Peru – Arequipa & Colca Canyon
4 days from £395* per person Saving you £64 per person*
This itinerary isn’t set in stone. Pick, mix, swap however you like – your trip will be totally tailor made for you.
Day 1 Arrival in Arequipa
You’ll be welcomed at the airport and taken to your hotel in Arequipa.
Start your exploration with the grand Plaza de Armas and the magnificent 17 th -century cathedral. Continue to the Santa Catalina Monastery and the Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús, a baroque church with an exceptional collection of murals and paintings. Get a view of the countryside surrounding Arequipa with a visit to the districts of Yanahuara and Carmen Alto.
Day 2 Arequipa – Colca
Set off from Arequipa and pass through the ravines and canyons of Yura to the Pampa Cañahuas Reserve, a far-stretching plain that’s home to vicuñas and native Andean camelids. Follow your guide to a viewpoint high up in Patapampa for fantastic views of the volcanoes surrounding Arequipa. Check in to your next hotel in Colca and relax in the local thermal baths.
Day 3 Colca Canyon – Arequipa
Head out into the Colca Canyon and see the majestic condor soaring above you while you take in the rugged scenery. Move on to Chivay, the gateway town to other settlements of the Colca Canyon, and pass through the towns of Pinchollo, Maca, Achoma and Yanque. Take photos from the viewing points at Antahuilque and Choquetico before returning to Arequipa for the night.
Day 4 Arequipa – Lima
Set off to catch your connecting flight or continue your journey around magical Peru.
*Prices are based on private arrangements (not lower priced escorted tours with set dates). Quality three star accommodation is quoted here (unless mentioned otherwise), with breakfast included and other meals where mentioned. Mostly private transfers with an English speaking driver/guide and all activities mentioned, with top guides, are included. Domestic flights and transport all included from Day 1 to end point. Can be tailored to your needs, so prices could be lower for budget arrangements or higher for luxury.
International flight is not included