Duration: One day
Groups: 15 to 18 passengers
You will be collected from your hotel at 2:30am by your tour guide. You will depart from Arequipa in our private transportation. Around 06:00 hours, we will arrive to the village of Chivay, the Capital of the Colca Valley. Here you will enjoy a delicious breakfast, and then we will continue our drive to highest part of the Canyon, known as the Cross of Condor. This is where the Andean Condor, the world’s largest flying bird offers a truly breath taking show for all visitors, it is important to be as early as possible in order not to miss the spectacular nature show. You will remain here for 1 hour and then you will have the option to join your tour guide for a short hike along the edge of the canyon (45m mild hike). This enjoyable trek is for everyone and will offer you spectacular dropping views of the canyon walls. Your transport will wait for you at the end of the hike and take you back to Chivay making some unique picture viewpoints of the Colca Canyon with its outstanding pre-Inca terraces along the valley. You will arrive to Chivay for lunch; here you will have the opportunity to visit the Indian market or enjoy an hour of relaxation at the hotspring “La Calera”.
On our drive back to Arequipa citywe will stop at Pata Pampa”(Pata=high, Pampa=land), located at 4910m above sea level, a great viewpoint of Peru’s astonishing mountain rage as well as giant volcanos such as Ampato, Sabancaya, Mismi(the source of the Amazon River). We will also make picture stops at the National Reserve of“Pampa Cañahuas” located at 3400m above sea level, where you can observe the wild Vicuñas in their natural habitat, this a great chance for a once in a lifetime holiday photo.Our estimated time of arrival in Arequipa will be 5pm.
This excursion includes:
- Comfortable and modern tourist transportation
- Official bilingual tour guide
- Breakfast Special in Chivay
Does not include:
- Entrance fee to the cross of condor and Colca National Park S/. 70.00 Peruvian Nuevo Sol.
- Entrance fee to Calera hotsprings S/. 15.00 Peruvian Nuevo Sol.
We recommend you bring: Warm clothing, swimwear, sunblock, hat and towel.