TREKKING IN COLCA CANYON 3 DAYS / 2 NOCHES [ADVENTURE TOURISM IN AREQUIPA]

  1. Duration:3 days / 2 night
  2. Locale:Colca Canyon
  3. Service:Shared
  4. Difficulty:Medium
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  2. Price 89.00 USD Per 1 Persons

Trekking in colca canyon 3 days 2 night

TREKKING IN COLCA CANYON - DAY 1

The tour starts with the pick up passengers from 03:00 a.m. to 03:30 a.m. of their hotels in Arequipa city center, to departure the Chivay village (3 hours and 30 minutes of trip approximately), when we arrived to the Chivay village we will have breakfast then continue our journey to the Cruz del Condor Viewpoint, here will be approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to appreciate much of the Canyon and the condors majestic flight, you can also see amazing Canyon depth (3207 meters deep).

Continuing our journey, we reach Cabanaconde, it is here where we will take a short break then go to the Pampa San Miguel viewpoint, from this viewpoint we will begin our trekking costs below, will pass through the Colca River with destination to the San Juan de Chuccho town, in this village we have lunch and dinner to then spend the night in the local families houses of this cozy place.

TREKKING IN COLCA CANYON - DAY 2

At 07:00 a.m. we will take our breakfast, when finished will start our walk through the Cosñirhua and Malata villages, these places are characterized by being friendly and possess important archaeological Pre Incas rest, also We will visit the local Museum and learn about the production of honey. Following our trip to Sangalle Valley, an oasis, it is a peaceful and charming place with tropical climate and huge Palm trees. It is here where you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the heated swimming pool which is located at that place, after that we have lunch and in the afternoon we can rest or stroll along the Colca River Bank. At night, you will have dinner and you will be part of a campfire if you wish. We will sleep in adobe bungalows.

TREKKING IN COLCA CANYON - DAY 3

At 05:00 a.m. approximately will begin rise bound to the Cabanaconde village (3 hours and 30 minutes of walk), when we arrived we have breakfast in the town to board a bus with return to the Chivay village, in the journey will be stops in different traditional villages as Maca, Achoma, Yanque and the natural viewpoints, in those places we can appreciate the Pre Inca Valley terraces and other attractions. When we arrive to the Chivay village will have enough time to visit la Calera springs baths (will remain here an hour approximately). After lunch we return to the Arequipa city making stops tourism in places such as the volcanoes Viewpoint located at 4910 m.a.s.l. and National reserve, which is the natural habitat of a variety of South American camelids as vicuñas, llamas, alpacas and vizcachas. At 06:00 p.m. we will approximately be in the Arequipa city and the passengers will be transferred to their respective hotels.

  1. itinerary
  2. included
  3. recommendation
  4. benefits

ITINERARY TREKKING IN COLCA CANYON - DAY 1

  • 02:30 a.m. Pick up from hotels in the Arequipa city center.
  • 03:30 a.m. Departure to the Chivay village.
  • 06:30 a.m. Arrival at the Chivay village and breakfast.
  • 07:00 a.m. Departure to Cruz del Condor viewpoint.
  • 09:00 a.m. Arrival at Cruz del Cóndor viewpoint, condors majestic flight.
  • 10:00 a.m. Departure to San Miguel viewpoint.
  • 10:30 a.m. Trekking start down into the Canyon (2 hours 30 minutes approximately).
  • 02:00 p.m. Arrival a Satn Juan de Chuccho community, lunch.
  • 05:00 p.m. Dinner and overnight at San Juan de Chuccho.

ITINERARY TREKKING IN COLCA CANYON - DAY 2

  • 07:00 a.m. Breakfast at San Juan de Chuccho community.
  • 08:00 a.m. Visit the Cosñirhua and Malata villages, appreciation of archaeological remains, visit the local Museum and the honey production.
  • 10:30 a.m. Walking to the Sangalle Valley (Oasis).
  • 12:00 p.m. Arrival at the oasis and installation in the respective bungalows.
  • 01:00 p.m. Lunch at the oasis, a very nice landscape.
  • 02:30 p.m. Free time to enjoy the swimming pool and recreational activities.
  • 06:30 p.m. Dinner and overnight in the bungalows or cabins in the oasis.

ITINERARY TREKKING IN COLCA CANYON - DAY 3

  • 05:00 a.m. Rise of the Canyon from the oasis with direction to the Cabanaconde village.
  • 06:30 a.m. Arrival at the Cabanaconde village, breakfast.
  • 08:30 a.m. Departure to Cruz del Condor viewpoint.
  • 10:00 a.m. Departure to Chivay, will make stops along the way.
  • 12:00 p.m. Arrival to Chivay, visit La Calera springs baths.
  • 01:00 p.m. Buffet lunch in Chivay (not included in the package).
  • 02:30 p.m. Return to the Arequipa city, have stops at important places of the journey (Patapampa, volcanoes viewpoint and the Aguada Blanca national reserve)
  • 06:30 p.m. Arrival at Arequipa city and transfer to their hotels.

