We will take the highway to Yura, first passing through Pampa de Arrieros and Pampa Canahuas where we will see vicuñas, llamas, alpacas, and migratory birds along the way. We will continue to Viscachani where you will enjoy some Coca tea to help with the altitude. From here we will continue the trip viewing tokras, ponds, wetlands, and perhaps some flamingos and ibis.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Arequipa, Peru
DEPARTURE TIME 7:30am
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FIRST DAY

7:30am pick up from your hotel in Arequipa (2325 m.s.l.). We will take the highway to Yura, first passing through Pampa de Arrieros and Pampa Canahuas where we will see vicuñas, llamas, alpacas, and migratory birds along the way. We will continue to Viscachani where you will enjoy some Coca tea to help with the altitude. From here we will continue the trip viewing tokras, ponds, wetlands, and perhaps some flamingos and ibis.

We also stop in PATAHUASI, Where you will have your special tea from high land

Finally, we’ll arrive at Patapampa Pass (4900 m.s.l.), the highest point on our journey, and known as the volcano viewpoint. From here we’ll see a chain of volcanoes that include Hualcahualca, Sabancalla, and Ampato, the famous volcano where the Inca mummy Juanita (viewable in Arequipa) was sacrificed over 500 years ago.

From Patapampa Pass we will descend to the town of Chivay (3646 m.s.l.), the capital of the Colca Canyon region, where you will have lunch in the afternoon you will take your private transport to travel to Cabanaconde,

On the way the bus will stop in some view points before to get Cabanaconde

The bus will stop in CRUZ DEL CONDOR view point, TAPAY view point,MACA village and other more before to get CABANACONDE
Hotel in Cabanaconde: KUNTUR WASSI Hotel 3 stars
Note: We do some short treks in YANQUE village, in PRIEST view point,CRUZ DEL CONDOR view point and TAPAY View point

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SECOND DAY

An early (7:00am) breakfast in the hotel. After breakfast, we do SOME SHORT trekks to PAMPAS SAN MIGUEL and ACHACHIHUA view point (40 minutes flat way),after that we take our PRIVATE TRANSPORT and we’ll set off for Cruz del Condor (about 20 minutes drive) considered the best viewpoint to truly appreciate the vast expanse of Colca Canyon and also the prime location for condor viewing.

Afterwards, on our journey back to Chivay we’ll see archeological sites, pre-Inca farming terraces, and stop at other Colca Canyon lookout points. We’ll pass through the towns of Pinchollo, Maca, and Achoma, and then stop in Yanque to see some typical churches, artisan markets, and view the typical dress of the region.

We will go to the hot spring in CHIVAY (Countryside). After that We have lunch back in Chivay before departing for Arequipa. We’ll arrive back in Arequipa around 5:00pm.

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