Arequipa & Colca Canyon

From Arequipa to Arequipa
  • Peru
  • Custom
  • Wildlife & Nature
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Tour Description

Enjoy Arequipa, a UNESCO cultural heritage site and explore Colca Canyon, arguably the worlds’ deepest canyon and home to numerous Andean Condors.

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Witness the Andean condor from up close; a symbol of power, health and liberty for the local people

Visit one of the deepest canyons in the world

Absorb the astounding scenic beauty and mountain ranges

Tour Itinerary

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Day 1
Arequipa

Arrive in Arequipa and transfer to your hotel.
Arequipa is a beautiful city surrounded by spectacular mountains. Peru’s second largest city and a UNESCO cultural heritage site, Arequipa still harbours many buildings dating back to colonial times that were built from the white coloured volcanic rock named "sillar", giving the buildings a dazzling shine.
overnight Arequipa

Day 2
Arequipa

Today we explore beautiful Arequipa, known locally as ‘The White City’ due to its glistening white buildings built from volcanic rock. We visit a number of sites throughout the city including the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Santa Catalina Monastery, the Main Square, the Complex of San Francisco and the Arequipa Cathedral, one of the biggest in South America. We continue the tour going to the ''Momia Juanita'' museum. The momia Juanita is also known as the Inca Ice Maiden, and is the well-preserved frozen body of an Inca girl who was killed as an offering to the Inca gods sometime between 1450 and 1480, at approximately 11-15 years old.
Overnight in Arequipa

Day 3
Arequipa Colca Canyon

This morning we leave Arequipa and cross the snow-capped Misti, Chachani and the Ampato Volcanoes to arrive at the Colca Valley. We travel towards the Pampa Cañahuas National Reserve, home to many wild vicuñas, alpacas & llamas. We continue our journey, passing the villages of Torja and Patapampa with their Colonial churches and Inca terracing to arrive in Chivay in the afternoon. Chivay lies at an altitude of 3,600m above sea level.
There is an optional visit to the 40ºC thermal-medicinal baths in La Calera. (Entrance fee to the pools is not included and is US$ 7.00 per person approximately – subject to change.)
Overnight in Colca

Day 4
Colca Canyon Arequipa

Following breakfast, we travel to the ‘Cruz del Condor’, a spot considered to be the best viewpoint to watch the majestic Andean condors ascending from the valley.
The Colca Canyon is a canyon of the Colca River and one of the deepest canyons in the world. It is home to the Andean condors that can be seen at close range as they fly past the canyon walls, rising on the thermals. At the 'Cruz del Condor' viewpoint, the canyon floor is 3,960 feet (1,200 m) below the rim of the canyon.
This afternoon return to Arequipa
*Option to travel by bus to Puno. Please ask for more details
Overnight Arequipa

Day 5
Arequipa Depart

Today you will be transferred to the airport in time for your onward flight.

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 4 nights accommodation in standard hotels
  • Included Copy 31 Hotel upgrades available
Food
  • Included Copy 20 Breakfast daily, and other meals as outlined in the included sightseeing tours
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 All transfers on either a shared or private basis
  • Included Copy 20 Sightseeing on a shared basis as outlined in the tour itinerary with English speaking guides
Transportation
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Duration

5 days

Price from

$610 USD

Per person, twin share

Daily departures