Arequipa │ Colca Canyon │ Arequipa
After your arrival in Arequipa, your guide will bring you to your hotel where you may relax for a little bit. The second biggest city of Peru is situated at an altitude of 2,330m/7,644ft and invites its visitors to amble through the historic streets and admire the beautiful churches and monasteries.
In the late morning, you enjoy a city tour in Arequipa. The indisputable highlight of this tour is the visit to the mystical Santa Catalina Convent. After lunch, you can choose between the following two tours: Campiña tour or shopping tour.
Today you visit the impressive Colca Canyon which is one of the deepest in the world with an altitude difference of 3,000m/9,842ft. While you are riding through the impressive landscape of the Salinas National Reserve and Aguas Blancas, passing an altitude of 4,800m/15,748ft, you will have the opportunity to see llamas, alpacas, and vicuñas in the wild. For lunch, you visit the city of Chivay, where you can relax.
After an early breakfast, you drive to “Cruz del Condor“, a lookout point at an altitude of 3,700m/12,139ft on the edge of Colca Canyon, where you have a marvelous view of Río Colca, situated in the valley at a mere 1,700m/5,577ft. From here we may observe the majestic king of the Andes rising up in the morning sun, the condor. Afterward, you have lunch in Chivay and return later to Arequipa.
After a relaxing breakfast, you still have a bit of time before being brought to the airport or the bus station. If you’re not ready to go back home just yet, we would love to assist you with further travel plans!