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From Arequipa: 2-Day Colca Canyon Tour with Transfer to Puno

From Arequipa: 2-Day Colca Canyon Tour with Transfer to Puno

DAY 1 - TRANSFER FROM AREQUIPA TO CHIVAY TOWN Start the activity with the pickup from your accommodation in Arequipa city to get transferred to Chivay town (Chivay is the starting town to visit the Colca canyon). During the trip, enjoy fascinating views of the Andes with stops in the vast natural reserve: Salinas and Aguada Blanca where you will be able to observe Lamas, Alpacas and Vicunas (an endangered wild specie from alpaca's family) in their natural habitat. On the halfway, we stop on the highest point on the route, at Patapampa natural viewpoint, at 4,900 meters above sea level. Get breathtaking views of the andean volcanic mountain range. Continue with our trip descending to Chivay town. At arrival lunch will be provided (if you selected the option when booking). After lunch travelers will be moved to their corresponding accommodations. By afternoon, enjoy a relaxing time in the Hot springs La Calera, our guide will assist you coordinating the time to visit the attraction. By night, dinner will be provided in Chivay town (if you selected the option when booking), this activity is valid only for travelers who booked their accommodation in Chivay town. DAY 2 - TOUR TO COLCA CANYON AND TRANSFER TO AREQUIPA CITY Early pick-up from your accommodation in Chivay heading to the famous natural viewpoint La Cruz del Condor. On the way we will have stops through the picturesque towns of Coporaque and Maca where you will see the local dressed witth their colorful garments. Find amazing views of the Inca agricultural terraces and andean sceneries from the natural viewpoint of Antahuilque. Finally we will arrive to the famous viewpoint La Cruz del Condor, where you will have breathtaking views of the Colca Canyon and also gaze the majestic flight of the Condor. Ending the excursion, we return to Chivay town for lunch (if you selected the option when booking). After lunch you will be transferred to Puno city, the arrival to Puno city will be approximately by 7:00 PM.

From Arequipa: 2-day Colca Canyon Trek Tour

From Arequipa: 2-day Colca Canyon Trek Tour

Enjoy a 2-day trekking tour of Colca Canyon, and immerse yourself in beautiful landscapes while exploring one of the world's deepest canyons. Leave Arequipa and see Condor's Cross and views of Andean Valleys. Start the adventure very early with pickup from your accommodation in Arequipa, and travel to the Valley of Colca (3 hours). Make a short stop to have breakfast at Chivay. Continue the route towards the Condor’s Cross (3,800 m.a.s.l.) to watch one of the most amazing natural wonders: the condors flying. Reach the Pampas of San Miguel (3,300 metres above sea level). Hike at the bottom of the canyon, for 4.6 miles (3 hours). Arrive to the town of San Juan de Chuccho, to enjoy a well-deserved rest with lunch. Contine the trek through the towns of Cosñirhua y Malata for 2.5 more miles (2.5 hours). Arrive at Sangalle (2,225 m), a spectacular oasis where we will spend the night. Enjoy a bath in the pool, and have dinner at night. Wake up early the next morning to start the hike of 2.5 miles ascending the canyon slope, for around 3 hours, admiring the sunrise with incredible views, until we reach the town of Cabanaconde (3,230 m). Travel to the town of Chivay, making short stops to the viewpoint of Antahuilque, with beautiful views of Andean terraces and the valley of Colca. Visit the town of Maca, with a panoramic visit to its colonial church. Take time to visit the hot springs of Yanque and enjoy the powerful hot water pools have healing properties as well as relaxing effects before enjoying an optional tasty lunch at Chivay. You can take the transfer to Puno in a regular bus (optional), departing from Chivay at 01:00 p.m., and arriving to the main square of Puno at 7:00 p.m. Or, you can return to the city of Arequipa and pass near the National Reserve Pampa Cañahuas, home of different types of camelids such as llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and guanacos and arrive back in Arequipa. We will drop you off two blocks from Plaza de Armas.

