Departing from Arequipa main town, we will travel in a private transport at 07:00 am either picking you up from your hotel or meeting point to Chivay village.
Our bus ride during 2 days colca canyon tour, will take us to the volcano valley being the first the ‘Misti’ which it seems is guarding the main city and Chachani and Pichu Pichu. Passing the volcanos we will enter at the National Reserve of 'Pampa Cañahuas”, and see wild Vicuñas (one of the 4 types of American camels) in its natural habitat. So far we will at 3,400 meters above sea level.
Few hours later on, our 2 days colca canyon tour, will take us to “Pata Wasi” (Pata=high Wasi=home), an Andean community at the opposite border of the National Reserve. The variety of rocks formations of a prehistoric era and views of the backside of the Misti and Chachani volcanoes are unique.
Our 2 days colca canyon 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 “Antiplano” with its wild Llamas and Guanacos.
In time we will get to a highest point of our 2 days colca canyon tour at “Pata Pampa” (Pata=high, Pampa=land) located at 4,820 meters. At this point we will see, the volcanoes Ampato, Sabancaya, Hualca-Hualca, Mismi, (one the source of the Amazon River) and the “Cordillera de Chila”. After passing the volcanos, eventually, we will be getting close to the town of Chivay (3,651 meters) and also glimpse the spectacular multicolor view of the terraces of the Colca valley.
We will keep travelling until the charming Coporaque town and visit the Lodge La Casa de Mamayacchi. At this location, we will have our lunch (cost of lunch is not included in program) and have a small break.
During your break, our guide will invite you to a short walk through Coporaque and its surroundings (this walk takes around 1 hour and is optional). Those who instead taking this walk want to stay around the village, can do so and wait any of the local restaurants, bars, plaza.
At our 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 place where you can enjoy a relaxing bath and drink too. (entrance fee and personal towels to the baths are not included).
It has been a long day full of superb views out of 2 days colca canyon tour, seeing wild animal on its ground and amazing landscapes. Our driver will take you to your hotel or lodge for you to have a rest and be ready for your next adventure the following day.