Day 1: Arequipa – Patapampa Andean Lookout 4850m – Chivay – Hot Spring (stay at the Hotel)
Around 8am we will meet in your hotel of Arequipa and then start our daily private or shared guided tour to the second deepest canyon in the world, driving on the left side of Chachani mountain (6070m), continue going up to 4200m, is a Natural Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca, is the nature habitat for the Vicuñas, one of South American camelidos, groups of Llamas, Alpacas, small lake (Bofedales), highlands views (Pata Pampa 4850m), snow caps and volcanoes, will stop every place to get short break getting pictures from all each place you like.
At 1pm we will arrive in Chivay town, located over 3600m, there you can choose any restaurant to get your lunch – Then we will supply the room according the selected hotel to leave your personal things/items and then transfer to La Calera thermal pools (45°C) and enjoy the outdoor or indoor pools until 6pm – The entrance to hot spring is not included in the tour price ($6 USD each) – Also here you can get massages for reasonable price..At 7pm everyone (Private Service & Backpacker Service staying in Chivay) will meet the tour guide in the lobby of the hotel and then transfer to the planetarium Maria Reiche; this is located at Casa Andina Hotel (Chivay). We invite you to immerse in the mysteries of the Colca Valley sky and enjoy the performance Colca deep Canyon, deep sky. You can learn how the ancient inhabitants of the Andes interpreted the night sky according to their myths and beliefs. The performances include projecting constellations in the Planetarium dome as well as observing the stars of Colca`s sky through a professional telescope..After the Planetarium you will transfer to selected restaurant to have your dinner accompanied with life Andean music show.
Day 2: Chivay – Colca Canyon – Condor Cross View Point – Arequipa:
At 6am is the breakfast and travel 2 hours on our transportation to the famous Condor Cross, at this place is possible to appreciate the fly of Condors or sometimes seating on the big rocks, two hours spending looking this amazing and biggest bird in the world, also there are many villages at the deep part of this spectacular Canyon. At 10am we drive back to Chivay, stopping on the way back getting nice views of the river and Colca valley, colony churches, handicraft markets, green villages on the both banks of the canyon and local’s people working the ancient’s pre Incas terraces.
Around 12pm arrive to Chivay to have lunch included and then free time for personal activities as visit the local handicraft market, etc.At mentioned time transfer from the Colca valley (Chivay) to Arequipa, the tour ends in your hotel around 4pm to 6pm.
Included / Not Included
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY
- Backpack to carry your personal item such as toilet paper, towel, etc
- Sleeping bag; only if you like to feel more comfortable
- Strong comfortable and waterproof footwear
- Sweater and jacket (something warm)
- Water bottle & Flashlight and batteries
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
- Sun block (sun protection cream)
- Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
- Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc
- Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
- Sunglasses & Swimsuit (if you plan to swim in the lake)
- Optional: walking sticks or poles