Day trip

From Arequipa: Colca Canyon Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Trek The Colca

From Arequipa: Colca Canyon Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Trek The Colca

From US$ 52 per person

Take this convenient one day tour to the Colca Canyon to experience one of the largest canyons in the world.

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Duration 14 - 15 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
3:00-3:30 AM: Pickup from hotels located at downtown Arequipa (near Plaza de Armas) 3:30-3:45 AM: Pickup from hotels located at San Lazaro, Vallecito and Yanahuara

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy an impressive tour through one of the deepest canyons in the world
  • Disconnect from the city for at least one day
  • Watch condors flying over the canyon
Full description
You'll be picked up around 3:00-3:30 AM from your hotel. After a 4-hour drive, stop in Chivay to have breakfast. Walk an easy trek for about 1 hour to arrive at the Condor’s Cross. Appreciate impressive views of the Colca Canyon and watch the majestic Andean Condor flying overhead.  On your way back to Chivay, explore Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque, three small local villages which have colonial churches, tombs and Pre-Incan terraces. Your next stop will be at a hot spring, before having a buffet lunch at a local restaurant in Chivay at your own expense. On the way back to Arequipa,visit Patapampa, an incredible viewpoint where you can see the Ampato, Sabancaya and Hualca Hualca volcanos. This is also the highest point that you will reach, with an altitude of 4800 meters above sea level. At the end of the tour, you'll be dropped off next to Santa Catalina Monastery in Arequipa. If you choose the option to be dropped off in Puno, you will leave from Chivay after having lunch. After several hours of travelling, arrive around 6:45 PM in Puno. You will also make a stop in Pampa Cañahuas to have great views of the local landscapes.
Includes
  • Pickup from your hotel in Arequipa
  • Drop-off in central Arequipa or Puno (depending on option chosen)
  • Breakfast
  • Bilingual English and Spanish-Speaking guide
  • Drinks
  • Entrance ticket to Colca Canyon - 20 soles for Peruvian citizens / 40 soles for Latin-Americans / 70 soles for foreigners
  • Entrance to the hot springs - 15 soles per person
  • Lunch in Chivay - around 30 soles per person
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • If you select the option to finish the tour in Puno, you can only take one piece of luggage and your backpack
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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The landscape is very beautiful, the food is very good, you may not be able to see condors so your expectations regarding this should not be too high, excellent guides, please do not sleep the entire trip from Ida so that you can see the volcano eruptions

October 18, 2021

Very well organized and on time. The landscape is wonderful ! We were lucky enough to see a condor. The road back is difficult after a big day like this. I recommend this excursion

March 30, 2022

The canyon is beautiful and it is exciting to see the condors. The other superfluous and customary stops (too touristy) and moreover quick. I recommend the two day tour

October 13, 2021

Product ID: 388642