We’ll pick you up between 7:30 and 8:00am in the morning and start traveling through breathtaking landscapes towards the Colca Canyon, the second deepest canyon in the world. We pass the impressive volcano Chachani and stop at the Pampa Cañahuas National Reserve, home to the beautiful Andean camelids called Vicuñas and a variety of birds such as flamencos. We pass the crater of the Chucura volcano and stop at the highest point of our journey at 4800m, the volcano viewpoint to contemplate the amazing view of the “Cordillera Cccidental”. We continue our journey into the canyon and at approx. 1:30 to 2:00pm arrive to the village Chivay in the middle of the canyon where you check into your hotel. Here, you have some time to walk around, visit the traditional village and have lunch. In the afternoon we will take you to the hot springs “La Calera” (water temperature between 35º and 38º).
After an early breakfast you will be picked up at around 6:30am in the morning and head towards the “Cruz del Condor”, a strategical viewpoint that shows you a magical view of the Canyon and the perfect spot to observe the flight of the majestic condor, Peru’s national bird with a wingspan up to incredible 3 meters. We continue our tour through the Colca Canyon, visiting the small villages Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque with its beautiful colonial churches and stopping at different viewpoints to enjoy the view. Returning to Chivay, you have time to have lunch before you’ll be picked up and start your journey coming back to Arequipa towards(optional bus to PunoThe journey takes about 6 hours. You will stop at different viewpoints again and arrive in Puno at around 07:30pm)