Peru Destinations - Arequipa & the Colca Canyon, Peru
 
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Peru Destinations - Arequipa & the Colca Canyon, Peru
 
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Peru Destinations - Arequipa & the Colca Canyon, Peru
 
AREQUIPA The second largest city and commercial capital of the South of Peru, Arequipa is probably the most striking city in the country due to its elegant historic center with colonial buildings built of sillar, a porous white volcanic stone. Dubbed as "La Ciudad Blanca" or the White City, Arequipa is the gateway city to the world famed Colca Canyon. Surrounding the city in full view are three majestic snow capped volcanoes namely El Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu with peaks reaching an average of 6,000 meters above sea level.
 
COLCA CANYON The Colca Canyon, twice the size of the Grand Canyon and 3,400m (11,150 ft.) deep is a huge valley carving out an astonishing massive break part of a tremendous volcanic mountain range more than 100km (62 miles) long. Located in Southern Peru, fourteen colonial-era villages which date to the 16th century are scattered across the Colca Valley, as well as Pre-Inca ethnic communities who lived in the region for some 2,000 years.
 
EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS
 
Remarkable and striking colonial city center and Plaza de Armas, magnificent mansions
and striking colonial churches with quaint interior patios and elaborately carved facades.
 
Colca valley and canyon with Pre-Inca and Inca ethnic communities still living the old-age
customs and traditions.
 
Outstanding photo opportunities with the best views of Arequipa from the mirador. (lookout point)
 
Exquisite typical Arequipeño cuisine, one of the most popular regional Peruvian fares.
 
     
EXCURSIONS
Arequipa Highlights
Attractive city center and Main Square, baroque churches and museums. Choice of half-day or full day with added attractions (Arequipa outskirts, lookout points) and lunch. Half Day to Santa Catalina Convent.
 
Colca Valley and Cruz del Condor
Ideal for a minimum of 2 nights, or at least overnight stay to enjoy living Pre-Inca and Inca culture and to admire the magnificent scenaries.
 
   
 
Peru Destinations - Arequipa & the Colca Canyon, Peru
 
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Peru Destinations - Arequipa & the Colca Canyon, Peru
 
     
  SUGGESTED ITINERARIES IN BRIEF
  4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS
  Day 1
  - Arrival in Arequipa.
  - Welcome at the Airport or Train Station.
  - Transfer and check-in to selected hotel.
  - Lunch.
  - Afternoon Excursion – Traditional Arequipa.
  - Dinner & Overnight at selected hotel.
  Day 2
  - Breakfast at hotel.
  - Transfer to Colca Canyon.
  - Full day excursion en route.
  - Lunch.
  - Arrival and check-in at Colca.
  - Dinner and Overnight at selected hotel.
  Day 3
  - Early breakfast at hotel.
  - Early departure for Cruz del Condor excursion.
  - Lunch.
  - Dinner and Overnight at hotel.
  Day 4
  - Breakfast at hotel.
  - Check-out and transfer to Puno or Arequipa airport.
     
     
  3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS (from Lake Titicaca)
  Day 1
  - Arrival in Colca from Lake Titicaca.
  - Check-in to selected hotel.
  - Lunch.
  - Afternoon Excursion.
  - Dinner & Overnight at selected hotel.
  Day 2
  - Early breakfast at hotel.
  - Early departure for Cruz del Condor excursion.
  - Lunch.
  - Dinner and Overnight at hotel.
  Day 3
  - Breakfast at hotel.
  - Check-out and transfer to Arequipa airport.
     
     
 
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