Day 1: Arequipa - Chivay
At 7:30 a.m. we will pick up you at your hotel in Arequipa. Then we start our shared tour towards the small town of Chivay, located at the mouth of the impressive Colca Canyon. We follow the Yura road which borders the Chachani volcano heading towards Pampa Cañahuas on the Aguada Blanca & Salinas National Reserve, the vicuña natural habitat. Later on we will stop at the “Mirador de los Volcanes” (Volcanoes View Point) located at 4910m, from where we can appreciate the high volcanoes of the south part of Peru: Chachani, Misty, Ampato, etc. Our road will pass along the crater of the ancient dormant Chucura Volcano. Here already we can observe down on a green valley the small town of Chivay. Arrival at about 1:30 p.m. and hotel accommodations. Free time in the afternoon to enjoy this scenic valley.
Day 2: Chivay – Colca Canyon – Arequipa
Early breakfast and then at 6:30 a.m. we start our drive towards La Cruz del Condor, a beautiful natural view point on the ledge of the spectacular canyon, from where we can enjoy the awesome and magical spectacle of the condors flying over the canyon. At about 10 a.m. we start our return back to Chivay where, on the way, we will stop at the charming towns of Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque where we can admire beautiful antique colonial churches. We also can observe some ancient tombs on the cliffs of the mountains and enjoy the view of the beautiful Inca terraces and platforms. Stop in Chivay for lunch (on your own) and at 13:00 p.m. we will start our drive back to Arequipa where we will arrive at about 18:00 p.m. Breakfast included.
All shared transport, shared Spanish / English speaking guide, Touristic entrance fee to the Colca National Park, 3 stars hotel accommodations (shared in double or twin bed room).