03:00 – 03:30 hrs We pick you up from your hotel / hostel and depart on our private van / bus to the Colca Canyon. After 4 hour drive we stop in Chivay to have breakfast and then go straight to the Condor’s Cross.
08:30 hrs We arrive to the Condor’s Cross where we appreciate the impressive views of the Colca Canyon and watch the majestic Andean Condor that may be spotted flying just over our heads. We will be close to get amazing pictures of the birds whose presence create a truly unique experience at the Canyon.
On the way back to Chivay, we stop in Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque, all small local villages which have colonial churches, tombs and Pre-Inca terraces, and we get to see the way of living in the second deepest Canyon in the world.
12:00 hrs We arrive to the hot springs and then stop in Chivay to have a buffet lunch at a local restaurant. On the way back to Arequipa, we stop at Patapampa, an incredible viewpoint where you can see the Ampato, Sabancaya and Hualca Hualca volcano side by side. That is also the highest point that we reach at 4800 masl in Pampa Cañahuas.
17:30 hrs We arrive back to Arequipa and drop you off next to Santa Catalina Monastery.
Transfer from Chivay to Puno
If you want to go to Puno instead of coming back to Arequipa, you can add this service in the booking section. Going from Chivay to Puno let you save many hours. Our bus departs at 13:15 hrs after having lunch in Chivay and arrives around 18:45 hrs in Puno. In the way to Puno we stop in Pampa Cañahuas and also in a nice spot to watch the Volcanoes so you won’t miss anything.