TOUR: Bustour Colca Canyon 2 days, starting in Arequipa and ending in Puno
* In Shared group:
DAY 1: AREQUIPA / CHIVAY
From 07.30 am to 08:00 am we pick you up at your hotel and departure from Arequipa (2.325 m.a.s.l) towards north west direction. Behind the snow-covered Chachani we will see wild vicuas, alpacas & lamas in the "Pampa Caahuas" National Reserve. Besides we will see some birds like flamingos, ibises, andean geese, ducks and andean eagles ("Kara Kara"). We will stop at the viewing point of the volcanoes and snow covered mountains in Patapampa (4,800 m.a.s.l). We arrive in Chivay (3.600 m.a.s.l), capital of the valley. In the afternoon there is an optional visit to the thermal springs & pools in La Calera, with water temperatures up to 40C (this optional visit to the hot springs is for passengers staying at any hotel located in Chivay only).
Overnight in the hotel of your choice.
Day 2: CHIVAY / CRUZ DEL CONDOR / PUNO
After an early morning breakfast (06:00 a.m.) we leave for a full day excursion in the left shore. We visit some beautiful and typical towns like Yanque & Maca, colonial churches, gentle people with typical needlework dresses, hundreds of pre inca terraces still in use with andean growings like corn, quinua and kiwicha. After a 2 hours drive we get to the most visited point: the cross of the condor. Here we are able to see the depth of the canyon and the flight of the condor. After lunch we travel to Puno (arrival approximately at 19:00).
On the way to Puno we have 3 stops on the tourist places: at Patapampa (view of the volcanoes) at Viscachani (resting time for toilets) at Lagunillas (lake at 4200 a.s.l.)
*At the arrival in Puno all the passengers are dropped off for free at theirs hotels located on the center of Puno City.
End of service.
Hotel Breakfast (see below for more information)
Tourist guide (English, Spanish)
Entrance fee national park (70.00 Soles) Obligatory fees to be paid in cash directly in Colca.
Hot springs fee (15.00 Soles) optional visit.
For this service we use 2 transportation:
Transportation1:Arequipa - Chivay- Cruz del Condor- Chivay, (1 day and a half), it is in a touristic bus with and english speaking guide.
Transportation2:Chivay- Puno ( the last 4hrs of the second day) it is in a touristic bus also with and english speaking guide