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Colca Canyon Tour Full Day

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The Colca Valley is an area of astounding Andean beauty, with giant Andean terraces and a deep canyon. A journey to the Colca valley will take you through high Andean plateau, which offers fine views of the Volcanoes of Arequipa.

At 2:30 AM you will be picking up from your hotel by the tour guide. This tour begins with the directly travel to the first and most important town of the canyon : Chivay (3 hours by tourist transportation)At 6AM you will be in Chivay (3600m) an andean town located on the left side of the Colca Canyon ; surrounded by agriculture fields.
After the breakfast in Chivay, we will leave to the Cruz del Condor view point; in route we will found the beautifull Yanque town with the witite dancer’s, the terraces and the different natural view points : Antahuilque and the Choquetico Tombs, Arrival to The Cruz del Condor for watching the Andean Condor (Vulture Gryphus). Return to Chivay, visiting Maca (where is possible to observe a nice colonial church from XVI century, next to this town is possible to see people dedicated to work the terraces. Arrive to Chivay and visit to the hot springs La Calera, where you can enjoy the thermo medicinal pools.
After relaxing return to Chivay for having lunch. After lunch we will leave back to Arequipa city, along the way we will visit the highest point between the Colca Canyon and Arequipa: Patapampa (4800m), from this place we can see the volcanic mountain range: The Ampato volcano where was founded "Juanita" Then we drive to Toqrapampa, where we can see small lagoons with Andean birds.
Then we will continue to the Pampa Cañahuas National Park, where we will be able to see Lamas, Alpagas and vicugnas. Arrival to Arequipa at 5PM and transfer to the hotel.
End of the tour.


INCLUDED:

English-Speaking tour guide
Tourist Transportation
Entrance Fee to The Colca Valley
Meals: 1 breakfast - 1 buffet lunch
Entrance to the hot springs in Chivay

NOT INCLUDED:

Meals not mentioned in the package
Tips or extra expenses

What to bring for this tour

For day trips on to the Lake, you generally need very little, but the following items are advisable to carry in a day pack and /or wearing them on.
T-shirt, optionally long sleeved shirt
Long trousers, optionally shorts (extra)
Warm clothing and a jacket or a fleece
Rain coat or a poncho ( only in the rainy season, Dec - March )
Hat and sun glasses
Sun screen (sun block) very important.
Walking shoes or boots
Camera and film
Money in Peruvian currency, take Small change with you to try and Change a S/.100 note is next to Impossible
Water 1 liter (more to buy at the Island).


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- DETAILS -

DURATION: Full Day
DESTINATION: Arequipa
DEPARTURE: Daily Departures
LEVEL: Easy
CATEGORY: Tour
GROUP SIZE: "2 - 12"

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