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We start our trip very early, at 3:00 a.m., to go to Chivay, the most important town in the Colca Valley. Here we will enjoy breakfast, and then embark on a tour where we appreciate wonderful landscapes, pre-Inca terraces, as well as native flora and fauna, until we reach the Cruz del Cóndor to observe the majesty of the Colca Canyon from a strategic point, as well as the flight of the Andean condor (Vultur gryphus).
On the way back, we will stop at the Huayra Punko viewpoint, in Pinchollo, and then at the Antahuilque viewpoint, in order to observe some models and pre-Inca hanging tombs. The next stop will be in Maca, a small and picturesque town in the region. We arrive towards the town of Achoma for our lunch in a country restaurant. In this place, together with the community of Achoma, we will have activities with the family that will host us this afternoon, such as: the ceremony of payment to the Pachamama or payment to the land, sowing and participation in the typical dance of the Colca el Wititi valley.
We will visit the hot springs, where you can bathe and relax with its thermo-medicinal properties. After that, we will enjoy lunch in the town of Chivay. Before returning to Arequipa, we end our trip through the Colca Valley with a stop at the impressive Mirador de los Volcanes, the highest part of our tour, and we will make another stop at the Tocra Bofedales, where we will spot South American camelids, birds like Andean ducks and flamingos.
The last stop will be in Patahuasi, to enjoy a panoramic view in front of the Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu, with stone forests and curious rock formations.
The Colca Valley is located 151km from the city of Arequipa, in a trip of approximately 3 hours you will reach the main town that is Chivay where you can find all the main services such as accommodation, restaurants, entertainment centers and more.
If possible. Normally there are transports from tourist companies that have daily departures from Chivay to Puno, the departure is at 1:00 pm. We can help you with the purchase of tickets.
The Colca Valley is located at an altitude of 3635 meters above sea level, however, on the way from Arequipa to Chivay you pass a high point that is Patapampa, also known as the Mirador de los Volcanes; This is at 4900 masl, it is the highest point of the entire trail.
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