5D/4N At the foot of the volcano
Arequipa and Colca
Arequipa charms us with its particular natural beauty and architecture; with its customs and gastronomy. Let's visit the city and admire its beautiful landscapes, picturesque towns, blue skies, and explore one of the deepest canyons in the world. Arequipa, the white city awaits.
Minimum: 1 passenger.
Working season: All- year round.
DAY 1: AREQUIPA | INC:
Airport arrival and shuttle to the hotel. In the afternoon, the White City welcomes visitors and takes them on a tour that begins in the beautiful colonial neighborhood of San Lázaro, where Arequipa was founded; here, we will walk its picturesque streets decorated with geraniums. Then, we will go to Carmen Alto viewpoint, which has a beautiful landscape of agricultural terraces; from here we will see the three custodial volcanoes that surround the city: Misti, Chachani and Pichu-Picchu. We will continue towards the colonial district of Yanahuara, famous for its Andalusian style church and the viewpoint surrounded by ashlar arches. Then, we will go to the main square, where we will see the cathedral and the arches that surround the square. We will also go to La Compañia Church of Jesus, founded in the seventeenth century by the Jesuits; its cloisters and the famous Dome of San Ignacio really stand out. We will finish our tour with the Museum of Andean Sanctuaries, where we will see "Juanita", the beautiful girl from Ampato Volcano. This mummy is impressively preserved due to the glacial freezing. Accommodation in Arequipa.
DAY 2: AREQUIPA | INC: B/D.
Very early in the morning we will go on the Ashlar Route, a tour that will take us back to understand the origins of the city and how the Historic Center of Arequipa was built. First, we will visit the enigmatic Culebrillas gorge, a virgin, imposing and mysterious quarry, which gives a sense of mystery and majesty when crossing its narrow path, shaped by the erosion of water and wind. Then, we will visit the active quarries, where we will watch the ancestral process of ashlar extraction and carving. Stonecutters use simple instruments such as pry bars, a slash and chisel. We will be surprised to see how hardworking experts have carved the front of La Compañia church of Jesus on a cliff, demonstrating their ability and carving skills. Free afternoon. In the evening, we will go to Chicha Restaurant by Gastón Acurio. They have delicious traditional dishes that represent the majesty of Arequipa's gastronomy.
DAY 3: AREQUIPA/COLCA | INC: B/L
First thing in the morning, we will depart to the spectacular Colca Valley. On the way, we will have a spectacular panoramic view of the Chachani, Misti and Picchu Picchu volcanoes. We will cross the vicuñas reserve of Pampa Cañahuas, where we will watch them live freely in the high Andean lands. On the road we will see unique traditional villages. We will have lunch on our way to the lodge. We will have the afternoon free to rest and enjoy our lodge, or to visit the hot springs in the area. Accommodation in Colca valley.
DAY 4: COLCA/ AREQUIPA | INC: B/L
Very early in the morning we will head towards Cruz del Cóndor viewpoint. We will wait and see the amazing condors fly over our heads, these enormous and endangered Andean birds are the symbol of the Andes Mountains. The view allows us to fully appreciate the size of the canyon, considered one of the deepest canyons in the world. We will visit the town of Maca and Yanque, which still have their colonial churches. Time for lunch, and in the afternoon we will return to Arequipa. Accommodation in Arequipa.
DAY 5: AREQUIPA | INC: D.
At the agreed time, you will have a shuttle available to take you to the airport.
|Price per person in U.S. Dollars|
|Superior First Class**||1383||831||809|
*Triple room based on a double room + an additional bed
**Triple room based on a superior category.
- Airport shuttle/ hotel/ airport- Transfer hotel/ restaurant/ hotel
- HD City Tour + Museum of Andean Sanctuaries / HD Ashlar ROUTE / 2D 1N Colca valley and canyon
- Dinner at Chicha restaurant / 2 lunches in Colca.
- 4 night accommodation at a chosen hotel category- Daily breakfast.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- Commission rates per passenger.
- Valid for accommodations until December 31, 2018.
- Not valid during special dates or events in the city of Arequipa.
- It is subject to availability.
- Shared services in English or Spanish.
- This offer may not be used with other promotions and/or discounts.
- Airline tickets and airport taxes are not included.
- Children 2- 6 years old without bed get a 40% discount based on the double rate.
- Children 2 -11 years old with bed get a 15% discount based on the double or triple rate.