03:00 AM Set off from Arequipa with your guide in private transport to the beautiful Colca Canyon. Drive directly to Cruz del Condor for about 5 hours, stopping for breakfast.
Arrive at Cruz del Condor around 8:30 am to appreciate its beauty and the condors soaring over the canyon or perched for a picture. After a fabulous time, we will drive to the villages of Pinchollo, Maca, and Yanque for a short visit to see the lovely colonial churches as well as their viewpoints of Choquetico and Antahuilque for impressive vistas of the Andeneria valley, pre-Inca tombs, and amazing landscapes. Continue to Chivay arriving around 11:30 am or noon and go to the hot springs of Calera for a dip in the thermal waters. Afterward, go have lunch before returning to Arequipa. On our way back we will stop at the viewpoint of volcanoes (4910m), where we will see wild birds, herds of alpacas, and llamas. At Pampa Cañahuas we will see vicuñas (part of the Aguada Blanca and Salinas National Reserve), the adorable South American camelid possessing one of the finest fibers in the world. We will arrive in Arequipa around 6:00 pm.