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The Colca Valley’s Jewel

The Colca Valley’s Jewel

From $1598 per person
  • Experience the Colca Valley’s beauty in a luxurious stay in harmony with nature
  • Participate in an immersive chocolate experience.
  • Visit the Colca Valley’s magnificent natural hot springs.

Itinerary summary:

Day 1:

You will arrive to Arequipa and check-in in your hotel

Day 2:

This day gathers our favorites activities to do in one day in the City of Arequipa. First, you will learn about the history of Peruvian chocolate and even prepare your own! You will then appreciate ancient fiber classification techniques and traditional weaving live and visit the fascinating museum of textile machinery. You will have lunch in a “picantería”: a restaurant dedicated to the preparation of traditional homemade stews. In the afternoon, you will take a walk through the White City and visit places such as the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Santa Catalina monastery, and the popular Yanahuara viewpoint. Finally, you will enjoy a tasting menu based on native ingredients: an incredible experience with pairing for dinner.

Day 3:

You will arrive at the Colca Valley and take a walk surrounded by nature to the relaxing Hot Springs of this beautiful valley. The perfect way to enjoy the afternoon.

Day 4:

You will visit the “Cruz del Cóndor” viewpoint, definitely the best place to see the flight of these magnificent birds. A couple of hours later, you will be part of an exclusive Peruvian cooking class.

Day 5:

Transfer back to the airport in the City of Arequipa.

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  • Departure Time
    Please arrive by 9:15 AM for a departure at 9:30 AM
  • Return Time
    Approximately 8:30 PM
  • Dress Code
    Casual de día, elegante de noche
  • Included
    Accommodation
    Guide
    Meals
    National flights
    Transportation
  • Not included
    Insurance
    International flights

Itinerario

1
Día 1:
Arrival to Arequipa
You will be transferred to your private apartment.
2
Día 2:
Peruvian chocolate workshop & textile boutique
After breakfast, you will participate in an immersive chocolate experience: you will know the history, origins, and preparation processes of Peruvian chocolate, and prepare one of your own! Later, you will appreciate ancestral fiber classification and traditional knitting techniques in this unique textile museum. You will also be able to interact with Alpacas in a beautiful natural environment.
Picantería
Arequipa's picanterías are restaurants dedicated to the preparation of traditional homemade stews: a rustic kitchen. Lunch will be in one of the most recognized, and you will taste delicious dishes and drinks of Arequipa cuisine in an authentic local environment.
City tour
In the afternoon, you will visit the White City and go through the most interesting points, such as Arequipa’s main square, the Cathedral, beautiful colonial houses, Santa Catalina’s monastery, and the Yanahuara city sight.
Andean tasting menu
You will close the day with an exclusive dinner. Using nothing but native ingredients according to the seasons, the chef has designed a 10-course tasting menu called “Arequipa’s monarchy”. This experience includes drinks pairing.
3
Día 3:
Transfer to the Colca Valley
After approximately 3.5 hours of driving in a private vehicle, you will arrive at the Belmond Las Casitas hotel in the Colca Valley. There, breakfasts and dinners are included, and lunch is à la carte.
Hot Springs
The hotel offers free and paid activities that travelers can choose and book upon arrival. For this afternoon, we recommend the walk to the magnificent natural Hot Springs of the Valley. The perfect way to enjoy the afternoon.
4
Día 4:
"Cruz del Cóndor”
Accompanied by a local guide, you will visit the "Cruz del Cóndor" viewpoint: definitely, the best place to see the flight of these magnificent birds.
Recommended: Cooking workshop
To close this day, we recommend joining the hotel's cooking workshop. You will get to know the wonderful regional flavors from the hand of expert chefs and, guided by them, you will be able to prepare traditional Arequipa recipes.
5
Día 5:
At the proper time, you will be transferred to the airport in the City of Arequipa for your flight back home.

Location

Cirqa Relais & Châteaux Luxury Located in the historic centre of Arequipa, Cirqa was fervently inspired by the unbounded hospitality and ecclesiastical history that still define Arequipa to its core. Honouring this original concept, Cirqa is a place of both rest and fine cuisine. Belmond Casitas del Colca Luxury This secluded hideaway offers a unique opportunity to experience the traditional beauty of Peru. Immerse yourself in a tranquil pace of life as you spend more time in harmony with the incredible nature and welcoming local communities of this lush valley. Palla Boutique Boutique The hotel is located in the very center of Arequipa, not far from the cathedral and the Plaza de Armas. It offers a great location and great service so you can enjoy the beautiful and historic city of Arequipa! Colca Lodge 4 Stars With a design inspired by the ancient pre-Inca constructions, the Colca Lodge has used mud, stone and straw to create a magical environment where the rooms mix with the gardens and these with the adjacent crop fields. The contact with nature is full but the comforts in this rural environment away from civilization are equally full.

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