TREKKING COLCA CANYON
Day 1: Arequipa / Mirador de Tapay / San Juan de Chuccho
Pick up time at 06:00 am (shared service at 03:00 to 03:30am) from the hotel to transfer to the Colca valley, the trip will take approximately 4 hours until Chivay (main village in the Valley) where a stop will be made for approximately 10min. Afterwards we'll continue the trip to Cabanaconde (2 hours trip) were we will have lunch; to start the trek and descend to the Colca canyon, this will take us 3 ½ to 4 hours, During the excursion we will appreciate, as we descend the diverse vegetation between andean and tropical, and also the geological formations of the Colca canyon, part of the formation in the Andes range.
Once at the bottom of the canyon we will cross the hanging bridge in San Juan de Chuccho, to arrive at the village of the same name were we will overnight in the villagers' houses, ready to receive visitors (basic accommodation).
Day 2: San Juan / Sangalle (OASIS)
After breakfast we will start again our excursion, climbing 300 meters ans then arriving to the settlements, first in Cosnihua and then Malata; where we will appreciate the people way of life, very characteristical due to in this place there is no electricity and no Access to transportation. Again we will descend to Sangalle (Oasis), a place made the andean people, full of high andean vegetation mixed with tropical vegetation, were thanks to a water fountain you can enjoy a refreshing bath in the pools located in this beautiful place (water temp aprox. 18ºC) we will have lunch and overnight the second night in basic cabins.
Day 3: Oasis / Cabanaconde / Chivay / Arequipa
03:00 to 4:00 am we'll start the ascent (aprox. 1300 meters) will take us about 3 hours. Once in Cabanaconde we'll have breakfast and then (7:45am) departing to Cruz del Condor, were we will stay for 1 hour, to appreciate the flight of the condors; then we proceed to Chivay (arrival at 10:30am). Once there we will have opportunity to visit the hot springs of La Calera this waters have a temp. of 35 to 40ºC
Lunch in Chivay and the return to Arequipa arriving aprox. 17:00 hours.
End of the Services
- Transfer Arequipa/Cabanaconde/Arequipa in a Tourist bus (shared or private).
- 02 nights basic lodge (Chuccho y Sangalle)
- Meals (03 breakfast, 03 lunch and 02 diners)
- Entrance to Colca (Tourist ticket)
- Guíde (ask for Another language)
- Last lunch in Chivay
- Entrance to La Calera