Our Distinctive A+R Style

+ Delight in the spectacular mountain setting of Arequipa and discover its fine Colonial-era landmarks.
+ Explore a pristine nature reserve set on a high-mountain plateau populated by vicuñas.
+ Behold the majesty and grandeur of the Colca Canyon, twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, and witness the graceful flight of the South American condor.
+ Experience daily life and the ancient traditions that endure in the remote Andean towns of Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque.
 
  • Day 1 – Welcome to Arequipa

    On arrival at the airport or rail station, you’ll be warmly greeted and chauffeured to the Casa Andina Premium Hotel. Surrounded by 3 majestic snow-capped volcanoes that soar to nearly 20,000 feet, this Colonial-era town is a delight to explore – And this afternoon, you’ll join your private guide to do just that! Marvel at Arequipa’s finely preserved architecture, most notably its centuries-old white stone buildings that gleam under the southern sun. Focusing on the evocative streets and handsome town squares of the historic district, your tour also includes the 16th-century Santa Catalina Convent, a citadel with narrow cobblestone lanes, charming plazas and fountains.
  • Day 2 – Into the Colca Valley

    As you leave Arequipa behind us this morning, you’ll have wonderful views of the mighty peaks that stand guard over the city. Ascending the slopes of Chachani, one of these three towering volcanoes, we’ll make our way into the Pampa Cañahuas Reserve, a picturesque high-mountain plateau populated by Vicuñas. Sit down to lunch in the charming town of Chivay and then spend some time browsing in the colorful local market. End your day in the breathtakingly beautiful Colca Valley and check in to the resort of your choice: Aranwa, Colca Lodge or luxurious Belmond Las Casitas. Meals B+L+D
  • Day 3 – Colca Canyon + Return to Arequipa

    After an early breakfast, join your private guide for a visit to Condor’s Cross. Stand in awe before the Colca Canyon; reaching depths over 11,000 feet, it’s nearly twice as deep as the Grand Canyon! This vantage point also offers an opportunity to witness the graceful flight of the giant South American condor. In the small towns of Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque, you’ll gain deeper insight into the enduring traditions and timeless pace of life in the region. Then continue to Antahuilque, a vantage point with sweeping views over the ancient agricultural terraces that have been worked for generations by the inhabitants of these far-flung agricultural communities.  After lunch, you’ll explore the ruins of an ancient Andean civilization before returning to Arequipa. Our Private Touring services end at the rail station or airport for your onward journey. Meals B+L

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  • Casa Andina Premium Hotel - Arequipa, Peru

    This former 18th century Mint House (now a historic monument) has been lovingly restored and boasts the original manor house as well as an adjacent modern complex.  Careful restoration in 2008 helped unveil the building’s rich history by exposing previously hidden frescoes, gold-leaf murals, and an exquisite chapel. Elegant décor and furnishings help to further transport guests back to colonial times, yet now with all the comforts of the modern era—including a sleek bar and a gourmet restaurant.  The immaculate guest rooms offer vaulted ceilings, stone walls and wrought iron windows as well as complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions and individually controlled air conditioning and heating.

  • Aranwa - Colca Valley, Peru

    Truly enchanting, the resort’s stunning grounds are abundant with lush gardens and are a habitat for hummingbirds, which can be seen throughout the property. It features two natural cascading waterfalls, one of which is accessible for guests to enjoy an al fresco shower, as well as a lake stocked with trout that provides water views for the restaurant and patio.

Our Private Touring Value

+ Comprehensive sightseeing with your own personal guide
+ 1 night at the Casa Andina Premium Hotel in Arequipa
+ 1 night at your choice of lodge or resort in the Colca Valley
+ 5  Meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner
+ All on-tour transportation and transfers with your own personal car and driver
+ All luggage handing, hotel taxes, and fees
 

Trip Pricing

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Travel Any Day - Per Person Double

Dates   Aranwa Colca Lodge Belmond Las Casitas
Departure Return   Regular Regular Regular
5/1/2019 12/31/2019 $999 $999 $1199
     
1/1/2020 12/31/2020 $999 $999 $1299
     

Prices are per person, double occupancy, and may vary during holidays and trade shows.



There are no upcoming departures for this tour, but our Custom Travel Team can arrange a private departure just for you at an affordable price and on the dates you want.  With your own private car, driver and guide and custom tailored hotels, meals, and sightseeing we can create the journey of a lifetime exactly to your specifications.

Contact our Custom Travel Team:    800-221-2216  or  Email Us

 

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