1. From Arequipa: 2-day Colca Canyon Trek Tour
Day 1 This amazing adventure starts very early in the morning. We will pick you up from your accommodation located in the city of Arequipa, and then, we will go straight to the Valley of Colca, in a journey of circa 3 hours. We are going to make a short stop to have breakfast at Chivay. We will continue the route towards the Condor’s Cross (3,800 m.a.s.l.) to watch the one of the most amazing natural wonders: the condor’s flying. Later, we are going to until reach the Pampas of San Miguel (3,300 m.a.s.l.). From this point, the hike begins to the bottom of the canyon, for along 4.6 miles (3 hours). Upon arriving to the town of San Juan de Chuccho, we will enjoy a well-deserved rest with lunch. Later, the trek continues through the towns of Cosñirhua y Malata for 2.5 more miles (2.5 hours). We will arrive to Sangalle (2,225 m), a spectacular oasis where we will spend the night. Here, you can enjoy a bath in the pool, and having dinner by night. Day 2 Very early in the morning (5:00 AM), we will start the hike of 2.5 miles ascending the canyon slope, for around 3 hours, admiring the sunrise with incredible views, until we reach the town of Cabanaconde (3,230 m). After breakfast, our transport will take us to the town of Chivay, making short stops to the viewpoint of Antahuilque, with beautiful views to Andean terraces and the valley of Colca. Then, we will visit the town of Maca, with a panoramic visit to its colonial church. We are going to have time to visit the hot springs of Yanque (optional*). This powerful hot water pools have healing properties as well as relaxing effects. Then, we are going to enjoy a tasty lunch (optional*) at Chivay. During our way back to the city of Arequipa, we will have the opportunity to pass near the National Reserve Pampa Cañahuas, home of different types of camelids such as llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and guanacos. Arriving in Arequipa, we will drop you off at your hotel.