Colca Canyon Trek

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Explore the deepest canyon in the world in our 2-day Colca Canyon Trek tour with us. Be surprised by beautiful landscapes and amazing mountains in this fantastic place.  

Discover the depth of the canyon with this amazing hike tour, and enjoy a well-deserved rest in the middle of the Sangalle oasis.

Live a different adventure enjoying the spectacular Colca Valley.


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AREQUIPA (PE)

Centrally located Arequipa downtown hotels
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Colca with return to Arequipa: At the end of the tour, we will drop you off two blocks from the Plaza de Armas of Arequipa

Colca + transfer to Puno: Main Square of Puno
DURATION
2 Days
FREQUENCY
Everyday
SEASON
All year round
INCLUDED

* Pick up from the hotel located in Arequipa

* Transport to back to the city of Arequipa

* Professional guide in Spanish and English

* 01 night of basic accommodation at Sangalle, rooms with shared or private bathroom

* Food and drinks: 02 breakfasts, 01 lunch and 01 dinner
NOT INCLUDED

* Entrance ticket to the Colca Valley (foreigner s/ 70.00, foreigner Latino s/ 40.00, local currency)
* Entrance ticket to the hot springs (15 soles, local currency)
* Gratuities
* Hotel drop-off
PHYSICAL REQS.

* You should be in good physical conditions
* We recommend a well altitude adaptation before starting any activity
DIFFICULTY
Moderate
WHAT TO BRING?

* Passport
* Comfortable clothes and winter water proof jackets
* Hat and sunglasses
* Trekking shoes
* From 2 to 3 liters of water for the first day
* Walk sticks
* Back pack for personal staff
* Small flashlight
* Swimsuits
* Toilet supplies, basics
* Repellent for insects
* Spending money for personal expenses
DESTINATIONS
Cañon Del Colca (PE)
OTHER

* At least 2 people are required to book the private room
* The entrance to the Colca Valley is paid at the moment, in cash, in local currency (PEN)
* Children under 15 years old are not allowed
* Maximum recommended age: 55 years
* The optional activities (*) are not included
* If you want to take the transfer to Puno on the last day, please select the correct option when booking. The regular bus will depart from Chivay at 1:00 p.m. and will drop you off at the main square of the city of Puno, arriving at 7:00 p.m. Upon arrival in Puno, you will need to make your own way to your hotel
* If you book the tour with the transfer to Puno included, you can leave your big luggage in a safe place located in the town of Cabanaconde (starting point of the trek) on the first day, and pick it up before arriving to Chivay on the last day. It has an extra cost, paid at the moment, in cash, in local currency (PEN)

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© Renzo Tasso / PROMPERÚ
INCLUDED MENU

The menu varies according to the season, because they are prepared with local supplies.
The Menu consists of soup as a starter, main course and dessert.

Details of Day Tours


DAY 1

The trekking through Colca Canyon starts early in the morning. We will pick you up from your accommodation in the city of Arequipa and head directly towards Colca Valley, approximately a 3-hour journey. We`ll make a brief stop for breakfast in Chivay.

We`ll continue our route to the Cruz del Cóndor viewpoint at an altitude of 3,800 meters above sea level, where you`ll have the opportunity to witness a natural spectacle: the flight of condors. Be amazed by the surrounding landscape of volcanoes, snow-capped peaks, and the depth of the canyon as these magnificent birds soar through the area.

Next, we`ll proceed with the tour to reach the Pampas de San Miguel (3,300 m.a.s.l.). From this point, we`ll begin a 7.5-kilometer hike, taking approximately 3 hours, down to the bottom of the canyon.

Upon arriving in the town of San Juan de Chuccho, we`ll have a well-deserved rest and lunch. Afterward, we`ll continue walking for another 4 kilometers, taking about two and a half hours, through the villages of Cosñirhua and Malata, until we reach Sangalle (1,900 m.a.s.l.), a spectacular oasis where we`ll spend the night.

Here, you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool, and in the evening, we`ll have a delightful dinner.

