Enjoy a great adventure at the Colca Canyon, the deepest in the world. It is thought to be twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the US. Large portions of the Colca canyon are habitable, with pre-Columbian terraced fields still supporting agriculture and human life. We provide guaranteed daily departures for all: singles and groups.
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Attractions Included in this tour:
- Pampas Cañahuas
- Cross of Condor
The Colca Canyon tour Package Includes:
- Professional English speaking Tour Guide
- All Transfers from and to your hotel
- Entrance tickets to all places of visit
The Colca Canyon Package Does Not Include:
- Tips or extra expenses
Day 1: Arequipa – Chivay. Our staff will pick you up from your Hotel at 8:00 a.m. to start our trip to the deepest Canyon in the world. Journey starts at the highway from Yura, passing by the snow-covered Chachani mountain. We will get to try a delicious Coca leaf tea at the Aguada Blanca National Park, habitat of beautiful South American Cameloids (vicunas, alpacas, waris and llamas). Later, at Tocra lake, we will appreciate a variety of migratory birds such as flamencos and also will stop at the panoramic viewpoint (4.800 m) for a great view of the western mountain range from where you can truly appreciate the Pre-Inca farming Terraces / platforms known as “andenerias”.
We will get to Chivay at around 13:30 for Lunch and head to the colorful town of Coporaque; this is the starting point for our 2-hour walk. We will enjoy the beautiful landscapes and nature of this side of the valley as well as a pre-Inca cemetery located next to the mountain. This region is mostly made up of Andean communities.
At about 17:00 we will enjoy a relaxing time at the hot springs of La Calera. We will have dinner with a folkloric show.
Day 2: Chivay – Cruz del Condor. After an early breakfast, we will go on 90-min bus ride to the view-point of Cruz del Condor from where you will have a very beautiful view of the Colca Canyon and see several flying condors, some may pass really close to you. Returning to Arequipa, we will see some ruins and Pre-Inca terraces. We will stop in some towns, including the town of Yanque, where we will see its church, its artisan center, and the typical clothing of the people. We will get to Chivay at about noon and have lunch. At about 2 p.m. we will board the bus that will take us back to Arequipa, arriving at about 5 p.m.
What to bring for this tour
What you need to take for the Colca Tour:
- Sneakers, T-shirts, trousers, Shorts, Rain poncho for the rainy season
- Sun hat, Sunscreen, Bottled Water and Personal medication
- Extra money, Cameras
Upgrade options for your comfort
You can always ask for an upgrade for all of our services:
Trains: you can ask for a high class train, the Hiram Bingham luxury service.
Accomodation: If you feel like staying in a hotel during your stay in Cusco even for a couple of hours, we have plenty of options for you. Please check our hotel lists to find the best option for you.
Guiding: Our guides are very knowledgeable and experienced, but if you want a specialized guiding you can ask us to a special guiding service.
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Prices: Fares for the 2-day tour of Colca Canyon depend on the number of people in your group (more people less pricy).
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