Colca Canyon Full Day Tour

Embark on an extraordinary journey to the beautiful Colca Canyon, where nature’s grandeur and cultural wonders converge. Join us as we pick you up from your hotel, venturing forth in our private van to this remarkable destination. Get ready to be captivated by the majestic Condor, witness the charm of colonial churches and ancient tombs, luxuriate in rejuvenating hot springs, and marvel at breathtaking volcanic panoramas.

General information

Price / 42 USD per person

You can pay online

With transfer to Puno / 97 USD

You can book this option by clicking the button “with transfer to Puno”

Refund policy

24-hour refund policy

Availability

Everyday

Pick up time

3:30 am

Duration

15 hours

Return time

6:00 pm

Included / excluded

Pick up from your accommodation in the center of Arequipa.

Round trip tourist transportation / van or minibus.

Breakfast

English speaking trekking guide.

Entrance ticket to the Canyon: S/. 20 soles (Peruvians), S/. 40 soles (Latinoamericans) and S/. 70 soles (other countries).

Entrance to the Hot Springs: S/. 15 soles / optional.

Last lunch in Chivay / The guide will direct you to a buffet restaurant which costs S/. 30 soles / optional.

Full description

Embark on an unforgettable expedition to the Colca Canyon, where breathtaking vistas and cultural treasures await. Our journey begins between 03:00 and 03:30 hrs, as we pick you up from your accommodation, setting off on a comfortable private van or minibus bound for the Canyon. After a scenic 4-hour drive, we pause in Chivay to indulge in a breakfast, preparing ourselves for the wonders to come.

By 08:30 hrs, we reach the Condor’s Cross, a vantage point that unveils the beauty of the Colca Canyon. Prepare to witness the majestic Andean Condor gracefully gliding overhead, offering an up-close encounter with these magnificent creatures. Capture stunning photographs of these avian wonders, as their presence creates an extraordinary and truly unique experience within the Canyon.

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On our return journey to Chivay, we make stops at the charming villages of Pinchollo, Maca, and Yanque. These quaint locales boast colonial churches, ancient tombs, and Pre-Inca terraces, granting us a glimpse into the local way of life within the second deepest Canyon in the world.

At noon, we arrive at the hot springs, where you can unwind and immerse yourself in the therapeutic waters, surrounded by nature’s serenity. Following this relaxing interlude, we savor a delectable buffet lunch at a local restaurant in Chivay.

As we journey back to Arequipa, we make a stop at Patapampa, an incredible viewpoint that offers a panoramic spectacle of the Ampato, Sabancaya, and Hualca Hualca volcanoes standing side by side. This breathtaking sight marks the pinnacle of our expedition, as we ascend to an altitude of 4800 meters above sea level in Pampa Cañahuas.

By 17:30 hrs, we return to Arequipa, and drop you off next to the Santa Catalina Monastery.

Meeting point

You will be picked up from your accommodation in Arequipa

What to bring

Comfortable clothes and shoes

 Bottle water (available also for purchase during the trek)

Sunscreen

Sunglasses

Hat or cap

Waterproof jacket

Swimming suit

Flashlight / headtorch

Photocopy of passport​

Swimming suit

​Insects repellent.​

Cash

Important

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