Also known as the White City because of its beautiful buildings made of sillar – a volcanic rock that is used in the most of its constructions and that give the city, an atmosphere of tranquility transporting us to the noble times of Arequipa and that is highlighted by its perfect blue sky and the volcanoes that surround the city.
4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS
Itinerary at a Glance
Day 2, Colca Canyon: Breakfast
Full Day tour; start the trip through the town of Yura and the National Reserve of Salinas/Aguada blanca and Pampa Canahuas , where you can see many species of birds in their natural habitats, and also South America camels, such as Vicunas and Llamas. We will make a stop in Patahuasi to freshen up and enjoy a coca infusion, and later keep going to the town of Chivay. Depending of the schedule, you may have lunch in town or have a picnic enjoying the beautiful scenery from one of the natural viewing spots of the zone.
Overnight in Colca
Day 3, Colca Canyon Condor Cross: Breakfast. Very early, we will start the trip to Cruz del Condor (Condor cross) , which will allow us to enjoy a spectacular view of one of the deepest canyons in the world, and with luck, have a chance to take pictures of the biggest and most impressive flying bird in the Andes, the majestic CONDOR. Depending on the schedule, we could make a stop in the town of Pinchollo, the only pre-Inca town still inhabited and the MACA town, with its beautiful craft market and colonial church. Return to Arequipa, Overnight
Day 1, Arequipa: At our arrival in Arequipa, we will meet the local staff that will assist with luggage and will drive us to the hotel for check-in procedures. City Tour and Santa Catalina Convent, beautiful citadel from 16th century, in the style of Spanish cities of that time. The main square, with its three portals and the Iglesia de La Compania de Jesus (Church of the Company of Jesus) which is a beautiful sample of the Peruvian and Spanish baroque art from 17th century. Overnight in Arequipa.
Day 4, Arequipa: Breakfast, on due time, we will be driven to the airport to board the flight to our next destination.