Day 1: Arequipa – Colca
In the morning, you will be met at your hotel and taken on an incredible four hour journey to Chivay.
Our first stop will be the Pampa Cañahuas Reserve, which is home to many exotic Andean animals including vicuñas, alpacas, llamas, flamingos, ibis and the Andean eagle. You will see astonishing landscapes as you drive past lakes, glaciers and some magnificent volcanoes, such as Ampato, Sabancaya, Huallca and Misti. During the journey we will reach the highest point of 4910 masl. Afterwards, we head down the canyon to Chivay and transfer you to your hotel.
In the afternoon, you will have time to spend at leisure. You can choose from several activities.
Day 2: Colca – Puno
06:00-06:30 We will meet you at your hotel and you will start your tour. On the route, we will stop in differents viewpoints like Peña Blanca, Antahuilque, Choquetico and Huayra Punku viewpoint to see the Valley and Colca Canyon. Arrival to “Mirador Cruz del Condor” which is the best viewing point where you can look into the depths of the Colca Canyon and the condor´s flight. Also, we will visit “Mirador de Tapay”, from here you will most likely always see a few condors flying with an amazing scenery in the background. Return to Chivay. On the way, we will visit Maca village (where you can visit the church or Temple of Santa Ana of colonial origin, and enjoy a refreshing juice of Sancayo or the traditional Colca Sour) and Yanque village (where you can enjoy the typical dances and visit the Santísima Concepción church).
Arrival to Chivay to lunch (not included) and transfer to Puno city. On the way you will see different Andean landscapes, such as stone forests, huge lagoons with a variety of birds, small villages in the area, the villages of Imata and make a short stop in Lagunillas where you can see beautiful landscapes of the area (4444 masl). After six hours of travel we will be arriving to Puno. Transfer to the indicated hotel.
INCLUDED: Transportation + guide (MEALS, BTC AND LODGMENTS ARE NOT INCLUDED)
DURATION: 2 days – 1 night
TIMETABLE: DEPARTURE 08:00hrs. – RETURN 19:00hrs.