Arequipa – Colca Canyon Full Day

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Arequipa – Colca Canyon Full Day


  • The Colca Canyon is the world’s second-deepest canyon.
  • Visit this deep canyon studded with idyllic villages and mountainsides carved by ancient terraces.
  • Visitors can explore the canyon on short day hikes or even trek to its floor


Day 1

Colca Canyon Full Day

We leave Arequipa between 2: 30-3:00 a.m. and drive for 3 hours northwest behind Chachani to Chivay, capital of the Colca Canyon. We will have breakfast upon arrival.

We will continue driving for 2 hours in the most famous place at the Colca Canyon «La Cruz del Cóndor». This is where we see the depth of the canyon and the wonderful Condor.

The Andean condor is the largest flying bird in the world by combined measurement of weight and wingspan. Hope you are lucky to see them and take some good pictures.

The area has beautiful typical towns such as Yanque and Maca, colonial churches, friendly people in dresses and hats with typical stitching, and hundreds of pre-Inca terraces that are still in use with Andean crops such as corn, quinoa and amaranth.

Arrive to Chivay at noon, there is an optional visit to  La Calera hot springs, with pools that have a water temperature of 40 ° C / 104 ° F.

Once in Chivay we will have a traditional lunch then we will head back to  Arequipa.

We will stop on the way back, at the highest point : the viewpoint of the volcanoes and the snow-capped mountains in Patapampa (4,800 m). Later we will see wild vicuñas, alpacas and llamas in the Pampa Cañahuas National Reserve and some birds such as flamingos, ibis, Andean geese, ducks and eagles called «Kara Kara». Finally, we arrive in the city of Arequipa  at approximately 17:00 hrs.

Included services

  • Round trip transportation from Arequipa to the Colca Canyon.
  • Breakfast in Chivay.
  • Guide in English or Spanish.

Not included services

  • Lunch in Chivay.
  • Entrance to the Colca Canyon (S / 20.00 Peruvians - S / 70.00 foreigners)
  • Entrance to the Thermal Baths
  • Hotel in Arequipa.
  • Taxes.

What you need to know

  • Children up to 3 years old do not pay, they share complete services with parents or accompanying adults.
  • The tour is provided in shared service.
  • Minimum of 02 travelers for the purchase.
  • It is advisable to purchase travel insurance for your stay in the country.
  • The service is subject to change without prior notice, due to weather conditions (rain, bad weather, etc.), as well as any other event that does not allow the normal development of the service.
  • Any cancellation for the indicated reasons, no refund applies, if you want to withdraw before the end of the tour, no refund applies.
  • If you do not attend the day of the service, it will be considered as a “No Show” with no room for claims or refunds.

Cancellation Policies

42 US$

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