Arequipa – Colca Canyon – Sillar – Salinas 5d/4n in 3* Hotel

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Day 1

Arrival in Arequipa

Once we arrive in Arequipa, we will be picked up and transferred to the hotel. After check-in at the hotel, we will have the morning free to go shopping or rest.

Note:. Check in at the hotel at 10:00 a.m.

Overnight in Arequipa.

Day 2

Chivay Town

At 8:00 a.m. We pick you up from your hotel to leave Arequipa (2,325 m.) destination to the snowy mountain Chachani in our transport. We will see wild vicuñas, alpacas and llamas in the Pampa Cañahu National Reserve, as well as birds such as flamingos, ibis, Andean geese, ducks, eagles and Andean people called Kara Kara.

We will also visit the viewpoint of volcanoes and snowy mountains in Patapampa (4,800m). Upon reaching Chivay (3,600 m), the capital of the Colca Valley, we will have lunch and enjoy a free afternoon to rest.

Overnight in Chivay.

Day 3

Colca Canyon

Early in the morning after breakfast (around 6:00 am), we leave for a full day tour on the left side of the canyon and visit beautiful towns like Yanque and Maca with colonial churches and friendly people who are happy to show her traditional embroidered clothing. See hundreds of pre-Inca terraces that are still used for farming and Andean corn, quinoa, amaranth, and others.

After a two-hour drive, we arrived at the place I was waiting for: La Cruz del Cóndor. Here we can see the depth of the canyon and the wonderful journey of the condor. Free time to observe the condors and explore the viewpoint. Then we return to Arequipa where we will arrive around 5:00 pm and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Arequipa.

Day 4

Salinas Lagoon

This lagoon is located at 4300 m. high, it is surrounded by the Misti, Ubinas and Pichu Pichu volcanoes. The salinas lagoon is located within the aguada blanca and salinas national reserve and therefore is a protected place.

Transfer from your hotel in Arequipa at 07:00 a.m. and we will travel for approximately 04 hours.

Laguna de Salinas is a high Andean salty lake that receives the waters of an endorheic basin, located between snow-capped mountains and volcanoes. Open peat bogs known as bofedales surround the lagoon, being an important plant formation for grazing native camelids such as vicuñas and llamas, as well as habitat for the endemic fish Orestias Agassizii and the Chilean flamingo.

In the Lagoon you can observe birds during and after the rainy period in that period where the artisanal collection or salt collection begins.

When the lagoon is dry the charm is different, we see the blue sky surrounded by volcanoes with a dry white lagoon full of salt. Here we can see the three different species of flamingos, this can be seen only in this lagoon and not in another part of the world. To be more specific, this does not happen even in the most famous “flamingo lakes” in Africa (Nakuru and Naivasha, in Kenya) since only two species can be observed there.

During the day we will have a box lunch in the middle of nature.

Then we return to the city of Arequipa, before reaching the town of Chiguata we can offer you a downhill trek, this trek is optional of 02 hours, from Simbral to the town of Chiguata. During this trek we can take more photos of the Misti Volcano and pre-Inca terraces, and we pass through a Queñuas or Quiwiña (Polylepis) forest.

Arrival to the city of Arequipa at approximately 05:00 p.m.

Overnight in Arequipa.

Day 5

Arequipa departure

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Included services

  • Transfer from Arequipa airport (or at the bus station).
  • 03 nights at Terra Mística 3* Hotel.
  • 01 night at Los Portales de Chivay 3* Hotel.
  • 04 Breakfasts at the accommodation.
  • Visit to the Colca Canyon, Cruz del Cóndor, Yanque, Chivay, Pampa Cañahuas National Reserve.
  • Visit Salinas Lagoon.
  • Professional English or Spanish guide.
  • All transportation.
  • 24/7 support.

Not included services

  • Meals not specified in the itinerary.
  • Tickets to hot springs.
  • Tickets to the Colca Canyon (S / 20.00 Peruvians - S / 70.00 foreigners)
  • Flight / bus from / to Arequipa.
  • Taxes.

What you need to know

  • Children up to 3 years old do not pay, they share complete services with parents or accompanying adults.
  • The tour is provided in shared service.
  • Minimum of 02 travelers for the purchase.
  • Bring comfortable clothes, sneakers, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
  • It is advisable to purchase travel insurance for your stay in the country.
  • The service is subject to change without prior notice, due to weather conditions (rain, bad weather, etc.), as well as any other event that does not allow the normal development of the service.
  • Any cancellation for the indicated reasons, no refund applies, if you want to withdraw before the end of the tour, no refund applies.
  • If you do not attend the day of the service, it will be considered as a “No Show” with no room for claims or refunds.

Cancellation Policies

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