First Day: Arequipa – Cabanaconde
BENEATH THE CONDOR, HIKE
3 days and 2 nights
7:00 a.m.- 8:00 a.m. The tour starts with private mobility picking up all the passengers from their respective hotels.
Summary of the tour
On the way we will appreciate the spectacular Volcanoes of Misti (5825 m.s.n.m) and Chachani (6057 m.s.n.m.). Once on the pampa we will traverse the national reserve “Salinas y Aguada Blanca”, a special place where they protect many plant species like the tola and yareta, and from where one can appreciate the Vicuña in its natural habitat.
Next comes Tocrapampa, a perfect place to appreciate herds of South American domesticated animals like the Llama and Alpaca. Also one can observe exotic birds such as: flamingos, ducks, ibis, falcons, eagles, and many others.
The tour will make a stop in Patapampa, the highest part of the route at 4,850 m., known as the Viewpoint of the Andes, from where you can appreciate the incredible volcanoes of Hualca Hualca, Ampato, Mismi, Chachani, Misti, Sabancaya, and Chucura.
11:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.- Continuing with the trip we start our decent into Chivay, (3650 m.s.n.m.) the capital of the province and the access point to the Colca Valley. In this town our tour will pause in order to enjoy a flavorful lunch. After our short rest period and a visit of the city, we will continue the journey down the left-hand margin of the Colca River, with the final destination of Cabanaconde. In the process of the trip we will visit several different Colcan towns like Yanque, Maca, and Pinchollo, whose inhabitants are decedents of pre-Incan cultures.
6:00 p.m. arrival in Cabanaconde , with accommodations in the Kuntur Wassi Hotel where we will enjoy a refreshing dinner. Free Night.
Second Day: Trekking to the Oasis
07:00 a.m. American Breakfast in the hotel followed by departure for Sangalle (Oasis).
This hike takes us to the depths of the Colca Canyon by means of a trail that descends in zigzag fashion until arriving at the Oasis. During the hike down we will be able to appreciate different geological formations, small canyon towns, and the abundant wild plant life.
Sangalle is a small oasis with an elevation of 1,900 meters above sea level. Here the visitor is welcomed by the beautiful palm trees while enjoying the many different swimming pools, it is in this beautiful spot that we will have our Box Lunch.
In the afternoon we will start the hike back up to Cabanaconde on the same trail. This hike up will take around 3 hours.
Arrival in Cabanaconde and dinner.
Third Day: Cabanaconde - Arequipa
6:30 a.m. After breakfast in the hotel, with will go the “Cruz del Condor”, here we will be able to observe the depths and beauty of the deepest canyon in the world. Also, here, you will enjoy the imposing beauty of nature and you will observe the emblem of the Colca, the Condor.
We will return to Chivay visiting the different towns and viewpoints in the region of Pinchollo, the viewpoint of Antahuilque, where you can observe pre-Incan tombs, pre-Incan agriculture terraces and learn of the dominion of agriculture that our ancestors possessed. We will also pass through other Colcan towns like Maca and Yanque.
In Chivay relaxing moments await us in the hot springs of the “Calera”. After this refreshing break, you will enjoy an appetizing meal at a nearby restaurant.
3:00 p.m. departure to the City of Arequipa, arriving at final destination around 18:30 p.m.
Minimum # IN USD
DE 2 – 3: PAX 551.00
DE 4 – 6: PAX 417.00
DE 7 – 9: PAX 371.00
DE 10 - MÁS: 320.00
Base Price in Shared bedroom