The Colca Canyon trek in Colca Valley of Arequipa is one of the most beautiful areas for a great trek in Peru; here you will find andean terraces buit by the Collaguas and Cabanas coming from the pre–inca times. This zone presents 16 villages, these are:
In all this area you will find colonial churches and gently people. In Chivay , Sibayo, Yanque and Llahuar you will find hot springs, with recognized medicinal ingredients in its water.
We will pick you up at 03:30 a.m. to board a bus and drive to the village of Cabanaconde. Along the way we will stop at the Condor Cross, where we can appreciate the depth of the canyon and the majestic flight of the condors. We will have a packed lunch for breakfast. Then we will head to the Pampa of San Miguel.
Here we will start our descent of approximately 1,000 meters till we reach the altitude of the Colca River. After that we will ascent to visit the first community of Campesina de San Juan de Chuccho, where we will have lunch. We will continue our journey to Cosñirhua and Malata. From here we will start again to descent to cross the suspension bride of Sangalle to reach the community of Sangalle, which is also known as oasis and public bath. Here we will have dinner and stay for the night.
We will start our 3 hour climbing trek through the canyon at 04:00 a.m. Upon arrival in Cabanaconde we will have breakfast. There we will take our touristic vehicle to return to Chivay. Along the way we will make some stops at different villages and touristic attractions, such as the natural viewpoints (Choquetico and Antahuilque). Once we arrive at Chivay we will enjoy the thermal baths of Calera. There we will have lunch and then return to Arequipa, where we will arrive at approximately 04:00 p.m.
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