Arequipa & the Colca Valley
(4 days / 3 nights)
Day 1: Arequipa – City
Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon city tour, passing by the Main Square and the Cathedral, the Church and Cloisters of the Compania de Jesus; Santa Catalina Monastery with its religious cloisters, built on the 16th century and after 400 years of monastic life was open to the public; San Francisco Church and Square and Yanahuara district, with its famous viewpoint, from where you can look at the city and its volcanoes. Overnight.
Day 2: Arequipa – Chivay
Departure from Arequipa early in the morning, towards the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world. We pass by Aguada Blanca or Pampa Canahuas National Reserve, one of the best habitats for the vicuna protection. We continue through the ‘Mirador de los Andes’, a viewpoint where we can watch the mountain range and the volcanoes, to the town of Chivay. Transfer to the hotel. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we visit the hot springs (bring a bathing suit – entrance fee not included). Dinner and overnight.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 3: Colca Canyon – Arequipa
We leave early in the morning to the ‘Condor’s Cross’, from where we will have an impressive panoramic view of the Colca Canyon. We can also watch the majestic condor flying through the Andean sky. On the way back to Chivay we pass by typical towns. Lunch. In the afternoon, return to Arequipa. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
Day 4: Arequipa – Departure
At agreed time, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.