Colca Canyon Tour
After breakfast provided by Hostel Solar, a private van will pick you up at 07:30 am (you may store your luggage at the reception for no additional charge). The first stop is in Pampa Cañahuas where you will visit Aguada Blanca and Salinas National Reserve. Here you will have a rare opportunity to see vicuñas in their natural setting. To help with acclimatization, you will stop for a warm cup of coca tea before heading to Patapampa, a high mountain panoramic viewpoint where you can see the volcanos Ampato and Hualca Hualca. Finally, you will arrive in the town of Chivay around 1:00 pm to enjoy a delicious Andean lunch before checking into the hotel.
In the afternoon you can relax in the La Calera hot springs near the Rio Colca. The 35 degree medicinal water comes from the volcano Cotalluni and can cure any travel pains you may have.
After an early breakfast at 6.00 am we begin our journey into the canyon with our first stop being Condor Cross. After a forty-five minute drive, you will be able to witness the flight of the Condors, an unforgettable experience. On the return home, you will visit the small villages of Pinchollo, Maca, and Yanque to see the colonial churches, farm terraces, and diverse valley landscapes. Lunch will be served in Chivay before beginning the return trip back to Arequipa (approximate arrival time: 5:30pm).
THE TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
Hotel in Chivay (in single or double room and private bathroom with hot shower)
Transportation (13 person private van)
English and Spanish Guide
2 Lunches and 1 dinner
Entrance ticket to Colca Canyon (S/. 70.00)
Entrance ticket to Hot Springs (S/. 15.00)
$60.00 USD per person in double acomodation
$70.00 USD per person in a single room
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