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Arequipa and Colca Canyon 4days

Arequipa is known as the white city because most of the buildings like houses, churches, Monasteries and cathedrals were built with white volcanic stone.

Arequipa and Colca Canyon 4days

Day 1. Transfer in & Arequipa walking tour - 2 to 3 hours (9am or 2pm)

  • Walking tour Arequipa is the best way to start getting to know this beautiful Peruvian city. You will walk through the most emblematic points of the White City.
  • We explore the temples and museums that are arranged around the square, such as the Church of San Francisco, the Temple of the Lesser Franciscan Order, the Guillermo Zegarra Meneses Municipal Historical Museum or the Casona del Fundo el Fierro.
  • The walking tour take us for a walk through the oldest neighborhood in the city, the Barrio de San Lázaro.
  • We will contemplate its typical narrow streets full of houses built of volcanic stone and ashlar and decorated with flowers. They will immediately fall in love with its particular charm!
  • To fully understand the culture of Arequipa, we will stop at Mundo Alpaca, a kind of interactive zoo with llamas and alpacas, two of the most representative animals in the country. We will learn to recognize the different races, as well as the process of making wool.
  • The next stop will be at the emblematic Plaza de Armas, where the Cathedral and the Cloisters of the Society of Jesus are located. The tour end in the starting point or where you prefer.
  • Overnight in Arequipa

Day 2. Canteras del sillar + Quebrada de Culebrillas + Mirador de los volcanes

  • 09:00 Pick up from your hotel.
  • 09:30 We start our journey towards the Ruta del Sillar which is a tourist route with a lot of history and living culture, where you can visit quarries and areas where the ashlar originated. The first point where we will stop will be the Añashuayco Quarry; To which we will arrive in about 45 minutes. It is currently in operation, the masons carry out their work very early; In the place we will be able to appreciate an immense canyon with cliffs (ignimbrite walls).
  • Then we will move to the Quebrada de Culebrillas, which is 15 minutes from Añashuayco. Upon reaching this point, we will take a walk of approximately 20 minutes inside the small canyon formed by the passage of water, which has walls of 15 to 20 meters, while we enter it, the canyon walls are increasing in height.
  • 11:30 am - We will return to the city.
  • 12:30 pm - We will arrive at the center of Arequipa and we will leave one block from the main square.
  • Overnight in Arequipa

Day 3. Colca Canyon Conventional 2d/1n

     Arequipa - Chivay

  • 7:30 am I pick up from the hotel and after the indications of our guide we go along the north highway to Chivay on the way there will be a small stop in Pampa Cañahuas national reserve of salinas and Agua Blanca.
  • Reserve of vicuñas, Tocrapampa, lagunillas, bofedales, Patapampa viewpoint of the Andes located at 4830 meters above sea level. Arriving at the town of Chivay we will have lunch and later we will visit the thermal baths of LA CALERA.
  • Dinner and Overnight in Chivay.

Day 4. Chivay - Colca Canyon - Arequipa

  • Breakfast very early then we go to the Cruz del Cóndor viewpoint to have a spectacular view of the flight of the condors and observe the depth of the Colca canyon.
  • We stay in this place for 2 hours and on the return we will make stops in the traditional towns of Pinchollo, Maca, Yanque.
  • Return to the city of Arequipa arriving approx. At 5:00 pm.
  • Transfer to the airport or bus station in Arequipa.
  • At the coordinated time transfer out to the airport or bus station.

                            ¡¡¡Thanks for your visit!!!


Día 1

Transfer in & Arequipa walking tour - 2 to 3 hours (9am or 2pm)

Día 2

Canteras del sillar + Quebrada de Culebrillas + Mirador de los volcanes

Día 3

Colca Canyon Conventional 2d/1n

Día 4

Chivay - Colca Canyon - Arequipa

  • Transfer in/out
  • 02 nights in Arequipa (la Casa de Margott hostel or similar)
  • 01 night in Chivay (Hotel Colca inn or similar)
  • Tour Sillar route (bus/tour guide)
  • Tour Colca Canyon 2days tour (bus/tour guide/breakfast/hostel night double or twin room)
  • Pick ups
  • Meals (lunch / dinner / breaksfast)
  • Entrance fee in Sillar Route tour (8 soles)
  • Entrance fee Colca (20 0r 70 soles)

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