Superior Arequipa and Colca Valley (3 Days)

Supeior Arequipa and Colca Valley 3 days | Tour Package

Arequipa is for those with an interest in ancient civilizations, handicraft collectors, bird watchers, lovers of hot springs, mountaineers, fans of hiking and adventure sports.

The city is surrounded by beautiful countryside with amazing landscapes. From here you can start your visit to the famous Colca Valley and Colca Canyon, natural protected areas such as National Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca and National Sanctuary of Mejía Lagoons. In the mountains and snowy peaks, plateaus and rivers, excellent sceneries for adventure sports.

Arequipa city is one of the best gastronomic offers in Peru.

The Arequipa's countryside is surrounded by 3 volcanoes, the Misti 5,822 meters, Chachani 6,075 meters and Pichu Pichu 5,425 meters.

Arequipa Vacation Package - The tour package includes:

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Reception in Arequipa Airport and transfers (in/out) to your selected hotel

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Transfers, excursions and visits as detailed in the program

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1 night lodging with breakfast included in Arequipa City

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1 night lodging with breakfast included in Colca Valley

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Professional guides and tourist buses or minivan during the tours, entrance tickets.

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Taxes and hotel services

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English speaking guide.

Domestic Flight in Peru

Optional flight tickets or bus tickets

AXA Travel Assistant

Optional AXA Travel Assistant

Itinerary - Superior Arequipa and Colca Valley (3 days / 2 nights)

Daily departures

 

Day 1: .... (Lima, Cuzco or Puno) / Arequipa

  • Upon arrival to Arequipa Airport (or bus satation), reception and transfer to your selected hotel.

  • Free time for lunch

  • 14:00 city tour in the Historical Centre of Arequipa (World Cultural Heritage Site) Plaza de Armas (Main Square), the Cathedral, the Society of Jesus Church and Cloister.

  • Visit to Monastery of Santa Catalina

  • Transfer to your selected hotel

  • Lodging in Arequipa City

 

Day 2: Arequipa / Colca Valley (B)

  • Breakfast.

  • Departure towards the highlands passing through Yura - Pampa Cañahuas and La Pulpera in National Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca with good possibility of observing groups of wild vicuñas and fighting cattle. The road to the Colca Valley reaches a high point of 13,000 feet before dropping down to the valley, an area of breath taking landscapes surrounded by terracing and snow-capped peaks. Far below, at a depth of 10,000 feet, the Colca River winds along the bottom of the canyon, the world's deepest.

  • Stop on route to see petroglyphs in the Caves of Mollepunco and in the town of Callalli to see natural hill formations with the appearance of enchanted castles.

  • 13:00 Arrival to Chivay and transfer to your selected hotel.

  • In the afternoon, visit to La Calera hot springs (entrance ticket is not included).

  • Return to your hotel

  • Lodging in Colca Valley.

 

Day 3: Colca Valley / Arequipa / .... (Lima, Cuzco or Puno) (B)

  • Breakfast

  • To maximize your probability of seeing condors we depart very early towards a superb natural lookout point “Cross of the Condor” from where one can watch condors wheeling across the Colca Canyon, at about an altitude of 15,000 feet. The valley also features pre-Inca ruins, pre-Inca burial grounds and archaeological remains left behind by the Collagua, the ancient inhabitants of the area. Drive further in to the canyon to observe the way of life in this remote land and to admire the impressive irrigation system and the fertile mountains terraced for farming of the Colca Valley. Ask your guide to take you to one of the many workshops in which close to a thousand artisans, scattered throughout the towns in the canyon, turn their ancient sewing and weaving machines into paint brushes to give life to impressively intricate and colorful embroidery and shawls. On route visit Pinchollo, Achoma and Yanque towns.

  • Return to Chivay and free time for lunch

  • Bus departure to Arequipa

  • 18:00 Arrival in Arequipa

  • Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (or bus station)

The program does not includes

  • Flight Tickets and airport taxes (bus or train tickets)

  • Tips for guides and staff members.

  • Services not mentioned in the program

Rates 2018

Tourist Hotels in Arequipa
Hotels in Colca

Class

Double Room

Triple Room

La Casa de mi Abuela
Eco Inn Colca

Hotel 3 Stars Class

$ 281

$ 275

Casa Andina Classic
Casa Andina Chivay

Hotel 3 Stars Class

$ 294

n/a

 

Superior Tourist Hotels in Arequipa
Hotels in Colca

Class

Double Room

Triple Room

QP Hotel Arequipa
Casa Andina Chivay

Hotel 3 Stars Class

$ 311

$ 296

Tierra Viva
Casa Andina Chivay

Hotel 3 Stars Class

$ 311

n/a

San Agustin Posada del Monasterio
Eco Inn Colca

Hotel 3 Stars Class

$ 312

$ 301

 

Top Hotels in Arequipa
Hotels in Colca

Class

Double Room

Triple Room

El Cabildo
Aranwa Pueblito Encantado

Hotel 5 Stars Class

$ 346

n/a

Casa Andina Private Collection
Aranwa Pueblito Encantado

Hotel 5 Stars Class

$ 380

n/a

Hotel Libertador Arequipa
Las Casitas del Colca

Hotel 5 Stars Class

$ 586

$ 542

 

Terms and Conditions:

  • Rates apply to foreign tourists, not residents in Peru and there are expressed in U.S. Dollars. Our fares include all taxes.

  • The system must only process reserves received at least 7 days before the date of trip.

  • Unused services are not refundable

  • Rates subject to change and / or availability

  • Does not apply to dates of Easter, Independence Day (25 to 31 July), National Holidays, Christmas, New Year and Special Events

 

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  • Monastery of Santa Catalina

    Monastery of Santa Catalina

    © J. Mazzotti

  • The Society of Jesus Cloister

    The Society of Jesus Cloister

    © J. Mazzotti

  • Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve

    Misti Volcano - Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve

    © Andina

  • Colca Valley

    Colca Valley

    © J. Mazzotti

  • Natives of Colca Valley

    Wititi Dance in Colca Valley

    © J. Mazzotti

  • Mirador Cruz del Cóndor

    Mirador Cruz del Cóndor - Colca Canyon

    © PromPeru - G. Tubbeh

  • La Calera hot springs - Chivay

    La Calera hot springs - Chivay

    © PromPeru - J. Posso