Day 1: Arequipa
On day 1 we arrive in Arequipa and settle into our hotel.
Day 2: Arequipa - Chivay
The journey begins in Arequipa with a nice breakfast and departure by bus towards the Colca Valley. This drive will take us across Pampa Cañahuas at the Aguada Blanca National Reserve. Pampa Cañahuas is the habitat of herds of vicuñas.
Along the way we will also stop at the Mirador de los Andes, the crater of Chucura and the Mirador of Chivay, where locals still use pre-Columbian terraces. When we arrive in Chivay, we will get settled into our hotels. In the afternoon you will have spare time to visit the thermal and medical baths.
Day 3: Chivay - Condor’s Cross - Arequipa
Early in the morning we leave to the Condor's Cross. This is where the condor maybe can be spotted flying in circles above lush pre-Hispanic terraces, most of which are still used by farmers today. Here you can enjoy the impressive panorama view of Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world (3,000 m/9,843 ft).
On our way back to Chivay, we will visit the Mirador of Chinina. There we will find the famous hanging tombs and the Hanging Bridge of Sifón that connects the town of Yanque with Coporaque.
In Yanque, we will visit its beautiful church and other attractions while walking on its stone streets. We will then drive to the observation points of Choquetipo, Artahuilque and Maca to enjoy spectacular views of the Colca Valley. In the evening we will return to Arequipa and spend the night in a hotel.
Day 4: Arequipa
After breakfast, we will take you to the local airport or bus station.