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See condors close-up, soaring and flying on thermals in the Colca Canyon - the world's deepest.
Arequipa's historical centre, including Santa Catalina convent.
Look for hand-woven souvenirs made by the highly-skilled weavers in the area.
Gentle walks through stunning mountain scenery.
Marianne and driver from Arequipa to Colca Lodge were great. Very informative and Marianne was quite a character. Lovely bubbly personality. The driver was kind and drove safely.
Colca Lodge was amazing and it was great having the 3 nights here to relax. We did a half day tour of the canyon including the Condor cross, villages and surroundings. We used a guide and driver from the lodge that were excellent. On the second day we walked up to the local village and watched the school kids dancing in the main square - apparently they do this every morning from about 6.30am.
We then did a walk which took us through the village, past some amazing scenery and up to some pre-inca ruins and waterfall. Walking back to the lodge the path took us through the terraces of working farmland.
The food was good and the staff were good.
Jen Gibbons, Qatar
Arrive Arequipa, transfer to hotel
City tour, hotel (B)
Transfer to Colca Canyon with stops en route, Colca Canyon hotel (B)
Condor viewing, return to Arequipa or on to Puno, hotel (B)
Transfer to bus/train station or airport, onward to Lima/Puno/Cusco/Ica (B)
Transport, hotel with private bathroom, breakfasts, English speaking guides on tours.
Flights (we can look into these for you), meals (other than breakfasts), tourist ticket (US $15 – payable in Chivay), insurance, personal items, tips.
Prices From $545 / £436 per person
2020 price, per person, shared room basis
Price based on two travelling together in 3 star
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Prices From $955 / £764 per person
Dates: From March 2020 to December 2020
Duration: 4 days
Capacity: 16 people
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Prices From $2,831 / £2,265 per person
Duration: 17 days
Prices From $3,540 / £2,832 per person
Dates: From January 2020 to June 2020
Duration: 15 days
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It was an amazing trip. We all thoroughly enjoyed it and were so impressed with Peru, the people we met and the variety of experiences. Not only did it live up to my expectations, it surpassed them. I was afraid I might be disappointed with the Inca Trail and Macchu Picchu because I've wanted to go there for as long as I can remember but that was a dream come true. Even the crowds didn't take from my enjoyment. The second day there when we climbed Huana Picchu and then had time to wander the site at our leisure was really magical. Finding the Inca Bridge was a bonus and there was hardly anyone else there too!
The Peruvians seem to be really working on building their tourism industry with extremely efficient and friendly and well trained and educated staff, clean cities, good buses and well maintained sites. We were very impressed by the number of schools even in remote areas. This was our first experience of South America but hopefully not the last.
Thanks again. We're busy recommending you to other friends!!
M. Walsh, Ireland, 2012
» 4-Day Inca Trail Hike To Machu Picchu, Peru
Organisation was excellent. We were happy with all of our guides, they were knowledgeable and personable. Food was great and I liked that all of the hotels had some history behind them. We loved the order; it was nice to have the slower paced Amazon after the big hike. I think if the Amazon had been first, I would have been impatient to get going and do more, but as it was, all the down time was much appreciated.
K Palm, USA, 2015
» Tailor Made Peru with Amazon
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