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From Arequipa: 2-Day Colca Canyon Tour with Transfer to Puno

1. From Arequipa: 2-Day Colca Canyon Tour with Transfer to Puno

Get back to nature in the Andes mountains and look for condors, llamas and alpacas in their natural habitat. Marvel at the majestic landscape and remote towns along the way. Day 1: Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Arequipa, and then look for llamas, alpacas and vicuñas in the magnificent mountains of the Sacred Valley. Get breathtaking views of the Misti, Chachani, Pichu Pichu and Ampato volcanoes from the highest point of the Patapampa route, and then continue to Chivay (entrance town to Colca Canyon) and have lunch at a local restaurant. Then you will be dropped off in your hotel in Chivay Town. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Day 2: Depart Chivay in the early morning and make your way towards the stunning Cruz del Condor viewpoint. See the pretty towns of Coporaque and Maca and get in touch with nature on a short hike before your arrival at Cruz del Condor, where you will get an hour to watch the majestic birds in flight. All the excursion will be explained by the professional guide. On the way back, eat lunch in Chivay before continuing to Puno, arriving at 7:30 PM.

From Arequipa: 2-day Colca Canyon Trek Tour

2. From Arequipa: 2-day Colca Canyon Trek Tour

Day 1 This amazing adventure starts very early in the morning. We will pick you up from your accommodation located in the city of Arequipa, and then, we will go straight to the Valley of Colca, in a journey of circa 3 hours. We are going to make a short stop to have breakfast at Chivay. We will continue the route towards the Condor’s Cross (3,800 m.a.s.l.) to watch the one of the most amazing natural wonders: the condor’s flying. Later, we are going to until reach the Pampas of San Miguel (3,300 m.a.s.l.). From this point, the hike begins to the bottom of the canyon, for along 4.6 miles (3 hours). Upon arriving to the town of San Juan de Chuccho, we will enjoy a well-deserved rest with lunch. Later, the trek continues through the towns of Cosñirhua y Malata for 2.5 more miles (2.5 hours). We will arrive to Sangalle (2,225 m), a spectacular oasis where we will spend the night. Here, you can enjoy a bath in the pool, and having dinner by night. Day 2 Very early in the morning (5:00 AM), we will start the hike of 2.5 miles ascending the canyon slope, for around 3 hours, admiring the sunrise with incredible views, until we reach the town of Cabanaconde (3,230 m). After breakfast, our transport will take us to the town of Chivay, making short stops to the viewpoint of Antahuilque, with beautiful views to Andean terraces and the valley of Colca. Then, we will visit the town of Maca, with a panoramic visit to its colonial church. We are going to have time to visit the hot springs of Yanque (optional*). This powerful hot water pools have healing properties as well as relaxing effects. Then, we are going to enjoy a tasty lunch (optional*) at Chivay. During our way back to the city of Arequipa, we will have the opportunity to pass near the National Reserve Pampa Cañahuas, home of different types of camelids such as llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and guanacos. Arriving in Arequipa, we will drop you off at your hotel.

From Arequipa: Colca Canyon Full-Day Guided Tour

3. From Arequipa: Colca Canyon Full-Day Guided Tour

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. 

From Arequipa: 3-day Colca Canyon Hike Tour Adventure

4. From Arequipa: 3-day Colca Canyon Hike Tour Adventure

DAY 1 Very early in the morning, we will depart to the town of Chivay, in a journey of 3 hours from the city of Arequipa. Upon arrival, we will enjoy a lovely breakfast. The tour continues to the Condor viewpoints, at 3,800 meters above sea level, also known as Condors’ Cross. Here, we’ll have the great opportunity to see and admire the incredible Condor flying around. Then, we are going to reach Cabanaconde, the starting point of the trekking to Colca Canyon. Arriving to the viewpoints of Pampas de San Miguel (3,300 m), we are going to descend to the bottom of the canyon along 4.6 miles (3 hours), until we reach San Juan de Chuccho (2,400 m.a.s.l.). This town is surrounded by beautiful and abundant vegetation. Here, we will enjoy a lunch, and we are going to have the chance to learn about local fruit trees and medicinal plants. Later, we’re going to have dinner, and spend the night. DAY 2 After breakfast, we are going to start a total trek of 2.5 miles, taking uphill and downhill paths, and visiting lovely traditional towns such as Cosñirhua, with the opportunity to admire pre Incan ruins. We will also pass through the town of Malata, where we can see its old Spanish church. We’re going have time for lunch. Hiking the Colca Canyon is an amazing experience. Admire impressive canyon views and local flora and fauna. Later, we will descend the canyon until reach the Oasis of Sangalle at 2,225 meters above sea level, to spend the night. Here, you can take a refreshing bath in the pool and enjoy lunch. We can make short tours around the oasis (optional). At night, we will enjoy a delicious dinner, and have time for a well deserve rest. DAY 3 The day Colca Canyon tour starts very early in the morning, with an amazing trek of 3 hours (2.5 miles), ascending the slope of the canyon until we reach the town of Cabanaconde. After enjoying breakfast in this picturesque town, we will take the transport to go towards the village of Chivay. On the way, we are going to visit the viewpoint of Antahuilque, a beautiful place with amazing landscapes to Inca terraces. Also, we will stop at the town of Maca, which stands out for its stunning colonial church. The town of Yanque offers us wonderful hot springs (optional). Visit the Colca Canyon is part of the tourist circuit of south Peru. The huge valley has incredible panoramic views to volcanoes and green fields located on the banks of the Colca river. The Colca Valley is a UNESCO Global Geopark. Later, we are going to get the town of Chivay to enjoy lunch (optional). On our way back to Arequipa, we are going to have the opportunity to pass through the National Reserve of Pampa Cañahuas, home of camelids as alpaca, vicuña and llamas. Upon arrival, we will drop you off at your hotel located in the city center.

