Day trip

From Arequipa: Colca Canyon & La Calera Thermal Waters

From Arequipa: Colca Canyon & La Calera Thermal Waters

From US$ 67.90 per person

Enjoy a full day tour from Arequipa to Colca Canyon. Observe wildlife in the marshes of Tocra mountain and venture up to the crater of a dormant volcano. Observe the flight of condors from a viewing point and enjoy a thermal bath.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in Plaza de Armas of Arequipa, no more than 3 blocks away from the plaza

Experience

Highlights
  • Travel through the deepest canyon in Arequipa
  • View condors flying over the Andes
  • Enjoy a thermal bath
  • Visit Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque
Full description
Travel to one of the deepest canyons in the world. Take the longest road in Yura, bordering the snowy Chachani mountain, towards Pampa Cañahuas Natural Reserve. Venture into the marshes of Tocra mountain, where you will see a variety of migratory birds, including flamingos. Pass by the crater of Chucura, a dormant volcano.  Stop at mirador de los volcanes, a viewing point where you can observe the western mountains. Arrive at the village of Chivay and journey to another viewing point, where you can watch the flight of the condors. Explore the villages of Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque on your way back. Enter into their beautiful churches and view the picturesque landscapes of the terraces in the valley.  Enjoy a thermal bath in La Calera Thermal Waters, where you will stay for an hour. Return to the town of Chivay and indulge yourself with a traditional lunch, before you depart for the city of Arequipa. 
Includes
  • Pick-up from hotels located near Plaza de Armas of Arequipa
  • Transportation
  • Expert, tour guide
  • Continental breakfast and lunch in Chivay
  • Entrance to Thermal baths S/15 soles per/person
  • Colca Tourist Ticket (BTC): S/70 Soles foreign tourists or S/20 Soles for Peruvians. This is only payable with cash and you will be charged at your arrival to Chivay

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What to bring

  • Passport
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent

Know before you go

  • Please wear warm, comfortable clothing
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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The guide and driver were very good with their job. However I feel there needs to be a warning for children especially because of the potential for altitude sickness on the drive. My son is 12 and he moved through it pretty good (vomiting 5 times) but the seven-year-old of the other family did not do so well. I feel there needs to be some information about how to prepare for altitude sickness. Otherwise the day and the adventure was amazing! And I really appreciated our guide and driver.

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July 21, 2022

Didn't know what to expect from this trip, but it was so cool! The condors were amazing to see, we learned so much, and the views were absolutely breathtaking. Awesome trip to take if you have the time, very worthwhile. Loved it!

June 7, 2022

The pick up was on time, the explanation from our guide Liz was accurate.

October 15, 2021

Product ID: 168224