DAY 1: AREQUIPA / CHIVAY
In the morning, we’ll pick you up from your hotel and head northwest in to the shadows of great Mt Chachani. Along this route, we’ll pass through the wildlife-rich Pampa Cañahuas National Reserve where we’ll likely see wild vicuña, flamingos, ibises, Andean geese, ducks and Andean eagles (“Kara Kara”). Once we arrive in Chivay (3600 m), you’ll have the opportunity to spend your free afternoon relaxing at the hot springs & pools of La Calera. (Admission is about $ 6 per person).
DAY 2: CHIVAY / CRUZ DEL CONDOR / AREQUIPA
Early this morning after breakfast, we’ll head up to explore the highest reaches of the canyon, passing through beautiful towns like Yanque & Maca, colonial churches and local people dressed in their typical, brightly-colored clothing. We’ll see hundreds of pre-Inca terraces still used to grow corn, quinoa, kiwicha and other traditional crops. We’ll keep heading upwards to finally reach the “Cruz del Condor” lookout point from which you’ll have jaw-dropping, panoramic views of the canyon, complete with the magic of Andean condors flying low overhead. After lunch, we’ll return to Arequipa, arriving back at your hotel by the evening.
- End tour
OPTIONAL: Hike the famed Huayna Picchu, the iconic peak overlooking the Machu Picchu ruins. This hike is steep and takes about 3 hours round trip, but the views are undoubtedly worthwhile. Please let us know if you’d like to add this to your itinerary.
INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS
What is included?
- Private transportation
- Qosqo Expeditions Guide
- Accommodations and breakfast
What not is included
- Admission to La Calera hot springs (15.00 soles)
- Lunch and dinner during leisure time in Chivay
We recommend bringing a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen for protection from the sun, a jacket for the cooler temperatures in the evening and comfortable walking shoes. Bring some local currency for any last-minute items you might pick up as well as for lunch. Of course, don’t forget your camera!
Experience two days of the most picturesque views in the southern highlands, where the hospitality of the local farming communities and natural beauty of the expansive landscape welcome you into this secluded region near Arequipa. Observe one of the deepest canyons in the world as the majestic Andean condors fly overhead.
Is a locally-based company in Cusco, Peru in which we pride ourselves on providing adventures for our guests that not only bring our rich culture and ancestral traditions to life, but also seek out unique and highly personalized experiences. We’re a team of experienced guides and local experts, each with over a decade of experience. Let us show you the heart and soul of this beautiful country we call home.
TRIP STYLE: Hiking, Exploration and Adventure
HIGHLIGHTS: Tinki community,Pukacocha Lagoon, Palomani Pass, Jampa Valley, Ticllacocha Lagoon, Lake Qomercocha, Pacchanta Hot Springs
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