COLCA CANYON, PUNO, CUSCO
12 days and 11 nights
Day 01: Arrival to Arequipa
Transportation from the airport to the hotel. City Tour, at night we will have a welcome party.
Day 02: Arequipa - Chivay
We leave Arequipa very early in the morning, the route to be taken depends on the tour chosen.
a) On the off road tour we will pass in between the volcanoes Misti and Chachani; then through the natural reservation Salinas Aguada Blanca; continuing through Pampa Cañahuas; the Colca window, which is the beginning of the Colca Canyon; through villages like callalli, Sibayo,Tuti, Canocota; we will go into Chivay through the Inca’s Bridge, in Chivay we’ll have lunch and later , in the afternoon we will traverse some villages on the right side of the canyon like Coporaque, Ichupampa, where we’ll be able to see the majestic churches. At night we will be able to enjoy the canyon’s thermal baths.
b) On the on road tour we will take the asphalt road to Yura, going through part of the natural reservation Salinas Aguada Blanca, the vicuñas homeplace, Vizcachani, arriving in Chivay, we will have lunch and in the afternoon we will go though some villages on the right side of the canyon: Coporaque, Ichupampa, where we’ll be able to see the majestic churches. At night we will be able to enjoy the canyon’s thermal baths.
Day 03: Cruz del Condor visit, left side of the canyon
We will get up very early so we can appreciate the flight of the condor, from the sighting place Cruz del Condor, located at 42 km from Chivay, on the left side of the canyon, then we will continue onto Cabanaconde and Tapay. On our way back, we will go through the villages Pinchollo, Maca, Achoma, Yanque, where there are also majestic churches.
Day 04: Chivay - Puno
We leave Chivay bound for Puno, going through Imata.
a) On the off road tour we will take an ancient dirt road that borders beautiful lagoons called Lagunillas, and we will arrive directily in Puno.
b) On the on road tour we will take the new asphalted road, and going through Santa Lucia and Juliaca we will arrive in Puno.
Day 05: Pun - visit to the Floating Islands
We will use this day to visit Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake of the world, we will have a wonderful adventure.
Day 06: Puno - Ride to the Lake - Puno
We will have a ride in motorcycle in the sorroundings of Lake Titicaca. We will visit Capachica, Pusi, in the afternoon we will be able to visit the Sillustani Chullpas, which were the tombs of the Hatuncolla (big men) chiefs; or alternatively, we could visit the south-east side of the lake: Chucuito.
Day 07: Puno - Cusco
We will leave very early, bound for Cusco, taking one of two alternative routes.
a) On the off road tour going through Lampa, crossing the Tinajani canyon, Ayaviri, Sicuani, Cusco.
b) On the on road tour we will take the asphalted road, and we will visit the beginning of the Tinajani Canyon, Ayaviri, Sicuani, Cusco.
Day 08: Ruinas de Pisac - Ollantaytambo
At the break of dawn we will visit the Pisac Ruins, then we will have a motorcycle ride through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, as far as Ollantaytambo, where we will spend the night.
Day 09: Visit to Machu Picchu
We will take the luxurious train at the Ollantaytambo station to visit Mchu Picchu. On our way back we will spend the night in Ollantaytmbo again.
Day 10: Ollantaytambo - Maras - Chinchero - Cusco
This will be our last day on motorcycles, we will visit places and we will appreciate scenery that will remain etched in our memory throughout our lives. We will spend the night in Cusco City.
Day 11: Cusco - City tour
On this day we will be able to visit Cusco City.
Day 12: Return
Transportation to the airport.