This walk is more recommended because you have more time to enjoy the panoramic view of the Canyon and avansando at a moderate pace taking more time to take pictures. The level of this trek is Easy. The first day the walk is 3 ½ Hrs, the second 4 ½ Hrs and the last day of 3 hours approx. Along the route you will find Bajada-lanes trails as well as climbs. We will be at altitudes of 3400 to 1900 m.s. It is not necessary to have previous acclimatization.
|DEPARTURE TIME||4:30 o’clock|
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3.00 / 3.30 hrs. Pick up from your hotel and departure from Arequipa to Cabanaconde (6hrs bus). On the way there are 2 stops: one for breakfast and the other for the visit to La Cruz del Condor where you can appreciate the flight of the condors and see the magnitude of the canyon (this is the best viewpoint to see the canyon in its splendor).
Afterwards, we go by bus to cabanaconde (30 minutes).
A.M. Arrival at Cabanaconde and lunch.
p.m. After lunch, we start our trek to the town of San Juan de Chuccho; Zig zag path downhill from 3 to 4 hours approx.
p.m. Arrival at the town of San Juan de Chuccho (small town located on the other side of the Colca river adorned with a variety of fruit trees, rustic buildings and abundant water).
p.m. Dinner and overnight in the homes of local families.
07:00 a.m. Breakfast. We continue with the 1: 45hrs walk to the town of Cosñirhua and Malata. Cozy place, where you can also observe pre-Inca archaeological remains in its surroundings and a local museum. In addition to the production of honey made by the local people.
A.M. I start the descent walk to the depth of our walk in the Canyon, to reach the “Valley of Sangalle”.
12.00 hrs. Approx. Arrival to Sangalle (place of tropical climate and beautiful palms at an altitude of 1900 m.s., where you can enjoy the heated pool of 20º C), Lunch, afternoon free for small activities of walking around.
p.m. Dinner, and overnight in rustic cabins.
Optional: For those who want this day walk more around 2 hrs. When we left the town of San Juan de Chucchos at the beginning of the day we could visit: the town of Tapay, (climb for 1:30 hrs to the archaeological ruins of pre – Inca cultures Located near the picturesque town of Tapay and 30 minutes downhill ).
Note: This option can be communicated when the reservation is made or on the same day (not available for group groups), ONLY for customized groups.
5.00 hrs. Ascent hike to the town of Cabanaconde (3 hours approximately).
A.M. Arrival and breakfast in Cabanaconde. Transport and arrival to Chivay towards the thermal waters of “la Calera”, which has a temperature of 38 ° C.
p.m. Typical lunch of the region,
p.m. Return transportation to the city of Arequipa. On the way we will ascend and descend from 3600 (Chivay), up to 4830 (Patamapa) and from here to 2 325 m.s.n.m. (Arequipa) respectively. We will pass through the National Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca, Pampa Cañahuas (habitat of different animals such as: the four species of South American camelids, birds, among others):
18.00 hrs Approximate arrival to Arequipa.