DAY 1: AREQUIPA / CHIVAY-YANQUE
You will be picked-up from your hotel at Arequipa between 7:30 and 8:15am and begin the trip northward. First, you will be astonished by the sights of various volcanoes like: Misty, Chachani and Pichu Pichu. Then well continue through the National Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca (Pampas Cañahuas) where well make small stops to see the beautiful vicuñas in their natural habitat.
Afterwards well move along Pataguas where youll see Puruñas stone forest, formed by natural erosion. Here, half-way done, well make a stop to use the restrooms and drink some coca tea. After 15 min well continue into Vizcachani and the wetlands of Toccra, where youll see: alpacas, llamas and different varieties of wild birds. The next place well visit will be Patampampa, the highest point of the trip with 4900 m.a.s.l. From here one is able to see the Chila Mountains, as well as the volcanoes: Ampato, Sabancaya, Hualca Hualca and Mismi (considered as the origin of the Amazon River). From this point on well begin to descend into Colcas National Park, first arriving at Chivay. Afterwards well head to our hotel: Killawasi Lodge, in the town of Yanque (fifteen minutes from Chivay).
There you will be installed in a Junior Suite, comfortable rooms surrounded by beautiful scenery with private balconies or terraces. All rooms are equipped with remote controlled electric heating, clock-radio supporting iPod and Mp3 players, wireless internet, spacious bathroom with tub and hot water 24-hours, orthopedic mattresses, cotton sheets and towels, hypoallergenic pillows and all the amenities necessary to make your stay an unforgettable experience.
In the afternoon you could rest and relax in your private balconies or terraces; or if you wish, you could start with us a guided trek of approximate three hours.
During this trek well visit Oqolles Amphitheater (Pre-Inca terraces), well cross the Sifón Bridge (where youll see the colcas) and arrive at the Uyu Uyu ruins, from where you will see a panoramic view of the Canyon and the town of Yanque. Before returning to the hotel well visit Yanques hot waters located on the banks of the Colca River and after relaxing in its waters well head back to the hotel where youll be able to enjoy a delicious dinner.
Optional: If you dont like to do the trekking in the afternoon, you can enjoy a horse ride for an extra cost ($15.00 per hour per person). We recommend two hours ride. This service has to be book at the same time of your reservation.
Day 2: YANQUE - CRUZ DEL CONDOR PUNO
At 6:00am a tasty breakfast will be served in the hotels restaurant. Afterwards well leave for the Cruz Del Cóndor where well stay for approx. two hours. In this beautiful viewpoint one can feel the magnitude of the Colca Canyon by seeing it in all its deepness and immensity. Moreover, youll be able to see the flight of the condor at a very close range.
During the return well pass through the towns of Pinchollo, Maca and Achoma. There, well see archaeological remains, Pre-Inca agricultural terraces and astonishing panoramic views of the canyon.
Well be arriving at Chivay at approx. 12:15 pm; well have lunch there and then go on to visit the plaza. Finally well leave for the city of Puno.
- 01.30 pm Departure to Puno.
- 02.15 pm Patapampa Viewpoint of Volcanoes (4900 m.a.s.l.)
- 03.35 pm Pampa Cañahuas (Coca tea and restrooms)
- 05.00 pm Lagunillas (birds and ponds sightseeing)
- 07.30 pm Arrival at Puno city.
- Shared Tourist Transportation
- Tour Guide (English-Spanish)
- 01 night in Chivay.
- Breakfast buffet.
- Trekking with local guide (3 hours approximately)
- Entrance fee to the Colca National Park.
- Horse ride ($15.00 per hour per person) Optional.
- Hot Springs (S/15.00) Optional
- Lunches, Dinner.
- The price for this tour is:
$145.00 (American dollars) per person in a Junior Suite twin or double King.
- If you are traveling alone the price will be:
$160.00 (American dollars) and you will be accommodated in one single Junior Suite.
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