This tour provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit Colca Valley, spending a cherished night with a local family, who will honor you by sharing their food and culture.
What to Expect
Day 1 : Arequipa -Yanque (Colca Valley)
Depart Arequipa in the morning for the Colca Valley. From Arequipa (2,325m) we travel by tourist bus to Pampa Cañahuas (3,800m) where you will be able to see vicuñas in their natural habitat.
Then we continue by road to its highest point, Patapampa (4,800m), where one can marvel at the high volcanoes which surround the place.
Your bus will continue until the charming village of Yanque where your host family will be waiting for you. After enjoyed the local food prepared by your host family you can make a pleasant walk with your local guide in the valley to see the fields of corn, potatoes and incredible platforms.
After the hike you can relax in the natural hot springs then you will return with your host family and you enjoy a delicious dinner.
Overnight at your own bedroom with enough blankets to sleep very comfy
Day 2 : Yanque - Condor Cross -Arequipa
Breakfast is very early on this morning because we will head to the famous Mirador Del Condor (the Condor Viewpoint) to watch the soaring flight of these magnificent birds of prey as they ascend on the thermals from the depths of the canyon. From here one can also appreciate the depth and expanse of the Canyon itself , vast, verdant, plunging cliffs and snow-capped peaks in the distance.
On the way back, we will make several stops in the small villages characteristic of the Colca Valley. We arrive at Chivay, the provincial capital, for lunch, and then return to Arequipa by bus in the afternoon.
- Pick up and drop off in Arequipa
- Group Touristic Transport
- English Official Guide during the group experience
- 1 lunch , 1 dinner , 1 breakfast with your host family in Yanque
- Short hike with spanish local guide in Yanque Village.
- Accommodation with shared bathroom in Yanque
- Entrance fees to the Colca Valley
- Entrance fees to Hot springs in Yanque
Know Before You Go
During the homestay experience:
The homestay portion of your experience will take place from 1:00 pm on the first day until 6:00 am on day 2. Your local host family only speaks spanish & quechua.
Your local tour guide for your afternoon hike will only speak spanish.
This experience is private for your group and your host family, there will not be other guests in the home.
This tour is not refundable once confirmed