Travel from Arequipa to Yanque and enjoy the stunning views along the way. Enjoy the amazing views from the Mirador Cruz del Condor on a tour through the Colca Canyon. You may see the largest living bird before heading back to Arequipa.
Arequipa to Yanque (Colca Canyon) - Shared
In the morning, you will be met at your hotel and taken on an incredible four hour journey to Yanque.
Have your camera ready as you will stop at various stunning viewpoints including the Pampa Cañahuas Reserve, which is home to many exotic Andean animals including vicuñas, alpacas, llamas, flamingos, ibis and the Andean eagle. You will see astonishing landscapes as you drive past lakes, glaciers and some magnificent volcanoes, such as Ampato, Sabancaya, Huallca and Misti. During the journey we will reach the highest point of 4800m (15,000ft). Afterwards, we head down the canyon to Yanque and transfer you to your hotel. In the afternoon, you will have time to spend at leisure. You can choose from several activities. Enjoy the hot thermal springs of Yanque, set off on a short trek or relax at your hotel while taking in the panoramic view of the beginning of the canyon and its terraces.
Colca Canyon Tour and back to Arequipa
In the morning we will meet you at your hotel and you will start your tour of the Colca Canyon. We will take you to the most wonderful places in the Colca Canyon. Along the way, we will make a few stops in small Andean villages where time seems to have stood still and Colonial architecture remains to be well saved. We travel along the canyon until we get to ‘Mirador Cruz del Condor’, which is the best viewing point where you can look into the depths of the Colca Canyon.
This viewing point is 1200m deep. From here you will most likely always see a few condors flying with an amazing scenery in the background. You will have the chance for a short hike along the canyon and afterwards, you will enjoy a locally prepared lunch.
Once you have taken in the refreshing air of the Colca Canyon, we will transfer you back to your hotel in Arequipa.
The journey back to Arequipa will take approximately 4 hours through stunning scenery of lakes, glaciers and volcanoes.