Colca Canyon 2 Days 1 night

COLCA CANYON 2 DAYS 1 NIGHT

Founded on August 5, 1540, by Manuel Garci de Carbajal, the city’s name comes from the Quechua phrase “Arequipa i” which means “Yes, stay”. It’s not just by chance however that its name has held true throughout time; in the city streets, in its ‘sillar’ walls and in the attitude of it’s people you feel a peculiar energy, a strange impulse, inviting you to stay on in the city.
On the skirts of the western range of the Andes, at the foot of the Misti volcano, Arequipa (2,350 m.a.s.l.), is the capital of the department of the same name. It is a beautiful city of mansions, temples and convents built out of ‘sillar’ – a material of solidified volcanic rock -, and distinguished by a unique architectural style. Arequipa is surrounded by magical countryside giving it a refreshing, bucolic air.
In the Arequipa Historical Centreyou can admire a wholly ‘arequipeño’ architecturural style. Formed towards the end of the 17th century, it’s a blend of Italian baroque, Spanish silver-plating and Andean creativity.

 

DAY 1 :  AREQUIPA – CHIVAY

pick  up at the hotel in the morning, for departure 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 Inca terraces still being cultivated  by native  Collagua can be observed. The highest point of the road  is at 4350 m.a.s.l. after we arrival  to the town of Chivay  at 13:00 aproximately.  them we go to the hotel.  In the afternoon  we visit the hot springs of Calera, it is a turistic complex   there are pool  whit volcan water, after this we return to the Chivay city.

 

DAY 2 : COLCA CANYON – AREQUIPA

breakfast at the hotel  and departure  to the “Condor`s Cross”  it is the point more important  for  aprecied the most beutifull part of the canyon.
from here the great  Andean bird, the condor, may be spotted flying in circles. Enjoy the impresive  panoraman of the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest in the world.
After the visit we return  to Chivay,  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 cobbled 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.
Return to the Arequipa city  at 5 or 6 p.m. aprox.

transfer to the hotel

END OF OUR SERVICE

ITINERARY

DAY 1:
AREQUIPA – CHIVAY

A.M. : Pick up at the hotel
A.M. : Departure towards the Colca Canyon
P.M. : Arrived to Chivay
P.M. : visit the hot springs
P.M: : Return and overnight in Chivay

DAY 2:
COLCA CANYON – AREQUIPA
A.M. : Breakfast in the hotel
A.M. : Visit the COlca Canyon
P.M. : Return to Chivay – Arequipa
P.M. : Transfer to hotel.

TOUR INCLUDE:

  • Bus
  • Proffessional guide
  • one night in hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Tourist ticket

NO INCLUDE

  • Ticket for the  pool(inthe springs water)
  • lunchs
  • dinnig