Arequipa Colca Canyon Tour 3 Days

3 DAYS - 2 NIGHTS
  • arequipa main square city tour

Arequipa was founded as a city in 1541 and throughout its history has been the cradle of leading thinkers and politicians. Today, visitors can take in the spectacular Neo-Renaissance Cathedral, the impressive Santa Catalina Convent and colonial mansions and museums, all of which are reason enough to visit Arequipa. The Colca Valley is without a doubt the best-known both in Peru and abroad. Just four hours northeast of the city, Colca boasts some of the most breath-taking landscapes in Peru: superb terracing, snow-capped peaks, dizzying canyons and towns dating back to the sixteenth century. Visitors to the Colca Valley will surely be fascinated by the narrow streets and richly decorated churches. Colca is also a haven for adventure sports fans.

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Day 01: Arequipa – City tour

Transfer from the airport to your hotel. At around the 2:00 p.m. your guided city tour will take you to the main sights in the city including the Main Square, the Cathedral, La Compañia and San Francisco churches, the Municipal Museum, and Santa Catalina Convent.

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Day 02: Arequipa – Chivay (Colca Valley)

At around 08:30 a.m. departure to Chivay. On the way we’ll visit the sillar quarries and pass through a national reserve where we can see vicuñas, llamas and alpacas. We pass the town of Vizcachani, Chuchuna volcano, and a viewpoint at Patapampa, arriving in Chivay for lunch. Tourist lunch in Chivay. Overnight at your selected hotel.

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Day 03: Colca Canyon (Cruz del Cóndor) – Arequipa

Early breakfast, then at 06:30 a.m. we depart for the Cruz del Condor viewpoint. Here we have the possibility to see condors, and have an amazing view over the terraces in the canyon. On the way back to Chivay we visit the towns of Pinchollo, Achomayo and Yanque. Return to Arequipa. Overnight at your selected hotel, transfer to Arequipa airport or bus station.

Included:

  • All transfers.
  • All entrance tickets.
  • Lunch buffet in Colca.
  • Tourist transport.
  • Professional and bilingual guide.
  • Personalized attention.

Does not included:

  • International or domestic air tickets.
  • Food, beverages not specified in the itinerary
  • Personal care items.
  • Other services not specified in the program.

Important:

  • The tour prices with hotels are based on double occupancy.
  • Daily departures.
  • Special discounts for groups and travel agencies. Shared service.