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Colca tour 2D/1N (traditional)

Created with Sketch. Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru
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Duration

2 days 1 night

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

Unlimited

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Languages

English, Español

Overview

Colca “Conventional Classic”

2D/1N

 

The Colca Valley is one of the largest, visited and important tourist destinations in Peru. It is located within the region of Arequipa in the province of Caylloma. Colca comes from the words Collaguas and Cabanas, two ethnic groups that lived along the Colca River. This canyon has a depth of 4160 meters, it is considered the deepest in the world.

The canyon landscape encompasses a green valley and traditional remote villages with terraced agriculture that preceded the Incas. The Colca river is popular for the descent in rafts and extends along 450 km on the eastern slope of the Andes mountain range, along its route it changes its name to Majes river and then it becomes the Camaná river. The Colca Valley corresponds to the first portion of the basin of this river and that is where the Colca Canyon is located.

The mountainous landscapes are presented from 3,000 meters to 5,000 meters with steep slopes, in them the erosion of the water has caused the formation of deep trenches, the lands here are suitable for grazing, whether based on the use of natural pastures Temporary, permanent and semi-permanent, are purely cattle and alpaquero districts Tisco, Callalli and Sibayo. It is common to observe landscapes with vertical cliffs of hundreds of meters of unevenness with a perfect columnar disjunction.

Another major feature of the valley Colca is the presence of hot water, from Caylloma to Canco, with a progressive decrease of the temperature of the water, and a change in chemical composition, from sulfurous to carbonated, the chemical composition of the Waters are mostly of Ca, Zn, Fe, C, salts and others, with a maximum temperature of 85 C ° at the exit of the spring.

 

LOCATION: It is located in the province of Caylloma Arequipa region.

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Itinerary

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DAY 1
DAY 1

Visit the Colca Canyon considered the deepest in the world. Leaving Arequipa we will visit Pampa Cañahuas to meet the Vicuñas in wildlife. Tocrapampa with its migratory birds throughout the year for its lagoons that are food for different kinds of birds from Flamingos to the famous Ivis. Continuing with the tour we will make a stop at the highest point of the Patapampa (4890 m.a.s.l.) route, a wonderful viewpoint of the volcanoes and the impressive Andes mountain range. Arrival in Chivay at 13:00 hours approx. Transfer to the selected Lodge. Afternoon free and / or option to visit the thermal and medicinal baths La Calera.

DAY 2
DAY 2

Early in the morning after having breakfast, our bus will take us to the Cruz del Condor (highest and deepest point of the Canyon). In this viewpoint you will observe the Condor flight show and the depth of the Canyon. Then we will return to our bus and visit the viewpoints of Choquetico and Antahuilque. The traditional villages of Maca and Yanque. Enjoy lunch in Chivay and we will return to Arequipa to arrive at 5:00 p.m.

Included


  • Tourist transport.
  • Professional Guide
  • 01 Night Colca Inn.
  • Wifi and Cable in room.
  • Continental breakfast.
  • Folk show.

Excluded


  • Tourist ticket.
  • Foods.
  • Admission to the thermal baths and heating.



RECOMENDATIONS

  • Rain jacket or poncho.
  • Warmy clothes, sturdy, ideal for sports and hiking shoes.
  • Camera film and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions).
  • Candies, cookies, hot drinks.
  • Caps and sunscreen.

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Colca Canyon, Chivay, Peru
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Cinthya

Member Since 2019

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