Known as the white city and is situated at an altitude of 2325 msnm in the desert mountains of the Andes. This beautiful town is built almost entirely in ashlar, a kind of white volcanic stone. This is why Arequipa is called the White City and is the second largest city of Peru. Surrounded by its square, its cathedral, its various galleries and grand colonial style Misti volcano.
TOUR DE (2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT)
DAY 1: (Arequipa - Vizcachani - Patapampa - chivay)
Pick up at 8:00 am to the hotel and departure from Arequipa (2325 masl). We drive along the paved road to Yura, crossing Pampa Pampa Cañahuas Horsemen and where we can observe the incompatible vicuñas, llamas, alpacas., And migratory birds, and then get to Viscachani where we enjoyed a delicious coca tea, to acclimate the body, by the height. Continuing the journey appreciating tocjras, ponds and bojedales while observing some migratory birds like flamingos, ibis. Arriving after the highest point of the journey Patapampa (4830 m), also known as the viewpoint of the Volcanoes, because from there you can see the volcanic chain in particular: the Hualcahualca, Sabancalla and Ampato, then descend to the town of Chivay. (3600 masl) Lunch. And accommodation at the hotel.
Optional afternoon visit to the hot springs of La Calera, where we will stay for a period of two hours approx. These baths are medicinal thermal water, which surpass the 40 degrees C, good for bodily diseases.
In the evening, enjoy dinner accompanied by a rock Folk.
• A visit to La Calera only for those passengers who have their hotel in Chivay.
• Dinner is also folk for those passengers who have their hotel in Chivay, other wise the hotels located in Yanque include restaurant.
DAY 2: (Chivay - Colca Canyon (Cruz del Condor) - Arequipa)
In the morning (30.05) Breakfast at the hotel. And then leave to Cruz del Condor where we will stay for a period of approx 2hours. Place where you can appreciate in greatest dimension depth of Colca Canyon and the Condor flight at close range.
Returning observe archaeological remains pre Inca agricultural terraces and other panoramic views of the Colca Canyon. Pass through the towns of Pinchollo, Maca, Achoma, Yanque in the latter we stop, where we can observe their traditional churches, its handicrafts center, the typical dress of its people, among others. Chivay lunch, departure to Arequipa arriving at 17: 00 pm approx.
• Bilingual guide.
• Entrance to the thermal baths.
• 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner
• Tourist Ticket (S/70.00 abroad, S/20.00 Peruvian children aged 2 to 12 years S/5.00 domestic and foreign)
• Passenger Extra.
Tips to enjoy your trip to Peru.
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Important Information of Peru
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