In the morning, you will board the bus and will drive northwest following a paved road towards the "Colca Canyon". By the afternoon you will go to swim and relax at the Hot Springs of the Colca Valley. After sunset, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Colca Canyon (B)
In the morning, you will board the bus and will drive northwest following a paved road towards the "Colca Canyon". Later on, you will continue till Pampas Canahuas (3,500 m/11,482 Ft), a National Reserve where visitors may spot some vicunas and alpacas. Unlike the Alpacas, Vicunas are wild animals, and still can be seen running freely on these high plateaus. You will stop at this national park and your local guide will provide information about these shy Andean camels. Then you will continue your journey to the Colca Canyon, little further up you will stop again at the little restaurant of Viscachani, where you can enjoy stunning scenery of the Andes and also drink a typical coca tea. Afterwards you will continue ascending a dirt road till you reach the highest point of the trip, "The Lookout Point of the Andes (4,800 m /15,748 Ft). At the very top, you will get off of the transportation some minutes to observe the landscape, having in the background the volcanoes Ubinas, Mismi, Misti, Chachani, Sabancaya (active) and Ampato. Later, you will drive to the main village of the Colca Canyon, the Village of Chivay (3,600 m / 11.811 Ft). You may walk around the village and get to know better the rural life in this corner of Peru. By the afternoon you will go to swim and relax at the Hot Springs of the Colca Valley (35° C / 95º F), a nice pool outdoors surrounded by huge mountains. After sunset, you will be transferred to your hotel.