3-Day Canocota Experience
Categories: Sightseeing & Tours - Active & Outdoor
$ 320 USD
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Enjoy a 3-day adventure exploring Arequipa's nearby nature
Learn about the region's culture by staying with a local host family
Explore Salinas Natural Reserve and its amazing panoramic views
Marvel at magnificent condors flying over Colca Canyon
Learn about the local farming traditions and medicinal plants
Explore the Peruvian sky from a planetarium
Language: English, Spanish
Operates: Monday - Sunday (March - December)
Departs: 8:00 AM
Duration: 3 days
Tour Code: 13214
Our Expert Guide will take you on a one of a kind 3-day nature excursion into the beautiful countryside just beyond Arequipa. You'll enjoy towering mountains, mesmerizing flora and fauna, and historical sites which will help you get an inside look at the local culture, the peoples' way of life, and their traditions.
We'll kick off our adventure by picking you up right at your hotel in Arequipa and heading to the Salinas Natural Reserve and Aguada Blanca. Along the way, you'll enjoy unparalleled views of Chachani Mountain which stands at an astonishing 6,070 meters above sea level. Once at the natural reserve, you'll have the unique opportunity to observe vicuñas, llamas, and alpacas grazing in the fields. Afterwards, we'll continue on to Chivay, and finally Canocota, where we will stay with a local family in their home. Here, we'll enjoy a delicious traditional lunch made with local products such as quinoa, alpaca, and cheese. Following lunch, we'll head to the crop fields where we'll learn more about the local produce and medicinal plants. Our first day will end with a relaxing evening, sharing good food and listening to captivating stories from our host family.
Day two will start off with an early breakfast made with fresh, natural food from the region. We'll then set out on a hike along the original Inca Trail by Huaynalima Canyon to the La Calera hot springs. During our trek, you'll also enjoy some of the best views around of spectacular pre-Inca terraces. Once at the hot springs, we'll enjoy relaxing in the warm waters, surrounded by outstanding scenery. In the afternoon, we'll visit the local market and planetarium where you'll learn more about the Colca Sky.
Our last day will begin with breakfast before heading 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, including Yanque and Maca, to gain a better understanding of the 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: $ 320 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, 1 night accommodation in a hotel in Chivay, entrance fee to the Colca Valley and La Calera hot springs, visit to the planetarium|2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Meeting point: Hotel pick up in Arequipa
Return Details: Tour returns to the vicinity of your hotel in Arequipa