4 days / 3 nights.
After breakfast, you start the trip through some wonderful scenery towards the Colca canyon, where you shall see groups of wild alpacas, vicuñas and guanacos. A visit will be made to the Salinas and Aguada Blanca Reserve. Eventually, you will reach the most important town of the Colca Canyon, Chivay situated at 3600m. Accommodation in a hostel.Day 2: Chivay
After breakfast, tranport to the Cruz del Cóndor look out at 3800m. Here is the only place in South America that you are guaranteed to see condors flying. After, you will start the trek in las Pampas San Miguel at 3300m. From here you will walk down into the canyon close to Tapay. Set up camp at San Juan de Chuccho 2400m.Day 3: Chuccho
Today you will visit the old town of Tapay, which is part of a collection of towns dedicated to cultivating Tuna, or prickly pear cactus. These fruit have "cochinilla", which is used for dyeing clothes. Camping in Sangalle 2225m, a beautiful oasis.Day 4: Sangalle
After breakfast, you will ascend the "ladder" of the Colca Canyon and head towards the town of Cabanaconde at 3230m. A visit to the thermal spa in Calera before returning to Chivay and private transport back to Arequipa.
"Highly recommended, professional and well-organized, 'perfect tour', knowledgeable guides" Footprint Handbook 2013
"Transportation services and accommodations are top-notch, and the guides are flexible and extremely helpful" Fodor's Guides 2013
Amazing Destinations is a reputable firm with an impressive variety of unique excursions…" - At Home and Away with Alan Whicker CBE, Magazine At Home and Away with Alan Whicker CBE
Recommended in Bonnie's South America Travel Blog at About.com .
Incl. Miraflores Park, Monasterio & Sanctuary Lodge Hotels, all trains, all private tours, finest service guaranteed
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