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The Majestic Colca Canyon Tour
5 days / 4 nights

Starting point : Arequipa
Ending point : Arequipa
Activities : Cultural, Ecological, Sightseeing
Airfares : Not included, available upon request
Feel free to ask for extra services, this tour is customizable.

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 traditions.

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.

- 04 nights accommodation (Arequipa and Chivay)
- All land transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
- All tours include entrances and transportation
- English/spanish speaking guide for all tours mentioned.
- All applicable taxes - except Airport taxes

** Custom made programs may be prepared for groups with special interests. Extra nights, optional starting and ending points, additional tours and extra flight reservations may be arranged upon request. All tours may be provided in private upon request as well.
Contact us directly to for pricing details and further information.
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