Discover Arequipa & Colca Canyon

Comfort, Arequipa to Arequipa

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

See Peru's south before the secret's out! The 'white city' of Arequipa has a friendly atmosphere, colonial architecture (including a working convent) and the incredible El Misti Volcano towering over the cityscape. Meet its most famous resident, Juanita—a 500-year-old mummy discovered on the top of nearby Mount Ampato—then travel along mountain roads to Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world. Spot condors and hike across the dramatic Andean scenery.

What’s included

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Arequipa
  • Hiking excursions in Colca Canyon
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Explore the 'white city' of arequipa
  • Be surrounded by soaring volcanoes
  • Hike the stunning vistas of colca canyon

Itinerary

Day 1 Arequipa Enjoy the chance to explore this south coastal city at leisure. Additional Notes: Please note that hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Peru (even in upgraded hotels and private homes). We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control. Included Activities: Arrival Day Meet and Greet Airport Welcome Meeting Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 2 Arequipa (1B) Arequipa maintains a traditional colonial style and more laid back pace in comparison with the capital. Spectacular mountains surround Arequipa, the most famous of which is El Misti Volcano. Standing at 5822 m (19096 ft), it has a beautiful snow-capped peak. Included Activities: Arequipa City Tour & Santa Catalina Monastery
Day 3 Arequipa/Colca Canyon (1B) Travel a rough, rutted road through high plains flanked by extensive Inca and pre-Inca terracing that goes on for kilometres. Stay near Chivay, a picturesque village near the canyon where you can go for a llama steak. Over two nights, take short hikes to acclimatize to the altitude. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50-3.00 hours)
Day 4 Colca Canyon (1B) The canyon is rich with wildlife and stunning scenery. Watch out for the Andean Condor, the “King of the Andes", and be sure to photograph the alpacas and llamas while exploring this geological marvel. Included Activities: Hiking Excursion
Day 5 Colca Canyon/Arequipa (1B) Transfer to Arequipa for the night. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50-3.00 hours)
Day 6 Arequipa (1B) Hotel pick-up and transfer to the airport. Transport: Private Vehicle
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