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  • Address: Chivay, Peru
Travelers heading to Peru’s spectacular Colca Canyon will almost certainly spend some time in the town of Chivay, 100 miles (60 kilometers) outside of Arequipa. As the first main tourist town in the valley, Chivay has many hotels, hostels, restaurants and shops selling high-quality Alpaca wool handicrafts. At the center of the city sits Plaza de Armas, a charming little plaza housing Our Lady of Assumption church and a market at its corner selling a little bit of everything (including lots of cheap and tasty eats). 

A few minutes outside of Arequipa, the Termas La Calera (La Calera Hot Springs) have a series of indoor and outdoor heated pools perfect for a soak after a day of sightseeing, as well as lockers and showers for post-soak refreshment.

Practical Info

Getting to the Colca Valley takes about 3.5 hours by public bus.

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Colca Valley Overnight Tour from Arequipa: Colca Canyon, Vicuna Reserve and Condors, Arequipa, null
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Colca Valley Overnight Tour from Arequipa: Colca Canyon, Vicuna Reserve and Condors

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When you’re in Arequipa, you can’t miss a trip to Colca Canyon (Cañon del Colca), a stunning natural wonder that’s twice as deep as the USA’s Grand ...  Read more

Location: Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $222.99
Bus from Puno to Chivay, Puno, Overnight Tours
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Bus from Puno to Chivay

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Coach bus from Puno to Chivay. You will have a guide on the road and the bus will make stops in different parts: at a beutiful lake, at Las Vicuñas ...  Read more

Location: Puno, Peru
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.00

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