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COLCA CANYON TREKKING 3 DAYS/ 2 NIGHTS

Come and enjoy 3 days walking through the Colca Canyon, visiting the main towns that are in this.

COLCA CANYON  TREKKING 3 DAYS/ 2 NIGHTS

FIRST DAY:

You will be picked up from Mango Hostel at 3:00 a.m. Then starts driving to CHIVAY, which is the capital of the CAYLLOMA province. There you will have a continental breakfast. Afterwards you will go to the view point CRUZ DEL CONDOR, where you will arrive around 8:00 a.m. At this view point you will have a good chance of seeing the CONDOR flight, a magnificent bird with a wingspan of three meters. You will stop there for about one hour to see the CONDOR flight and to enjoy the beautiful view over the canyon. Afterwards you will go to San Miguel, at 3287 m.a.s.l. Here you will prepare yourselves for the trekking. From that part you will see the paths over which you will walk.

From here you start descending into the canyon in the direction of the village SAN JUAN DE CHUCCHO, the first stop is in the bridge (3 hours down) and after a small relax continue to the town for lunch (3280 m.a.s.l) 30 more minutes. On the way you will cross COLCA RIVER. In the afternoon the guide will explain you about the flora and fauna, medicinal plants and culture of the people living in the canyon, dinner and overnight in a lodge with basic service.

SECOND DAY:

After breakfast you will continue the trek through the canyon towards next village COSÑIRHUA (2,660 m.a.s.l) 1 hour up, and Malata a small village. After two hours walking down you arrive to SANGALLE, better known as the OASIS. In the OASIS you can relax and take a swim in the pool. Free afternoon and spend the night in a bungalow with basic service.

THIRD DAY:

Start the way up at 5:00am and get the top around 8:00am, go for breakfast, and back to Chivay by bus. On the way you will make a stop to see Inca and pre-Inca agricultural terraces from the view point WAYRAPUNKU. In CHIVAY you have the option of visiting the hot springs for one hour. The medicinal water has a temperature of 38 degrees Celsius. Afterward you are able to have lunch in CHIVAY before return to AREQUIPA. Next stop will be in Los Andes viewpoint to see the Hualca Hualca, Sabancaya and Ampato volcanoes, and after a while the National Park Salinas and Aguada Blanca where is possible see llamas, alpacas and vicuñas. You will arrive to AREQUIPA at 6:00 p.m. approximately.

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