On this tour, at 03:00 a.m. pick you up from your downtown hotel in Arequipa by our local guide to board to the bus, and head to Village of Chivay (3 hours approx. time of travel by bus), once in Chivay we have a stop for the breakfast at the local restaurant. Then, we will continue with our journey to the “Mirador Cruz del Condor” (this is the best place to see the stately flight of the Condors), where you will have free time to appreciate in all its dimension of the Colca Canyon and the flight of the Condors so close.
We continue with trip to Cabanaconde where we start the trek. At 10.00 a.m. We arrive to the trailhead to start the trek in the canyon. The downhill trail offer great view of Colca valley, remote villages located in the left rim of the canyon, we descend for about 4 hours to the Colca River (2160m), a descent of 1300 meters and we will cross to the other side of the canyon and begin our ascent upward. Around 1:30 p.m., we arrive to the lodge and resting place in San Juan de Chuccho village (2300 meters above sea level).
Where you will get a delicious and energetic lunch, after our lunch, we continue 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. .
This day you need to wake up so early (4.00 a.m.), start the ascent of 4 hours to the left rim of Colca Canyon, to Cabanaconde (3280m). This day we walk up 1050m, for the last hard and steep trail of our trip. At 08.00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., will be the breakfast and then travel by semi-private transport for 30 minutes to the Condors Cross lookout (2nd chance), Along the way we will visit many small towns all around the Colca Valley, located in the high part of the canyon.
Optional visit to the Hot Springs Thermal swimming pools in Chivay (3600m). 12:00 p.m. we will have lunch in Chivay (lunch not included) and travel back 4 hours to Arequipa, along the way we will have a small stop to visit the (“Volcanoes Mirador” 4910 meter and the National Reserve). Natural habitat of South American camelids, vicuñas, llamas, alpacas and vizcachas. At 18:00 p.m., approx. Arrival at the White City and transfer to their hotels and complete our trip.
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