We pick you up from your hotel between 3am and 4am (subject to change) and drive to the town of Chivay for a lovely breakfast at a local bed and breakfast. Here you will be served eggs, pancake, local bread and jam, coffee/ tea. Once breakfast is over we will get back in the bus and travel for about 30 minutes to the Condor´s Cross viewpoint. Here you will see the spectacle of these mystic birds soaring above, as well as be able to see just how deep the canyon is. Afterwards we will continue on to Cabanaconde (3300m), the launching point of our trek and start trekking around 10am- 11am.
We begin the trek, as we hike through the bullfight field and visit the Achachiwa lookout, where Colca Canyon can be observed and also the trail we take to Llahuar Lodge. We trek down into the canyon with magnificent views of the villages, terraces, and River Colca below. Today is the hardest day of the trek but just remember you have an incredible hot spring waiting for you below.
After we reach the river at the bottom, we cross a suspension bridges located near a small Geyser. We will stop and appreciate the bubbling water knowing we are almost to our accommodation for the day.
Upon arriving to Llahuar Lodge (between 2 and 3pm) (2020m), we will check into our accommodation and rest our weary legs while the locals prepare lunch for us and we enjoy a beautiful view of the river and canyon from the deck of our accommodations lodge.
After lunch you will have plenty of time to enjoy the hot springs (30ºC), and admire the geological landscapes. If interested, we will also have opportunity to try trout fishing from the side of the Colca river. At night we will have dinner and sleep in the bungalows.