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|Summary: The trek of two days in the Colca canyon
is for hikers with some level of trek who don't have time
and they want to reach the bottom of the canyon; the two
days the hikers have early wake ups.The first day trek is
around 7 hours with trails down hill, flat and up hill,
second day trek 3 hours up hill.
|Intineray Day by Day:(B)= breakfast / (L)= lunch /
Day 1: Arequipa-Cabanaconde – Mirador del Condor:
Between 7 to 7:30 am , we will pick you up from your
hotel and transfer to the bus terminal for the your
excursion towards the Colca Valley driving across Pampa
Cañahuas at the Aguada Blanca National Reserve, habitat of
flocks of vicuñas and stopping at the Mirador de los Andes,
the crater of Chucura, the Mirador de Chivay, where
beautiful pre-columbian terraces still being cultivated by
native Collaguas can be observed.
Arrival to the town of Chivay at 13:00hrs. aprox. Transfer
to your selected lodge. Colca Inn or Posada Chivay Hostel
with breakfast; In the afternoon, enjoy some hiking for two
hours near the beautiful village of Coporaque on the other
side of the river, where you can view beautiful vistas of
the valley; afterwards visit thermal and medical baths.
During dinner have a folckloric show, Acomodation in Double
accommodation in Colca In Hotel or Posada Chivay.
Day 2: Colca Valley – Condor`s Cross:
Early in the morning After our the delicious breakfast
we will depart. to the "Condor's Cross" from where the great
andean bird, the Condor, may be spotted flying in circles
above still farmed green pre-incas terraces ,farming
Free time to enjoy the impressive panoram and views of the
Colca Canyon, one of the deepest in the world , then we will
start walking to Pampa San Miguel to walk down into the
canyon in 3 and half hours approximalely , we get to the
Colca River and twenty minutes later we arrive in San Juan
We will enjoy the green areas and friendly people. Then
continue to to Coshñirhua Village, we have lunch in a
tipycal style. We rest here and then continue; the trekking
starts again walking down the Canyon to Sangalle Valley, a
beautiful place located at the bottom of the Canyon .
Semi tropical weather and fruit trees are part of this
place. You can soak in the warm water of the swimming pool.
6:00 PM .-We have dinner and enjoy making a camp fire, we
will spend the night in the house of the settlers.
Day 3: Sangalle – Cabanaconde – Cruz del Sur – Chivay -Arequipa.
Early in the morning at 03:30 am after shared a nice
breakfast we start climbing a hill to Cabanaconde ( 4 hours
walking approximately) , around 8:30 am we will arrive to
this Natural Park of " Cruz del Condor "where you have a
very beautiful view on the Colca Canyon.
This is also the place where you'll be able to observe
several flying condors, sometimes passing very close to you
(up to a few meters). Just near this area your tour guide
will show you the Pre-inca tumbs hanging in the mountains.
Plenty of time to spend in this natural region for pictures
and gentle walk around the cactus San Pedro area.
On the return we will stop in the towns of Pinchollo, Maca
and Yanque; that they count on beautiful colonial churches,
as well as in the viewpoints of Choquetico and Antahuilque,
from where we will observe impressive farming platforms of
the valley, and tombs in pre-Incas scale models. While in
Chivay , we will go to the hot springs of La Calera 40
degrees . This will help you to relax your body. then get on
the bus to return to Arequipa. Approximately at 6:30pm
Arrival to Arequipa and transfer to your hotel.
Pick up from your hotel by private transport till the
view point of Cruz del Condor.
Transport back to Arequipa
Accommodation in Chivay at Hotel Colca Inn
Basic accommodation in Sangalle
03 Breakfast, 01 Lunches and 01 Dinner
Entrance fees to the Colca Canyon
English speaking guide
It does not Included:
Breakfast on the first day
02 Lunches and 01 Dinner in Chivay
Entrance fee to the thermal baths (cost aprox 10)
We recommend to Bring:
Small day back pack
Water and Sun block
Flash light and Extra batteries
Rain jacket and Sun glasses,
Hat and Insect repellent
Extra money for souvenirs and drinks.
Person 140 US$ . Minimum 2 people.
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