Colca Valley Overnight Tour from Arequipa: Colca Canyon, Vicuna Reserve and Condors
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Colca Valley Overnight Tour from Arequipa: Colca Canyon, Vicuna Reserve and Condors

Colca Valley Overnight Tour from Arequipa: Colca Canyon, Vicuna Reserve and Condors

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Day 1: Arequipa – Colca Valley (L)
After pickup from your hotel by minivan or coach, depending on group size, you’ll make your way north of Arequipa to the Colca Valley. The spectacular drive to Colca will have you glued to your window as you drive through two skirts of volcanoes - Chachani and Pichu Pichu.
Pass through the Pampa Cañahuas Vicuna Reserve, where you’ll see vicunas (a relative of the llama) roaming freely in the highlands. Then drive past typical Peruvian villages on your way to the town of Chivay, where you’ll enjoy lunch and then have the rest of the day free to relax, get acquainted with the town and your accommodation, and have dinner on your own. If you wish, visit the nearby hot baths (own expense; your guide can provide information on this if you’re interested); if you have chosen to stay at the Colca Lodge Hotel, you can enjoy its private hot springs.
Overnight: Your selected accommodation in Chivay or at the Colca Lodge Hotel (not included)
Day 2: Colca Valley – Arequipa (L)
Wake up early for the highlight of your day – a glorious view of Colca Canyon. Head with your guide to the Condor Cross viewpoint, which 3,960 feet (1,200 meters) high boasts fabulous views of the canyon, one of the deepest in the world. In addition to the canyon vistas, you’ll also hopefully catch sight of condors flying through the air. Symbols of the Andes, these enormous birds have wingspans of up to 10.5 feet (3.2 meters), and Condor Cross is one of the best places in the area to see them!
Next, visit the villages of Maca (Achoma) and Yanque, where you can admire their well-preserved colonial churches before enjoying lunch and relaxing on the drive back to Arequipa, where your tour ends.
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Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Optional activities (hot springs: USD$4)
Additional
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Overnight accommodation is not included in tour price; please book your own accommodation in the village of Chivay or at the Colca Lodge Hotel, outside of town
Features
Tourism
95% Cultural
65%
Reviews
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Magdalena M
5 | 2017-05-10

I highly recommend this trip. Everything was on time. Jane has very good English and huge knowledge. She is extremely friendly and helpful. Views are unbelievable! We were very lucky to see condors. Colca Canyon is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen.

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Magdalena M
5 | 2017-05-10

I highly recommend this trip. Everything was on time. Jane has very good English and huge knowledge. She is extremely friendly and helpful. Views are unbelievable! We were very lucky to see condors. Colca Canyon is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen.

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Rosemary D
5 | 2013-08-19

We had an absolutely fantastic tour and loved all that we saw. Watching the condors from the edges of the canyon was just magical -the flew so close to us and the scenery of the snow capped mountains in the backgroud was amaazing. Our guide was great, all the stops along the way were interesting and Chivay and the other smaller towns we stopped and visited certainly gave us a snapshot of Peruvian life and customs. We saw 14 condors the day that we went -they were incredible, and we got lots of great photos.

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