The Volcanoes Valley – Special Excursion

The Volcanoes Valley.

The Valley of the Volcanoes in the area of Andagua – Arequipa is a unique nature theater. It was a witness of very intense volcanic activity that took place approximately one million years ago in the Andes cordillera in the south of Perú. In addition, successive natural events at different times conditioned the adaptation of species of flora and fauna and other interesting living organisms. It is a territory inhabited by man since remote times; it is an unique and special area” Text from: Book “Valle de los Volcanes”

Visit one of the enigmatic places of Arequipa region. A valley that is still unexplored in our region.

 

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The Amazing “Volcanoes valley” – 4 days

Day 01: Arequipa – Volcanoes valley.

Departure 07:00 hrs. (Point of meeting will be coordinated and informed). The trip to the valley of the Volcanoes passes through the valleys of Vitor, Siguas and Majes, and then get to the picturesque villages of Tipán and Viráco (located between the 3,200 and 3,600 m.a.s.l) after these visits we will ascend until the „pass“ of the volcano Coropuna and descend to the valley of the volcanoes where we will turn forward to Chilcaymarca, a cute village located only 10 minutes far of Orcopampa town, where we will overnight. Accommodation in the Tourist Hotel. Optional1: Stop at Ongoro (Majes) to taste dishes based on shrimp or the famous Ceviche. Optional 2: In the Afternoon: Visit to the thermal baths of Huancarama.

Day 02: Tintaymarca – Panagua – Misahuanca – Huancarama – Chilcaymarca –Orcopampa.

Breakfast . We start the tour visiting the upper part of the Valley. Tintaymarca: We will visit the church dedicated to our Lady of Asunción. Panagua: We will visit the Panagua gorge where its waterfalls are frozen most of the year. Misahuanca: It is a traditional village. There is a small bridge of Colonial style and water mills built by the Spaniards, also a 16th century church. Orcopampa: It is currently the shopping center and most important mining in the all the area. In ist surroundings we will find picturesque villages and the thermal waters of Huancarama. Here we will have our lunch (not included).

Chapacoco In the afternoon we will visit this town, located in an annex to the Chilcaymarca district, remarkable is its main square, colorful houses and pottery.

Hot springs of Huancarama: The water has a temperature of 54.5 °C. (130 °F) – Entrances not included. Pernocte en chilcaymarca.

Day 03: Chilcaymarca – Andagua – Soporo – Ayo – Chachas.

Breakfast. Today on our tour we will visit the “Pucamaura” or Red volcano, and the river that will be accompanying us through the rest of the journey together with beautiful landscapes. Andagua: in this town we will visit the Main plaza with peculiar cypress trees pruned with various forms of animals and objects and the mestizo Baroque church. Outside the town will visit his Hermitage and the “Plaza de toros”, where we will appreciate the characteristics of the twin volcanoes Huanacaure. We keep toward to Ayo town and having a hike to the volcano Kanalla-Mauras, where in its dome of the crater has implemented a “Plaza de toros” (bull arena), which revives with “fiesta” and color every year with the arrival of the town festivities. We continue to the viewpoint of Ucuya where it is possible to appreciate the twins volcanoes, Jechapita, the lagoon of Chachas, the imposing mountain range of Chila and have a view of the valley. Before arriving to Ayo we will visit the terraces of Jello, probably the most important of the area, as well as many vestiges of old settlers. Ayo: Continuing to Ayo town we will visit on the route the lagoon of Mamacocha, a special inter-Andean Oasis (1700 Mt.) with a coast vegetation dominated by willows, molle and fig trees. The lagoon is the habitat of a rare species of otters (huallaques). Visit the square and the picturesque village. Time for lunch (Not included)

Chachas: We will continue our tour toward to the village of Chachas with its Renaissance church and an impressive landscape of terraces. We will have an incredible view of the lagoon of Chachas. Optional: Visit to the View point of Chachas, depending on the time. Driving back we will visit the waterfall of Sanquillay. Arrive to Chilcaymarca town.

Overnight: Tourist Hotel of Chilcaymarca.

Día 04: Drive back to Arequipa city.

Breakfast. Today we will drive towards to Caylloma (Colca valley) we will pass the town of Orcopampa the village of Sibayo and Tuti until we arrive to the town of Chivay. After a short visit to Chivay we keep driving towards to Arequipa city crossing on the route the high point of Patapampa, where you can observe main volcanoes such as Ubinas – Chucura and the Chila Cordillera, where stands the Mismi, Hualca-Hualca, Sabancaya and Ampato volcanoes. We will drive through the Salinas and Aguada Blanca national reserve, Pampas Cañahuas and Toccra. On the route you will observe Vicuñas, Alpacas and Llamas, as well as some wetlands with abundant Andean birds.

Arrive to Arequipa late afternoon.

End of our excursion.
The program includes:
  • Tourist transport
  • Professional guide and driver
  • Lodge with Breakfast (Hotel)
  • Lunch box on first day.

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