Cotahuasi Canyon in 5 Days and 4 Nights

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This is a cultural and adventure circuit , far away from traditional circuits, much more authentic than those of the colca canyon (where even a new citadel has been built at Yanque ,UYU UYU that passes by an antique one). There in Cotahuasi, you willl meet and share with quechua people, a reflection on the relation what we call today nature / culture in others times nature was a continuity of the social, grave reflection at the inevitable detruction of the planet….

PREMIER JOUR: AREQUIPA / COTAHUASI 400 km

Départ d Arequipa en transport privé ou publique en direction de Cotahuasi accompagné par un guide local ou Fernando Velasquez

SECOND DAY: COTAHUASI / PUYCA SUNI

5 AM APPROX. Departure from Cotahuasi to the district of PUYCA SUNI by public transport, arrival to the community around 7PM, accommodation with the family Llamoca, quechua family, pose.

10 am: departure by foot or with horses to the forest of Puyas de Raymundi (typical plant of the Andes ( a bromeliads such as pineapple,can reach 12m in heigh ans hasinflorecencelargest of all plants ,8000 florest and can live up to 100 ) hike aprox 4h one way years with the greatest inflorencence ) close to the village of Lauripampa, puya is a plant of the family of bromeliads (such as pineapple), can reach up to 12 m height , possibility of pubic transportation back

Night and dinner in the house of the

Noche y cena en la casa de los quechuas

THIRD DAY: SUNI PULLCA / ALCA / CAHUANA / THERMAL BATHS D LUICHO / TAURISMA

6AM Breakfast, then public transport with destination to Alca visit of the village rich agriculture, to observe its church, typical balconies, colonial houses, old cedars, then we will ascend by a pedestrian road d 75º in slope forming a zigzag composed by more than 5oo Inca steps to reach the community of Cahuana (3,068 m), pre-Inca terraces , then we will walk to observe the flora and wild fauna, and many points of view to contemplate beautiful landscapes formed by hills and villages, terraces and Rivers etc. . Then descend to the thermal baths of Luicho, lunch included

PM transportation to the town of Tonepampa, visit of its beautiful colonial church (eighteenth century) we will go to the hanging bridge of Taurisma, crossing the Cotahuasi river, view of the churches if they were open, woods of broom, then transport to Cotahuasi, night In Cotahuasi, Valle Hermozo hotel, dinner included

FOURTH DAY: COTAHUASI / CITUS OF SIPIA / FOREST OF CACTUS OF JUDIOPAMPA / VELINGA

AM After breakfast, we will take the bus to the deepest part of the canyon (3,501m), on the trip we will observe the countryside of Colcan and Piro, This is a place of great geological interest ( 3,500m deep , the deepest in the globe, below sea level , we will visit the waterfalls of Sipia, at 2000 m of altitude and measures 150 m fall, in three falls , from this place we walk to enter the towns of chaupa and Rosario Pampa to arrive at the forest of cactus Judeopampa at 1936m , columnar cactes, (cereus and weberbauecereus rahuii) that up to 10 m altitude, possibly observe birds, hummingbirds and other birds, finally arrive at the village of Velinga 1972m lunch and dinner includes night in Velinga

FIFTH DAY

AM: Departure in the direction of Cotahuasi, visit of the town of Cotahusi, lagoon Chaquicocha, colonial houses, lunch included and wait for the bus back to Arequipa. Around 5pm

END OF SERVICE

The price includes: 3 nights accommodation, transport, public or taxi, all breakfasts, all lunches, first night snack, all entrances,

The price does not include your insurance in case of accident

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