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Mirador de Yanahuara - Arequipa City Tour

Explore the Majestic Colca Valley and Discover Arequipa: Your Adventure in Peru Awaits

Arequipa Tourist Package

3 days and 2 nights Tour: Historical - Adventure Min: 1 person
Carol B
Breathtaking views beyond describable lifetime adventure Very informitive and beautiful views wonderful pictures. I have already sent word to family they MUST come see!! The guides were friendly and helpful!!!
Heath A
Amazing Experience!! An absolute once in a lifetime experience I will never forget! We were met by our guide immediately when stepping out of the train station and he was very friendly, funny, and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend anyone coming to Peru to book through Rap Travel Peru!!!
John V
Totally unforgettable!! I was an amazing experience from start to finish. Every checkpoint was smooth and efficient. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone!!!
nick d
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Adriano M
Passeios Maravilhosos e equipe receptiva Equipe super prestativa, desde a reserva até os guias turísticos. Fomos atendidos pelo brasileiro Luis, que estava sempre a disposição para ajudar com quaisquer dúvidas ou problemas. Os guias também foram super receptivos e bem dispostos a ajudar. Recomendo 100%
Yoselin A
Mejores Días en Perú Desde el primer día la atención y servicio fueron excelentes, muy buenas recomendaciones sobre lugares donde comer, conocer y los mejores guías/fotógrafos. Gracias por recibirnos!
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Madrily D
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Description Colca Valley and Arequipa Tour

With the Colca Valley and Arequipa Tour or “Arequipa in your hands”, you can visit the city of Arequipa in only 3 days, you will enjoy the historical part mixed with the countryside and the wonderful landscapes of the Colca Canyon, the imposing flight of the majestic Andean condor and making short stops to reach the Puno Region. This tour is ideal for those who want to know the deep Peru on wheels.

We will pass by, the Plaza de Armas of Arequipa and its bronze basin with a copper sculpture of a little elf with a trumpet, the Mirador de Carmen Alto Plaza and Mirador de Yanahuara tours, which is a set of beautiful ashlar arches built during the nineteenth century, a panoramic view of its three volcanoes Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu, the zoo, Zoo Mundo which houses 340 animals of 88 species that were recovered from traders or abandoned, the Balneario de Tingo, the Via Paisajista and the Founder’s Mansion, then we will go to the Sabandia Mill.

The Colca Valley with its wonderful landscapes and the Mirador de la Cruz del Condor, we will be able to delight ourselves with the flight of the Condor, this majestic bird in danger of extinction that inhabits the canyon. Its varied fauna will also allow the traveler to enjoy the presence of animals such as alpaca, vicuña, vizcachas, foxes, pumas, eagles, hawks and owls.

Enjoy the Colca Valley & Arequipa Tour


  • Arequipa (2,335 masl)
  • Viewpoint of Yanahuara (2,343 masl)
  • Sabandia Mill (2,399 masl)
  • Chivay (3,635 masl)
  • Cruz del Condor viewpoint (3,800 masl)
  • Puno (3,827 masl)


Day 1: Arequipa – Historical Center – Cathedral – Santa Catalina Monastery – Santa Ana Church – Sabandia Mill – Arequipa

  • 08.45 hrs We will pick you up at your hotel which is located in the circuit of the Plaza de Armas.
  • 09.00 hrs This circuit begins with the visit city tours Arequipa we know the Cathedral Basilica (1656) of neoclassical style and with a facade decorated with 70 columns and 2 towers.
  • Then, the Convent of the Company of Jesus where the highlights are the polychrome Chapel of San Ignacio and its cloisters with arches carved in ashlar. Finally visit the Monastery of Santa Catalina (1580), a citadel built in ashlar with an area of 20 thousand m2.
  • Leaving the center of Arequipa city tours, we will go to the traditional village of Paucarpata, where we will appreciate the pre-Inca terraces currently used by farmers in the area, visit the church of Santa Ana and its main square.
  • We will move to the district of Sabandia, where is located the hydraulic stone mill, construction of the year 1785 (one of the oldest in this area), made with the typical white sillar, volcanic tuff made stone and that is the reason why Arequipa has the nickname of “White City”.
  • The mill has characteristics of solid buttresses and rustic balconies and from here you can appreciate the immense snow-capped volcanoes that surround the region of Arequipa, highlighting the figure of its tutelary volcano, the Misti (5,800 meters).
  • To finish the tour, we move to the Founder’s Mansion, built in the seventeenth century on the edge of a cliff and that was ordered to build by the founder city tour Arequipa, Manuel Garcia de Carbajal. It has stately features, a hallway with a vaulted ceiling and a large courtyard that ends in a classic chapel. Walking through this circuit you can appreciate the typical farms, with crops where the greenery stands out in its different ranges, typical characteristic of the Arequipa countryside.
  • 13.15 hrs Approx. arrival to the city, we will leave you near the Plaza de Armas.



