DAY 1: AREQUIPA / CHIVAY
07:30 - 8:00 am pick up from your hotels to start our trip to one of the deepest canyons in the world; we will take the Yura road, bordering the Chachani snowy towards Pampa Cañahuas (National Reserve of Aguada Blanca and Salinas) habitat of the vicuñas (South American camelids). In Tocra bofedales we can appreciate a variety of migratory birds, among which are the flamingos. We will pass through the crater of an extinct volcano (Chucura). We will stop at the viewpoint of the volcanoes, which is also the highest part of the road (4,800 m.s.), from where we will appreciate part of the western mountain range.
1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. approximately, we will arrive in Chivay and we will settle in the hotel. We will have lunch and then we will prepare for our horseback riding tour.
Horseback riding tour in Colca:
CIRCUIT: YANQUE - ARCHEOLOGICAL CENTER OF UYU-UYU.
We will start from the Yanque district, where we can observe the colonial temple Immaculate Conception dating from the seventeenth century; we headed to the Chacapi thermal pools, and then crossed the Cervantes Bridge towards the same site of the Archaeological Complex of Uyu-Uyu where we find Collahua and Inca constructions. Continuing with the cavalcade we descend towards the Colinas de Chininia located under the Siphon Bridge, these were storage places for agricultural products, and then we headed to the Yanque district where we will finish the circuit. Return to Chivay, dinner and accommodation at the chosen hotel.
DAY 2: CHIVAY / CRUZ DEL CÓNDOR / CHIVAY / AREQUIPA
06:00 we will enjoy our delicious breakfast.
06:30 Depart to the viewpoint of the cross of the condor, strategic point of observation of the canyon and the spectacular flight of the condor. During the return, we will stop in the towns of Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque; that have beautiful colonial churches, as well as in the viewpoints of choquetico and antahuilque, from where we will observe the impressive platforms of the valley, the pre-Inca tombs and scale models.
We will have lunch and then we will return to Arequipa, arriving at approximately 17:00 PM.
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