FROM CUSCO: Arequipa & Colca Canyon bus tour 2D/3N
Those who like culture and scenery.
- Destinations: Arequipa city, Chivay & Colca canyon.
- Time Needed: 2Days & 3Nights
- Intensity: Easy
- Base Price: $185 USD
NIGHT 1: Pick up at your accommodation....
19:15-19:30PM Pickup at your selected location in Cusco (hostel/homestay). Sleeper direct bus to Arequipa (10hrs).
NOTE: You can also avoid the bus by taking a flight from Cusco or from Lima. Please let us know if you prefer this option. AIT can arrange this for you.....
DAY 1: AREQUIPA:
06:00-06:30AM Upon arrival, you will be met at the bus station and be brought to your hostel/hotel in Arequipa via transport. The rest of the day you are free to relax or explore on your own (Probably Peru's most beautiful city, the so called "Ciudad Blanca" or white city).
DAY 02: AREQUIPA – CRUZ DEL CONDOR – AREQUIPA:
03:00 – 03:30am We will pick you up from your hostel and depart on our private bus to the Colca Canyon. After 4 hours of a bus journey, we will go directly to the Condor’s Cross, only stopping in Chivay to have breakfast.
08:30am We will arrive to the Condor’s Cross where we will appreciate the impressive views of one of the deepest canyons in the world and see the majestic Andean Condor bird that may be spotted flying just over your head (fingers crossed!). Get up close and get amazing photos of these birds whose presence create a truly unique experience at the Canyon.
On the way back to Chivay, we will stop in the villages of Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque, all small local villages which have colonial churches, tombs and Pre-Inca terraces, and we will really get to see the impact of living in the second deepest Canyon in the world.
12:00pmWe will arrive to Chivay to visit the hot springs if you wish and then we will stop to have lunch at a local restaurant.
On the way back to Arequipa, we will stop at Patapampa, an incredible viewpoint where you will see the Ampato, Sabancaya and Hualca Hualca volcanoes side by side. This is also the highest point that we will reach at 4800 meters above sea level in Pampa Cañahuas.
17:30pm We will arrive back to Arequipa and drop you off nearby the plaza de armas.
19:15-19:30PM Pickup at your selected location in Arequipa (hostel/hotel). Sleeper direct bus to Cusco (10hrs).
MORNING OF THE DAY 3: CUSCO.
06:00-06:30AM Arrival in Cusco. Transfer back to your accommodation is not provided.
- Sleeper bus Cusco – Arequipa – Cusco.
- Accommodation in Arequipa for 1 night (private hostel room).
- Transportation during the tour.
- Meals (1 breakfast, 1 lunch).
- English speaking tour guide.
- All entrance fees.
- Meals in Arequipa (Day 1).
- Meals in Arequipa (Dinner day 2).
- Personal Expenses.
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING:
- Original passport.
- Swimming Suit.
- Hiking shoes or boots with ankle support (waterproof recommended).
- Warm Clothes (1 warm sweater or a jacket, long pants).
- Sunglasses and hat.
- Sun Block and insect repellant.
- Extra money for water, snacks, and any other personal expenses.
- Positive mind!
Deposit via Paypal & Credit Card