Arequipa and Colca Canyon
The canyon is 3,400 metres deep (11,145 feet)
Machu Picchu is considered Peru’s most important tourist destination and one of the most-visited sites worldwide. Situated at 2,360 meters above sea level, in the Urubamba River Valley, Machu Picchu dazzles all who visit it with its beauty and mystery.
DAY 1: Arequipa City
Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. A 3 hours city tour, including the Convent of Santa Catalina, Plaza de Armas, the Jesuit church and its beautifully-painted chapel, finally the typical districts Yanahuara Cayma with a magnificent view of the Misti volcano.
DAY 2: Arequipa - Colca Canyon - Chivay
Early in the morning after breakfast, we proceed to a wonderful trip to Colca Canyon. We’ll make the ascent from the road leading along the snowy Yura Chachani Mountain and reach the Natural Reserve of Pampa Cañahuas, spacious habitat for Vicuña and Alpacas. Later on, we arrive at the grasslands of Toccra where we will see a diverse variety of birds. Also we will be at Patapampa and Mirador de los Andes, located at 15900 feet high where we stop to enjoy the charm of the landscape. Finally, we start the descent to the town of Chivay charming and traditional village in the mountains. We will have lunch in Chivay (not included). Transportation to the hotel in the Valley.
Free evening time to visit the hot springs and medicinal in the region.
DAY 3: Condor View Point - Arequipa City
Early breakfast to start our journey towards the Cross of the Condor, located 26 miles from Chivay and explore its captivating landscape on the shores of Canyon. Later we reach the famous Cruz del Condor, where we stop for about an hour to appreciate the amazing and stoning flight of many condors, which occurs only in the early hours of the day. The viewpoint is located near the point where the canyon reaches its greatest depth, so the show is doubly rewarding. Short walks will continue from contemplating the beauty of the Colca Canyon. Visit the towns of Pinchillo, Maca, Anchoma. Yanque and the unique viewpoints and Choquetico Antahuilque. At noon we return to Chivay. After lunch (not included) , we continue the trip back to the city of Arequipa.
DAY 4 : Arequipa to next detination
Breakfast in the hotel on time transfer to airport for flight to the destination city.
End of the tour
Airport / Hotel / Airport.
Airline tickets Lima - Arequipa - Lima
Tour the Monastery of Santa Catalina.
Tour Colca Canyon and Cruz of the Condor.
02 Nights accommodation, Arequipa.
02 Breakfasts – Arequipa.
01 Night accommodation – Colca Canyon
01 Breakfast – Colca Canyon
Tickets to tourist areas described in the tour.
Specialized guide in English or Spanish
Other language are available by request and an additional fee.