Colca canyon Full-Day excursion

Duration:  1 Day
Transportation:  Minivan
Departure point:  Arequipa, Peru
Tour type: Private service
  1. Colca Canyon Tour – Full-Day

    We will depart at 03:30 am from Arequipa, driving 160 km to the town of Chivay, capital of the Province of Caylloma. Arrive in Chivay (7:00 am) and short break for breakfast in a local restaurant (own cost). After this breakfast we keep with our journey towards to the famous “Cruz del Condor” Lookout Point. Arrive to “Cruz del Condor” and time enough to have an enjoyable view of the deep of the Canyon and if the weather permits; majestic pictures of the flight of the Condors. After a coordinated time, our guide will take you for a short walk near the Canyon (1-hour aprox.). On the way back to Chivay we’re going to visit the traditional village of Pinchollo and the “Antahuilque viewpoint”, where wonderful 1,500 year old terraces, constructed by the Collaguas, a culture well before the Incas’ time, can be observed. We also will make a stop at the lookout point of “Choquetico” with its hanging tombs “Tumbas colgantes“, and take a look to the litomaqueta, a model of the canyon terraces carved in a rock. We will continue visiting Maca, an Andean community that experienced an earthquake in November of 1991 and the village of Yanque with the most beautiful church in the valley. Lunch in Chivay (own cost). About 13:30 pm. We hit the road again and return to Arequipa. On the way back we’ll have a stop for pictures at “Pata Pampa”, located at 4,820 meters and where we’ll observe the volcanoes Ampato, Sabancaya, Hualca-Hualca, Mismi (the source of the Amazon River), and the Cordillera de Chila; and at “Pampa Cañahuas” National Reserve, where the wild Vicuñas (one of the 4 types of American camels) can be observed in its natural habitat. Arrive at Arequipa about 05:20 pm. Note: Machu Picchu USA suggest to take with you essential items like, small daypack, snack, sunblock, camera, passport, bottle water, comfortable hiking shoes, personal medication for the altitude, cash money in soles for breakfast and lunch.
Hotel pickup / Drop-off Arequipa Meals Breakfast and Lunch
Private tourist transportation  Arequipa - Chivay - Arequipa, entrance fees Tips or extra expenses
 Certified English Speaking Tour Guide

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