This special Colca Canyon program involves a journey throughout the Altiplano leaving from the city Arequipa to the kingdom of the condors in the Colca valley than to the Altiplano again to the city of Puno. During this trip you will be able to see great Andean scenery and gorgeous views of the volcanoes of Arequipa adorned by Alpacas and vicu as in the foreground.
A private bus picks you up from your hotel around 8 am. The bus takes you on the road to Yura heading towards the Valley of the Colca. You will travel along this road, half asphalted and half of sand, for 4 hours towards your first night’s destination.
After breakfast at 6:30 am you leave for the Condor Cross, where you can observe the Canyon of the Colca and the flight of the Condor.
“The Lookout Point of the Andes” (4,910m. /15,748 Ft). At the very top, we will get off of the bus for a few minutes to observe the landscape, with the volcanoes of Ubinas in the background including Mismi, Misti, Chachani, Sabancaya (active) and Ampato.
Along this paved road we will drive through small towns, as well as a beautiful lagoon called Lagunillas, where trout farms can be seen and also Andean flamingos along with many other Andean birds feeding on the shores. Following an ascending road we will reach the zone of Viscachani, where will stop to stretch our legs, use the bathroom if needed and drink a typical coca tea or coffee at the local restaurant.
Later on we will drive through the national reserves of the Peruvian Altiplano to the main city of Puno in the shorts of the majestic Titikaca Lake.