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3-Day Tour to Cotahuasi Canyon in Arequipa

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    Day 1: Arequipa city - Cotahuasi

    Stop At: Canon de Cotahuasi, Cotahuasi, Arequipa Peru
    Cotahuasi Canyon is one of the deepest canyon in the world it located 08 hours driving from Arequipa city.
    Duration: 1 day 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight bus

    Day 2: Cotahuasi - May - Ruins Huana - Quechualla 'Deepest part of the Canyon'

    Stop At: Cotahuasi River Canyon, Cotahuasi Peru
    02:00 Arrive in Cotahuasi village then check in at the hotel.
    06:30 Breakfast.
    We'll take a public minibus towards the deepest part of the canyon for 2-hour to the small town of Mayo; there will begin a hike up a trail Quechualla 8 kilometers (approx. 4 hours). The tour is crossed by 3 bridges and view. Archaeological Remains of Huaña with pre-Inca hanging tombs and numerous terraces. Forest characteristic for its giant cacti cactus 8 meters high and longirostro bat habitat. The Inca Trail, stretches of Capac Nan, strategic road network that linked the coast with the capital of the Empire be observed. Arrival Quechualla (1700 m.s.n.m.) appreciate streets and typical houses and diversity of fruit plants organic production (pacay, cherimoya, lucuma, grapes, tuna, etc.) that visitors can pick and taste from the tree. Then we will have typical lunch with local family.
    Time to enjoy some wine tasting and pisco, appropriate and pleasing to tacar variety of organic wines and pisco.
    Dinner and overnight in home-Quechualla
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Breakfast lunch dinner included
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight with local family in family houses

    Day 3: Day 3: Quechualla - Waterfall Sipia - Cotahuasi - Arequipa

    Stop At: Cotahuasi River Canyon, Cotahuasi Peru
    Breakfast in Quechualla and return to Cotahuasi on the same path until Mayo, then a mini bus to Cotahuasi, with a stop at the waterfall of Sipia spectacular attraction, emblem of the canyon. Arrival in Cotahuasi having visited the Valle of Piro place.
    Enjoy some time for lunch in Cotahuasi.
    In the afternoon visit the Ecomuseum of vegetables and city tour in Cotahuasi, which highlight the narrow streets and adobe houses with gabled roofs and shop for souvenirs.
    If there is time we can visit the Luicho Hot springs and Taurisma to appreciate beautiful landscapes formed by the Cotahuasi river, mountains, fields, herbs and more.
    17:00 Return to Arequipa city, we are going to take a local bus and we have 8 hours bus drive.
    We will be in Arequipa at
    02:00am on the next day. Our tour guide will transfer you to your hotel, end of the trip.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight bus
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    Reviewed 16 June 2018

    This is only company to choose when booking tours out of Arequipa! Gloria was amazing and set up the exact experience we wanted - she is very trustworthy, professional and exceeded our expectations. Our guide Carlos was Incredible - very knowledgeable and extremely professional we...More

    Date of experience: May 2018
    Thank Kathleen552017
    GloriaM3093, Propietario at Arequipa Tour Tour Operator, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

    Dear Kathleen Thank you write it was a pleasure have shown you part of Peru. Kind regards, Gloria M

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