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Day 1: Arequipa

Located 7,750 feet above sea level and surrounded by snowy peaks, Arequipa delights visitors with its colonial charm and friendly inhabitants. Upon arrival at the Arequipa airport, you driver will meet you and take you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city of Arequipa on your own, as this day is unguided. Visit the Santa Catalina Monastery (a 4.5 acre maze of gardens, plazas, and churches in the town center), people-watch in the main plaza or just relax in our colonial hotel.

Day 2-3: Colca Canyon

  • Hotels
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
As rich in history as the Cusco area, Colca's pre-Inca terraces rise straight up the canyon and ancient tombs can be found perched on vertical canyon walls. You'll leave Arequipa early this morning for the deepest canyon in the world. The drive takes you back in time, past herds of llamas and alpacas and through 400-year old colonial towns where residents raise potatoes and tend sheep according to the rising and setting of the sun. During your two nights in the canyon take ample time to relax in the hot springs! One morning you'll head to the Cruz del Condor where you'll have your best chance to see the Andean condor. 

An optional one-night homestay on Day 2 with a local family is available for travelers wanting to experience the daily and communal life in a Peruvian village. Travelers will return to the Colca Lodge for the night of Day 3.

Day 4: Return to Lima

  • 1 Breakfast
Return to Arequipa in the afternoon, and travelers can either catch a flight to Lima or continue overland to Puno to visit Lake Titicaca. Alternatively, stay an extra night in Arequipa and fly to Cusco the next morning.

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Flexible Departure Policy
For new bookings made from March 30, 2020, forward pay 2020 prices for 2021 departures, with the flexibility to change travel dates free of charge through December 2021. Some restrictions may apply. Contact us for more details.
Applies to all departures up to Dec 31, 2021

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Single supplement applies for solo travelers Trip begins and ends in Arequipa. Please add $195 per person if transferring overland to Puno to visit Lake Titicaca.
Included
  • 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • 3 Nights Accommodations
  • 3 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Professional, bilingual guide service as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Internal Flights
  • Entrance Fees in Arequipa - Travelers pay locally

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Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.

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