Arequipa Traditional: 4 Days / 3 Night

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SKU: ITS-020

DESCRIPTION

In this program, we´ll visit the most attractive places of Arequipa or “White City”, as well as the Colca Canyon and Valley, observing changes between ecological levels, as in the flora and fauna. We´ll also contemplate the volcanic range and will see thermo-medicinal waters, the condors´ flight from the Cruz del Cóndor´s Vantage Point, colonial churches, etc. On the way, we´ll go by some of the region´s typical villages and their inhabitants, as well as stone carved scale models and tombs made of rocks. It will be a unique and beautiful experience, stepping back in time.

ITINERARY:

DAY 1: AREQUIPA – CITY TOUR

Plaza de ArequipaReception and transfer to your hotel. Free time before we start our tour. Guided visit to Santa Catalina´s Convent, to the Plaza de Armas (Main Square), Jesuit Church of the Compañia, San Francisco´s Church, to the districts of San Lazaros and Selva Alegre. Finally, we´ll visit the districts of Cayma and Yanahuara. Transfer to your hotel to spend the night.

DAY 2: AREQUIPA – COLCA CANYON (CHIVAY)

In the morning, we´ll go to the Colca Canyon, passing by the Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve, observing Andean animals such as vicuñas, alpacas and llamas. Then, we´ll go on to Tocra Pampa, observing typical birds of that area. We´ll also contemplate the snow-covered peaks of Huarancante and the Chucura volcano. Later on, we´ll get to the Patapampa Mountain Pass, where we´ll see the volcanic range of the Ampato, Sabancaya, Hualca Hualca and Mismi. Afterwards, we´ll go down to Chivay, from where we´ll have a magnificent panoramic view over the region´s beautiful and typical landscapes. In the afternoon, we´ll visit the thermo-medicinal baths of La Calera, where we´ll enjoy a refreshing bath. Dinner and overnight stay at an inn, in Chivay.

DAY 3: CHIVAY – CRUZ DEL CÓNDOR – AREQUIPA

Valle del ColcaVery early, we´ll set off to the Cruz del Cóndor´s Vantage Point, passing by the villages of Yanque and Maca, where we´ll see the colonial churches and their inhabitants with their typical clothes. As we´ll go by the vantage points of Choquetico and Antahuilque, we´ll observe stone carved scale models and tombs made of stone. Then, we´ll get to the Cruz del Cóndor´s Vantage Point, where we´ll contemplate the condors´ flight (if the weather allows). Then, we´ll go back to Arequipa, stopping at the Wayra Punko Vantage Point, where we´ll appreciate the Pre-Incan benched terraces of the Collaguas ethnic group. Afterwards, we´ll have lunch in Chivay and will finally get back to the city of Arequipa. Transfer to your hotel to spend the night.

DAY 4: AREQUIPA (DEPARTURE)

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport and/or bus station.

INCLUDES:

  • Transfers and transportation
  • Professional guide
  • Food
  • Entrance fees
  • Accommodation with breakfast 2nd day.

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Breakfast 1st day
  • Dinner 1st, 3rd and 4th day
  • Lunch 1st and 4th day.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Photo and/or video camera with spare film and batteries
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Personal care kit
  • Changes of clothes: Light and warm
  • Hat or cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Passport and valid student ID (not over 25 years of age)
  • Trekking shoes
  • Water for the first day.
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