SHARED TOURIST TRANSPORTATION 2 DAYS 1 NIGHT PUNO-COLCA-AREQUIPA
First Day: PUNO- CHIVAY-YANQUE
Second Day: YANQUE - CRUZ DEL CÓNDOR - AREQUIPA
First day: PUNO–CHIVAY–YANQUE (trekking and hot springs).
You will be picked-up from your hotel in Puno between 6:15 and 6:25 am to begin our trip to Colca’s National Park.
Our first stop will be in “Lagunillas”, an astonishing place where you will see migratory birds like flamingos, ibis, Andean geese, ducks and Andean eagles (“Kara Kara”). Then, we’ll continue into 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, half-way to Colca, 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 to be the origin of the Amazon River).
From this point on we’ll begin to descend into Colca’s National Park, arriving to our hotel: Killawasi Lodge approximately 1:45 pm.
In the afternoon you can rest and relax in your private balconies or terraces, visit the hot spring located only 20 minutes away (by foot) from the hotel; or if you wish, you could start with us a guided trek of approximately 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.
Optional: If you don’t like to do the trekking in the afternoon, you can enjoy a horseback ride of two hours for an extra cost of $35.00 per person.
Second day: YANQUE - CRUZ DEL CÓNDOR - 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 experiencing 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, where you will have time enjoy a tasty lunch and have short break before returning to the city of Arequipa. We will be arriving at Arequipa at 5:00 pm, where we’ll drop you at your hotel, airport, or at the Main Plaza.
End of our service.