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For centuries, the "White City" has served as an intellectual bastion and cradle of Peruvian literature and art. But priests and scholars are no strangers to the more earthly delights, and Arequipa is renowned for its distinctive and delicious cuisine. The city is also known as a gateway into the Colca, offering numerous trekking opportunities. The world's second deepest canyon, ringed by pre-Inca agricultural terraces carved into the steep slopes, is circled overhead by majestic condors.

Colca Canyon Trekking 3 Day / 2 Nights

Program Itinerary

DAY 1: Arequipa, Cabanaconde, San Juan de Chuccho.
Between 03:00am to 3:30am we collect you from your Hotels in Arequipa to travel to the Colca valley. We travel by bus approximately 4 hours to Chivay (the main town of the Valley). Here we stop for a late breakfast and to stretch our legs and then we continue towards Cabanaconde 3,287mts (approx 2 hours) After lunch we begin our 4 hour descent to the floor of the Colca Canyon. We will be able to appreciate the diverse Andean and tropical vegetation and also the geological formation of the Canyon, from the formation period of the mountain range of the andes. Once at the heart of the Canyon we will cross the San Juan de Chuccho suspension bridge to arrive to the town. Here we will spend the night with a local family in basic rustic accomodation. Time to interact with the locals and enjoy their hospitality and dinner.
Accommodation:with local family rustic accomodation
Approximate Walking Time:3-4 hours[/color][/b]

DAY 2: San Juan of Chuccho - Sangalle (Oasis)
After breakfast we re-commence our trek climbing gradually to the andean village of Tapay which is located at 2,900 mts . We will visit Cosh�irhua and Malata Villages located at 2,600 mts and then we will visit an authentic church and way of life of the locals which are proud to preserve their traditions in a very rustic environment. Their customs lie very close to the "Pachamama" "mother earth". You will appreciate very beautiful landscapes, ancient farming terraces to cultivate potatoes and other crops, snow-capped summits and a variety of flora and fauna. At 13:00 pm we descend again to the Colca River and arriving to the Oasis or Sangalle Valley 2,100 mts we settle into our cabins of our chosen family or camping, relax at the swimming pool. After lunch there is time for exploration of the abandoned mines, waterfalls and opportunity to fish for trout in the Colca river, time to relax and enjoy this beautiful site.
Accommodation:basic lodging
Approximate Walking Time:3-4 hours

DAY 3: Cabanaconde - Chivay - Arequipa.
At 4.00am we start our 3 hour walk out of the canyon.. Once in Cabanaconde we will have breakfast at (7:45) and then head off for the Cruz del condor. We will stay for approx 1 hour here, to be able to appreciate the majestic flight of the Andean C�ndor. Soon we will continue on to arrive at Chivay at arrival 10:30 am. Once there we will have the opportunity to visit the thermal baths of medicinal waters with a temperature of 35 to 40�C and opportunity for lunch in Chivay. At approx 1.30pm we will return to Arequipa arriving approx 17:00 pm. Transfer to your hotel.
Maximum Altitude:journey from Chivay to Arequipa over 5600 mt pass
Distance Travelled:6-8 kms
Approximate Walking Time:3-4 hours
What is Included:

Transfer from your Hotel in Arequipa to Bus Terminal.
Round trip ticket in Public Transportation (Arequipa -Cabanaconde).
2 nights it basic accommodation Double or Triple room. (At SJ Chuccho and Sangalle)
(Basic private 2,3 person typical cabins, not private bathroom or showers)
Meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 2 Dinner
Admission fee to Colca Canyon and Condor Mirador US$ 26.
Experienced english speaking Guides.

What is not Included:
Entrance to the thermal baths (10 Soles)
Last lunch in Chivay on 3rd day (20-25 soles)
Drinks, snacks or water.
Porter/donkey to carry your daypack.

We recommend that you bring:
- Hiking boots or strong sole shoes.
- A day pack with water to drink and snacks.
- Walking poles, otherwise you can buy wood sticks.
- Sun block, sunglasses and hat.
- Rain jacket in case,fleece & clothing.
- Mosquitoes repellent and travel towel.
- Personal cleaning toiliteries, tissues.
- bathing suit for the hot springs.
- Money for souveniers and drinks.
- Flash light, camera and extra batteries.

TOURS IN AREQUIPA : Colca Canyon Trekking 3 Day and 2 Nights
Posted by tours in machu picchu on 2012/11/19 10:20:00 (3510 reads)

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