Arequipa City Tour - Colca Canyon - Arequipa (4 Days / 3 Nights)
DAY 1: AREQUIPA
Upon arrival reception and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon you'll take the Arequipa half day city tour that includes the visit at the Santa Catalina monastery. The city has fine spanish buildings and many old and interesting churches built of sillar, a pearly white volcanic material almost exclusevely used in the construction of Arequipa . The Santa Catalina Convent is by far the most remarkable sight, opened in 1970 after 4 centuries of mystery.
DAY 2: COLCA CANYON
At 08:00 a.m. leave Arequipa towards north west direction behind snow-covered Chachani see wild vicuñas, alpacas & llamas in Pampa Cañahuas national reserve, some birds like flamingoes, ibis, andean gooze, ducks, andean eagle "Kara Kara" view point of the Volcanoes and snow covered mountains in Patapampa (4,800 m. - 15,000 ft.). Arrive in Chivay, capital of the valley. Afternoon obtional visit to the thermal springs & pools in La Calera 40ºC.
(Admission to the pools not included, about $3 per person). Overnight (B)
DAY 3: COLCA CANYON
Early morning after breakfast leave for a full day excursion in the left shore, beautiful tipical towns, like Yanque & Maca, colonial churches, gently people with tipical needlework dresses, hundreds of pre inca terraces still in use with andean growings like corn, quinua, kiwicha among others. After a 2 hrs drinving we get 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 return to Arequipa . ( 17:00 hrs. approx. in Arequipa .) Overnight. (B).
DAY 4: TRANFSER OUT OF AREQUIPA
Breakfast and transfer to the airport or bus station (B).
All accommodations, All scheduled transportation, All transfers, All scheduled excursions with English-speaking guide, All entrance fees, Meals as specified in the itinerary B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE FEE
Domestic airfares, International airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations,
alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of
any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of
international flights and items of personal nature.