From Arequipa: Full Day Colca Canyon Tour

5. From Arequipa: Full Day Colca Canyon Tour

Very early in the morning, and after picking you up from the hotel located in the city of Arequipa, we are going to start the Colca tour to the Valley of Colca. This amazing experience begins with a sightseeing tour to the National Reserve of Salinas y Aguada Blanca located at 4,000 meters above sea level. In this place we will admire vicuñas. After a 4-hour of travel by road we will reach the town of Chivay. This amazing Andean village is located in the highest point of the canyon, and it has an altitude of 3,635 m.a.s.l. The tour continues to Cruz del Condor viewing points located at 4,700 meters above sea. Admires the Colca River at the bottom. We will have the opportunity to admire incredible landscapes of the volcanoes. Also, we will see the amazing flight of the Condor in their natural habitat, a unique spectacle. The Condor is considered a South American Heritage, and is one of the biggest flying birds of the world. We will visit different religious towns as Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque. We will visit the viewpoint of Antahuilque located 3,700 m.a.s.l. with amazing views to colorful lagoons and to the platforms of Choquetico. Enjoy a lovely lunch at a local restaurant in Chivay (optional). Then, you will have the option to visit the hot springs (optional) with healing properties. During our way back to Arequipa we are going to pass through the Chucura crater, and Patahuasi, a place where we can see birds, llamas and alpacas. We will visit the volcanoes viewpoint at 4,800 m.a.s.l., and here we will admire amazing views to the volcanoes of Misti, Sabancaya, Chachani, Ampato, among others. To finish this long day tour visiting the Colca Canyon, we will back to Arequipa, to transferred you to the hotel.

Colca Canyon: 2-Day Tour from Arequipa to Puno

6. Colca Canyon: 2-Day Tour from Arequipa to Puno

Enjoy a Peruvian adventure seeing wildlife and natural wonders on this two-day tour from Arequipa to Puno.  Day 1: Arequipa to Chivay (Colca Canyon) In the morning, you will be met you at your hotel and taken on a stunning 4-hour journey to Chivay. Make sure to have your camera ready as you will stop at some incredible viewpoints including the Pampa Cañahuas Reserve. The reserve is home to many exotic Andean animals including vicuñas, alpacas, llamas, flamingos, ibis and the Andean eagle. You will see astounding landscapes as you drive past lakes, glaciers and some magnificent volcanoes, such as Ampato, Sabancaya, Huallca and Misti. You will reach the journey’s highest point of 4,800 meters (15,000 feet). In the afternoon, you will have a number of options to spend time at leisure. Stay at Chivay overnight. Day 2: Colca Canyon Tour and Tourist Coach to Puno You will be picked up from your hotel very early in the morning and taken to the most scenic places in the Colca Canyon. Your picturesque journey leads to the Mirador Cruz del Condor, the most famous viewing point to look into the depths of the Colca Canyon. Here, the canyon is around 1,200 meters deep, and you will have good chance to see a few condors flying, with the amazing canyon scenery in the background. From Chivay, the journey continues in a comfortable tourist coach to Lake Titicaca, the birthplace of the first Inca, Manco Capac. Along the way, you will be able to appreciate the scenic beauty of the Andes as you pass by lakes, lagoons, trout farms and Andean flamingos. When you reach the altitude of 4,850 meters (12,000 feet), you will have an unbelievable view of the highlands, before heading into Puno.

