CITY TOUR AREQUIPA
You will get picked up from your central accommodation in Arequipa and first taken to the most important places of the city before you set off towards the countryside. You will be able to experience the local Quechua culture in an active way. The itinerary might change slightly but it will definitely include the highlights listed below – during this tour, you will have an overview of Peruvian life and you will be taught about local history, fauna (llamas but not only) and food (like the delicious anticucho).
Valleys around you will leave you speechless – you will be able to enjoy the view of Chili Valley as well as of volcanoes on the background (Misti and Chachani).
Once you get out of the city you will continue your tour along the Via Paisajista to the Arequipa countryside – here you will have the opportunity to see how wheat is processed and all the techniques that are used in stone mills. The tour will finish back in the centre of the city and you will get dropped off in Plaza de Armas.
Highlights include: Plaza de Armas, Centro Histórico, Yanahuara and Carmen Alto viewpoints, Incalpaca outlet and zoo, Sachaca district, Balneario Tingo, Mansion del Fundador, Sabandia Mill, Andenes de Paucarpata.
COLCA CANYON 2 DAYS 1 NIGHT
Day 1. Bus ride from Arequipa to Chivay at Colca Valley
At 07:30 our guide will collect you from your hotel, We travel by Bus slowly ascending towards Pampa Cañahuas National reserve (3,000 m), there observe herds of vicuñas in their natural environment. On the way we get to a high pass (4,950 m) called the Volcanoes lookout. Before descending to Colca Valley. At 12:00h.arrival to Chivay and Transfer to your elected hotel. You can have lunch at the hotel or at some of the restaurants at the main square. At 16:00 our guide will pick us up to enjoy a deserved relaxation at the thermal waters of la Calera surrounded by beautiful mountain landscapes , recommended bringing swimming suit, but can be rented At la Calera. By night dinner accompanied with a folkloric show.
Overnight at Chivay Hotel.
Day 2 . Cruz Del Condor & return to Arequipa
Early after Breakfast our guide will take you to “Mirador Cruz del Condor”, one of the best view points to see the impressive depth of canyon stretching nearly 4,000 ft bellow, and the spectacular flight of the condor, in days with the ideal thermal air currents can be seeing many of them mastering the deep canyon. On the way back we will stop at Maca and Yanque villages and see its picturesque colonial churches with some snow peak glaciers behind on the distance. From the lookouts of Choquetico and Antahuille you will observe impressive Incan and pre – Incan terracing system covering part of the valley. As well your guide will show you lytic models that demonstrate the advanced hydraulic planning of the ancient engineers. Back at Chivay main square we enjoy of lunch before continuing to Arequipa. The bus ride takes again scenic landscapes, arrival to Arequipa at 17:30 hour approximately. Accommodation at your comfortable hotel. In the evening explore this gorgeous city by your own and enjoy the recognized local cuisine in one of the recommended Arequipa Restaurants. We highly recommend seeing our extensions