COLCA CANYON 3 DAYS-
TREKKING DESCENDING TO THE CANYON
COLCA CANYON 3 DAYS
First Day on COLCA
CANYON: Arequipa, Cabanaconde, San Juan de Chuccho.
06:00am we collect you from your hotel in Arequipa to take you
to the bus- terminal. From here we travel to the Colca Valley
which takes approximately 4 hours to Chivay (main town of the
valley). A brief stop to stretch out your legs and then we continue
towards Cabanaconde (2 hours approx.) where we will have lunch.
Afterwards, we start our 4 hours long walking to descend to the
Colca Canyon; we`ll be able to appreciate the diverse Andean and
tropical vegetation, and also the geological wonder of the
Colca Canyon, from the formation period of the
mountain range of the Andean. Once at the heart of the
Colca Canyon we will cross the San
Juan de Chuccho suspension bridge to arrive to the town. Here we
will spend the night in a local family house (basic cabins
accomodation). Time to interact with the locals and enjoy their
Second Day on COLCA
San Juan of Chuccho - Sangalle (Oasis)
After having breakfast in a restaurant, we start the trek climbing gradually to
the Andean village of Tapay, which is located at 3,000 mts. We
will visit Cosh˝irhua and the Malata Villages, both located at
2,600 mts. Then we will visit an authentic church. Besides,
we`ll get familiarized with the way of life of the locals which
are proud to preserve their traditions and customs in a very
rustic environment, very close to the "pachamama", the
earth" You will appreciate very beautiful landscapes, ancient
farming terraces for cultivate potatoes and other crops,
snow-capped summits and a variety of flora and fauna. At 13:00
pm we descend again to the Colca River and arrive at the
Sangalle Valley, 2,100 mts down where we`ll settle in our cabins
of our chosen family or camping. We`ll relax at the swimming
pool. Lunch and then, exploration of the abandoned mines. We`ll
have the chance of fishing trout in the Colca river near a
waterfall. Time for relaxing and enjoying from this beautiful
COLCA CANYON: Cabanaconde - Chivay - Arequipa.
At 4.00am we start our 3 hour walk out from the canyon.. Once in
Cabanaconde we will have breakfast at 7:45
and then head off to the Cruz of the Condor, the Condor`s Cross, where we will stay for approx 1 hour,
to be able to appreciate the majestic flight of the Andean Condor.
Soon we`ll get along to arrive at Chivay at about 10:30
am. Once there we will have the opportunity to visit the thermal
baths of medicinal waters with a temperature of 35 to 40║C and
have lunch in Chivay. At approx 1.30 pm we will return to
Arequipa arriving approx at 17:00 pm. Transfer to your
hotel or to the bus terminal, end Colca Canyon tour.
DEPARTURES from Arequipa.
CANYON 3 DAYS PRICES 2010
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