Colca Canyon Full Day Tour
Embark on an extraordinary journey to the awe-inspiring 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. This 2-day trek promises an unforgettable experience.
Price / 42 USD
You must pay before the tour starts
With transfer to Puno / 97 USD
You can book this option by clicking the button “with transfer to Puno”
Pick up time
Included / excluded
Pick up from your hotel / hostel in the center of Arequipa.
Round trip tourist transportation / van or minibus.
Meals (2 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner)
English speaking trekking guide.
Entrance ticket to the Canyon: 20 soles (Peruvians), 40 soles (Latinoamericans) and 70 soles (other countries).
Entrance to the Hot Springs: 15 soles / optional.
Last lunch in Chivay / The guide will direct you to a buffet restaurant which costs 30 soles / optional.
Embark on an unforgettable expedition to the mesmerizing 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 hotel or hostel, setting off on a comfortable private van or bus bound for the Canyon. After a scenic 4-hour drive, we pause in Chivay to indulge in a delightful breakfast, preparing ourselves for the wonders to come.
By 08:30 hrs, we reach the illustrious Condor’s Cross, a vantage point that unveils the awe-inspiring beauty of the Colca Canyon. Prepare to be awestruck as we 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.
On our return journey to Chivay, we make enchanting 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 rejuvenating 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, sating our appetites for the adventure ahead.
As we journey back to Arequipa, we make a captivating 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 a remarkable altitude of 4800 meters above sea level in Pampa Cañahuas.
By 17:30 hrs, we return to Arequipa, bidding farewell next to the iconic Santa Catalina Monastery. Reflect upon the unforgettable memories forged during this remarkable 2-day trek, where nature’s majesty and cultural treasures intertwine harmoniously, leaving an indelible impression on your heart and soul.
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)
Hat or cap
Flashlight / headtorch
Photocopy of passport