COLCA CANYON 2 DAYS -
ADVENTURE AND ECOLOGICAL TOURS
COLCA CANYON 2 DAYS
First Day on COLCA
Chivay This Tour starts in Arequipa.
We`ll pick you up from your hotel at 07:30 am to start our trip
to one of the deepest canyons of the world. Taking the highway
from Yura, bordering the snow-covered mountain Chachani towards
Cañahuas Pampas; we stop for a coca leaf infusion at the
Blanca National Park, the habitat of the beautiful South
American Cameloidaes like the vicuñas, alpacas, huanaco and
llamas. In the lake of Tocra we will be able to appreciate a
variety of migratory birds, including flamencos. We will pass by
the crater of an extinct volcano (Chucura) and then stop at the
famous volcanos panoramic viewpoint, at a height of 4.800 meters
above the sea leavel. From here we will appreciate a great
portion of the western mountain range, where you can truly
appreciate the pre-Inca farming terraces / platforms known as "andenes".
arrival at Chivay and stop for lunch (not included). 15:00.
Our private transport will take us toward the colorful town "pueblito"
of Coporaque, from where we`ll start a walking of approximately
2 hours, to enjoy the beautiful landscape of this side of the
valley as well as a pre-Inca cemetery located in the skirts of a
mountain. You will notice that this region was intensively
populated by andean people communities. At 17:00.
On returning from the walk you have the opportunity of enjoying
the thermal baths in the Limekiln whose termo-medicinal waters
oscillate between 35º to 38º degrees Celsius of temperature in
the swimming pools.( US$ 3 entry ). 20:00
hrs. dinner (not included) accompanied of a folkloric show; get
ready for the andean dances.
Second Day on COLCA
CANYON: Chivay - CONDOR`S CROSS BELVEDERE - Chivay - Arequipa.
After a very early breakfast, we get along at 06:30 in our
private transport towards the view-point called " Cruz del Cóndor " after having an 1.5 hour bus ride getting into this
National Park where you`ll have a very beautiful view over the
Colca Canyon. This is also the place where you'll be able to
observe several flying condors, sometimes passing very close to
you (up to a few meters). Just near this area your tour guide
will show you the Pre-inca tombs hanging in the mountains.
Plenty of time to spend in this natural region for taking
pictures and strolling around the San Pedro cactus area. On the
return we will stop in the towns of Pinchollo, Maca and
with their beautiful colonial churches, as well as in the
viewpoints of Choquetico and Antahuilque, from where we`ll
observe the impressive farming platforms of the valley, and
tombs in pre-Incas scale models.
returning and arrival at the City of Arequipa 17:00 to 18:00
COLCA CANYON 2 DAYS DAILY DEPARTURES
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