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TOUR PACKAGES 3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS AREQUIPA-COLCA-AREQUIPA “UNFORGETTABLE COLCA”

INCLUDED:
• Tourist transportation (Arequipa-Colca- View point “The Condor’s Cross” – Arequipa) according to detail with guide (English-Spanish)
• 2 nights in a Junior Suite KILLAWASI LODGE.
• Breakfast buffet.
• Trekking with local guide (3 hours approximately).

NOT INCLUDED:
• Entrance fee to The Colca National Park.
• Horse ride with local guide: ($18 per hour per person) Optional
• Bike ride with local guide about 4 hours: ($30.00 per person) Optional
• Hot springs fee (S/15.00) Optional
• Lunches and Dinners.

The price for this tour is:
$165.00 (American dollars) per person in a Junior Suite twin or double King.

If you are traveling alone the price will be:
$200.00 (American dollars) and you will be accommodated in one single Junior Suite.

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DAY 1: AREQUIPA – CHIVAY - YANQUE You will be picked-up from your hotel at Arequipa between 7:30 and 8:15am and begin the trip northward. First, you will be astonished by the sights of various volcanoes like: Misty, Chachani and Pichu Pichu. Then we’ll continue through the National Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca (Pampas Cañahuas) where we’ll make small stops to see the beautiful vicuñas in their natural habitat.

Afterwards we’ll move along Pataguas where you’ll see Puruña’s stone forest, formed by natural erosion. Here, half-way done, we’ll make a stop to use the restrooms and drink some coca tea. After 15 min we’ll continue into Vizcachani and the wetlands of Toccra, where you’ll see: alpacas, llamas and different varieties of wild birds. The next place we’ll visit will be Patampampa, the highest point of the trip with 4900 m.a.s.l. From here one is able to see the Chila Mountains, as well as the volcanoes: Ampato, Sabancaya, Hualca Hualca and Mismi (considered as the origin of the Amazon River). From this point on we’ll begin to descend into the Colca’s National Park, first arriving at Chivay. Afterwards we’ll head to our hotel: Killawasi Lodge, in the town of Yanque (fifteen minutes from Chivay). There you will be installed in a Junior Suite, comfortable rooms surrounded by beautiful scenery with private balconies or terraces. All rooms are equipped with remote controlled electric heating, clock-radio supporting iPod and Mp3 players, wireless internet, a spacious bathroom with hot water 24-hours, orthopedic mattresses, cotton sheets and towels, hypoallergenic pillows and all the amenities necessary to make your stay an unforgettable experience.

In the afternoon you could rest and relax in your private balcony or terrace and enjoy the beautiful surroundings; or, if you prefer you can enjoy a small walk through Yanque. During this walk you will visit Yanque’s plaza, its colonial church, as well as its museum where, among other things, you will see a replica of the Juanita mummy and an exhibition of all the colonial churches in Colca.

DAY 2: TREKKING AND HOT SPRINGS (OPCINAL: Horse or bike ride)

You’ll have this morning clear to relax and enjoy the hotel, or if you like we can organize for you (with an additional cost) a guided horse or bike ride. In both cases you’ll visit different points of interest around the town of Yanque. In the case of the horse ride there’s no need to have experience with this animal. The horses are trained and used to the routes. Also, you will always count with the support of the guide. Where in the case of the bike ride you need to be in very good shape and have frequently done this activity before. At the end of your chosen activity, you can rest on the hammocks or in your private balcony or terrace. Then if you like you can enjoy a refreshing lunch in our restaurant.

In the afternoon, you could start with us a guided trek of approx. three hours. During this trek we’ll visit Oqolle’s Amphitheater (Pre-Inca terraces), we’ll cross the Sifón Bridge (where you’ll see the colcas) and arrive at the Uyu Uyu ruins, from where you will see a panoramic view of the Canyon and the town of Yanque.

Finally before returning to the hotel we’ll visit Yanque’s hot waters located on the banks of the Colca River. After relaxing in its waters we’ll head back to the hotel where you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious dinner.

DAY 3: YANQUE - CRUZ DEL CONDOR - AREQUIPA

At 6:00 am a tasty breakfast will be served in the hotel’s restaurant and then we’ll leave for the viewpoint “Cruz Del Cóndor” where we’ll stay for about two hours. In this beautiful place one can feel the magnitude of the Colca Canyon by seeing it in all its deepness and immensity. Moreover, you’ll be able to see the flight of the condor at a very close range.

During the return we’ll pass through the towns of Pinchollo, Maca and Achoma. There, we’ll see archaeological remains, Pre-Inca agricultural terraces and astonishing panoramic views of the canyon.

We’ll reach Chivay around 12:15 pm. And after enjoy a delicious lunch and a short break we will return to the city of Arequipa, arriving at 5:00 pm. In Arequipa we will drop you in your hotel, airport, or at the Main Plaza.
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