A journey to Peru is not complete without visiting Arequipa, the beautiful white city of Peru, and getting the chance to see the amazing condor soaring through the sky in its native habitat of Colca Canyon. Much of the architecture in Arequipa is made of a white volcanic stone, Sillar, hence its nickname of the white city. This gorgeous city combines tradition and modernity in peaceful harmony while providing the gateway to the tradition and breathtaking scenery of Colca Canyon.
Day 1: Arequipa – Colca Canyon
At 8:00 am we pick you up from your hotel to leave Arequipa (2,325m) destination to the snowy mountain Chachani in out transport. We will see wild vicunas, alpacas and llamas in the National Reserve of Pampa Cañahu as well as birds such as flamingos, ibis, Andean geese, ducks, eagles and Andean called Kara Kara. Also visit the viewpoint of volcanoes and snowy mountains in Patapampa (4,800m). We reach Chivay (3,600m), the capital of the Colca Valley, where you will have the afternoon to relax.
- Zipline in La Calera
- Horseback riding
- visit to the hot springs
Overnight in Chivay.
Day 2: Colca Canyon- Arequipa
Early morning after breakfast (around 6:00 am), we leave for a full day excursion on the left side of the canyon and visit beautiful towns like Yanque and Maca with colonial churches and friendly people who are happy to show their traditional embroidered clothing. See hundreds of pre-Inca terraces still used for farm and Andean corn, quinoa, amaranth and others.
After a walk of two hours, we reach the place you have been waiting - La Cruz del Condor. Here we can see the depth of the canyon and the condor wonderful ride. Free time to watch the condors and explore the lookout. Then we return to Arequipa where we will arrive around 5:00 pm and transfer to your hotel in Arequipa