First day: Arequipa – Cabanaconde
MAGIC AND NATURAL
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: Excursion – Ceremony
7:30 a.m. Breakfast in the hotel and departure to the Uncapampa viewpoint, where we will enjoy a gorgeous view of the Colca Canyon, and likewise enjoy the nature that surrounds us. Here you are welcome to take a small hike exploring the breathtaking area.
At the appropriate hour, while being surrounded by the Andes, we will enjoy a delicious Box Lunch.
Return to Cabanaconde where we will take a small break while preparing ourselves for the ceremony of Payment to the Earth.
This Incan ritual, which is still practiced in the Andean population, is an offering to the Mother Earth in retribution and reverence and with hopes of successful harvest yields and the healthy livestock. Through this ritual one asks for favors from the mother earth, like asking that she satisfy the necessities of life; i.e. hunger or thirst.
At the indicated hour we will have our 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 631.00
DE 4 – 6: PAX 551.00
DE 7 – 9: PAX 471.00
DE 10 - MÁS: 391.00
Base Price in Shared bedroom