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ITINERARY 02:45 a.m. - 03:15 a.m. Transfer from your hotel (central area). 07:00 a.m. Arrival to Chivay and continental breakfast. 07:30 a.m. Departure to “Cruz del Condor” viewpoint. 09:00 a.m. Tour of the villages around the Colca Canyon and visits to natural lookouts in the area and colonial churches. 12:00 m. Arrival to “La Calera” (thermal baths). - Optional 01:00 p.m. Lunch in Chivay 01:45 p.m. Departure from Chivay to Arequipa. 05:30 p.m. Arrival in Arequipa and transfer to downtown hotels.

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AREQUIPA to CHIVAY / COLCA CANYON / AREQUIPA

From 2:40 am our transportation passes through the different hotels to start our trip to one of the deepest canyons in the world, taking the road of Yura, bordering the snowy Chachani toward Pampa Cañahuas (National Reserve of Aguada Blanca and Salinas) habitat of the beautiful South American camelids the vicunas. In the marshes of Tocra we will see variety of migratory birds, including flamingos. We will pass by the crater of an extinct volcano (Chucura). We stop at the “Mirador de los Volcanes”, which is also the highest point of the road (4,910 m.a.s.l.) from where we will see much of the western mountains. Approximately 7:00 hours to 7:30 to arrive at the village of Chivay; then we will go to the “Mirador de la Cruz del Condor”, a strategic point of observation Canyon and the spectacular flight of the Condor. Return we stop in the villages of Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque which have beautiful colonial churches. From the viewpoints of Choquetico and Antahuilque observe the impressive terraces of the valley, the pre-Inca tombs and a pre-Inca model of the area carved in stone.

We’ll enjoy the thermal baths in La Calera whose thermal-medicinal waters range from 35º to 38º (degrees Celsius) temperature in which we will stay approximately 1 hour, we returned to the town of Chivay we will have lunch and we returned to the city of Arequipa where we arrive at approximately 05:30 p.m.



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    Location: Arequipa, Peru

    Duration: 1 day

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      Departure Point:

      Hotels located near plaza de armas of Arequipa



      Departure Time: Starting time is approximately at 3am,  We will reconfirm pick up time with you by email

      Hotel Pickup Available: Yes

    • Inclusions:
      • INCLUDED

      • Pick up from hotels located near plaza de armas
      • Tourist transportation
      • Tour Guide (Spanish / English)
      • Continental breakfast in Chivay.
      • Lunch in Chivay.

    • Exclusions:
      • DON'T INCLUDED

      • Extra expenses.
      • Entrance to the thermal baths of Calera. (S/15 soles per person)
      • Colca tourist ticket (BTC)
      • S/70 Soles foreigners
      • S/20 Soles for Peruvians
      • You need to have cash, only is payable with cash and you will be charged at your arrival to Chivay.

    • Other Information:
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

        Departure time: Between 02:40 a.m. to 03:15 a.m.

        Arrival time: Between 05:30 p.m. to 06:00 p.m.


        RECOMMENDATIONS:

      • It is so cold on the trip from Arequipa to Chivay the first day (take with your warm clothing)
      • Wear warm layers for the early morning transport, as the route to the canyon reaches altitudes of almost 5000 meters above sea level and can have freezing temperatures.
      • Take precautions against altitude sickness (Sorojchi pills Buy Pills)
      • Take warm clothes and hat.
      • Using sunscreen.
      • Bring a bathing suit for Caleras springs


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