To the north of Arequipa is the higher course of the Colca river valley which deep canyon is renowned among rafters. The section previous to the canyon consists of an encased valley that runs from east to west, beginning in the cold puna and running down to warmer regions, showing its great scenic beauty and cultural attractiveness.
Our full day program to the Colca Canyon allows visitors to see amazing Andean landscape as well as colourful little Andean villages. Our program includes the visit to the Cruz del Condor, a natural lookout point located at the edge of the Colca Canyon, from where it is possible to observe the mighty Andean Condor.
The Cotahuasi Canyon is an impressive edge that the river has opened between two enormous mountainous bulks: the Coropuna (6425 m.s.n.m.) and the Solimana (6093 m.s.n.m.). One extends from spurs of the snow-covered Solimana to the confluence with the Ocoña river.
The countryside of Arequipa (campiña Arequipa) is one of the areas to know, surrounding by pre Incas terraces following largest river comes from the highlands. Typical town of Yanahuara, Cayma, Sabandia, Paucarpata, Characato, Mollebaya and others are located out, 10 to 15 minutes away from the central plaza.
The Colca Canyon tour offers the opportunity to see and explore the most beautiful areas of Southern Peru. This itinerary offers stunning scenery and great opportunities to see and photograph Condors in the wild and the beautiful oasis in the Colca Valley.
Grab an ice axe and come conquer the three peaks of Arequipa´s Snowy Chachani (Skirt) Volcano with us! Don´t attempt this tour until you´ve allowed for acclimatization, but once you´re ready to tackle the mountain, it will be an accomplishment and an adventure that you´ll never forget.
This is an active but not strenuous adventure for mountain lovers. Experience the thrilling adrenaline rush of racing down the slopes of one of Arequipa´s dormant volcanoes!
Your efforts at climbing the great volcano will be rewarded with a panoramic view from the summit that includes the surrounding snow-capped mountains, other volcanoes, the White City of Arequipa and all its surrounding countryside. Most impressively, you´ll be able to appreciate the volcano´s crater! (Don´t worry- it´s only erupted 4 times in 500 years.)
Today, August 30th, Peru celebrates a national holiday honoring St Rose, the Americas' first saint. Even if you're not Catholic, you'll find plenty of entertainment- like most of the other religious festivals of Peru, the festivities include drinking, feasting, and dancing, with street vendors bustling about adding color and excitement to the proceedings...
Continuing with the photo theme from last post, here's a look at the activity-oriented parts of Pirwa Colonial Backpackers in Cusco, Peru, which is packed with things to do, ways to relax and to meet fellow travelers…
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