Full-Day Colca Canyon Tour from Arequipa

Full-Day Colca Canyon Tour from Arequipa

Pick-up from your accommodation in Arequipa around 3:00 AM to start your journey to one of the deepest canyons in the world, taking the Yura road, bordering the Chachani mountain towards Pampa Cañahuas (Aguada Blanca and Salinas National Reserve)  habitat of the beautiful South American camelids, the vicuñas. At approximately 6:00 AM, arrive at the town of Chivay; where you will enjoy your breakfast and then continue your drive for about 1 hour to arrive at Mirador de la Cruz del Cóndor, strategic point of observation of the Canyon and the spectacular flight of the Condor. On return, stop in the villages of Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque that have beautiful colonial churches. From the viewpoints of Choquetico and Antahuilque, observe the impressive andenería of the valley, the pre-Inca tombs and a pre-Inca model of the area carved in stone. Return to the town of Chivay for lunch and to rest walking through the little streets. Have the opportunity to enjoy the thermal baths in La Calera (optional) whose thermos medicinal waters oscillate between 35 to 38 degrees (celsius) of temperature in which you will stay approximately 1 hour, return to the town of Chivay. At 2:00 PM start your drive back to Arequipa, along the way, visit the highest point between the Colca Canyon and Arequipa: Patapampa (4800 meters), from this place see the volcanic mountain range. You will be back at your accommodation in Arequipa around 5:00 PM.

From Arequipa: Colca Canyon 2-Day Tour

From Arequipa: Colca Canyon 2-Day Tour

DAY 1 - TRANSFER FROM AREQUIPA TO CHIVAY TOWN Start the activity with the pickup from your accommodation in Arequipa city to get transferred to Chivay town (Chivay is the starting town to visit the Colca canyon). During the trip, enjoy fascinating views of the Andes with stops in the vast natural reserve: Salinas and Aguada Blanca where you will be able to observe Lamas, Alpacas and Vicunas (an endangered wild specie from alpaca's family) in their natural habitat. On the halfway, we stop on the highest point on the route, at Patapampa natural viewpoint, at 4,900 meters above sea level. Get breathtaking views of the andean volcanic mountain range. Continue with our trip descending to Chivay town. At arrival lunch will be provided (if you selected the option when booking). After lunch travelers will be moved to their corresponding accommodations. By afternoon, enjoy a relaxing time in the Hot springs La Calera, our guide will assist you coordinating the time to visit the attraction. By night, dinner will be provided in Chivay town (if you selected the option when booking), this activity is valid only for travelers who booked their accommodation in Chivay town. DAY 2 - TOUR TO COLCA CANYON AND TRANSFER TO AREQUIPA CITY Early pick-up from your accommodation in Chivay heading to the famous natural viewpoint La Cruz del Condor. On the way we will have stops through the picturesque towns of Coporaque and Maca where you will see the local dressed witth their colorful garments. Find amazing views of the Inca agricultural terraces and andean sceneries from the natural viewpoint of Antahuilque. Finally we will arrive to the famous viewpoint La Cruz del Condor, where you will have breathtaking views of the Colca Canyon and also gaze the majestic flight of the Condor. Ending the excursion, we return to Chivay town for lunch (if you selected the option when booking). After lunch we will drive back to Arequipa city, the arrival to Arequipa city will be approximately by 5:00 PM.

From Puno: 2-Day Colca Canyon Tour to Arequipa

From Puno: 2-Day Colca Canyon Tour to Arequipa

DAY 1 - TRANSFER FROM PUNO TO CHIVAY TOWN Start the activity with the pickup from your accommodation in Puno city to get transferred to Chivay town (Chivay is the starting town to visit the Colca canyon). During the trip, enjoy fascinating views of the Andes with stops in the vast natural reserve: Salinas and Aguada Blanca where you will be able to observe Lamas, Alpacas and Vicunas (an endangered wild specie from alpaca's family) in their natural habitat. On the halfway, we stop on the highest point on the route, at Patapampa natural viewpoint, at 4,900 meters above sea level. Get breathtaking views of the andean volcanic mountain range. Continue with our trip descending to Chivay town. At arrival lunch will be provided (if you selected the option when booking). After lunch travelers will be moved to their corresponding accommodations. By afternoon, enjoy a relaxing time in the Hot springs La Calera, our guide will assist you coordinating the time to visit the attraction. By night, dinner will be provided in Chivay town (if you selected the option when booking), this activity is valid only for travelers who booked their accommodation in Chivay town. DAY 2 - TOUR TO COLCA CANYON AND TRANSFER TO AREQUIPA CITY Early pick-up from your accommodation in Chivay heading to the famous natural viewpoint La Cruz del Condor. On the way we will have stops through the picturesque towns of Coporaque and Maca where you will see the local dressed witth their colorful garments. Find amazing views of the Inca agricultural terraces and andean sceneries from the natural viewpoint of Antahuilque. Finally we will arrive to the famous viewpoint La Cruz del Condor, where you will have breathtaking views of the Colca Canyon and also gaze the majestic flight of the Condor. Ending the excursion, we return to Chivay town for lunch (if you selected the option when booking). After lunch you will be transferred to Arequipa city, the arrival to Arequipa city will be approximately by 5:00 PM.