THAT INCLUDES THE TOUR:

  • Pick up from your hotel in the Arequipa city.
  • Spanish – English guide tourist.
  • Breakfast in Chivay, San Juan de Chuccho and Cabanaconde (3 breakfasts).
  • Lunch at San Juan de Chuccho and Sangalle Oasis (2 lunches).
  • Dinner in San Juan de Chuccho and Oasis (2 dinners).
  • Accommodation in San Juan de Chuccho and Sangalle oasis (bungalows).

THAT ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:

  • BTC: Ticket tourist.
  • Entry ticket to thermal baths in Chivay.
  • Lunch in Chivay (third day).
  • Others not listed in the tourist package. Important information: Entry tickets to thermal baths in Chivay: 15 soles.
  • Price lunch in Chivay: minimum 10 soles.
  • BTC: 20 soles - national, 40 soles - South American and 70 soles - other.

It is recommended for their tour

  • Water for long walks that will be in.
  • Personal backpack with enough for the tour.
  • Light and/or thick clothes, umbrella if the tour is in rainy season (December to March).
  • Cap or hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • Insects repellent.
  • Trekking shoes.

COLCA CANYON

  • The Colca Canyon is located at the northeastern end of Arequipa Region, Caylloma province, 165 kilometers from Arequipa and 40 km from Chivay town main and capital of the Caylloma province. The highest point in the Valley is the dormant volcano Ampato (6288 masl) and the lowest the confluence of the Colca and Andamayo rivers (970 masl). The Colca Valley has an extension of 100 km in length and occupies only a sector of the basin of the Colca River, between the Callalli and Huambo districts. Colca Canyon path runs along the Chachani skirts and across ichu and yareta Plains full.

    The Colca Canyon is the natural habitat of animals such as the Andean condor, nearly 100 species of birds and four types of camelids (Vicuña, guanaco, llama and alpaca). There are also more than 300 species of plants, of which 30 are variety are cactus, not to mention the yareta green. One of the most amazing spectacles of the visit to the Canyon is the dawn next to the cliff where you can see, just it dawns, the flight of approximately 20 condors.

    The Valley is ideal for recreational and artistic activities such as photography, poetry, among others. In the same way that is conducive to perform adventure sports like trekking, rafting, climbing, bicling, among others.

CRUZ DEL CONDOR VIEWPOINT

  • The Cruz del Condor viewpoint, is a privileged spot for the depth of the Canyon, the vegetation and above all, the condors flight, the true King of the whole of the Colca Canyon. In addition, you can far see the Coropuna and Ampato volcanoes that added beauty to the natural landscape. Without any doubt from the Cruz del Condor viewpoint we can take some of the most beautiful photographs in Peru.

    This viewpoint is a natural spectacle and an interesting experience for the visitor. Has built a large cross and a small wall of stone for the convenience of tourists. While it more striking is that is can appreciate in all its esplender the Condor flight, also can see the depth maximum of this canyon that is characterized by being one of them deeper of the world.

    Condor sighting is generally made of 8 at 10 am, birds take a considerable height to then follow currents of air to the coast, and there is where it will find its food.

SALINAS AND AGUADA BLANCA NATIONAL RESERVE

  • Jewel of natural heritage located in the Arequipa vicinity, at an approximate altitude of 4 300 meters above sea level, this area is characterized by landscapes which mixed snow-capped volcanoes, lagoons surrounded by wetlands, Andean forests and meadows.

    Its most famous site is known as the Salinas Lagoon, this is a scene of particular beauty set from a Salt Lake's shallow waters and extensive wetlands that surround it. Salinas Lagoon is a true sanctuary for avifauna that manages host at certain times of the year about 20,000 water birds, found among them their famous flamingos that fill a special colored waters of the lagoon.

SANGALLE OASIS

  • The paradise Ecolodge Oasis, situated at the foot of the Sangalle Valley, Cabanaconde, is surrounded by hills and vegetation, has a heated outdoor swimming pool and offers complimentary breakfast. The Cabanaconde town is situated from 3 hour ride and is only accessible by foot, horseback or mule. Simple rooms have bedspreads and walls decorated in vivid hues. All of them have private or shared bathrooms and offer views of the mountains and the garden. In addition, towels and bed linen are provided. Electricity is only available between 18:00 and 21:00.

    In the Oasis paradise Ecolodge vicinity you can go hiking and explore the Canyon and the Colca River. In addition, the on-site restaurant, a games room and a reception desk.

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