Day 1: Arequipa Chivay - Cruz del Condor - San Miguel San Juan de Chuccho
Colca Canyon trekking 3 day starts at 3AM; we will meet in your hotel in Arequipa and then start the shared guided tour to the second deepest canyon in the world: The Colca Canyon. Going up to 4200m, where is located the Natural Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca (vicugnas, lamas and alpagas). Arrival to Patapampa (4850m), a natural view point that allows to watch the andean mountains range. At 6:30AM we will arrive to Chivay town, located over 3600m, breakfast and departure to Cruz del Condor view point for watching condors and the canyon; afterwards we will continue to San Miguel (located at 15 minutes by car from Cruz del Condor). Then we wil start the trek walking around 4 hours until arrive to San Juan de Chuccho, where we will stay for one night in a family run bungalow. Lunch and free time for walking around and spending some time with the locals. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2: San Juan de Chuccho - Malata Cosñirhua - Sangalle
At 8 AM after breakfast we will start hiking for approximately four hours, crossing small villages (Malata and Cosñirhua), going up hills, over 2600m above sea level and down again to our next destination called Sangalle/Oasis, where we`ll find a nice place to spend the night with bamboo bungalows, pretty swimming pools between palm trees, surrounded by the Colca River,. Lunch and free time for relaxing in the swimming pool or walking around the Colca River,Dinner and overnight in a family lodge.
Day 3: Sangalle - Cabanaconde - Chivay - Arequipa
At 4am we will going up to Cabanaconde during 3 hours(3280m). This day we walk up 1050m, for the last hard and steep trail of our excursion. Arrive to Cabanaconde and breakfast. Departure by bus to Chivay, visit to the hot springs in Yanque and Wayrapunko and Maca town. Lunch and return to Arequipa. Arrive at 6PM.