Arequipa: Tour 1 Day Colca Canyon Good Price + Breakfast

Arequipa: Tour 1 Day Colca Canyon Good Price + Breakfast

02:30 to 03:00 AM we begin the ADVENTURE TOUR IN COLCA 01 DAY with the pick-up of the passengers at the different hotels, to begin the trip through Yura. The trip will be made directly to the Cruz del Condor, stopping only for breakfast. At approximately 08:30 we will arrive at the Cruz del Cóndor from where we can appreciate one of the deepest canyons in the world and where the condor sanctuary is located. On the way back we will stop in the towns of Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque that have beautiful colonial churches; as well as at the Antahuilque and Choquetico Viewpoints from where we can observe the pre-Inca tombs and models and the beautiful landscape of Colca with its impressive terraces. In addition, we will appreciate the typical costumes, the camelids and trained birds, and traditional drinks such as the Colca Sour made from Sancayo. 11:30 On the way we head to the Chacapi thermal baths, wells with natural views. 12:30 Then we will have an hour of lunch in Chivay and then return to Arequipa, 1:30 p.m. On the way back we will stop at the volcano viewpoint (highest point 4,910 meters above sea level), in the Tocrapampa wetlands where the diversity of wild birds, herds of alpacas and llamas can be seen; In Pampa Cañahuas we will observe herds of vicuñas (part of the Aguada Blanca and Salinas National Reserve), the beautiful South American camelid with one of the finest fibers in the world. 17:00 approx. Arrival in Arequipa.

Arequipa: Colca Canyon Tour with Breakfast and Lunch

Arequipa: Colca Canyon Tour with Breakfast and Lunch

At approximately 3:00 AM our transportation will pick you up at your hotel in the center of the city of Arequipa to begin your day tour to the Colca Canyon, considered one of the deepest in the world, then we will take the Yura highway. , bordering the high Andean mountains that are within the Aguada Blanca and Salinas National Reserve, which is the habitat of South American Camelids such as the Vicuña and the Guanaco. At approximately 6:00 am we will arrive at the town of Chivay; where you will have time to enjoy breakfast, then we will continue with the trip for approximately one hour until we reach the Mirador de la Cruz del Cóndor. Here we will stop at a strategic point to contemplate the natural beauty of the Colca Canyon and also to observe the flight. of the condors. On the way back, we will make stops in the different towns of Yanque, Maca and Pinchollo, which have beautiful colonial churches. We will also go to the Choquetico and Antahuilque viewpoints from where we will observe the surprising platforms of the valley, the tombs from the pre-Inca era. Later we will return to the town of Chivay to enjoy a Buffet lunch. Next you will have the opportunity to enjoy the thermal baths in La Calera (optional) where you can also do adventure activities such as Cayac and atvs for an additional cost, we will stay there for approximately one hour. At approximately 2:00 PM the return trip to Arequipa begins, where on the way you will visit the highest point between Arequipa and the Colca Canyon: Patapampa (4800 meters above sea level), from where you can see the volcanic mountain range. . The tour will end around 5:00 p.m. when we arrive at the center of the city of Arequipa.

