Your Travel Experience with Galapagos PRO
You will be picked up from your hotel in Arequipa between 2:30 and 3:00 a.m. On the way, you will witness the incredible landscapes, beautiful terraces and snow-covered volcanoes including Arequipas El Misti volcano.
You will also travel through the nature reserves where rare Vicuña thrive (Peru's national animal - similar to alpaca). From here we continue to Tojrapampa, where you will wetlands, home to various bird species, including South American camelids. Finally, we reach the highest point at 4,910m at Patapampa. This is where you will enjoy a wonderful view of the surrounding volcanoes and peaks.
We will arrive in Chivay at around 7 a.m where we drive to the Cruz del Condor viewpoint. From here you can enjoy a breathtaking view of Colca Canyon and hopefully, you will get to see the impressive condors soaring in the sky. On the way back to Chivay you will have the opportunity to see hidden pre-Inca tombs as well as 3 smaller villages on the way. In the villages, you will learn more about their customs and admire their beautiful handicrafts and workmanship. You will cross Chivay again around 1 p.m. and then continue to Arequipa, where you will arrive at around 6 p.m.