At 03:00 a.m. we lleave Arequipa driving for 3 and a half hours towards Chivay; The capital of the Colca Canyon on north west direcction behind snow-covered Chachani. Breakfast in chivay.
Then we continue driving for 2 more hrs towards the most visited point “ the Cross of the Condor” here we are able to see the depth of the canyon and the flight of the Condor.
- The area presents beautiful tipical towns, like Yanque & Maca, colonial churches, gently people with tipical needlework dresses, hundreds of pre inca terraces still in use with andean growings like corn, quinua, kiwicha among others.
- Hot springs of la calera. optionally
- After Lunch we come back to Arequipa; on the way we stop at the highest pass: the view point of the Volcanoes and snow covered mountains in Patapampa (4,800 m. - 15,000 ft.). Later we will see wild vicuñas, alpacas