Arequipa has one of the deepest canyons in the world, such as the famous Colca canyon. On our one-day tour we will have the option of appreciating the famous flight of the condor, which is considered the largest flying bird in the world. We can appreciate this experience from the viewpoint of the Cruz del Condor that is located at the top of the channel.
On this tour we will be in contact with pure nature and almost untouched by the hand of man, we will enjoy a whole day in this natural paradise.
Our one day tour to the Colca Canyon will start quite early to get to the main viewpoint and in the morning to see the impressive flight of this ancient bird and we will also have the opportunity to see and visit populated centers in the area such as the case of Chivay and being able to interact with its inhabitants and take the opportunity to take some photos since many keep their typical costumes that are used in their daily activities.
Day 1: AREQUIPA - COLCA CANYON - AREQUIPA
Quite early in the morning at approximately 3:30 in the morning our guide together with our private transport will go through your hotel to pick you up and start this adventure leaving the white city to the Colca canyon, all this journey will take us approximately 5 hours of travel making a brief stop to have breakfast and use the bathrooms.
Later we will continue the journey and at approximately 8 in the morning we will be arriving at the Cruz del Condor viewpoint from where we will be able to appreciate one of the deepest canyons in the world and where the Andean condor takes advantage of the winds to fly in this area.
After marveling at the flight of this thousand-year-old bird that is considered by Andean man as an animal that represents the sky, we will continue the trip through small towns like Maca and Yanque that have very well-preserved colonial churches that still keep their beauty intact. and in the same way we will appreciate the impressive terraces in the lower parts of the canyon.
We will arrive at the town of Chivay where we will have lunch and return to Arequipa before making a brief stop at the viewpoint of the volcanoes whose highest point is 4950 meters above sea level and we will take the opportunity to see herds of alpacas and llamas and some troops of vicuñas. wild inhabiting the region freely.
Finally, at approximately 5 in the afternoon we will be back in the city of Arequipa ending our visit near the main square of the city and from where you will be able to return to your hotel on your own.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
- Tourist ticket: Foreigner s/.70.00; Latinos s/. 40.00; National s/. 20.00
- Tickets to the hot springs s/.15.00
BENEFITS OF TRAVELING WITH TERRA PERU AVENTURAS
- Assistance 24/7 a week in English.
- Qualified professionals on all tours
- Professional Guides in English on all tours
Please read the following information carefully. This will help you resolve your doubts and/or questions about our services
ARRIVAL IN AREQUIPA
All our services start at the airport in the city of Arequipa where our driver will be waiting for the arrival of your flight to be able to drive you to the hotel of your choice. This service has no additional cost.
For which it is necessary that you provide us with your flight details and confirmation 1 or 2 days before your arrival in the city, our staff will be waiting with the Terra Peru Aventuras sign which you have to locate.
The briefing is the information that is provided to our clients prior to a trip, this will be done one night before the selected activity at the hotel of their stay. In general, the schedule will depend on the other activities that you have planned to carry out, but many times it usually takes place between 6 and 7 at night.
HOW CAN I BOOK THE TOURS IN AREQUIPA?
To start a reservation, the first thing we request is your personal data along with the details of the date you would like to do the walk or trip, then we will request an advance payment of 40% of the total value of the walk in order to generate the purchase of the necessary tickets for the excursion.
After the deposit, our reservation staff will send you the confirmation of the reservation of the Tour which will include the DATE, NAME OF THE TOUR, PERSONAL DATA OF THE CLIENT, AMOUNT DEPOSITED AND AMOUNT PENDING PAYABLE UPON ARRIVAL IN THE CITY.
Terra Peru Aventuras offers you different payment methods depending on your needs, from bank deposits, transfers via Wester Union, as well as PayPal (consider +8% to the deposit to be made for reasons of bank commissions)
WHEN DO I MAKE THE FINAL PAYMENT OF THE TOUR?
In general, the total payment must be made upon arrival, we recommend making the payment in cash, due to commission issues from international banks that may be unfavorable to you in case you want to make a payment with your credit card. Our staff gives you more details about it.
CAN I CHANGE THE DEPARTURE DATE AFTER I HAVE PURCHASED THE TICKETS?
For all our tours with the exception of Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Salkantay, yes! is possible to modify the date without any cost, this must be communicated to our staff as soon as possible in order to carry out the procedures for the modification with a new date.
WHAT HAPPENS WITH ALTITUDE SICKNESS?
Any good experience will depend on a good physical condition, if you practice any physical activity regularly you should not worry about a possible altitude sickness, however as an additional recommendation we suggest acclimatizing, in this sense you should consider spending at least 3 days to do some walk and 1 day to be able to carry out some activity or cultural walk.
There are medications that could achieve better acclimatization, but since we are not doctors, we suggest you drink plenty of water and coca infusions to achieve better acclimatization.
WHEN THE TOUR ENDS, DO YOU TAKE US TO THE HOTEL?
Everything will depend on the style of travel that you chose. Our clients who travel in a private service have the option of ending the tours at their hotel. However, those who opt for a group tour, our tour ends in the Plaza Regocijo or close to it so that you can walk without any worries to your hotel.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING?
- A small backpack
- Confortable shoes
- Confortable clothes
- Sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses
- Waterproof jacket and/or rain poncho
- Water bottle
- personal first-aid kit (if you have any personal medication, you must take it with you)
- Extra money for souvenirs, drinks, tips
- Toilet paper
- Personal documents (Passport)