Adventure Tours In Arequipa And Colca

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Arequipa is a perfect destination to practice adventure sports and to discover one of the most beautiful cities in Peru, with a lot of history to learn and amazing architecture to admire.

These 5-day tour package will take you to know the lovely city of Arequipa and live an incredible adventure full of adrenaline, practicing rafting and trekking one of the deepest canyons in the world.

Enjoy these incredible adventure tours in Arequipa and live a unique experience.


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AREQUIPA (PE)
Airport or bus station in the city of Arequipa
ENDS
Airport or bus station in the city of Arequipa
DURATION
5 Days
FREQUENCY
Everyday
SEASON
April - December
INCLUDED

* Arrival and departure transfers with only driver

* 03 hotel nights in the city of Arequipa with breakfast included

* 01 night of basic lodging with a shared room during the trekking to Colca with breakfast and lunch/dinner included

* Professional guide in Spanish and English

* Entrance ticket to the Monastery of Santa Catalina

* Food mentioned in the itinerary

* Full certified rafting equipment (helmet, vest, shoes, wetsuit, windbreaker jacket)
NOT INCLUDED

* Entrance ticket to the Colca Valley (foreigner 70.00 soles, Latin foreigner 40.00 soles)
* Entrance ticket to the hot springs in Colca (15.00 soles, local currency)
* Optional activities in the Colca
* Gratuities
* Photo and video service in the rafting
* Food and drinks not mentioned
* Local and international flights
PHYSICAL REQS.

* You should be in a good physical condition
* We recommend a good adaptation to the high altitude before starting any activity
DIFFICULTY
Moderate
WHAT TO BRING?

* Passport
* Comfortable and warm clothing
* Hat and sunglasses
* Appropriate walking shoes
* From 2 to 3 liters of water for the first day
* Trekking sticks
* Backpack to carry your personal things
* small flashlight
* Swimwear
* Toiletries
* Insect repellent
* Cash
* A small backpack or bag with a towel, sandals, water, swimwear or a second change of underwear for the rafting
OTHER

* We recommend arriving in Arequipa in the morning, since the walking tour starts at 1:30 p.m.
* The minimum age allowed for this package is 15 years and the maximum age 55 years
* The Monastery of Santa Catalina closes on December 25 and Good Friday
* You can pay the entrance to the Colca Valley at the moment, in cash, in local currency (PEN)
* The rafting tour requires a minimum of 4 people
* The rafting tour does not operate during the months of February and March due to the rainy season
* No previous experience is needed to practice rafting

Details of Travel Packages


DAY 1. ARRIVAL IN AREQUIPA.

Arrival in the city of Arequipa and transfer to the hotel located in the city center. Later, you will start the walking tour in the neighborhood of San Lazaro, located just 5 blocks from the Plaza de Armas of Arequipa. This colonial hood has small streets and houses made of sillar, a volcanic stone used for constructions.

San Lazaro is an old district and you will admire its beauty through its lovely streets, small squares and white walls. This are had been occupied by pre Inca and Inca cultures and, during the Spanish conquer and city’s foundation, the first houses were built here.

 

This district belongs to the Historic Center of Arequipa, so it is considered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

The tour continues to Barrio del Solar situated near the River Chili where you will walk along beautiful streets with traditional and colonial buildings. You are going to explore different areas known as Tambos, lodging centers where merchants came to rest during the colonial era.

 

The first Tambo to visit will be Tambo El Matadero, a building from the seventeenth century that was used to sacrifice animals. Currently, there are about 30 families living in this place.

 

The walking tour in Arequipa continues to Tambo La Cabezona, a colonial group of houses with a communal entrance dated from the sixteenth century and the place where one of the first mills in the city worked.

 

Enjoy a panoramic tour to Plaza de Armas, the main meeting point of locals and where the Cathedral of Arequipa is located. This beautiful square is surrounded by lovely portals and there is a bronze fountain in the middle.

 

After a short walk we are going to reach the Santa Catalina Monastery. This place was founded in 1579 and it has 20 thousand square meters distributed in cloisters, patios, squares, streets, bell tower and church. 

 

This is a beautiful place with a lot of history and you will have time to take nice photos. Walk around the streets made of ashlar and some parts with natural colored red walls. You will visit many areas such as the Patio del Silencio, a place where the nuns met to pray and read the Bible in silence.

 

Get impressed with this jewel of the city of Arequipa, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Later, we are going to drop you off at your hotel.

 

 

DAY 2. AREQUIPA / COLCA CANYON.

