NATURE & ADVENTURE COLCA TOUR

(3 days / 2 nights)
INCLUDES
DOES NOT INCLUDE
  • Private transportation Arequipa / Cabanaconde / Chivay / Arequipa
  • Bilingual professional tour guide
  • 2 nights in the Kuntur Wassi hotel
  • 2 American breakfasts at the Kuntur Wassi hotel
  • 1 lunch at La Granja del Colca (day 1)
  • 1 Box Lunch for Sangalle (day 2)
  • Descent and admission to the Oasis
  • 2 dinners at the Kuntur Wassi hotel
  • 1 lunch buffet in Chivay (day 2)
  • Admission to “La Calera”
  • Photo session with typical dress (optional)
  • Souvenirs
  • Tourist ticket for the Colca Valley (Peruvians S/. 20.00, foreigners S/. 70.00)
  • Meals not mentioned in the ‘included’ column
  • Personal expenses

DAY 1:
AREQUIPA – CABANACONDE

 
7.00 am – 7.30 am Pick up from your hotel and start of our tour in private transportation.
Along the way, we will enjoy a view over the Arequipa’s emblematic volcanoes: El Misti (5825 meters) and Chachani (6057 meters). Continuing our journey, we will cross the Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve.
 
We will make another stop in Patapampa, the highest point of our journey, also known as the Mirador de los Volcanes situated at 4910 m.
The next stop is Toccrapampa, where you can observe the herds of llamas and alpacas. You can also see some exotic birds.
We head down towards Chivay (3650 meters), capital of the province and access door to the Colca Valley.
10.30 am Stop in Chivay to eat something (optional).
11.00 am Continuing on our journey on the left bank of the Colca river to get to Cabanaconde.
We will stop at the Mirador de Antahuilque where you can see pre-Inca terraces.
1.30 pm Arrival to our restaurant La Granja (situated at 5 minutes from the Cruz del Cóndor) to enjoy a delicious lunch.
La Granja del Colca is situated at the edge of the Colca Canyon. You will enjoy beautiful landscapes, see farming fields and observe pets such as guinea pigs, rabbits, ducks, gooses, alpacas, sheeps, cows and ponies. You will also enjoy the fabulous flight of the condors, watch other birds such as the eagle, the falcon or the famous giant hummingbird of the Colca.
3.30 pm Departure to Cabanaconde.
4.00 pm Arrival to Cabanaconde. Trekking till the Mirador de Achachigua (situated at 20 minutes from Cabanaconde). From this natural mirador you can see the depth of the Colca Canyon, the Andes, the Sangallle Oasis and the villages inside the canyon.
5.30 pm Arrival and accommodation in the Kuntur Wassi hotel (3 stars).
6.30 pm Optional photo session at the hotel with traditional dress of Cabanaconde.
7.00 pm Tourist dinner in the hotel.
 
 
 

DAY 2:
Trekking to Sangalle (the Oasis)

 
6.30 am Breakfast at the hotel.
7.30 am Start of the adventure. Departure to the Sangalle Oasis.
This trekking will take you to the deepest place of the Colca Canyon through a zigzag path to get the Oasis, a beautiful landscape enclosed in the Andes. On the way, you will appreciate different geological formations, small villages and a wild and lush vegetation.
Sangalle is a small oasis situated at 1900 meters with a tropical climate. There are nice palm trees, a swimming pool (21º C). We will enjoy our box lunch in this lovely place.
2.00 pm In the afternoon, we will climb through the zigzag path. This ascent lasts about 4 hours and demands a big effort (Mule renting for the ascent – optional, not included in the tour price).
6.00 pm Arrival to Cabanaconde, dinner and overnight.

DAY 3:
CABANACONDE - AREQUIPA

 
7.00 am Breakfast at the hotel.
8.00 am We head towards the mirador Cruz del Condor where you can admire the spectacular beauty of the world’s deepest canyon (it can cause vertigo) and the majestic flight of the region’s emblematic bird: the Andean condor.
9.00 am Return to Chivay visiting villages and lookout points such as Pinchollo, Maca, Yanque and the mirador de Antahuilque where you can see pre-Inca tombs, lito maquetas (a model of the terraces carved in a rock), pre-Inca terraces and to confirm once again the agricultural knowledge of our ancestors.
12.00 pm Arrival to Chivay. You can enjoy a relaxing  bath in the hot springs of La Calera.
1.00 pm After this reinvigorating bath, appetizing lunch in a welcoming restaurant.
2.30 pm Return trip to Arequipa.
6.30 pm Arrival to Arequipa.
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