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 Horses Back Riding in Colca Canyon
  ( 6 days 5 nights )

Summary: At the North of Arequipa, there is Colca Canyon. With a depth of 3400 m, it was considered as the deepest canyon of the world. But it turns out that the nearby canyon, the Canyon of Cotahuasi is even deeper! It is also here that we can see smoothing condors during hours...
Surrounded by snowy summits mountains, Colca valley with its river leaves the place for a restful stay.
By riding Peruvian Paso horses, this magnificent horse with their unique gait, you make a journey in the time. The doors of Colca open in front of you to make of this ride an unforgettable experience, close to the nature.
Intineray Day by Day:(B)= breakfast / (L)= lunch / (D)= dinner

Itinerary.
Day 01: Arequipa – Chivay - Yanque (trekking, and hot springs) (L) (D)
At 07:30/08:00 a.m. we pick you up at your hotel in Arequipa and departure towards North West direction.
Behind the snow-covered Chachani we will see wild vicuñas, alpacas and lamas in the "Pampa Cañahuas" National Reserve. Also we’ll see some birds like flamingoes, ibises, Andean geese, ducks and Andean eagles ("Kara Kara"). We will stop at the viewing point of the volcanoes and snow covered mountains in Patapampa (4,800 m.a.s.l).
From this point we made the descent towards the town of Yanque (Killawasi Lodge), previously coordinated lunch in Chivay or if you prefer we can coordinated your lunch in the Hotel.
In our hotel you’ll be accommodated in one of our junior suite (spacious and comfortable rooms with private terrace surrounded by beautiful scenery, ideal environment for reading or resting. The bedroom features a king size bed, two twin beds or three with cotton sheets, antiallergic pillows, central heating, large bathroom with tub, hot water, soft cotton towels and amenities needed to make your stay an unforgettable experience).
In the afternoon we start the short trek of about three hours. Will be visiting the amphitheater of Oqolle, crossing the “Sifon” bridge (in this point you can appreciate the Colcas), we will climb to the ruins of Uyu Uyu (from there you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Canyon and the town of Yanque).
Before returning to the hotel we will go to the hot springs where you can relax. At night you can enjoy a dinner at the hotel.

Day 02: Yanque- The Condor’s Cross - Horseback riding. (B) (L) (D)
After an early morning breakfast (06:00 a.m.) we leave for a full day excursion at the left shore of the canyon.
We’ll visit some beautiful and typical towns, colonial churches, gentle people with typical needlework dresses, hundreds of pre Inca terraces still in use with Andean growing’s like corn, quinua and kiwicha. After a 2 hours drive we’ll get to the most visited point: “The Condor’s Cross”. Here we are able to see the deepest part of the canyon and the flight of the condor.
Return to the hotel 12.30 p.m.
Optional: At 3:00 p.m. you’ll be embark on a horseback ride (approximately 2 hours) around the village of Yanque, visiting some ruins and nearby villages where you’ll be able to appreciate the local people performing everyday activities such as grazing and agricultural work, also you can enjoy the beautiful landscapes.
After the ride you can relax in our hammocks or enjoy the private terraces in your room.

Day 03: Yanque – Chivay- Puno. (B) (L)
In the morning you can relax on your private terrace, enjoy the hotel facilities or you can enjoy a short walk through the town and visit the beautiful square, their colonial church and the museum, where you can watch the replica of the Juanita mummy and well developed models of all colonial churches of the Canyon and other topics of interest.
At 11.O0 a.m. we will transfer by private car to Chivay where you can visit the market and the main plaza.
After lunch we will departure to PUNO in tourist transportation with guide.
01.30 pm departure to PUNO.
02.15 pm Stop at the viewpoint of the volcanoes (Patapampa-4950 msnm)
03.35 pm Stop in “Pampa Cannahuas” for coca tea and use of bathrooms.
05.00 pm Stop in “Lagunillas” (observing wild birds and small lakes)
07.30 pm Arrive at the bus station of PUNO.
End of service

The package includes:
•Tourist Transport (Arequipa-Colca-Puno) with guide (English-Spanish)
•Tour to the viewpoint “The Condor’s Cross” according to detail
•2 nights in a Junior Suite
•2 American breakfasts
•Trekking with local guide (3 hours approximately)

Not Included:
Alcoholic and soda drinks
Sleeping bag (can be hired in our office of Arequipa US$5 per day) only if you want to make camping
Breakfast on the first day 
Tips for guide and camp staff

WE RECOMMEND TO BRING:
■Rain jacket or poncho (December to April)
■Strong comfortable and waterproof footwear
■Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
■Sun block (sun protection cream)
■Insect repellent
■Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
■Sunglasses
Cost by Person 425 US$ .  Minimum 4 people.         Private Services
 

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