DAY 1.-

Reception in the city of Arequipa and transfer to hotel (14:00 hours).

The City Tour starts at the Arms Square, one of the most beautiful sites in Peru. From there we trek to the Cathedral, an example of 19th century Peruvian architecture which houses treasures of gold and silver. We will also visit the church of the Company, an ancient Jesuit temple, with a beautiful façade of columns sculpted with spirals, laurel and flower crowns, birds, etc. It is one of the most important churches in Arequipa because of its history and tradition. The day ends at the convent of Santa Catalina, a historic 17th century small city which finally opened to the public in 1970 after 400 years of cloister. Visitors will be instantly transported four centuries into the past touring its numerous and spacious courtyards, gardens, as well as kitchens, servants' quarters, and laundry rooms which preserve the daily lives led by residents.

17:00 hours: Return to hotel. Accommodation.

DAY 2.-  


We will start our journey to Yura to enter to Pampa Canahuas, where we can appreciate herds of vicunas and the posterior side of the volcanoes of Chachani, Misti, and Pichu Pichu. We will continue to the Pagodas, where we can appreciate geological formations of the zone. Then, we will stop at a restaurant for lunch (for account of the Pax). After lunch, our trip will continue to wetlands, where we will appreciate the great quantity of migratory and local birds. Subsequently, our trip will arrive to the Viewpoint of the Volcanoes, where the Range of the Chila and all the volcanoes in the zone can be appreciated by entering to Chivay. The trip will conclude at 13:30 hours approximately with accommodations provided at the hotel.

In the afternoon, we will visit La Calera thermal baths, where we will take a refreshing bath in thermal waters (optional). Stay the night in the hotel.

DAY 3.-

In the morning, we will visit the Cross of the Condor, where you can see the condors in flight in the vastness of the Canyon. Later, we will visit the towns of Pichollo, Achoma and Yanque. We will have various stops at the main viewpoints of the Canyon, where we will see colcas, hanging tombs, stone figures and other places of interest, eventually arriving to Chivay.  We will then return to Arequipa and expect to arrive at 18.00 hours and will stay the night in the hotel.

DAY 4 -

At the appointed time, transfer to the airport to board the flight to your next destination.

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