At 3:00am we leave from Arequipa City driving for 4-hours towards Chivay; the capital of the Colca Canyon on North West direction behind snow-covered Chachani. In Chivay we stop for breakfast (not included)
Then we continue driving towards the most visited point “the Cross of the Condor” here we are able to see the depth of the canyon and the flight of the Condor for approximately 1.5-hour. Then we visit the area that presents beautiful typical towns, like Yanque & Maca, colonial churches, gently people with typical needlework dresses, hundreds of pre-inca terraces still in use with Andean growing like corn, quinua, kiwicha among others.
After Lunch (not included) we come back to Arequipa. On the way we stop at the highest pass: the view point of the Volcanoes and snow covered mountains in Patapampa (4,800 m. – 15,000 ft.). Later we will see wild vicuñas, alpacas & llamas in Pampa Cañahuas national reserve, some birds like flamingoes, ibis, andean gooze, ducks, andean eagle “Kara Kara”. We will be back in Arequipa at approximately 17:00hrs.
INCLUDED: Transportation + guide (BREAKFAST AND BTC ARE NOT INCLUDED)
DURATIOM: 15hrs. aprox.
TIMETABLE: From 03:00 to 17:00hrs.