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4-Day Arequipa Highlights Walking Tour
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Nature, Rural Experience, Architecture, Walking

  • Duration

    4 Days

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    English, Portuguese

Description

Explore Arequipa, its city highlights, and the amazing Colca Canyon, the very place for nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts amidst the rugged mountain terrain of southern Peru. Visit the Monastery of Santa Catalina and the Plaza de Armas, and marvel at the Spanish-style constructions and ancient churches of Arequipa. Discover the National Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca, and Pampa Cañahuas, and witness vicuna, llamas, and alpacas, and birds like flamingos, herons, and Andean geese. At the viewpoint of the volcano, witness the snow-covered mountains in Patapampa. Explore Chivay, the villages of Yanque and Maca and their colonial churches, and meet and interact with the friendly local people. Appreciate the depth of the canyon and the flight of the majestic condor from the Flight of the Condor.

Highlights
  • Visit the Monastery of Santa Catalina and the Plaza de Armas
  • Marvel at the Spanish-style constructions and ancient churches of Arequipa
  • Discover the National Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca, and Pampa Cañahuas 
  • Witness vicuna, llamas, and alpacas, and birds like flamingos, herons, and Andean geese
  • At the viewpoint of the volcano, witness the snow-covered mountains in Patapampa
  • Explore Chivay, villages of Yanque and Maca, and their colonial churches
  • Meet and interact with the friendly local people
  • Appreciate the depth of the canyon and the flight of the majestic condor
  • Day 1 - Arequipa : City tour expand_more
    • Reception, assistance, and transfer to hotel.

    • In the afternoon, the city tour includes a visit to the Monastery of Santa Catalina. The Santa Catalina Convent opened in 1970 and is one of the most notable buildings in the city. Its walls preserve the 400-year history of the city.

    • Arequipa has Spanish-style constructions and ancient churches built upon ashlar volcanic white stone.

    • Visit the Plaza de Armas, one of the most spectacular attractions in all of Peru. No traveller can ignore the imposing Cathedral and the magnificent view of the Misti Volcano attractions.

    • Overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Day 2 - National Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca, Pampa Cañahuas, & Chivay Highlights Tour expand_more
    • At 8:00 am, leave from Arequipa, taking the northern route to Yura.

    • The tour will include a visit to the National Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca.

    • Observe vicuna, llamas, and alpacas in the wild.

    • In Pampa Cañahuas, see different types of birds like flamingos, herons, Andean geese, ducks, Andes eagles, and caracara.

    • Arrive at the viewpoint of the volcano, where you will get a privileged view of snow-covered mountains in Patapampa (m. 4800 -15 000pies).

    • Arrive at Chivay, capital of the valley.

    • Check-in and have lunch at the hotel.

    • In the afternoon, you can visit the hot springs of "La Calera" as an option. The water here is found at a temperature of 40° and is said to have medicinal properties. (Entrance to the hot springs not included; approx. $ 3 per person).

    • Overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Day 3 - Colca River, Flight of the Condor, Yanque and Maca Highlights Tour expand_more
    • After breakfast, start the tour of the left bank of the Colca River.

    • Visit traditional and beautiful villages - Yanque and Maca, and colonial churches.

    • Meet and interact with the friendly local people, who still dress in traditional costumes embroidered by themselves.

    • Observe hundreds of platforms or pre -Inca terraces that are still being used, where corn, quinoa, amaranth, and more, are grown.

    • Arrive at 'Flight of the Condor'. In the viewpoint of the "Cruz del Condor", appreciate the depth of the canyon and the flight of the majestic condor. Observe black litho models and pre - Inca tombs.

    • After lunch, return to Arequipa. (18:00 hrs. approx.)

  • Day 4 - Departure expand_more
    • After breakfast, assistance and transfer to the airport or bus terminal for onward journey.

What's Included
  • All hotels based on double sharing.
  • All ground transport specified in the itinerary.
  • All transfers.
  • All scheduled excursions.
  • All inputs.
  • Meals specified in the itinerary.
  • English-speaking Peru tour guide.
  • Mineral water and sticks for hiking will be provided if requested.
What's Excluded
  • Domestic and International flights.
  • Taxes in general, excess baggage charges, additional nights due to flight cancellations.
  • Local, national, and international calls.
  • Personal services, such as laundry, and others not specified in the itinerary.
Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Starting From

From

USD USD---- 1000.00
USD 1000.00 / adult

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