2 days tour Colca Canyon

Day 1

You will be picked up at your hotel between 07:30 and 08:00 and we will start our two day tour to the deepest canyon in the world, taking the road leading to Yura, which gets really close to the snowcapped mountain Chachani and we will continue towards Cañahuas (the National Reserve of Aguada Blanca and Salinas) which is habitat of the beautiful vicuñas (family of the lamas). In the lagoons of Tocra we can furthermore see wild birds that tend to rest here during their migration and we can also see for instance flamingos. We will pass the crater of the inactive volcano Chucura. On route we will stop at an outlook post known for its spectacular view of the surrounding volcanoes, which is also the highest point during our trip (4800 meters above sea level) and where we can see the magnificent snowcapped mountains of the Andes. Between 13:00 and 13:30 we will arrive in Chivay and you will be brought to the hotel of your choice (We can arrange hotels from basic 2 star hostels up till the 5 star “Casitas del Colca” -feel free to ask about possibilites). Around 14:00 we will have lunch (not included) and in the afternoon we will go to La Calera where you can enjoy the hot springs (In case your hotel has its own hot springs, you could stay in the hotel if preferred). Around 20:00 we will visit a folkloric show (if desired).

Day 2

We will have breakfast around 06:00 and around 06:30 we will go to Cruz del Condor where we can see (with a little bit of luck) the flight of the birds with the biggest wingspan in the word. Besides the famous condor, we can also can appreciate the deepest canyon in the world. On our way down into the canyon we will stop in the villages of Pinchollo, Maca y Yanque where we will see nice little churches in colonial style and we will stop at the outlook posts Antahuilque and Choquetico where we can see pre-Inca burial sites and where we have a spectacular view of the beautiful Andean landscapes. At 12:00 we arrive approximately in Chivay and will have lunch (not included) At 13:00 we will go back to Arequipa (or go on to Puno) . Around 17:00 – 18:00 we will be back in Arequipa (or Puno)

Additional info

Practical information

  • Departure: all days
  • Transportation: foot and bus
  • Duration: 2 days
What to bring
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Hat against sun / rain
  • Videorecorder / camera
  • Sunblock
Included
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Entree fee Colca Canyon
  • Breakfast
  • 1 night in a hotel of your choice
Not included
  • Lunch (2x) and dinner (1x)
  • Hotsprings
  • Tips
  • Bus to Puno (if desired)

Price: Depends on the number of tourist and/or special wishes. Feel free to contact us by filling our FORM