Day trip

From Arequipa: Colca Canyon Full-Day Guided Tour

4.2 / 5

26 reviews

From Arequipa: Colca Canyon Full-Day Guided Tour

Activity provider: Peru Selected Trips
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 37 per person

Get back to nature on a full-day, guided tour of the Colca Canyon from Arequipa. Experience breathtaking views of the canyon from the Mirador Cruz del Cóndor viewpoint and follow the flight of the condor.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Reserve now & pay later
Reserve now & pay later to book your spot without any charges today. Learn more
Duration 1 day
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel or accommodation in Arequipa.

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy picturesque views of the surrounding area
  • View traditional mountain towns
  • Spot the Andean condor in its natural habitat
Full description
Enjoy early morning pick-up from your hotel or accommodation in Arequipa and travel to the incredible Colca Canyon. Arrive at the natural habitat of the giant Andean condor and look forward to a full-day tour of the breathtaking site. Stop for breakfast in the pleasant town of Chivay and travel through the towns of the Andes, before reaching the Mirador Cruz del Cóndor viewpoint. Take a short hike up to the viewpoint and experience picturesque views of the surrounding natural landscape. Cross the pass of Patapampa and admire the stunning flora and fauna of the Andes. View the peaks of the Misti, Chachani, Pichu Pichu, and Ampato volcanoes. Return to Arequipa at approximately 5:00 PM and be dropped off in the main square. 
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round trip transportation
  • Breakfast
  • Professional English and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to Colca Canyon (if option selected)
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Other items/services not specified
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

Select participants and date

Participants

Date

Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing

Know before you go

  • There is an important altitude difference between the starting point: Arequipa city (2300 m.) to the Colca Canyon (3700 m.), take precautions to avoid the altitude sickness.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 26 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    3.7/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

Very demanding excursion, starting at 3 am and returning late in the evening. Bus journey of at least 6 hours. The landscapes are splendid but unfortunately the stop at the Mirador dei Condor lasted only 40 minutes. Some other stops should be avoided and more time given to the main stop. The guide was however very clever, with clear and comprehensive explanations both in Spanish and in English. Buffet lunch quite good.

Read more

August 22, 2019

A must know you are on Arequipa

A tiring but essential day if you venture to Arequipa. On the other hand, we strongly advise against the booking via GetYourGuide, the price paid having been triple of other prices practiced for the same activity. I can understand a differential of 10 to 15%, but 200% more expensive, it is not acceptable!

April 28, 2019

Alles war richtig gemacht, das pick-up, das fahren, das Essen. Colca Canon ist eine sehr spektakulaere Natur und ich kann das nur empfehlen. Ein Sternchen weniger wegen der Uebersetzerin. Sprachlich war Sie nicht ganz vorbereitet.

January 3, 2020

Product ID: 198730