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Llamas, Arequipa

   3 Days / 2 Nights

  1. Arrival
  2. Sibayo
  3. Departure


Day 1:

We leave Arequipa in private transportation at 8 am to Pampa Cañahuas (3880m) to observe wild vicuñas. The next destination is the Sumbay caves where you can appreciate pictographs. This 6000 year old art, depicts many figures of cameloids, felines, ñandues, and men.
We head to the village of Vizcachani from where we take the long road to Colca canyon. We pass by Cochas and Lagunillas where you can enjoy the observation of different species of bird and cameloid, until we arrive at the famous "Portón del Colca" or "Ventana del Colca" (4300m), named for its two enormous rock formations. We also stop at "La Pulpera," a small community where we can see the remains of a century-old church.
The next stop is at the 4000 year old caves of Mollepunku, where you can observe carvings and paintings of zoological and anthropomorphic relieves colored in red, yellow, and white. Stones like Jasper and Obsidiana are common to this area.
We continue to Callalli where you can see a geological formation in the style of a gigantic "Feudales" castle. When we arrive to Callalli we pitch our tent at the home of a family in "Llameros" (cameloids farmers) and after lunch we spend the afternoon learning about the customs and the lifestyle of the locals and also visit the village of Callalli. Dinner and overnight in Callalli.

Day 2:

After breakfast we go to Sibayo. After crossing an iron bridge we reach a village called Tuti. From there, we hike to the archeological monuments of Pumunuta, Cabilduyoc, and several Chullpas (approx. 2 hour walk). Next we head to the small village of Canocata, where you can do an optional walk to the Calera thermal bath, in the city of Chivay. During this hike, you can observe a beautiful view of a small canyon formed by the water of the Colca river. In "La Calera" you can relax in a 36°C hot water spring before going to Chivay to have dinner and spend the night in your hotel.

Day 3:

After an early breakfast, we leave for the "Cruz del condor" where you can observe this majestic bird in flight and take photos of deepest part of Colca Canyon. On the way to Chivay, we will stop in some of the villages of the valley and at the viewpoints for impressive views of pre-incas terraces, mock-up and hanging tombs. After lunch in Chivay, we go to Patapampa (4800m) where you can observe the volcanoes surrounding the area. The return to Arequipa is at 5 pm.

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  • Private transportation
  • Official guide
  • Tourist tickets
  • Ticket to hot water springs
  • 1 night in hotel
  • 1 camping night
  • Camping equipment
  • Food during camping (02B, 01L, 01D)
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