We start the tour picking you up from your hotel in Arequipa at 8:00 am to board the tourist-class bus which will take us to the town of Chivay. On the way we will make some stops to appreciate and take pictures of places of interest, such as the Pampas de Cañahuas, Patahuasi, Taqora and Patapampa, which are extensive landscapes with rock formations, lagoons, snowy mountains, flora and fauna typical of the place.
We will arrive at Chivay at approximately noon and we will go to the hostel reserved to accommodate us and have lunch. In the afternoon we will visit the hot springs La Calera and visit a small museum that is right next to these place, where we will enjoy a folkloric show.
In the evening we will dine on our own and spend the night in Chivay.
We will start our day very early, at 5:30 in the morning after breakfast we will head towards Cruz del Cóndor viewpoint. On the way our first stop will be the town of Yanque, where we can appreciate some typical dances and its colonial church with its beautiful portals.
Approximately at 8:00 in the morning will be our arrival to La Cruz del Cóndor, from where we can see the flight of the condors, immense birds that are endangered, also have spectacular views of the canyon. We will also have the option to make a 40 minute walk along the edge of the canyon (optional route).
On our way back to Chivay, we will stop at the viewpoint of Antahuilque, from where we will be able to take impressive photos of the full colca canyon, then we will make another stop at the Choquetico tombs, where we can see its archaeological remains, orifices that were excavated to the slopes of Cerro Cabanaconde, then visit the town of Maca and its church with the mestizo baroque style.
Finally we will arrive to Chivay for Lunch and start our return trip to Arequipa, arriving around 5:30 in the afternoon.
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