Colca Canyon Full day tour starts at 2:30 AM. You will be picking up from your hotel by the tour guide. This tour begins with the directly travel to the first and most important town of the canyon : Chivay (3 hours by tourist transportation)At 6AM you will be in Chivay (3600m) an andean town located on the left side of the Colca Canyon ; surrounded by agriculture fields.
After the breakfast in Chivay, we will leave to the Cruz del Condor view point; in route we will found the beautifull Yanque town with the witite dancer’s, the terraces and the different natural view points : Antahuilque and the Choquetico Tombs, Arrival to The Cruz del Condor for watching the Andean Condor (Vulture Gryphus). Return to Chivay, visiting Maca (where is possible to observe a nice colonial church from XVI century, next to this town is possible to see people dedicated to work the terraces. Arrive to Chivay and visit to the hot springs La Calera, where you can enjoy the thermo medicinal pools.
After relaxing time, return to Chivay for having lunch. After lunch we will leave back to Arequipa city, along the way we will visit the highest point between the Colca Canyon and Arequipa: Patapampa (4800m), from this place we can see the volcanic mountain range: The Ampato volcano where was founded “Juanita” Then we drive to Toqrapampa, where we can see small lagoons with Andean birds.
Then we will continue to the Pampa Cañahuas National Park, where we will be able to see Lamas, Alpagas and vicugnas. Arrive to Arequipa at 5PM and transfer to the hotel.