Double Occupancy: $450 per person

Single Occupancy: $430 per person

Duration: Two Days

Minimum No. of Travelers: 2

Difficulty: Easy

Season: All Year

This Colca Canyon Tour explores the dramatic scenery of the Colca Canyon on a private two-day tour from Arequipa. With your knowledgeable guide you stop by Pampa Canahuas Reserve to observe wild Vicunas grazing against their majestic background of the Misti Volcano. You also visit Yanque and Maca, two villages that feature churches and local dances. Then, you follow the road to Cabanoconde where you spend the night. Finally, you spend an early morning walking by the Colca canyon where you can spot the majestic condor reaching high and flying long distances! Later in the day the journey takes us back to Chivay where you enjoy lunch before the drive back to Arequipa.

DAY 1: Arequipa – Chivay - Cabanoconde

Your guide picks you up from your hotel at 8AM to begin your journey. You start up the mountains to the colossal Colca Valley. You drive through the scenic Pampa Canahuas Vicuna Reserve and see wild vicunas foraging on the Pampas. Then, the road passes an extinct volcano before descending to Chivay, where it is possible to stop for a visit to the local market before continuing the drive to Cabanoconde.

Overnight in hotel, double or single room with private bathroom Meals provided: Lunch

DAY 2: Cabanoconde – Cruz del Condor – Chivay - Arequipa

After an early breakfast at 6 AM you depart towards Cruz del Condor. This fantastic viewpoint offers views into the depths of the canyon and the Colca River flowing 3,960 feet below. While enjoying the views of the canyon you should scan the sky for condors too! Sometimes it is easy to spot more than a dozen flying nearby.
After, you drive back to Chivay and visit the villages of Maca and Yanque. Appreciate the well preserved colonial churches and might get a few souvenirs at the artisan stalls of the local people. We stop for lunch in a rustic restaurant in Chivay. Then we drive back to Arequipa arriving before 6 PM. ludes

Meals provided: Breakfast and Lunch

The meals we provide while your Colca Canyon Tour are shown below:

DAYS 1 2
Breakfast X
Boxed Lunch / Lunch X X
Dinner
  • Private minibus to the Colca Canyon Tour
  • Bilingual (Spanish - English) guide
  • Entrance fees to the Colca Canyon
  • 1 Night lodging at hotel in a double or single room with private bathroom
  • 1 Breakfast and two lunches
  • Flights to and from Arequipa
  • Hotel in Arequipa
  • Other entrances not described on our itinerary
  • Any other accommodation before or after the tour
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Medical or Life Insurance
  • Other Expenses
  • Any other expense due to delays because of natural causes, landslides, political strikes, etc.
  • A 60 litre Duffel sac (18 lbs max weight)
  • Small daypack
  • Walking shoes or boots
  • Rain jacket & pants
  • Gloves & wool hat
  • Long sleeved shirts (cotton/breathable fabric, not too thin)
  • Sun hat/Sunglasses/Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Personal items & medication
  • Torch, binoculars
  • Personal documents (Passport Mandatory to present at control gates)
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