12 days Peru
This is the planned program for our pilot tour:
Day 1: Arrival in Arequipa
Arrival at the Arequipa airport, transfer to the hotel.
Day 2: Arequipa - Valle de Majes - Toro Muerto - Andagua
Full day trip to Andagua. On the way: visit of Corire - Majes valley and walk around unique the Toro Muerto petroglyphs. Stop at Jurasic park known as Qerulpa, where the tracks of the Dinosaurs were founded. Pass by different small valleys and villages, ascend to the base of the 3rd highest peak in Peru -Paso Coropuna (4930 m) and descend to Andagua (3580 m).
Day 3: Trekking in Andagua valley - Mamacocha lagoon - Ayo valley
Trekking in Andagua valley. Explore 2 small extinct volcanoes “Los Mellizos” (Twins). Trekking through the Valle de los Volcanes. Drive down to valley of Ayo (1950 m) known for its vineyards, where good artisanal vine and Pisco (grape brandy) is produced. Wine tasting in the local shop. Short walk to see the mysterious and blue waters of Mamacocha lagoon (1690 m).
Day 4: Andagua - Orcopampa - Caylloma
Deprture from Andagua. Short uphill trek to “Mirador de Antaymarca” to take good pictures of volcanoes. Drive through cactus forest to the point of 4700 m, then descend to Lorocca lagoon (4500 m) and drive to Caylloma.
Day 5: Caylloma - Mismi Amazon source - Chivay
Drive to Carhuasanta valley (4400M). Nice uphill trekking to the first 900 m of the Amazon River. Downhill drive to upper section of Colca valley with stops in few viewpoints (Tuti & Canocota). Hike to the hot spring in Chivay (optional).
Day 6: Chivay town - Colca Canyon - Mirador Cruz del Condor - Laguna de Mucurca
Transfer to “El Mirador Cruz Del Condor”. A short and alternative trekking along the canyon to arrive to the Condor cross viewpoint - to be able to see the Condors very close. Drive to Cabanaconde (3280 m) and then up to Laguna de Mucurca (4308 m) for nice picture and video of the Sabancaya volcano from the northwest section
Day 7: Laguna Mucura - Patapampa - Sallalli
Drive around to different points to get different views of the Sabancaya volcano.
Day 8: Sabancaya volcano (Southeast side) - Arequipa
Enjoy staying near Sabancaya. Photo sets. Departure to Arequipa.
Day 9: Arequipa - Chiguata village -Salinas lagoon - Ubinas base camp
Drive from Arequipa to Ubinas base camp. There are a lot of beautiful places to see on the way: views from the back of Misti volcano, Chachani and Pichu Pichu Mountain, Misti geological faults, the pre-Inca terraces of Chiguata and Cachamarca sector, Queñuales forest trees and fauna. Visit Salinas Salt Lake to see pink flamingos.
Day 10: Ubinas summit-come back to Arequipa
Climbing Ubinas, visit the second crater, walk to the small volcanic sand hills. Return to the camp and departure to Arequipa
Day 11: Full day in Arequipa
Free day in Arequipa
Day 12: Departure Arequipa
End of the tour. For the tourists who are not staying further on their own, airport transfer will be provided.