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.
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
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.
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.
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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.
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Price US$ 160 per person
Price is based on two people.
single person pays US$ 40 plus
Exclusive international transaction fees The amount of the extra transaction fees depends on how the payment is made and on your bank. For further informations please don’t hesitate to ask.
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.