The Colca Canyon 2 day tour will start early in the morning at 07:00 am so we can have enough time to drive our private transport for a few hours to Chivay village.
From Chivay, we will observe the fantastic volcano 'Misti' the one who is the guardian of the white city, Arequipa. We will view other volcanoes such as Chachani and Pichu Pichu as well we will observe at the National Reserve of 'Pampa Cañahuas”, wild Vicuñas (one of the 4 types of American camels) in its natural habitat. At this point, we will be about 3,400 meters above sea level.
Then we will arrive at “Pata Wasi” (Pata=high Wasi=home), an Andean community where you will see a variety of rocks formations and view the backside of the Misti and Chachani volcanoes. To prevent altitude sickness we will have an original Andean “Mate de Coca” drink or we can get another hot drink in a rustic restaurant on the road (service of bathrooms will be available).
This tour will take us to pass “Tocra”, a high plain at more than 4,500 meters, where we will observe lakes with migrant birds and get pictures of the “Altiplano” with its wild Llamas and Guanacos.
The highest point we will visit is “Pata Pampa” (Pata=high, Pampa=land) located at 4,820 meters, where we’ll observe the volcanoes Ampato, Sabancaya, Hualca-Hualca, Mismi, one the source of the Amazon River, and the “Cordillera de Chila”. When we are getting close to the town of Chivay (3,651 meters) we will start to wonder at the spectacular multicolor view of the terraces of the Colca valley.
We keep our drive until the charming Coporaque town and visit the Lodge La Casa de Mamayacchi, where we will have our lunch (the cost of lunch is not included in the program).
After lunch, your guide will invite you to a short walk through Coporaque and its surroundings (this walk takes around 1 hour and is optional). Those who like to stay around can do so at any of the local restaurants, bars, plaza.
At the return of our optional tour, we will get back to our transportation and head to a natural “hot springs” which is surrounded by the Mountain Valley. It has a service bar in a place where you can enjoy a relaxing bath and drink too. (entrance fee and personal towels to the baths are not included).
At the end, we’ll take you to your hotel or lodge to rest.