Arequipa short program – South of Peru

Arequipa short programs –  3 days.

This program invite you to enjoy a visit to our city Arequipa, taking our shared tours to the city and to the Colca canyon with an overnight in 2 of our hotels.
 
VISITS.
  • Arequipa main Square.
  • Historic city center.
  • Cayma and Yanahuara Districs
  • Añashuayco quarry.
  • Colca canyon classic program 2 days / 1 night.

 

Extension that can be added to this program:
Gastronomic experience in Arequipa (½ day excursion – preparation of traditional food)
• Visit the Monastery of Santa Catalina or Santa Teresa.
• Colca Canyon 2d/1n + transfer to Puno city
• Colca Canyon 3d/2n + Half day with a villager + Transfer to Puno City or return to Arequipa city.
Optional tours in Arequipa (Biking, Misti or Chachani Volcanoes, rafting, etc)
 
 
 
 
 

¡More than a trip, we create unforgettable experiences!

Itinerary:

Day 01: Arequipa 4 hrs tour Giardino (shared tour)

08:30 am Arequipa 4 hrs Tour with a Group. We start the tour driving towards to the district of Cayma, one of Arequipa’s traditional districts, taking as a route the new bride of “Chilina” that allow us to have a nice view of our city, its terraces and our Chili River. Finishing with this visit we will drive to the area of Añashuayco; place where the famous volcanic stone “Sillar” is extracted (Sillar is the white volcanic stone that is used in the construction of colonial buildings in the city of Arequipa). In the area of Añashuayco, your guide will give you information about the origin and geological formations of the quarries and we will have the opportunity to observe the hard work that this job takes.
We will drive to Yanahuara town; where we will visit the popular market of Antiquilla, that until today keep the colonial building style of the “Old Arequipa” and Yanahuara Main Plaza, having a wonderful view of the city and its volcanoes and exploring by walking some traditional colonial streets. We keep forward driving to Arequipa Main Square (Plaza de armas) where you guide will give information about history and details of its infrastructure, and important points about the Cathedral.
Our tour will finish taking clients to the entrance of Monastery of Santa Catalina. (On request the tour can finish also in Main Plaza).
In Monastery Santa Catalina your guide will provide assistance for clients that want to visit the Monument that belongs to the most important attractions of Arequipa.
Hotel La casa de mi Abuela 3* Superior.

Day 02 :  From Arequipa to the Condor world; the Colca canyon (shared tour).

Breakfast in Hotel.
07:30 am. Departure from Arequipa to our 2 days Group Excursion to the Colca canyon, one of the most interesting and beautiful Peru’s destinations.
At the beginning of our excursion we will enjoy the majestic views of the Misti, Chachani and PichuPichu volcanoes before approaching the National Reserve of Salinas y Aguada Blanca, where the transportation will make some stops to observe the wild Vicuñas in its natural habitat. Continuing on the road we will pass “Tocra”, where we will observe lakes with wild birds and get pictures of the “Antiplano” and have a stop at highest point of our tour called “Pata Pampa” located at 4,910 m a.s.l. around midday arrival to the town of Chivay, capital of Caylloma province and then continuing to Coporaque town to the Lodge La Casa de Mamayacchi where we will have our lunch buffet (Included in program).
In the afternoon optional activities with your guide, such as a short hike to San Antonio hill visiting a pre-Inca cemetery and appreciating the view of the terraces and a relax time visiting the thermal baths.
Dinner in Lodge is included.
Hotel La casa de Mamayacchi. (B,L,D)

Day 03: Cruz del Cóndor view point – Chivay – Arequipa airport.

We will have our breakfast very early and leave to the famous “Cruz del Condor” view point. On place we will have time enough to enjoy the view of the deep Canyon and if the weather permits; majestic pictures of the flight of the Condors.
After this experience your guide will take you for a short walk near the Canyon (1 hour aprox.). On the way back to Chivay we’re going to visit the traditional village of Pinchollo, the Antahuilque viewpoint, the look-out point of Choquetico and visits the town of Maca and Yanque. Upon our return to Chivay we will have lunch at a local restaurant (No included in program)
After our lunch we’ll return to Arequipa city.
Arrive in Arequipa around 04:00 pm (16:00 hrs) and transfer to the airport. Assistance with your tour guide for the check-In in your next flight to Lima capital or next destination.

*Recommended Domestic flights after 18:00 hrs.(06:00PM)

 

Note: *if your next destination is Puno on Lake Titicaca we can provide all services and coordination for your transfer to Puno city (Additional cost).

 

On request we can book extra overnight in Arequipa city, extra excursion, transfer to Cusco and Puno etc. Please ask for availability and options.
 
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¡More than a trip, we create unforgettable experiences!

The program includes:

• 01 night Hotel Superior La Casa de mi Abuela (Up grade on request to Select, Boutique 4*,5*)
• 01 night Hotel superior in Colca “La casa de Mamayacchi” – Colca canyon (Up grade on request)
• 02 Breakfast (In Hotel).
• 01 dinner + 1 Lunch (First day) Colca canyon.
• 01 Excursion Arequipa 4 hrs with a Group. Inclusions are Transport and guide.
• 01 Excursion to the Colca canyon with a Group Classic tour 2d /1n.
• 01 transfer OUT in Arequipa to the airport or Bus terminal.
• Permanent assistance 24/7.

Does not include:

• Entrances to Colca canyon – BT. (S/70 Adult Non-resident. S/22 Peruvian adult)
• Tips in all excursions and restaurants.
• Meals not mentioned as included / Drinks, snacks or other extras.
• Excursiones not mentioned in this program.

Extensions:
• Gastronomic experience in Arequipa (½ day excursion – preparation of traditional food)
• Visit the Monastery of Santa Catalina or Santa Teresa.
• Colca Canyon 2d/1n + transfer to Puno city
• Colca Canyon 3d/2n + Half day with a villager + Transfer to Puno City or return to Arequipa city.
• Optional tours in Arequipa (Biking, Misti or Chachani Volcanoes, rafting, etc)

 

 

¡More than a trip, we create unforgettable experiences!

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