Colca Canyon 2D/1N
The 2-day Colca Canyon tour is an unforgettable experience that allows you ...
The 3-day Colca Canyon tour is a unique experience that allows you to explore the stunning natural landscapes and local culture of the Colca Canyon in the Arequipa region of southern Peru. This tour gives you the opportunity to get to know the traditional villages of the area and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the deepest canyon in the world.
It starts early in the morning from the city of Arequipa, from where you will travel in a comfortable bus to the Colca Canyon. During the trip, you will enjoy panoramic views of the Andean landscapes and local wildlife, such as vicuñas and alpacas. Once you arrive at the Colca Canyon, you will visit some traditional villages in the area, such as Yanque and Chivay, where you will have the opportunity to learn about the local culture and traditions.
You will then head to the most spectacular points of the Colca Canyon to observe the impressive flight of the condors, Peru’s national bird. You will also have the opportunity to walk along the rim of the canyon and admire the breathtaking panoramic views. After lunch, you will spend the night in the village of Cabanaconde.
On the last day you will take an early morning hike to the bottom of the canyon to reach the Colca River. Here you will appreciate the pre-Inca terraces and the impressive nature of the canyon. Then, you will return to Cabanaconde to have lunch and return to Arequipa by bus.
To do this tour from Cusco you have to leave one night before this tour will start at around.
You will be picked up from The bus Station or From your Hotel In Arequipa at 4 :00 a.m. with a private bus. After three hours of driving we make a short stop in Chivay. Then we will continue until we reach the viewing point ‘Cruz Del Condor’. We will stop here for about one hour to see the condors fly and to enjoy the beautiful view over the canyon. Afterwards we will go to Cabanaconde, at 3287 m.a.s.l. Here we will have lunch and prepare ourselves for the trekking. First we will pass by the viewing point named Pampa San Miguel, from where we can see the paths over which we will walk.
From here we start descending into the canyon in the direction of the village San Juan De Chucchu. This takes four hours approximately. On the way we will cross Colca River via a hanging bridge. During the trek the guide will tell you about the flora and fauna, medicinal plants and culture of the people living in the canyon. We will end this day inCosñirhua, a village at one hour walking distance from San Juan De Chucchu. In Cosñirhua the guide will prepare your dinner. You will spend the night in a local family house and be able to see their daily life.
After breakfast we will continue the trek through the canyon. On the way we will pass through Malata, a small village. After two hours of walking we arrive in Sangalle, better known as the Oasis. In the Oasis you can relax and take a swim in the swimming pool. After lunch we will have time to explore the area, ten we will have dinner and spend the night in bungalows. The accommodation has share bathroom and don’t have hot water showers.
In the morning around 04:30 am, you will have a coca tee and we are going to start the trekking up to Cabanaconde where we will have a breakfast. After that we are going to go back, but we will stop in the condor cross view point. From here you will have a beautiful view of the geological form of the canyon and the over flight of the condors (is not 100% sure to see those birds)over another part of the canyon. You will return to Cabanaconde to take the bus to Chivay. On the way we will make a stop to see Inca and pre-Inca agricultural terraces from the viewing point Wayrapunku. In Chivay you have the option of visiting the hot springs for one hour. The medicinal water has a temperature of 38 degrees Celsius. Afterward you are able to lunch in Chivay before returning to Arequipa. We will arrive in Arequipa at 6:30 p.m. approximately. so we will take the bus back to Cusco at around 8pm so you will be in Cusco next morning at around 6 am.
Professional bilingual guide (Spanish - English).
Pick up from the hotel.
Private guided tour.
Tickets to Colca.
1 night in a family house in Cosñirhua.
1 night in hostel in Cabanaconde.
Tickets to the Oasis Sangalle.
Tickets to the hot springs in Chivay.
Meals: 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinner.
1 breakfast and 1 dinner.
Original passport and student card (ISIC) green card.
Comfortable shirts and pants.
Sun protection cream (factor 35 is recommended).
Insect repellent minimum 30% DEET.
Suggested extra contribution.
Price per person
Commited to our Community
Monday to Friday
9AM – 1PM & 3PM – 7:30PM
Saturday 8:30AM – 1PM
San Andres & Quera street 201, Cusco
+51 969 875 999 (Office)
+51 984 404 049 (Sales)