2 Days Colca Canyon from Puno – Chivay – Arequipa.

  • Destination: Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Peru, Puno
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Price per person: $160

Price is based on two people.
single person pays US$ 30 plus

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This especial Colca Canyon program involves a journey throughout the Altiplano leaving from the city of Puno to the kingdom of the condors. During this trip you will be able to see great Andean scenery and gorgeous views of the volcanoes of Arequipa adorned by Alpacas and vicu as in the foreground.

At the Colca Canyon region you will visit some small communities located on route and also the famous lookout point known as Cruz del Condor, from where it is possible to see the majestic flight of the Andean Condor and an amazing view of the Colca River. On this journey we include the visit to the best hot springs of Peru, a fantastic natural place where you can relax after exploring the great Colca Canyon.

Itinerary

Day 1

Bus from Puno to Chivay

06:00 hrs. You will be picked up from your hotels by our local representative in Puno. Afterwards we will board a tourist bus of Turismo Sillustani and will drive north west, leaving behind the gorgeous scenery of the Lake Titicaca. The bus service is first class with a professional tour guide on board. Along this paved road we will drive through small towns, as well as a beautiful lagoon called Lagunillas, where trout farms can be seen and also Andean flamingos along with many other Andean birds feeding on the shores. Following an ascending road we will reach the zone of Viscachani, where will stop to stretch our legs, use the bathroom if needed and drink a typical coca tea or coffee at the local restaurant. Afterwards we will continue ascending a dirt road till we reach the highest point of our trip, The Lookout Point of the Andes” (4,800 m /15,748 Ft).

At the very top, we will get off of the bus for a few minutes to observe the landscape, with the volcanoes of Ubinas in the background including Mismi, Misti, Chachani, Sabancaya (active) and Ampato. Later on we will drive downhill to the main town of the Colca Canyon Chivay (3600 m. / 11.811 Ft). Our final bus stop will be at the main square of Chivay. Upon your arrival you will be drop to the hotel, around 3:00 pm you will join your travel mates (On this program you are actually joining a group, who started the Colca Canyon classic tour in Arequipa).

You will have time to relax before joining a short walk to the Hot springs, 30 minutes from hotel. this hots springs are one of the best hot springs in Peru, you can enjoy the warm natural water, (35 °C / 95 ºF), a nice pool outdoors surrounded by huge mountains and if you are lucky you can see some Condors returning to their nests. After sunset, we will return to the hotel, where you can order your dinner.

Overnight in Hotel Mamayacchi

Day 2

Chivay – Cruz del Condor – Tourist Bus to Arequipa

We will have our breakfast very early in the morning and leave to the famous “Cruz del Condor” point. Arrive to “Cruz del Condor” and time enough to have an enjoyable view of the deep of the Canyon and if the weather permits; the majestic flight of the Condors.
After a coordinated time, our guide will take you for a short walk near the Canyon (1 hour aprox.) On the way back to Chivay we’re going to visit the traditional village of Pinchollo and the “Antahuilque viewpoint”, where wonderful 1,500 year old terraces, constructed by the Collaguas, a culture well before the Incas’ time, can be observed. We also will make a stop at the look-out point of “Choquetico” with its hanging tombs “Tumbas colgantes“, and take a look to the litomaqueta, a model of the canyon terraces carved in a rock. We will continue visiting Maca, an Andean community that experienced an earthquake in November of 1991 and the village of Yanque with the most beautiful church in the valley

We will stop for Lunch in Chivay, befeore take the way back to Arequipa, arriving around 5:00 pm. Upon your arrival you will be transferred to your hotel in Arequipa.

Included:
  • Pick up from your hotel in Puno
  • Local cell phone
  • 24 hour support from company owner
  • Tourist bus to Chivay (Group Service)
  • Accommodation at the hostel posada Chivay or similar
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Guided visit to the Cruz del Condor Lookout Point and the Andean villages located on route
  • Tourist bus to the city of Arequipa (Group Service)
  • Drop off at your hotel in Arequipa at the end of the tour
Not Included:
  • Meals (Lunch and Dinner)
  • Entrance fee to Colca Canyon (70 soles) and hot springs
We recommend that you bring the following:
  • Daypack to carry personal items
  • Warm clothes layers for variable temperatures specially at night
  • Camera & batteries
  • Sun protection
  • Rain poncho and good rainjacket (rain season)
  • Toiletries
  • Bathing clothes for the hot springs

 

Note: please do not give candies or lollies to the kids that you might meet the the road or kids who take care of the lama and alpacas.

They really appreciate oranges and other fruit as it is impossible to grow on these altitudes. and it will save their teeth and their environment.

What we need when you make a reservation:
  • Full name as it is written in your passport (please include a copy of your passport)
  • Passport number
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Departure date for the tour
  • Send a deposit of 60% of the total price of your tour. (The remainder of your balance will be due upon your arrival in Cusco or Puno.) Payment may be made via *Western UnionPayPalABN AMRO Bank in Holland or securely and directly through our website by choosing your desired tour and clicking on the BOOK NOW button.

Price US$ 160 per person
Price is based on two people.
single person pays US$ 30 plus

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Term and Condition

 

With each tour you book with Green Peru Adventures, you are a free walking tour offered by the mysterious and historic city of Cusco. Here you will be guided by one of our multilingual, professional guides.

We look forward to an unforgettable experience of your trip.