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TOUR: TRADITIONAL AREQUIPA

Tour to Arequipa - Colca valley - Condor`s Cross

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Tour Summary
Arequipa Tours -Traditional Arequipa, Peru ToursArequipa, Peru's second largest city is located 1024 km (640 miles) South of Lima. It was founded in 1540 and is one of the country's most attractive cities. Full of Colonial churches and mansions, including Santa Catalina, a restored Convent established in 1579 and now open to the public after being closed for 400 years, Arequipa is known as the White City because much of it is built of ashier, the smooth white building stone cut from volcanic lava quarries.
Three volcanoes dominate the skyline: Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu. North of Arequipa lies the spectacular Colca Valley, a picturesque Andean valley dotted with little towns founded in Colonial times.
The Canyon is one of the deepest in the World and home of the majestic Condor. Arequipa's mild climate and altitude (2.300 meter above sea level - 7500 ft.) make it the perfect place to acclimatise before continuing your trip to Cusco or Puno.
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Tour Details
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Price: From US$ 246
Starting point: Arequipa
Ending point: Arequipa
Tour Type: Archaeological, cultural, ecological and wildlife viewing

Tour Description

All our programmes can be tailor made according to your requirements, whether regarding the length of your tour, any special interests or specific activities, flight reservations, optional destinations or tours.

DAY 01: Arequipa
Arequipa Tours -Traditional Arequipa, Peru Tours Upon arrival, reception, assistance and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, we start a three hour sightseeing tour including the Santa Catalina Convent, the Plaza de Armas, the Jesuit Church of La Compañía and its beautifully-painted Chapel, the Church of San Francisco, the San Lazaro District, Selva Alegre and the typical Districts of Cayma and Yanahuara for a magnificent view of the Misti Volcano. Return to the hotel.

Meals Included: None

DAY 02: Arequipa - Chivay
Arequipa Tours -Traditional Arequipa, Peru ToursEarly in the morning, after breakfast, start your trip to the Colca Canyon, visiting on the way Pampas Cañahuas, the Mirador of the Andes, the Crater of Chucura, the Mirador of Chivay, where pre-Inca Cultivation terraces may be appreciated. Arrival to the Town of Chivay at 13:00hrs. approx. Transfer to your selected Lodge. Box lunch (light meals in the altitude).
In the afternoon free time to visit Hot Spring Thermal and Medicinal Baths.

Meals Included: Breakfast and box lunch

DAY 03: Chivay - Condor's Cross - Arequipa
After breakfast, very early in the morning, drive to the Condor's Cross, a natural observation point from where the magnitude of the Colca Canyon and the spectacular flight of the majestic Condor can be appreciated. On the way back to Chivay, visit to the Mirador of Chinina, where we will find the famous cliffside Tombs and the Hanging Bridge of Sifón that joins the Town of Yanque with Coporaque. When at the Town of Yanque, visit its beautiful church and its characteristic cobbled streets among other attractions. To have spectacular views of the Colca Valley, we will drive to the Lookout points of Choquetipo and Artahuilque and also to the Town of Maca.
In the afternoon, return to the City of Arequipa, arriving at 18:00hrs. approx. Overnight at selected hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch

DAY 04: Arequipa
After breakfast, transfer to the local airport or bus station.

Meals Included: Breakfast


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Tour Inclusions

INCLUDED:
  • 2 Night`s accommodation at a selected hotel in Arequipa
  • 1 Night`s accommodation in the Colca Valley
  • In and out transfers
  • All applicable taxes
  • Bilingual guided tours (english / spanish)
  • Entrance fees for the excursions mentioned above
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

NOT INCLUDED:
  • International and Domestic flights (Lima / Arequipa / Lima: US$ 294 aprox.)
  • Airport taxes ($30.25 for international flights and $6.05 for domestic flights)
  • Baggage excess
  • Alcoholic drinks, soda or bottled mineral water
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • International or National personal telephone calls
  • Additional nights for bad weather o flight cancellation
  • Snacks


Useful Information

WE RECOMMEND YOU TO
- Use boots or sneakers the whole time on the walks.
- Drink a lot of liquid during long excursions.

WHAT TO BRING
- Hiking boots, sneakers and shoes.
- Long pants or slacks.
- Long-sleeved shirts.
- T-shirts.
- Sweaters and a jacket.
- Camera.
- Insect Repellent.
- Personal toilet items and first-aid kit (Bandaids, cotton, alcohol, Aspirin).
- Medicine to arrest or prevent the so called ”Soroche” or altitude sickness.
  Please consult your physician what medicine is best suited for your organism.

WEATHER
Dry climate with temperatures fluctuating from 17 to 20ºC, with sunny days and cold nights all year long.
Rainy season from December to March.

ALTITUDE
Lima: Sea level, 54 m.a.s.l.
Arequipa: 2350 m.a.s.l.
Colca Canyon: 3500 m.a.s.l. (At the top)

Restaurants During Your Trip
In Arequipa you will find International and local food restaurants. Don't forgot to taste "Rocoto Relleno" an Arequipa speciality.

... more about Arequipa restaurants.