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Colca Canyon Tour 1 Day

Colca Canyon Tour 1 Day

1 Day from $ USD 60.00

Colca Canyon Tour 1 Day

1 Day from $ 60 | Colca Canyon Tour 1 Day

| Min Altitude: 2200msnm (3545 fasl) | Max Altitude: 2200msnm (3545 fasl)
Price From
$ USD 60.00
Duration
1 Day
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 10
Physical Level
Moderate

Introduction

Colca is one of the major tourist destinations in Peru; located at the northeast end of Arequipa in the province of Caylloma. Colca comes from the words Collaguas and Cabanas, two ethnic groups that lived along the Colca River. It is also the second deepest canyon in the world with 4,150 meters, after the Cotahuasi Canyon.

The province of Caylloma, generically known as “Colca”, is part of the department of Arequipa in Peru and is located in the extreme northeast of this region. The province’s main scenery is the Colca Canyon and it is in its surroundings that the towns that identify it have settled.

Trip details

  • Attractions: Colca Canyon
  • Type of Package: Adventure – Nature – Hiking
  • Elevation: Min: 3635masl | Max: 3800masl
  • Duration of tour: Full Day
  • Difficulty: Easy | Moderate | Difficulty: Difficult
  • Availability: Every day (advance reservation)
  • Group Types: Private Service (Minimum 2 paxs)
  • Shared Service (Maximum 15 paxs)
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Itinerary

DAY 1

Colca Canyon Tour 1 Day

The transportation will pick you up very early from your hotel to leave Arequipa in the direction of the city of Chivay, in a 4 hour road trip. We will start with the arrival to Yanque where we will have our breakfast (box breakfast).

From here, more recovered from the early wake up and the long trip, we will continue our journey to the Cruz del Condor, nesting place of these birds that reach up to 3 m with their wings outstretched. We will be able to visit the viewpoint and observe them in flight.

We will also be able to appreciate the Colca Valley in all its splendor and the pre-Inca terraces that to this day are used for planting grains and other crops.

During the return trip to Chivay, we will make several stops at different natural viewpoints. At the viewpoint of Choquetico, we will see the remains of the tombs built by the Collaguas culture around 1200 A.D. and located on the opposite side of the canyon, as well as the pre-Inca stones of Choquetico, with carvings of the map of the land on one side and on the other, carvings of terraces.

We will also stop at the village of Pinchollo, and the viewpoints of Lito and Antahuilque to admire the depth of the canyon and some of the lakes in the area.

Afterwards, we will go again to Chivay, where we will stop for lunch in a tourist restaurant. After this, we will take our vehicle to start the return trip to Arequipa, but not before making a couple of stops at the Mirador de los Volcanes, located at 4910 m.a.s.l. and from where we have a privileged view of the volcanoes that surround the area.

We will also stop at the Pampa Cañahuas National Reserve, a wetland where you can see vicuñas and alpacas. Afterwards, we will not stop until we reach the center of Arequipa, where our tour ends.

What to Bring

  • Day Pack
  • Good Shoes
  • Rain Jacket or a Poncho
  • Water Bottle
  • Hat or Cap to protect you from the sun or the cold
  • Sun Block
  • Insect repellent
  • Water and Snacks
  • Camera
  • Toilet paper
  • Towel
  • Swimsuit (recommended for the hot springs)
  • Plastic bags to store your spare clothes
  • Sleeping bag (not necessary, only if you feel cold quickly; can be rented with Dos Manos)
  • Flashlight and batteries, pocket knife, matches
  • Personal medical kit

Pricing List

Private Service
Number of persons Price per person
1 Persons $ USD 60.00 Inquire Now

Travel Guide

Chivay: It is a town in Peru, capital of the Province of Caylloma, located at 3,635 meters above sea level on the western slope of the Andes Mountains, in the upper part of the Colca Canyon. The thermal baths called La Calera are located 3 km away.

Cruz del Condor: This viewpoint is located at the edge of the canyon. The Colca River flows below at a depth of 1,200 meters, while the wall in front of the canyon reaches a height of 3,100 meters, whose summits show the perpetual ice and the condors fly majestically below. Experiences of previous visitors indicate that the view from there is spectacular.

Make the most of your visit to the Colca Canyon.

Faqs Colca Canyon Tour 1 Day

What is the best season to visit Colca?

The best season to visit Colca is in the Dry Season, between the months of April – October, because in the rainy season these wonders are not appreciated in all their splendor because they are covered with clouds, besides being a changeable climate.

Can altitude sickness affect me in the Colca Canyon?

The altitude of the Colca Canyon is higher than the city of Arequipa, however in order to avoid the symptoms of altitude sickness we recommend you to have an acclimatization time of one or two days in the city of Arequipa walking without much effort.

What are the altitudes of the places to visit?

The altitudes vary according to the place to visit:

  • Chivay: 3635 masl.
  • Cruz del Condor: 3800 masl.

Is it possible to travel to the Colca Canyon with children?

Yes, previously having attended all the recommendations of our travel agents, in addition to the fact that children have a discount on some of the tickets and Tickets.

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