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Day 01     LIMA / AREQUIPA
Arrival in Arequipa, reception and transfer Airport/Hotel.

City Tour + Santa Catalina Convent (Daily - 3 Hours)
The Santa Catalina Convent, is a citadel from the 16th century known as "a City within a City"and the Plaza de Armas (Main Square) is among the most beautiful central city squares in Peru. From the main square there is a good view of the volcanoes that form the Arequipa Background; Misti, Chachani and PichuPichu. The Cathedral dominates the Plaza and its unusual facade is impressive. Nearby is the Jesuit church, La Compañía. On one side are the Church cloisters. Recently restored, these cloisters breathe the starkness of the spiritual exercises of Loyola. We also have a complete visit to Yanahuara Square and church, and to the traditional “Barrio of San Lázaro”. Return to hotel. Overnight stay in Arequipa hotel.

Day 02     AREQUIPA / COLCA
At 8:30 hrs. Leaving hotel by surface. We will start our trip to one of the deepest Canyons in the world, by the Yura road, passing the Chachani Volcano and through Pampa Cañahuas (National Reserve of Aguada Blanca and Salinas), an ideal place for Vicuñas (South American camelids whose wool is one of the finest in the world).
The Pampas de Tojra is an ideal place for bird watching because of its vegetation. We will also visit Chucura (an ancient volcano). We will stop at the “Mirador de los Volcanes” the highest point in the road (4900 m.a.s.l.) where we will appreciate the “Cordillera Volcánica del Sur” (South Volcanic Mountain Chain). 13:30 hours arrival at Chivay. Lunch and dinner not included.

Day 03     COLCA / AREQUIPA
Continental breakfast very early in the morning. After breakfast we will visit “LA CRUZ DEL CONDOR”, where we will be able to appreciate the flight of the Condors and the Colca Canyon with its majestic profundity. Visiting the nearby villages such as Achoma, Coporaque and Maca, we will make our way back to Arequipa.

Day 04     AREQUIPA / LIMA
Breakfast will be served at the hotel. At the proper time transfer from your hotel to the Arequipa Airport to board your flight back to Lima. Arrival in Lima, reception and transfer Airport / Hotel



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