From Arequipa: Colca Canyon & La Calera Thermal Waters

7. From Arequipa: Colca Canyon & La Calera Thermal Waters

Embark on a guided day trip from Arequipa to Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world. Immerse yourself in the healing thermal waters of Colca, explore the charming villages of Maca and Yanque, and savor traditional food in Chivay. Kickstart your adventure by traversing the longest road in Yura, alongside the majestic Chachani mountain, heading towards the Pampa Cañahuas Natural Reserve. Pause at the Mirador de Los Volcanes, a scenic viewpoint offering breathtaking views of the western mountains. Upon reaching the village of Chivay, continue to another viewpoint where you can marvel at the mesmerizing flight of the condors. As you make your way back, take the opportunity to discover the enchanting villages of Maca and Yanque. Step inside their beautiful churches and admire the picturesque landscapes adorned with terraces in the valley. Before concluding your journey, indulge in a revitalizing 30-minute thermal bath at Thermal Waters. Once you feel rejuvenated, return to the town of Chivay and relish a delectable traditional lunch before heading back to Arequipa.

From Arequipa: Full Day Tour to Colca Canyon

8. From Arequipa: Full Day Tour to Colca Canyon

This full day tour to the Colca canyon start with a pick up from your accommodation in Arequipa. Once we pick up every participant, we head towards the Colca Valley. At the Colca region we pay the entrace fee and then continue to Chivay, the biggest town in the Colca valley. In Chivay we have a delicious breakfast and then continue to the Condors croos, stopping in some small towns like Yanque. Once in the Condors croos we make a one-hour walk and your guide will explain about the Colca, the condors and the wild life. In the condors' cross you will be able to watch the amazing condors flying. The condor is one of the biggest flying birds on earth and see them flying is all an experience. After watching the Condors flying, you will be taken to the hot springs for a refreshing bath. The entrace fee to the hot springs is not included but it only costs 20 soles. In that place you can also rent a towel, the use of the toilets is included. After the hot springs you will be taken to a buffet restaurant where you can choose to eat something from the menu or pay for the buffet and eat everything you like. Once everyone is ready with the lunch, we will come back to Arequipa and will arrive around 18:00 hrs. This service does not include drop off at your accommodation although we drop you off near Santa Catalina Monastery which is in the city center of Arequipa.

Colca Canyon - Arequipa

9. Colca Canyon - Arequipa

Day 1: Arequipa - Colca Pick up from the hotel and departure from Arequipa via Yura, passing by the Chachani foothills, Pampa de Arrieros, Pampa Cañahuas National Arrieros, Pampa Cañahuas National Reserve where you can see the slender vicuña, we continue to Vizcachani, Pampas de continue through Vizcachani, Pampas de Toccra where you can see a variety of birds, then we will go around the crater of then we will border the crater of Chucura to arrive to Patapampa (4,800 masl) and Mirador de los Andes where we will be able to observe the volcanoes that surround the volcanoes that surround the city of Arequipa. Descent to the town of Chivay for lunch (not included). lunch (not included). Accommodation at the hotel. In the afternoon visit the thermal baths of La Calera. (entrance fee not included). . . Day 2: Colca - Arequipa Very early in the morning, we will leave for the Cruz del Condor (41 Km. from Chivay), a place where we can see one of the most spectacular views of the Canyon. one of the most spectacular spots of the Canyon, and almost always you can see the condors in masterful flights. condors in masterful flights. We will return appreciating the towns of Pinchollo, Maca, Yanque and the viewpoints of Antahuilque and Choquetico. At midday we will arrive to Chivay for lunch (not included) and lunch (not included) and return to Arequipa. Drop off at the hotel.

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What people are saying about Arequipa

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 71 reviews

It was amazing, and well worth the price. If you’re traveling and want to see some great sights with little to no hiking , this is the trip for you. We had a small group I was the only one really in need of an English speaking tour and he took plenty of time to make sure I got the full experience. There was a free breakfast of coffee, tea, bread, and juice. I bought the ticket which included lunch and entrance to colca canyon park I saved more money that way. All the guests were super friendly too, I can speak some Spanish but definitely not enough. I highly recommend it. I believe my guide was Juan and Edwin was our driver and he did an excellent job.

This was a great tour! Henry did a fantastic job - he shared tons of interesting information about everything we saw and also kept the various itineraries of the group in mind. One caveat I would provide is that this was the first tour we had done in the area, and I can imagine that some of the stops made might not interest people who have already had their fill of alpacas, the beautiful mountains, etc.

Fantastic experience. Our guide was a mine of information. When we were thinking we were to be unlucky and not see a condor he managed to pick a spot which resulted in us seeing 4. One obviously enjoyed the attention and performed, swooping and gliding over our group. Our guide was always on time for pick ups and helped when people were not coping with the altitude- highly recommend.

Really great ! In addition we had the pleasant surprise of having a guide who spoke French. He accompanied us really well and explained things, he even offered us a traditional restaurant in the evening, it was great! Thanks to José and the super driver Popeye!

Suitable for the family considering the altitude. Regular stops which allow us to make the journey shorter and with a very interesting and pleasant approach to the environment. Walk adapted in time and difficulty with children! Great guide! Thank you Patricia!