Tours in and around Arequipa

1 day

City Tour, half day, group tour or private tour


This tour departs daily (in group at 09.30 and 14.30 hrs.)
Arequipa is also called the White City because of the many impressive buildings made of sillar, a kind of volcanic white stone. The city is a commercial centre with many banks and other service directed institutions.
During the guided tour through this beautiful city you will get to see the following places of interest: the Santa Catalina Monastery, the central square (Plaza de Armas), the Cathedral, San Francisco square, and a number of colonial houses and churches, depending of the available time.
The tour takes about three hours.

  • Included:
    Transfer from and to your hotel;
    Entrance fees for the mentioned places of interest;
    English speaking guide.
  • Not included:
    Meals and drinks;
    All other costs that are not specifically mentioned.
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Kaleidoscope travel - tours bolivia - Arequipa, Santa Catalina

1 day

Colca Canyon and Condors Spotting, group tour or private tour


This tour makes a very long day: from 02.00 AM until ca. 17.00 PM!
You will be picked up at 02.00 AM from your hotel. The mayor part of the route is over tarmac roads, the rest is over scenic county road lanes. From Arequipa you will first go to Chivay that you will reach at 06.00 AM.
In Chivay there will be time to have breakfast, before continuing to the Condor Cross which takes about one more hour.
At this popular viewpoint you will enjoy the views over the Colca Canyon and wait for the condors that almost guaranteed will appear. They glide majestic through the air and with some luck you can take wonderful pictures of the King of the Sky.
After watching this spectacle you return to Chivay and on the way you visit some traditional villages and enjoy the wonderful views of the Colca Canyon.
In Chivay there will be time to visit the hot springs, wander around the streets of this town and to have lunch.
On the way back to Arequipa you will make a stop at the highest point in the area at almost 5.000 meter. You will have a breath taking view over the Andean mountain range with several volcanos.
Another stop is at Toccrapampa where you can see lamas, alpacas, vicuñas and maybe some endemic bird species.
After this long excursion you can enjoy a lovely dinner in one of the restaurants in Arequipa and you will probably go to bed early.
 

  • Included:
    Transfer from and to your hotel;
    English speaking guide.
  • Not included:
    Meals and drinks;
    All other costs that are not specifically mentioned.
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Kaleidoscope travel - tours bolivia - Colca Canyon, Condors
Kaleidoscope travel - tours bolivia - Colca Canyon, Condors

2 days

Colca Canyon and Condors Spotting, group tour or private tour


The places of interest are the same as during the one day excursion. The difference is that you will take it much easier and that you will have more time at the places of interest.
You will spend the night in Chivay. You can choose to stay overnight in a basic hostel or in a 3*-hotel. Of course you need to decide this beforehand and the price depends on your choice.
On the first day you will leave Arequipa between 07.30 and 08.00 AM to Chivay. In the afternoon you have plenty of time to visit the hot springs La Calera or to wander through the streets of Chivay.
On the second day you leave after an early breakfast to the Condor Cross to spot the condors. Lunch will be in Chivay again before returning to Arequipa.

Optional you can end this excursion in Puno instead of in Arequipa.
 

  • Included:
    Transfer from and to your hotel;
    English speaking guide;
    Stay overnight and breakfast in basic hostel or 3*-hotel, depending on your choice.
  • Not included:
    Meals and drinks;
    Entrance fees;
    All other costs that are not specifically mentioned.
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Kaleidoscope travel - tours bolivia - Colca Canyon, Condors

2 days

Colca Canyon Trekking, group tour


Day 1: You will be picked-up from your hostal or hotel in Arequipa at 03,00 AM. By private bus you travel to Chivay, where you will have breakfast.
Then you continue the journey to the viewpoint Cruz del Condor. Here you will have about one hour time to watch the condors flying and to enjoy the sight of the canyon.
Afterwards you will go by bus to San Miguel (3,287 m), where you can prepare yourself for the trekking.
First you will pass the view point named Pampa San Miguel. From here you can see the path that you will walk later on.
You will start descending into the Colca Canyon. Three hrs. later you will make the first stop on a bridge. After that you will walk half an hour more and cross the Colca River to arrive in the beautiful village of San Juan de Chuccho at 3,280 m. Here you will have lunch.
In the afternoon the guide will explain you about the flora and fauna, medicinal plants and culture of the local people. After a break you will continue the trekking through the canyon. In one hour you will hike up, via the village Coshñirhua at 2,660 m and to the small village of Malata. Then you will walk two hours down again to Sangalle, better known as the Oasis. Here you can relax and take a swim in the pool. You will have dinner and stay overnight in a basic cabin.