This amazing adventure starts very early in the morning. We will pick you up from your accommodation located in the city of Arequipa, and then, we will go straight to the Valley of Colca, in a journey of circa 3 hours. We are going to make a short stop to have breakfast at Chivay.

We will continue the route towards the Condor’s Cross (3,800 m.a.s.l.) to watch the one of the most amazing natural wonders: the condor’s flying. Later, we are going to until reach the Pampas of San Miguel (3,300 m.a.s.l.). From this point, the hike begins to the bottom of the canyon, for along 4.6 miles (3 hours). 

Upon arriving to the town of San Juan de Chuccho, we will enjoy a well-deserved rest with lunch. Later, the trek continues through the towns of Cosñirhua y Malata for 2.5 more miles (2.5 hours). We will arrive to Sangalle (2,225 m), a spectacular oasis where we will spend the night. Here, you can enjoy a bath in the pool, and having dinner by night.

 

DAY 3. COLCA CANYON / AREQUIPA.

Very early in the morning (5:00 AM), we will start the hike of 2.5 miles ascending the canyon slope, for around 3 hours, admiring the sunrise with incredible views, until we reach the town of Cabanaconde (3,230 m). 

After breakfast, our transport will take us to the town of Chivay, making short stops to the viewpoint of Antahuilque, with beautiful views to Andean terraces and the valley of Colca. Then, we will visit the town of Maca, with a panoramic visit to its colonial church.

We are going to have time to visit the hot springs of Yanque (optional*). This powerful hot water pools have healing properties as well as relaxing effects. Then, we are going to enjoy a tasty lunch (optional*) at Chivay.

During our way back to the city of Arequipa, we will have the opportunity to pass near the National Reserve Pampa Cañahuas, home of different types of camelids such as llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and guanacos. Arriving in Arequipa, we will drop you off at your hotel.

 

DAY 4. AREQUIPA.

After picking you up at the hotel located in the city center of Arequipa, we will take the transportation to go to the meeting point to meet our professional guides, in order to get a short brief about the correct use of the equipment and start this fun adventure safely.

We will depart towards the Valley of Chilina until we reach the small church of Virgen de Chapi – Charcani Sanctuary located next to the River Chili. At this point, our guides will give us security and rescue guidelines, before start his amazing rafting experience.

We will have an incredible experience on the river in a total journey of circa 1 hour and a half, passing through class III and IV rapids.

The Rio Chili is a white water river which starts in the Andes mountains located in Arequipa and it ends in the Pacific Ocean. The river is the main source of water for the White City.

The rafting tour in Arequipa starts with a first section of class II, a perfect one to practice rowing technique. Then, we will do an exciting section of class III, until we reach the strongest rapids of class IV. In case you don’t feel ready for this last part, you can get off the boat and take a short walk, and then go back up and pass the last section, again of class III.

Upon reaching the final point, you will have the opportunity to take a refreshing bath in the river, surrounded by amazing nature. We will back to the city of Arequipa to enjoy a snack, and later, we are going to get you back to your hotel.   

 

DAY 5. DEPARTURE OF AREQUIPA.

At the agreed time, we are going to pick you up from the hotel and take you to the airport or bus station.


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If you are visiting Arequipa, consider the tour . We had a really great time!

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Included services

Arequipa

1: From The Airport To The City Center
1: Walking Tour And Santa Catalina Monastery
1: Accommodation at your choice In Arequipa (1 nights)
2: Colca Canyon Trek
3: Accommodation at your choice In Arequipa (2 nights)
4: Rafting On The Chili River
5: From The City Center To The Airport
Valid rates for 2024 per person
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2 Stars DBL USD $619
3 Stars DBL USD $958
4 Stars DBL USD $1,393
5 Stars DBL USD $2,191
2 Stars DBL USD $619
3 Stars DBL USD $958
4 Stars DBL USD $1,393
5 Stars DBL USD $2,191
2 Stars DBL USD $619
3 Stars DBL USD $958
4 Stars DBL USD $1,393
5 Stars DBL USD $2,191
2 Stars DBL USD $619
3 Stars DBL USD $958
4 Stars DBL USD $1,393
5 Stars DBL USD $2,191
2 Stars DBL USD $619
3 Stars DBL USD $958
4 Stars DBL USD $1,393
5 Stars DBL USD $2,191
2 Stars DBL USD $619
3 Stars DBL USD $958
4 Stars DBL USD $1,393
5 Stars DBL USD $2,191
2 Stars DBL USD $619
3 Stars DBL USD $958
4 Stars DBL USD $1,393
5 Stars DBL USD $2,191

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