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colca canyon 3 days convencional tour + trekking, colca canyon, Arequipa, Chivay, sangalle south peru

Categories: Colca, Perú, Trekking, Trekking
3 days colca | CODE: P-126
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This excursion is a combination of normal visit and trekking:

Day 1: The normal Colca tour and
Day 2: The trekking in the Canyon
Day 3: Cabanaconde – Chivay- Arequipa
This tour will give you the best view of the Colca Canyon and the condors.
colcaDay 1: Chivay 
A tourist bus will pick you up from your hotel at about 8 to 9 a.m. The bus will take you down the road to Yura heading towards the Valley of the Colca. This will be a trip of 4 hours towards the destination for the first night. The 4 hour trip is not direct, but highlighted with stops at the most important places. The first stop will be at the National Reserve of Aguada Blanca and Salinas, a place where you can observe the famous vicuñas and the other side of the volcanoes of Arequipa. The second stop will be at the Police station where a passengers list will be given to them and after that we will continue until the third stop, the restaurant El Chino, where you can use the bathrooms, drink a coca tea (good for stomach ache and altitude) and a place where you can appreciate the stone wood formations. The fourth part is a place where you can see llamas and alpacas, domesticated by the man in the heights. The fifth stop is on the highest point called Patapampa 4800 meters above sea level. Here is where you can observe 8 volcanoes forming a circle of fire. From here, we will descent until the main town Chivay to have lunch and to rest in the hotel. You will have time off after lunch to visit the market of Chivay, rest or stay in the hotel. In the afternoon we will visit the hot springs of LA CALERA, where you can bathe in one of the pools with water temperatures of 35 to 40 degrees Celsius. You will return to your hotel at night and will have the option to visit some folkloric peñas in the town of Chivay.
colca-canyon-53Day 2: Condors and trekking 
After breakfast at 6.00 am we will leave to the Condor Cross at 6.30 am, where you can observe the Colca Canyon and the flight of the Condor. From Chivay it is approximately one hour and a half driving. You’ll stay there for about 2 hours. After we will visit the Colca towns; Yanque, with its beautiful church and Maca with its interesting geological problem, the lookout points Huayrapunko – a complete view of the terraces and the mysterious lagoons of the valley, Quehuisha where ice melts originated from the Amazons. When you arrive to the condor cross, your trekking guide will be waitting for you to begin the trek from here to Cabanaconde the main base. After lunch in Cabanaconde we will start to walk, for 3.5 hours we will walk down into the canyon, the first area in the canyon is San Juan de Chuccho, where we will stop just for a few minutes, the second area is Cosñirhua with a nice landscape, the third area is Malata, a little town in the Colca canyon. We will finish the walk in the Oasis, where we will have dinner and sleep in the rustic but comfortable accommodation.
Day 3: Cabanaconde – Arequipa
Start the way up 5:00am and get the top around 8:00am, go for breakfast, and back to Chivay by bus. On the way we will make a stop to see Inca and pre-Inca agricultural terraces from the view point Wayrapunku. In Chivay you have the option of visiting the hot springs for one hour. The medicinal water has a temperature of 38 degrees Celsius. Afterward you are able to have lunch in Chivay before return to Arequipa ( or continue to Puno by bus). Next stop will be in Los Andes viewpoint to see the HualcaHualca, Sabancaya and Ampato volcanoes, and after a while the National Park Salinas and Aguada Blanca where is possible see llamas, alpacas and vicuñas. We will arrive to Arequipa at 6:00 p.m. approximately.
Professional guide
Bungalow in Sangalle (Oasis)
Swimming pool at sangalle
1 hostal or hotel in chivay first night
03 breakfast
01 lunch
01 dinner
First aid kit
Walking sticks
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Entrance ticket    70 Sol
Entrance to La Calera hotsprings      15 Sol
Last lunch
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Categories: Colca, Perú, Trekking, Trekking

colca canyon 3 days convencional tour + trekking, colca canyon, Arequipa, Chivay, sangalle south peru

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