Colca Canyon Trek 4D / 3N

Day 01: Arequipa – Colca

At approx. 6am departure from the hotel in private transportation, we will pass by the three most important volcanoes just outside Arequipa: Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu. We continue on through the National Reserve of Aguada Blanca, observe the elegant honey colored vicuñas with their large eyes and the many groups of llamas and alpacas, as well as the variety of plants such as the Ichu and Tola. Arrival in Patapampa, the highest point (4800m) on our route, where you can appreciate a curious type of plant called Yareta, which only grows above 5,000m and is used by the local population as a fuel for bread ovens (they are now protected by the state). You will also be able to see the apachetas, which are piles of stones stacked one on top of the other, which have a special significance for the townspeople. At this point we will have great views of the volcanoes: Ampato, Sabancaya and Hualca Hualca and at noon we will arrive to the town of Cabanaconde, where you will have a delicious traditional lunch, before beginning the trek / descent into the Canyon. After five hours of walking you will arrive to the first community of Llahuar, where the Colca River and the Huaruro river meet, enjoy the thermal baths, observe the geysers and fish for trout along the river. Camp and Overnight. (L-D)

Day 02: Colca

Early morning rise, breakfast and then we continue our trek, we will visit the ancient town of “Llatica” (2438m), after an approx. 5 hours walk we arrive to a small village called “Fure” (2758m) a beautiful oasis. Lunch and Camp. From here we can visit the Waterfall of “Huaruro” (80m high), as well as the falls of the River “Tocallo”. Return to “Fure”. (B-L-D)

Day 03: Colca

In the morning breakfast and trek 5 hours to the community of “Sangalle”. Lunch. In the afternoon we can enjoy the hot waters (24ºC) and explore the surrounding area. Dinner and Camp. Overnight. (B-L-D)

Day 04: Colca – Arequipa

Early morning rise and we begin the climb out of the Canyon. Arrival at Cabanaconde and breakfast. At this point our private bus will be waiting for us and at approx. 9:00am we will drive to “Cruz del Condor”, where we can observe the flight of the Condors’ along with great views into the Canyon. Return by bus to Chivay, enjoy the medicinal hotsprings of la Calera with a temperature of 35º C. Lunch and in the afternoon, return to the white City of Arequipa in our private transportation, arriving at approx. 6:30pm. (B-L)

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