Day 2: Arequipa – Chivay – Baños La Calera

  • 06.20 hrs We pick you up at your hotel in downtown Puno, heading to Chivay in the Arequipa region. Travel time approximately 6 hours making scenic stops along the route to make the trip as pleasant as possible. The city of Chivay has hotels, restaurants of different categories, it is also known for its religious celebrations, cultural heritage and traditional festivals.
  • We start the trip passing through small towns and seeing the volcanoes Misti tour Arequipa, Chachani, Pichu Pichu and Ampato the highest point of the route Patapampa until arriving to Chivay.
  • In addition, on this route nature will surround us and in the Andes we will admire in the Arequipa tourism excursion, condors, llamas and alpacas in their natural habitat, we will make brief stops at different viewpoints to observe the Andenerías and Inca terraces, until arriving in Chivay.
  • 13.00 hrs Approx. time for lunch in a local restaurant (NOT INCLUDED).
  • 14.00 hrs Then we will take you to your hotel to settle in, FREE TIME to relax if you wish we will take you to the thermal baths of La Calera.
  • Dinner at a local restaurant (NOT INCLUDED).



Day 3: Mirador Del Condor – Puno

The COLCA CANYON is located to the northeast of the Arequipa region at 3,600 meters above sea level, very close to the Ampato and Sabancaya volcanoes, is the Colca Canyon, considered one of the deepest in the world, reaching approximately 4,160 meters deep.

The COLCA VALLEY is one of the most extraordinary destinations in the country. Throughout the area you can see colorful pre-Inca cultivated terraces, and in the Cruz del Condor you can appreciate the majestic flight of the condors.

  • 06.00 hrs After breakfast we will leave towards the Mirador de la Cruz del Condor, travel time 2 h. where we will observe the majestic flight of the condors and the depth of the canyon for 1 hour.
  • Three of its major habitats are located in the south of Peru, in the Colca Canyon – AREQUIPA, in the Mayobamba Canyon and in Chonta – CUSCO.
  • The Incas believed that the CONDOR WAS IMMORTAL. According to the myth, when the animal feels that it is getting old and that its strength is running out, it lands on the highest and most protruding peak of the mountains, folds its wings, picks up its legs and falls to the bottom of the ravines, where its reign ends. This death is symbolic, since with this act the condor returns to the nest, to the mountains, from where it is reborn towards a new cycle, a new life.
  • The CONDOR symbolized strength, intelligence and exaltation. It was an animal respected by all those who lived in the Andes since times before the discovery of America, since it not only brought good and bad omens, but it was also responsible for the sun to rise every morning, because with its energy it was able to take the star and raise it over the mountains initiating the life cycle.
  • On the way back to Chivay we will visit the villages of Pinchollo, Maca, Achoma and Yanque, where we will observe typical dances of the area, as well as the models, colonial churches and terraces.
  • 13.00 hrs We will board the return bus.
  • 18.00 hrs Arrival approx. to the city of Puno.






