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Arequipa and Colca Canyon Tour 4 Days

$490.00 $451.00

Enjoy the magnificent beauty of Arequipa and Colca Valley with overnight

TRIP OVERVIEW

TRIP CODE: ACC4D01
TYPE SERVICE: Group Service
TYPE ITINERARY: Customize
ACTIVITIES: Cultural & History, Multi Activity, Climbing
DESTINATION: Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Colca Valley

 This tour package is fully customizable according to your interest and needs.  Enjoy the magnificent beauty of Arequipa and Colca Canyon Tour
This Arequipa and Colca Canyon tour is a great way to get there and experience southern Peru’s beautiful highland landscapes, villages and wildlife; walk on the base of a volcano; and, of course, enjoy spectacular views of Colca Valley. Enjoy the magnificent beauty of Arequipa the “White City”, and immerse yourself with enthralling escapade at Cruz del Condor with giant condors overlooking the world’s second deepest gorge known as Colca Canyon.

Highlights

  • A tour package that covers Arequipa and the Colca Canyon
  • Experience the beautiful colonial heritage at Arequipa
  • Experience the Andean taste in the region
  • Enjoy the vast and beautiful regions that surround you and complete a pretty picture
  • Observe the condors at the Colca Canyon

TRIP ITINERARY

Day 1 – Arrival to Arequipa – City Tour & Santa Catalina Monastery
Upon arrival to Arequipa, reception and transfer to your hotel – Our Arequipa tour will commence at 2:00PM, after your hotel pick-up. Arequipa is also called the white city, as the buildings in the city are made from the white-colored volcanic stone Sillar. One of the attractions of the city is Main Square. This is the Convent of Santa Catalina, established in 1580 and is among Peru’s most beautiful convents.
Another site you will visit is Monastery of Santa Catalina. As it is like a small-scaled Spanish city, it is dubbed “a city within a city”, complete with stone streets and plaza. It is truly an artistic wonder, showcasing Spanish American art. The place became a monastery after it played the role of providing sanctuary to upper class women in the colonial age. These women directed the place towards a holy purpose.
The tour then takes you to see the church of the Society of Jesus. You can view some amazing paintings in this local baroque art masterpiece and the experience of walk the halls outlined by beautiful fresco is something you should not miss. Lastly, your visit to Yanahuara and Carmen Alto’s housing districts will have you witnessing the breathtaking beauty of the Arequipeños terraces, the Misti Chachani and Pichu Pichu volcanoes and city center. After this we will transport you back to your hotel. Overnight at the Hotel in Arequipa
Meals included: None

Day 2 – Arequipa to Colca Valley with overnight
After the 7:30AM hotel pickup you will make your way 160km across the Chivay town. Early into the tour you will feast your eyes on the magnificent views of the volcanoes Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu as you draw near National Reserve of “Pampa Cañahuas”. Upon reaching the reserve you can witness the wild Vicuñas in its natural habitat. From there we move on to Pata wasi (3800m) where you will take pleasure in the natural rock formations with the Misti and Chachani volcanoes on your rear. We will ascend further to a mountainous and splendid 4500m height, passing “Tocra” on the way. You can take in the beauty of beautiful lakes in the area, and take pictures of “Altiplano”, which is the world’s largest high plateau area, behind Tibetan plateau. The “highlight” of the tour will be “Pata Pampa” where you will stand at 4820m. Approaching the Chivay town (3651m), you will be amazed at Colca valley’s multicolored terraces. You can enjoy your lunch in or around your hotel in Chivay.
Optional hike at 3:30pm; after driving to Coporaque town we will visit the traditional main square and if you like, hike up to San Antonio ruins. In addition to seeing a cemetery here you can also enjoy the spectacular Canyon terrace views. You can then relax at your hotel in late afternoon. If you’re in the mood, you can also go to La Calera and see the thermal springs there. Overnight at the Hotel in Colca Valley
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 – Condor Cross and back to Arequipa
The second day starts with an early breakfast. After that we will drive to Cross of the Condor where you can see these large (largest in western hemisphere) flying birds. Then we will move on to visit Colca Valley in Cruz del Cóndor. This is the second deepest canyon on earth (4km at deepest point).
After this valley you can see the astounding spectacle of the flying condors. The journey back to Chivay will then begin, seeing the town of Pinchollo along the way as well as the “Antahuilque viewpoint” to view a marvelous terrace built 1500 years ago by the Collaguas civilization. Another stop over will be at viewpoints “Choquetico” and “Tumbas colgantes” which means ‘hanging tombs’. Here you can see the litomaqueta which is a rock-carving model of the canyon terraces.
Our tour will progress with visits to the towns of Maca (shook by earthquake in 1991) and Yanque where you can see the valley’s most beautiful church. After arriving in Chivay again you can enjoy a hearty lunch at a local eatery. You can expect to be back in Arequipa city around 5:00PM. We will transport you to your hotel and you can spend the evening as you wish. Overnight at the Hotel in Arequipa
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 – Departure from Arequipa
After breakfast at your hotel, our representative will meet you at your hotel and take you to the airport for your journey home or on to your next destination.
Meals included: Breakfast

PRICES PER PERSON

HOTEL CATEGORY Single Room Double Room Triple Room
Tourist Class US$ 561 US$ 451 US$ 430
Superior Tourist Class US$ 772 US$ 553 US$ 531

Is there any additional cost for Solo Travelers?
Yes, there is an additional cost for single travelers; make an inquiry about it.

What’s included 4-day Arequipa & Colca Canyon tour?

  • Accommodation: 3 night(s) in hotel(s) in Arequipa and Colca Canyon
  • Excursions: Arequipa and Colca Canyon
  • Entrance fees to parks and cultural sights: Arequipa and Colca Canyon
  • Transfers: All airport transfers, Hotel pickup and drop-off, all transfers are assisted by English-speaking staff.
  • Transport: minivan, on foot
  • Meals: According mentioned in the itinerary
  • Local top quality English-speaking guides to accompany visits and excursions
  • 24 hour support by our local staff

Services not included

  • International airfare, domestic airfare within Peru, airport departure taxes (Approximate cost US$ 31.00 international flights, and US$ 7.40 for each domestic flight)
  • Tips on included excursions, visas, travel insurance, personal items
  • Pre & post tour accommodation
  • Spending money – allow approximately US$ 35-50 per day to cover meals, snacks, drinks, limited souvenirs, laundry, tips and any extras

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