 

DAY 2

At 5:00 am, we will start a 4-kilometer hike, ascending for 3 hours along the slope of Colca Canyon, admiring the sunrise and spectacular landscapes until we reach the town of Cabanaconde, situated at 3,230 meters above sea level.

Cabanaconde is located in the province of Caylloma, 224 kilometers away from the city of Arequipa. The locals are very friendly, and you`ll be impressed by their spectacular handmade embroideries on their colorful traditional costumes, which are considered Cultural Heritage of the Nation.

We`ll have a hearty Andean breakfast, and then we`ll head to the town of Chivay with our transport, making previous stops at the Antahuilque Viewpoint to admire terraced fields and the vast Colca Valley. We`ll also visit the Andean village of Maca and appreciate its beautiful colonial church.

Additionally, we`ll pass through the village of Yanque, where you`ll have time to visit the thermal baths (optional). These hot water pools have healing properties and provide a relaxing experience. After the thermal baths, we`ll enjoy a good lunch in Chivay (optional).

We`ll then begin our journey back to the city of Arequipa. On the way, we`ll pass through the Pampa Cañahuas National Reserve, located at an altitude of 4,000 meters above sea level. This place lies behind the Misti and Chachani volcanoes and has a quite chilly climate due to its high altitude.

The reserve is home to valuable fauna, including birds, foxes, and vizcachas, and it is also inhabited by various camelids such as llamas, alpacas, vicuñas, and guanacos. Additionally, it boasts diverse flora, with ichu grass, cacti, and plants used for dyeing fabrics, such as wool.

Upon reaching the city, we will drop you off two blocks from Plaza de Armas of Arequipa.

 

*You have the option to choose the transfer to Puno at the end of the tour on day 2. In this case, you will depart from the town of Chivay at 1:00 p.m. and arrive at the main square of Puno at 7:00 p.m.


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Rates of Colca Canyon Trek in Arequipa

Valid rates for 2024 per person

Group service with shared room - Colca Trek 2D/1N

Group service. Includes: * Pick up at the hotel located in the center of Arequipa * Transportation back to the city of Arequipa * Professional guide in Spanish and English * 01 night of rustic accommodation in Sangalle, rooms with shared bathroom * Food and drinks: 02 breakfasts, 01 lunch and 01 dinner

Starts: 03:00 Hs
Duration: 2 DIAS
Operates: Everyday
Offered in: Español English

From: USD $104

Price for 1 adult: USD $104

Group service with private room - Colca Trek 2D/1N

Group service. Includes: * Pick up at the hotel located in the center of Arequipa * Transportation back to the city of Arequipa * Professional guide in Spanish and English * 01 night of rustic accommodation in Sangalle, rooms with private bathrooms * Food and drinks: 02 breakfasts, 01 lunch and 01 dinner

Starts: 03:00 Hs
Duration: 2 DIAS
Operates: Everyday
Offered in: Español English

From: USD $111

Price for 1 adult: USD $222

Group service with shared room - Colca Trek 2D/1N + Transfer to Puno

Group service. Includes: * Pick up at the hotel located in the center of Arequipa * Professional guide in Spanish and English * 01 night of rustic accommodation in Sangalle, rooms with shared bathroom * Food and drinks: 02 Breakfasts, 01 lunch and 01 dinner * Transfer by tourist bus to the Main Square of Puno

Starts: 03:00 Hs
Duration: 2 DIAS
Operates: Everyday
Offered in: Español English

From: USD $153

Group service with private room - Colca Trek 2D/1N + Transfer to Puno

Group service. Includes: * Pick up at the hotel located in the center of Arequipa * Professional guide in Spanish and English * 01 night of rustic accommodation in Sangalle, rooms with private bathrooms * Food and drinks: 02 breakfasts, 01 lunch and 01 dinner * Touristic bus to Puno

Starts: 03:00 Hs
Duration: 2 DIAS
Operates: Everyday
Offered in: Español English

From: USD $161

Price for 1 adult: USD $321

Rate List of Colca Canyon Trek for 2024 per person

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