  • Tourist Transportation
  • Professional Bilingual Guide
  • Entrance to Santa Catalina Monastery – Internal Guide
  • Entrance to the Sabandia Mill
  • Entrance to the Founder’s Mansion
  • Entrance to the Sachaca Viewpoint


  • Tourist Mobility
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • 1 night in a hotel of your choice
  • Breakfast
  • Folkloric Show
  • Bus Rutas del Sur: Chivay/Puno


  • Entrance to the Thermal Baths of La Calera S/. 15.00
  • Tourist Ticket Colca S/. 70.00
  • 02 Lunches + 01 Dinner in Chivay
  • Snacks or mineral water
  • Entrance fee to the Sabandia Mill S/. 12.00
  • Entrance to the Founder’s Mansion S/. 10.00
  • Others not specified in the program
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips



  • Snacks
  • Mineral water
  • Cap or Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun block


  • Small backpack
  • Snacks
  • Mineral water
  • Light and warm clothes
  • Trekking shoes
  • Hat or cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun block



Arequipa in your hands


Minimum 02 people


  • Tourist Transportation
  • Professional Bilingual Guide
  • Entrance to Santa Catalina Monastery – Internal Guide
  • Entrance to the Sabandia Mill
  • Entrance to the Founder’s Mansion
  • Entrance to the Sachaca Viewpoint
  • Folkloric Show
  • Bus Rutas del Sur: Chivay/Puno

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Colca Valley and Arequipa Tour

During the tour, we will reach altitudes ranging from 2,335 meters above sea level in Arequipa to 3,800 meters at the Cruz del Cóndor viewpoint.

In the Colca Canyon, you can spot a variety of animals, including condors, alpacas, vicuñas, vizcachas, foxes, pumas, eagles, hawks, and owls.

It is possible to experience altitude sickness (or mountain sickness) during the Colca Valley and Arequipa Tour, as the tour includes visits to places located at significantly higher altitudes than the city of Arequipa, which is at 2,335 meters above sea level.

To prevent altitude sickness, it is recommended to:

  • Ascend Gradually: Whenever possible, ascend to higher altitudes gradually to allow your body to acclimate to the change in oxygen pressure.
  • Hydration: Drinking plenty of water is essential to stay well-hydrated at high altitudes.
  • Rest: Proper rest and avoiding excessive physical exertion can help reduce symptoms.
  • Medications: In some cases, doctors may prescribe medications like acetazolamide to help prevent or alleviate altitude sickness symptoms.
  • Avoid Alcohol and Tobacco: Alcohol and tobacco can worsen altitude sickness symptoms, so they should be avoided during the ascent.
  • Awareness of Symptoms: Be aware of altitude sickness symptoms and seek medical attention if symptoms are severe or worsen.

In the Colca Canyon, Peru, you can savor authentic local cuisine, including fresh trout, guinea pig (cuy), potato-based dishes, soups, local products, homemade bread, fresh fruits, traditional beverages, desserts, and artisanal chocolate. This gastronomic experience reflects Andean culture and uses fresh ingredients in a stunning setting.

For a tour of the Colca Valley and Arequipa, bring appropriate clothing for variable weather (light clothing for the day and a jacket for the cold night), comfortable footwear, sunscreen, a backpack, a water bottle, a camera, travel documents, medications, cash, and sturdy bags.

In the Colca Valley, adventure enthusiasts will find rugged terrain with breathtaking landscapes offering exciting challenges. Here, you can engage in a variety of thrilling activities such as hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing, canoeing, llama trekking, flora and fauna observation, geyser exploration, waterfall visits, and exploration of prehistoric and archaeological areas. This place is a paradise for adventure, excitement, and adrenaline.

The most recommended months to do so are April and May since rainfall is less frequent, and the lushness of the landscapes becomes more appealing. However, it is possible to visit throughout the rest of the year, always considering local weather conditions.

The currency in use in Peru is the Nuevo Sol (S/). Although the US dollar is accepted in most hotels, shops, and restaurants, its value is based on the daily exchange rate, indicating how many Soles you get for each dollar. Some places also accept euros, but it is advised to make payments in the national currency, the Nuevo Sol.

If you are bringing a laptop or electronic devices during your trip, consider the information about electricity in Peru. The electrical voltage in Peru is 220 volts and operates at a frequency of 60 cycles per second, except in Arequipa, where the frequency is 50 cycles. However, most four and five-star hotels offer 110-volt outlets. Electrical outlets in Peru generally have two inputs. Therefore, it is recommended to carry an adapter for your electrical devices.









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