DAY 1: Arequipa - Colca Canyon trekking (B/L/D)
We will pick you up from your hotel between 3:00 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. and transfer you to Chivay town in the heart of the Colca Canyon. We'll have breakfast and then go directly to “Cruz Del Condor viewpoint” where we will stay for about 1 hour to see the flight of the condors. From here, we will make our way to Pampa De San Miguel, the starting point of our trekking route. We will begin our hike by walking down to San Juan De Chucchu Village (4-5 hours walking). Upon arrival to the village, settle into your lodging at a local family house and enjoy the scenery of the impressive canyon for the afternoon. Have dinner and get a good night's sleep.
DAY 2: Colca Canyon trekking (B/L/D)
Wake up early and have a hearty breakfast before continuing your trek along the other side of the canyon, passing through the villages of Coshñirgua and Malata, before reaching Sangalle, located at the lowest altitude point of the canyon (3-4 hours walking). We will arrive around midday, depending on our pace, and have lunch. We will have the rest of the afternoon to rest up, relax in the pool and enjoy another day in the midst of the Colca Canyon. Overnight in Sangalle.
DAY 3: Colca Canyon trekking - Arequipa (B)
Today, we will get an early start at about 5:00 am and begin trekking up to Cabanaconde town where we will have breakfast (3-4 hours walk). (Note: There is an option to rent mules for this portion of the trek if you wish). From Cabanaconde, we will take our bus to Chivay Village making a few short stops along the way in Maca, Achoma and Yanque towns. Upon arrival to Chivay we will have lunch and have the opportunity to visit the relaxing hot springs in town, the perfect remedy for our tired muscles. On our way back to Arequipa we will stop at Patapampa (4,900m) where we can see beautiful views of the volcanoes (weather permitting) and the Llama & Vicuña Reserve so see these native animals. Relax and enjoy the scenic ride back to Arequipa arriving between 5:00 and 5.30 pm.