From Arequipa: 3-day Colca Canyon Hike Tour Adventure

From Arequipa: 3-day Colca Canyon Hike Tour Adventure

Day 1 Very early in the morning, we will depart to the town of Chivay, in a journey of 3 hours from the city of Arequipa. Upon arrival, we will enjoy a lovely breakfast. The tour continues to the Condor viewpoints, at 3,800 meters above sea level, also known as Condors’ Cross. Here, we’ll have the great opportunity to see and admire the incredible Condor flying around. Then, we are going to reach Cabanaconde, the starting point of the trekking to Colca Canyon. Arriving to the viewpoints of Pampas de San Miguel (3,300 m), we are going to descend to the bottom of the canyon along 4.6 miles (3 hours), until we reach San Juan de Chuccho (2,400 m.a.s.l.). This town is surrounded by beautiful and abundant vegetation. Here, we will enjoy a lunch, and we are going to have the chance to learn about local fruit trees and medicinal plants. Later, we’re going to have dinner, and spend the night. Day 2 After breakfast, we are going to start a total trek of 2.5 miles, taking uphill and downhill paths, and visiting lovely traditional towns such as Cosñirhua, with the opportunity to admire pre Incan ruins. We will also pass through the town of Malata, where we can see its old Spanish church. We’re going have time for lunch. Hiking the Colca Canyon is an amazing experience. Admire impressive canyon views and local flora and fauna. Later, we will descend the canyon until reach the Oasis of Sangalle at 2,225 meters above sea level, to spend the night. Here, you can take a refreshing bath in the pool and enjoy lunch. We can make short tours around the oasis (optional). At night, we will enjoy a delicious dinner, and have time for a well deserve rest. Day 3 The day Colca Canyon tour starts very early in the morning, with an amazing trek of 3 hours (2.5 miles), ascending the slope of the canyon until we reach the town of Cabanaconde. After enjoying breakfast in this picturesque town, we will take the transport to go towards the village of Chivay. On the way, we are going to visit the viewpoint of Antahuilque, a beautiful place with amazing landscapes to Inca terraces. Also, we will stop at the town of Maca, which stands out for its stunning colonial church. The town of Yanque offers us wonderful hot springs (optional). Visit the Colca Canyon is part of the tourist circuit of south Peru. The huge valley has incredible panoramic views to volcanoes and green fields located on the banks of the Colca river. The Colca Valley is a Unesco Global Geopark. Later, we are going to get the town of Chivay to enjoy lunch (optional). You have the option to take the transfer to Puno in a regular bus, departing from Chivay at 01:00 p.m. and arriving to the main square of Puno at 7:00 p.m. Or you can return to the city of Arequipa. We are going to have the opportunity to pass through the National Reserve of Pampa Cañahuas, home of camelids as alpaca, vicuña and llamas. Upon arrival, we will drop you off two blocks from Plaza de Armas.

Tour Fullday Colca Canyon in Arequipa + Buffet Lunch

Tour Fullday Colca Canyon in Arequipa + Buffet Lunch

02:30 to 03:00 AM we begin the ADVENTURE TOUR IN COLCA 01 DAY with the pick-up of the passengers at the different hotels, to begin the trip through Yura. The trip will be made directly to the Cruz del Condor, stopping only for breakfast. At approximately 08:30 we will arrive at the Cruz del Cóndor from where we can appreciate one of the deepest canyons in the world and where the condor sanctuary is located. On the way back we will stop in the towns of Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque that have beautiful colonial churches; as well as at the Antahuilque and Choquetico Viewpoints from where we can observe the pre-Inca tombs and models and the beautiful landscape of Colca with its impressive terraces. In addition, we will appreciate the typical costumes, the camelids and trained birds, and traditional drinks such as the Colca Sour made from Sancayo. 11:30 On the way we head to the Chacapi thermal baths, wells with natural views. 12:30 Then we will have an hour aprox of lunch in Chivay (buffet with typical lunch) and then return to Arequipa, 1:30 p.m. On the way back we will stop at the volcano viewpoint (highest point 4,910 meters above sea level), in the Tocrapampa wetlands where the diversity of wild birds, herds of alpacas and llamas can be seen; In Pampa Cañahuas we will observe herds of vicuñas (part of the Aguada Blanca and Salinas National Reserve), the beautiful South American camelid with one of the finest fibers in the world. 17:30 approx. Arrival in Arequipa.

From Arequipa: Colca Canyon & La Calera Thermal Waters

From Arequipa: Colca Canyon & La Calera Thermal Waters

Embark on a guided day trip from Arequipa to Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world. Immerse yourself in the healing thermal waters of Colca, explore the charming villages of Maca and Yanque, and savor traditional food in Chivay. Kickstart your adventure by traversing the longest road in Yura, alongside the majestic Chachani mountain, heading towards the Pampa Cañahuas Natural Reserve. Pause at the Mirador de Los Volcanes, a scenic viewpoint offering breathtaking views of the western mountains. Upon reaching the village of Chivay, continue to another viewpoint where you can marvel at the mesmerizing flight of the condors. As you make your way back, take the opportunity to discover the enchanting villages of Maca and Yanque. Step inside their beautiful churches and admire the picturesque landscapes adorned with terraces in the valley. Before concluding your journey, indulge in a revitalizing 30-minute thermal bath at Thermal Waters. Once you feel rejuvenated, return to the town of Chivay and relish a delectable traditional lunch before heading back to Arequipa.

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