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AREQUIPA AND COLCA CANYON

US$ 475

Price per person, double occupancy. Shared/group service up to 15 travelers. Domestic flights not included.

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    Arequipa bases its tourist potential on the heritage of pre-Hispanic culture and on its natural riches. Tourism is concentrated in the city, which is a pole of attraction for its ashlar buildings; in the center is the ancient city, where you can admire colonial architecture in one of the best expressions of religious inspiration that reaches not only the temples, but also the civil architecture, with mansions of portals characterized by a very high and decorated curved pediment.

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    1. Day 1 Airport transfer (morning)

      Pick up from the airport and transfer to your hotel (altitude: 2350m/7708ft). Free to visit, on your own, Arequipa’s main square, Santa Teresa Convent, Santuarios Andinos Museum (Juanita Mummy; only in full day tour), among other attractions (not included in quote).

      City Tour Arequipa:

      Pick up from the lobby of your hotel. Visit Arequipa’s main square, Santa Catalina Convent, the Compañia Church, the Colonial House del Moral, Carmen Alto and Yanahuara Viewpoints, and San Lazaro District (duration: 3 ½ – 4 hours). Return to your hotel.

      Meals included: none.

    2. Day 2 Campiña Tour

      Pick up from your hotel lobby. Transfer to the viewpoint of the traditional neighborhood of Yanahuara, which is made of ashlar with inscriptions by Arequipeño poets. Then we will go to Carmen Alto, from where you have a beautiful view of the Chilina Valley and the volcanoes that frame the city. Visit to Incalpaca and the zoo, where we will see the 4 varieties of camelids and Sachaca. Then, we will visit the Founder’s mansion, a colonial house that will preserve ornaments of colonial and republican origin. We will continue the tour to the Sabandía Mill, where you will appreciate the techniques used to process wheat through the use of 2 huge wheels and using the force of water. Finally, on our way back, we will cross the district of Paucarpata with its beautiful pre-Inca terraces (duration: 4 hours).

      In the afternoon you will enjoy a delicious lunch at Tío Darío.

      Sillar Route:

      Pick up from your hotel lobby. Transfer of the Añashuayco quarries (3 km from the center of Arequipa), located mainly in the district of Cerro Colorado and Yura. Here we will learn how the cutters extract and make the ashlar pavers and how they make the carvings. Then, you will have a short walk through the culebrillas quarry where you can observe rock art (duration: 4 hours). Return to your hotel.

      Meals included: B L

    3. Day 3 Colca Valley Tour

      Pick up from the lobby of your hotel. Along the way to the Colca Valley (altitude: 3800m/12464ft), you will pass through the Aguada Blanca National Reserve where you will see vicuña herds and other native species. After this, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the artistic Andean landscape from the “Mirador de los Andes”.  From here you will be taken to your hotel/lodge (duration: 5 ½ hours approx).

      In the Afternoon and evening free to better acclimate to a higher altitude (altitude: 3800m/12464ft) and enjoy the natural hot springs located within the hotel’s premises, an amazing bottom-up view of the Colca Canyon and the Colca River running through it.

      Meals included: B L

    4. Day 4 Cruz del Condor Tour

      Pick up from the lobby of your hotel. Driving by the left hand-side of the Colca Canyon, you will visit some of the picturesque towns before arriving to ”Cruz del Condor”. From here you will be able to watch the majestic flight of the Andean Condor and appreciate the impressive view of the canyon. After enjoying a delicious lunch, you will be transferred to the airport in Arequipa (duration: 5 ½ hours approx) to fly back to Lima or fly to Cusco.

      Meals included: B L

    Legend
    B Breakfast
    S Snack
    L Lunch
    D Dinner
    BL Boxed Lunch

    Prices Per Person 

    3 Stars
    Double room in shared service US$ 475
    Single supplement US$ 145
    Additional for private service * US$ 250

     

    4 Stars
    Double room in shared service US$ 529
    Single supplement US$ 170
    Additional for private service * US$ 250

     

    TOUR NOTES:

    If you would prefer to travel for fewer days or add days or destinations to your trip, please let us know in the Comments Section of the Get Free Quote form.  You can also fill out our Design Your Trip form or Contact Us form with your specific needs.

     

    • This Arequipa and Colca Canyon 4 Day Tour is available every day of the year.
    • Acclimatization: first, we strongly recommend you to drink coca leaf tea. Second, rest for at least 3 hours upon arrival at your hotel. Third, eat little as digesting food might be a bit slow during your first day.
    • Weather: the rainy season starts in mid-October and lasts through mid-April in the Andes and jungle, being January and February the heaviest months of rain. Therefore, the best time of the year to visit the Colca Canyon is from March to November.
    • If you are interested in a 12-day tour which includes Arequipa and the Colca Canyon, you can visit Amazoning Peru Vacation Package.
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Hotel accommodation according to itinerary
    • Meals according to itinerary
    • All guided excursions in English in shared service
    • All tour and intermediate transfers
    • All entrance tickets
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • International and domestic flights
    • Visas required to enter Peru
    • Drinks
    • Tips