A basic program to visit Arequipa and the incredible Colca Canyon
558 - AREQUIPA & COLCA CANYON - 3 NIGHTS TOUR
Arequipa, Colca Canyon
Season: All the year
Notes: It´s important to make bookings in advance.
Pisac & Ollantaytambo
Puno & Titicaca Lake
Puerto Maldonado and Amazonas
Accommodation as detailed in the itinerary
All transfers between airports
and hotels in each city
All excursions detailed in the itinerary
ITINERARY DAY BY DAY
You arrive in the city of Arequipa and are transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, you will tour the famed “White City”, stopping by the Santa Catalina Convent, a lovely 16th century city in miniature that mimics the styles of different Spanish cities of that time, the Main Square with its three different entrances, and the Church of the Society of Christ, a supreme example of 17th century Mixed Baroque and Spanish Baroque Churrigueresque art, as is the multicolored frescos of the San Ignacio cupola. Following this, you will visit the traditional districts of Cayma and Yanahuara that boasts a lookout and a lovely church.
You will journey to the village of Yura and the Aguada Blanca y Pampa Cañahuas National Reserve, a natural habitat for alpacas and vicuñas. You will pause at Patahuasi to rest and drink some coca tea. Afterwards, the drive continues to the valley’s main town, Chivay, where you will have lunch and then be transferred to your hotel. Accomodations for the night in Chivay.
Cruz del Condor – Return to Arequipa
Your day begins very early since you are going to the Cruz del Condor lookout, a site where you have spectacular views of one of the deepest canyons in the world. If the conditions are right, you might actually have the chance to take pictures of the majestic condor, world’s largest and most powerful bird. Also depending on the program, you might stop at the town of Yanque, where you will experience some local folklore, and visit the villages of Pinchollo and Maca, whose local architecture decorate the Colca Valley.
At the scheduled time, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to your next destination.