If you’ve just arrived from Arequipa, you can acclimatize by strolling 3km here and examining the canyon’s (surprisingly shallow) slopes alfresco while lying in the naturally heated pools. The setting is idyllic and you’ll be entertained by the whooping zipliners as they sail overhead. Free basic padlocked lockers are available.

Colectivos (shared transportation; S1) marked 'Hot Springs' shuttle between Chivay's Plaza de Armas and the springs, leaving when full.