- Trip Outline
- Trip Includes
- Trip Excludes
Day 1. Arequipa – Chivay – Cruz del Condor – San Miguel – San Juan de Chuccho
At 3AM pick up from your hotel in Arequipa and then we start the private or shared guided tour to the second deepest canyon in the world: The Colca Canyon. Going up to 4200m, where is located the Natural Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca (vicugnas, lamas and alpagas). Arrival to Patapampa (4850m), a natural view point that allows to watch the andean mountains range. At 6AM we will arrive to Chivay town, located over 3600m, breakfast and departure to Cruz del Condor view point for watching condors and the canyon. Then we arrive to Pampa San Miguel, where we will start the trek going down for around 4 hours. Going on we reach San Juan de Chuccho, lunch and free afternoon for walking around and share time with locals. Dinner and overnight in a family rund bamboo lodge.
Day 2. San Juan de Chuccho – Malata – Cosñirhua – Sangalle
At 8 AM after breakfast we will start hiking for approximately four hours, crossing small villages (Malata and Cosñirhua), going up hills, over 2600m above sea level and down again to our next destination called Sangalle/Oasis for having lunch and where we will find a nice place to spend the night with bamboo bungalows, pretty swimming pools between palm trees, surrounded by the Colca River, dinner and overnight in a family lodge.
Day 3. Sangalle – Cabanaconde – Chivay – Arequipa
At approximately 4am we will going up to Cabanaconde during 3 hours (3280m) during this day we will hike up 1050m, for the last hard and steep trail of our excursion. Arrive to Cabanaconde and breakfast. Departure to Chivay, visit to the hot springs La Calera. Lunch and return to Arequipa, guided stops in route at: Patapampa, a natural view point located at 4800 MASL where we will watch the southern mountain range; later we will stop at Pampa Cañahuas for watching the vicugnas, alpagas and lamas. Arrive to Arequipa city at 6 PM.
- English-Speaking tour guide
- Tourist transportation
- Colca Canyon Entrance Fee
- Overnight in San Juan de Chuccho (basic accommodation and shared bathroom) and Sangalle (basic accommodation with private bathroom)
- Meals: 3 breakfasts – 3 lunches – 2 dinners
- Walking Sticks
- Entrance fee La Calera thermal water
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