Day 1: Arequipa
Upon arrival, reception, assistance and transfer to the hotel.
In the afternoon we start a three hour city tour including
Santa Catalina Convent, the Plaza de Armas, the Jesuit church
of La Compañía and its beautifully-painted chapel,
the Church of San Francisco, San Lazaro's district, Selva
Alegre and the typical districts of Cayma and Yanahuara for
a magnificent view of the Misti Volcano. Return to the hotel.
Day 2: Arequipa - Colca Valley
Early in the morning, after breakfast, departure by bus on
your excursion towards the Colca Valley driving across Pampa
Cañahuas at the Aguada Blanca National Reserve, habitat
of herds 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. Lunch.
In the afternoon free time to visit thermal and medical baths.
Day 3: Colca Valley
Full day devoted to explore the quaint villages of this amazing
valley, an excellent opportunity to learn native people's
Day 4: Condor's Cross - Arequipa
Early in the morning departure to the "Condor's Cross"
from where the great andean bird, the Condor, may be spotted
flying in circles above still farmed green pre-hispanic terraces.
Enjoy the impressive panorama of the Colca Canyon, one of
the deepest in the world (3,000mts.). On the way back to Chivay,
visit to the Mirador of Chinina, where we will find the famous
Hanging Tombs and the Hanging Bridge of Sifón that
joins the town of Yanque with Coporaque. At the town of Yanque,
visit its beautiful church and its characteristic stone streets
among other attractions. To have spectacular views of the
Colca Valley, we will drive to the observation points of Choquetipo
and Artahuilque and also to the town of Maca.
After lunch at a local restaurant, return to the city of Arequipa,
arriving at 18:00hrs. aprox. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Arequipa
After breakfast. Transfer to the local airport or bus station.
End of services.