Day 2: You will have to get up at 05.00 AM to start the climb to Cabanaconde, where you will arrive around 08.00 hrs.
After having breakfast here you will go back by bus to Chivay. On the way you will make a stop at the viewpoint Wayrapunku to see the (pre-) Inca agricultural terraces.
In Chivay you will have the option to visit the hot springs (entrance fee not included). The medicinal water has a temperature of 38°C.
Afterwards you will have time to lunch (not included) in Chivay before you travel back to Arequipa. If you wish, you can also continue to Puno by bus instead.
Next stops will be at the Los Andes viewpoint from where you can see the Hualca Hualca, Sabancaya and Ampato Volcanos and a bit further on at the National Park Salinas and Aguada Blanca. Here you might see lamas, alpaca's and vicuña's.
You will be back in Arequipa around 18.00 PM.

 

  • Included:
    Transport;
    English speaking guide;
    Meals: 2x breakfast, 1x lunch, 1x dinner;
    Stay overnight in basic accommodation, blankets;
    Walking sticks.
  • Not included:
    Entrance fee for the trekking + S./ 70 p.p., and for the hot springs + S./ 15 p.p.;
    Water and snacks;
    All other costs that are not specifically mentioned.
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Kaleidoscope travel - tours bolivia - Colca Canyon, Cabanaconde
Kaleidoscope travel - tours bolivia - Colca Canyon, Condors

3 days

Colca Canyon Trekking, group tour


Day 1: You will be picked-up from your hostal or hotel in Arequipa at 03,00 AM. By private bus you travel to Chivay, where you will have breakfast.
Then you continue the journey to the viewpoint Cruz del Condor. Here you will have about one hour time to watch the condors flying and to enjoy the sight of the canyon.
Afterwards you will go by bus to San Miguel (3,287 m), where you can prepare yourself for the trekking.
First you will pass the view point named Pampa San Miguel. From here you can see the path that you will walk later on.
You will start descending into the Colca Canyon. Three hrs. later you will make the first stop on a bridge. After that you will walk half an hour more and cross the Colca River to arrive in the beautiful village of San Juan de Chuccho at 3,280 m. Here you will have lunch.
In the afternoon the guide will explain you about the flora and fauna, medicinal plants and culture of the local people. You will have dinner and stay overnight in a basic cabin.

Day 2: After breakfast the trekking through the canyon will be continued. In one hour you will hike up, via the village Coshñirhua at 2,660 m and to the small village of Malata. Then you will walk two hours down again to Sangalle, better known as the Oasis. Here you can relax and take a swim in the pool. In the afternoon you will have time at leisure. You will have dinner and stay overnight in a basic cabin.

Day 3: You will have to get up at 05.00 AM to start the climb to Cabanaconde, where you will arrive around 08.00 hrs.
After having breakfast here you will go back by bus to Chivay. On the way you will make a stop at the viewpoint Wayrapunku to see the (pre-) Inca agricultural terraces.
In Chivay you will have the option to visit the hot springs (entrance fee not included). The medicinal water has a temperature of 38°C.
Afterwards you will have time to lunch (not included) in Chivay before you travel back to Arequipa. If you wish, you can also continue to Puno by bus instead.
Next stops will be at the Los Andes viewpoint from where you can see the Hualca Hualca, Sabancaya and Ampato Volcanos and a bit further on at the National Park Salinas and Aguada Blanca. Here you might see lamas, alpaca's and vicuña's.
You will be back in Arequipa around 18.00 PM.

 

  • Included:
    Transport;
    English speaking guide;
    Meals: 3x breakfast, 2x lunch, 2x dinner;
    2x stay overnight in basic accommodation, blankets;
    Walking sticks.
  • Not included:
    Entrance fee for the trekking + S./ 70 p.p., and for the hot springs + S./ 15 p.p.;
    water and snacks;
    All other costs that are not specifically mentioned.
Kaleidoscope travel - tours bolivia - Colca Canyon, Chivay
Kaleidoscope travel - tours bolivia - Colca Canyon, Trekking
Kaleidoscope travel - tours bolivia - Colca Canyon
Kaleidoscope travel - tours bolivia - Colca Canyon, Condors




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