.









City tour including Santa Catalina Convent, the Plaza de Armas, the Jesuit church of La Compañía and its beautifully-painted chapel, the Church of San Francisco, San Lazaro's district, Selva Alegre and the typical districts of Cayma and Yanahuara for a magnificent view of the Misti Volcano.
Excursion towards the Colca Valley driving across Pampa Cañahuas at the Aguada Blanca National Reserve, habitat of herds of vicuñas and stopping at the Mirador de los Andes, the crater of Chucura, the Mirador de Chivay, where beautiful pre-columbian terraces still being cultivated by native Collaguas can be observed.
Visit to the Mirador of Chinina, where we will find the famous Hanging Tombs and the Hanging Bridge of Sifón that joins the town of Yanque with Coporaque.

Day 1: AREQUIPA

Upon arrival, reception, assistance and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon we start a three hour city tour including Santa Catalina Convent, the Plaza de Armas, the Jesuit church of La Compañía and its beautifully-painted chapel, the Church of San Francisco, San Lazaro's district, Selva Alegre and the typical districts of Cayma and Yanahuara for a magnificent view of the Misti Volcano.

Day 2: AREQUIPA - Colca Valley (B)(L)(D)

Early in the morning, after breakfast, departure by bus on your excursion towards the Colca Valley driving across Pampa Cañahuas at the Aguada Blanca National Reserve, habitat of herds of vicuñas and stopping at the Mirador de los Andes, the crater of Chucura, the Mirador de Chivay, where beautiful pre-columbian terraces still being cultivated by native Collaguas can be observed. Arrival to the town of Chivay at 13:00hrs. approx. Transfer to your selected lodge. Box lunch.In the afternoon free time to visit thermal and medical baths.

Day 3: Colca Valley (B)

Full day devoted to explore the quaint villages of this amazing valley, an excellent opportunity to learn native people's traditions.



Day 4: Condor's Cross -AREQUIPA (B)

Early in the morning departure to the "Condor's Cross" from where the great andean bird, the Condor, may be spotted flying in circles above still farmed green pre-hispanic terraces. Enjoy the impressive panorama of the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest in the world (3,000mts.). On the way back to Chivay, visit to the Mirador of Chinina, where we will find the famous Hanging Tombs and the Hanging Bridge of Sifón that joins the town of Yanque with Coporaque. At the town of Yanque, visit its beautiful church and its characteristic stone streets among other attractions. To have spectacular views of the Colca Valley, we will drive to the observation points of Choquetipo and Artahuilque and also to the town of Maca. After lunch at a local restaurant, return to the city of Arequipa, arriving at 18:00hrs. approx. Overnight at selected hotel.

Day 5: AREQUIPA (B)

After breakfast, transfer to the local airport or bus station. End of services.

INCLUDES:

  • In/out transfers
  • 2 nights accommodation at a selected hotel in Arequipa.
  • 2 nights accommodation in the Colca Valley.
  • Bilingual guided tours
  • Meals as indicated in the program.
  • All applicable taxes


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Prices

HOTEL DOUBLE (2 PEOPLES)
3* USD$ 293.00 Double basis
Superior USD$ 395.00 Double basis
Luxury USD$ 460.00 Double basis


Hotels

CITY 3*** 4**** 5*****
AREQUIPA CRISMAR POSADA DEL INCA LIBERTADOR
COLCA POZO DEL CIELO COLCA LODGE COLCA LODGE