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Thermal Baths in Chivay (La calera)

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Once again Arequipa surprises us with its attractions, now we make a stop at the thermal baths of La Calera, located 3 km from the district of Chivay. The origin of the waters comes from the Cotallumi volcano that has a temperature of 80° C, but for the thermal baths this temperature is moderated.

This magical place has a beautiful surrounding landscape, a greenish view and a warm climate; however, it is not only that, in the place you can also find a museum and archaeological excavations that are the sample of an entire Inca civilization.

Therefore, in the following paragraphs I will detail what you can do or find in this thermal bath La Calera.

What to see and do in La Calera hot springs?

Chivay has many attractions that we must visit, among them are:

  • Take a dip in your pool

The thermal baths Chivay has 5 pools where you can bathe, do not worry because the temperature of its waters is at 38° C, the origin of the hot water is because there is the Cotallumi volcano with a temperature of 80° C; however, to use the heated pools are adequate.

  • Medicinal water

Definitely, nature is wise and healing since the thermal baths of La Calera have medicinal water. Yes, these contain a high percentage of calcium, iron and zinc with the benefit of relaxing the muscles if you suffer from them, bone problems, skin problems among others that serve to relax.

I recommend that you organize your plan well and get to your lodging place on time, because here there are no hotels or anything like that, so you have to go to Chivay to spend the night.

Touring Chivay

When you travel there are times when you feel tired from the long trip, this happened to me because I traveled much of the south and when I arrived in Arequipa I continued visiting beautiful destinations, however, if I wanted to be in a spa and what better option is one outdoors.

The thermal baths of Chivay works as a spa to relax the muscles, besides it is curative, many tourists go to it because it is the best natural remedy.

Visiting the thermal baths

One of the best ways to relax is to visit the thermal baths of La Calera, medicinal water that helps you relax and improve the pains in your body (muscles, bones, among others).

Crossing the suspension bridge

Puente Colgante Chivay
Chivay Suspension Bridge

If you want to learn more about the Colca or venture further, you can do so by crossing the suspension bridge made of wood and with the force of the wind it moves from right to left, ideal for a few photos and have a better view of the Colca.

Observing the Colca Canyon

Once in the hot springs, you can go to one of the viewpoints that are there and see the whole panorama of the Colca Canyon, a unique landscape with unique shapes and not only that, you can also see the flight of the condors which is another of the wonders that you can earn in Arequipa.

If you want to know more about the flight of the condors I invite you to visit our Terandes page and go to the blog section where we tell you more about the flight of the condors, where you can see them better and at what times.

How to get to La Calera hot springs?

Hours and admission fee

To visit the thermal baths of Chivay, you must go very early, the place opens from 4:00 am to 7:00 pm, however, take into account the time to return and stay in the district.

If you are interested in knowing more about this information and other tourist tours of Arequipa, you should visit our Terandes website. Don't wait any longer to get to know our Peru!

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