Categories: Private Tours - Tours - Outdoor & Nature
$ 280 USD
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Enjoy a 2-day adventure exploring Arequipa's nearby nature
Learn about the region's culture by staying with a local host family
Discover the Uyo-Uyo ruins with pre-Inca terraces and unique caves
Marvel at magnificent condors flying over Colca Canyon
Language: English, Spanish
Operates: Monday - Sunday (March - December)
Departs: 8:00 AM
Duration: 2 days
Tour Code: 13213
Our Expert Guide will take you on a one of a kind 2-day nature excursion into the beautiful countryside just beyond Arequipa. You'll enjoy marveling at ancient ruins, pre-Inca terraces, mesmerizing flora and fauna, and gaining a better understanding of the region's culture by staying with local families.
We'll kick off our adventure by picking you up right at your hotel in Arequipa and heading to Colca Valley. Along the way we'll pass through Pampa Cañahuas where we can appreciate vicuñas in their natural habitat. We'll then continue to the road's highest point, Patapampa, which stands at an amazing 4,800m, to marvel at the high volcanoes which surround the location.
Upon arriving in Yanque, we'll enjoy a delicious traditional lunch with the host families we'll be staying with. That afternoon, we'll set out on a 4-hour hike to visit the ruins of Uyo-Uyo, the pre-Inca terraces, the “colcas” (caves in the rocks where food was stored and conserved in pre-Inca times), and finally we will spend some time relaxing in the thermal baths in Yanque. In the evening, we'll enjoy a tasty dinner with our host family while listening to their stories and learn about their customs.
Day two will start off with an early breakfast made with fresh, natural food from the region. We'll then head to La Cruz del Condor view point to marvel at the majestic condors flying overhead and the Colca Canyon. On our way back, we will stop in several small villages in Colca Canyon to gain a better understanding of their culture and take in more inspiring views. We'll top off our adventure with a final lunch in Chivay before returning to Arequipa.
Join us for an exciting journey discovering the hidden gems tucked in the countryside near Arequipa.
Per Adult: $ 280 USD
What To Bring
Small backpack (40 liters), rain jacket or poncho (December to April), sturdy comfortable and waterproof footwear, one change of clothes, swimsuit, sweater or jacket (something warm), hat|Sunscreen, camera, sunglasses
Expert Bilingual Guide, private transportation, 1 night accommodation in a family house, entrance fee to the Colca Valley and Yanque hot springs|1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
Meeting point: Hotel pick up in Arequipa
Return Details: Tour returns to the vicinity of your hotel in Arequipa