Through the Arequipa and Colca Canyon tour, travelers will have the opportunity to visit and learn about one of the most popular and recommended trips in Peru.
If you are looking for a tour that brings together nature, culture, tradition, gastronomy and adventure sports, without doubt the tour through Arequipa and the Colca Canyon is one of the best travel package that you will find.
We will travel through spectacular natural landscapes, visit the most traditional villages in the area, enjoy some of the tastiest dishes of the peruvian gastronomy, relax with a therapeutic bath in hot springs.
In addition to all this, the surroundings of Arequipa and Colca Canyon are the perfect setting for those who love adventure sports such as trekking, kayaking, rafting, paragliding or mountain biking.
Finally, note that the tour will visit the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world where we will have the opportunity to observe the internationally known Flight of the Condor, an authentic spectacle of nature.
After landing at the Rodriguez Ballon International Airport, our staff will take care of picking up the passengers to transfer them to their respective hotels.
Once the travelers have settled and rested, in the afternoon we will make a walking tour to see the main tourist sites of the White City of Arequipa.
We will start visiting the charming colonial neighborhood of San Lázaro, the oldest and most emblematic neighborhood, where legend has it that the city was founded.
We will walk through its alleys and characteristic streets adorned with geraniums until we reach the viewpoint of Carmen Alto, where we will observe the impressive Andean landscape of the surroundings and the three volcanoes that guard the city: Misti, Chachani and Picchu-Picchu.
Later, we will continue towards the colonial district of Yanahuara to visit the beautiful church, which dates from the colonial period, built under the influence of the Andalusian style and its viewpoint.
At the next stop on the tour we will visit the Monastery of Santa Catalina. An impressive religious building built with two different types of masonry, white and pink.
Arequipa is a city that contains a clear influence of Andalusian design. Its streets, squares and gardens are reminiscent of the old Andalusian quarters of cities such as Seville or Granada.
Our Arequipa city tour continues to the Plaza de Armas, one of the main spaces of the city where we can see the Cathedral and the arches that surround the square.
Finally we will visit the Church of the Society of Jesus, founded in the seventeenth century which highlights its cloister and the famous dome of St. Ignatius.
On the second day of the tour we will visit one of Peru’s main tourist destinations, the Colca Valley, with its impressive volcanic complex made up of Chachani, Misti and Picchu Picchu.
We will walk through the vicuña reserve of Pampa Cañahuas, a desolate and spectacular landscape composed of impressive rocks, flora and fauna. An environment that impresses with its majesty.
Afterwards we will visit some of the most traditional villages to know the culture and tradition of the area. On the way to our hostel we will make a stop to rest and recharge our batteries with lunch.
The rest of the day free to tour the area, buy gifts, visit the thermal baths or rest.
Early in the morning we will depart to the viewpoint of the “Cruz del Cóndor” where we will be waiting to observe the famous flight of the Condor, the popular Andean bird symbol of the Andes Mountain Range.
From the viewpoint we can see the impressive size of the Colca Canyon, with a depth of 4,160 meters that makes it one of the deepest canyons in the world.
Afterwards, we will head to the villages of Maca and Yanque to visit some of the colonial churches such as the Church of the Immaculate Conception.
Lunch and in the afternoon return to Arequipa.
Pick up of passengers at their respective hotels, at the agreed time of transfer to the airport.
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