day 3: The Colca Canyon
Departure from your hotel in direction of the Colca Canyon (approximately 4 hours drive to Chivay).
During the trip, you will cross the natural reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca, located at an average altitude of 4300 meters.
You will cross the pass of Patapampa, located at more than 4900 meters of altitude and will feel the effects of the rarefaction of oxygen.
This point of view will offer us a superb view of the volcanoes and glaciers Hualca-Hualca, Sabancaya and Ampato. The "Valley of Wonders", named by Mario Vargas Llosa, is impressive for its contrasts and mixes.
You will have the opportunity to discover the habits and customs of the inhabitants of this region, proud of their traditional costumes.
You will arrive at the village of Yanque or Chivay.
Lunch at leisure in Chivay.
The Colca Valley has many thermal springs in which you will have the possibility of bathing (optional entrance, 15 Soles per person, to be paid on the spot).
Dinner at leisure in Colca.
Night in the Colca Canyon.
Steps: Arequipa and Colca canyonColca canyonChivaySalinas LagoonSalinas y aguadas Blanca National Reserve Ampato VolcanoMisti Volcano