Colca Canyon 2 Days

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Overview

Enjoy an exciting adventure that is the most popular in the white city of Arequipa. During this tour, we will explore the charming town of Chivay, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy a folklore show and relax in the hot springs.

A highlight of our tour is the visit to La Cruz del Cóndor, known as the Colca Canyon viewpoint. From here, you can marvel at the majestic appearances of the Andean condors, while admiring the stunning views of the canyon. Additionally, we’ll make stops at picturesque traditional villages along the way and enjoy spectacular views of different types of auquénids, expansive landscapes, and archaeological remains.

This 2-day tour will immerse you in the natural beauty and culture of the region, giving you an unforgettable experience in the Colca Canyon.

Colca Canyon 2 Days

Itinerary

We begin the tour by picking you up at your hotel in Arequipa at 8:00 in the morning. We will board the transport that will take us to the town of Chivay. Along the way, we will make some stops to appreciate and take photos of places of interest, such as the Pampas of Cañahuas, Patahuasi , Taqora and Patapampa . These extensive landscapes present rock formations, lagoons, snow-capped mountains, flora and fauna typical of the region.

Approximately at noon, we will arrive in Chivay and we will go to the reserved hostel to settle in and have lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit the thermal baths of La Calera and a small museum next to them, where we will enjoy a folklore show. In the evening, we will have dinner on our own and spend the night.

We will start the day early, at 5:30 in the morning, after having breakfast. We will go to the Cruz del Cóndor Viewpoint. On the way, our first stop will be in the town of Yanque, where we can appreciate some typical dances and its colonial church with beautiful portals.

At approximately 8:00 in the morning, we will arrive at La Cruz del Cóndor, from where we will be able to observe the flight of the condors, immense birds in danger of extinction, and we will enjoy spectacular views of the canyon. We will also have the option of taking a 40-minute walk along the edge of the canyon (optional).

On our return route to Chivay, we will make a stop at the Antahuilque viewpoint , from where we can take impressive photos of the Colca Canyon in its entirety. Then, we will visit the tombs of Choquetico , where we will contemplate its archaeological remains, holes excavated in the slopes of Cerro Cabanaconde. Next, we will visit the town of Maca and its mestizo baroque style church.

Finally, we will arrive in Chivay for lunch and begin our return trip to Arequipa, arriving around 5:30 in the afternoon.

Inclusions

Terra Quechua Peru Included

  • Private tourist transportation.
  • Official Bilingual Guide.
  • Accommodation in Chivay
  • Breakfast at the accommodation
  • Folklore show.

Terra Quechua Peru No Included

  • Tourist ticket. (S/.70.00)
  • Enter the thermal baths of La Calera. ( S/.15.00)
  • 02 lunches
  • 01 dinner

What to Bring

  • A bottle of Water (1 Liter).
  • Light, warm clothing (it is cold in the morning and hot during the day).
  • Personal backpack with the essentials for the tour.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and cap.
  • Personal medication.
  • Photographic camera.
  • Comfortable hiking shoes.
  • Energizing snack, chocolate or candy.

Faqs

There are 15 km from the start, at the Mirador de San Miguel, to Cabanaconde.

The Colca Canyon route is done in two days and one night.

Yes, you can take a regular bus from Arequipa to Chivay, which takes 3 hours and costs 15 soles.

The Colca Canyon reaches 4,150 meters deep in some points, it is very deep.

It is not difficult in technical terms, but it is tough because of the altitude. The trekking is safe, has no technical difficulty and is well signposted. Therefore, it is recommended to do it on your own and without a tour.

The Sangalle Oasis is located at an altitude of 1900 meters above sea level (6,232 feet above sea level) in the district of Cabanaconde (at 3287 meters above sea level) in the province of Caylloma, in the Arequipa region. Sangalle is a valley that is part of Cabanaconde and is known as the Oasis of Sangalle in tourist terms. To reach this unique place, it is necessary to zigzag down the side of the canyon along a bridle path, which takes approximately two to two and a half hours.

Food during this tour will be coordinated by the travel agency, although it is also recommended to bring snacks and drinks for the tour.

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Travel Guide

It is mandatory for the passenger to report any health problems or previous injuries to ensure their safety during trekking.

Tips for guides are not included in the price.

It is advisable to wear extremely warm clothing for the morning transport, as the route to the Canyon reaches altitudes of almost 5000 meters above sea level and temperatures can be very cold.

NOTE: THIS TREKKING IS NOT EASY, SOME CONSIDER IT MORE DEMANDING THAN THE MACHU PICCHU TREKKING.

It is possible to hire mules for people who feel fatigued during trekking.

  • Altitude: Altitude is a crucial factor. The bottom of the canyon is 2,000 meters above sea level, while the surface reaches 4,000 meters. The continuous climb from 2,200 to 3,200 meters can be challenging if you are not acclimatized. Make sure you know the symptoms of altitude sickness and how to prevent it.
  • Heat and Hydration: In the Colca Canyon it can be very hot, and the vegetation is scarce. It is essential to drink plenty of water and make sure you bring enough to stay hydrated throughout the hike.
  • Updated Information: If you are in Arequipa, visit the iPerú office for updated information on the route and transportation schedules. These offices are reliable sources and will not try to sell you anything.
  • Continuous Slope: Prepare for a continuous slope. If you’re not used to walking downhill, keep in mind that it can be taxing on your knees.
  • me app : Downloading the Maps.me app can be helpful as it works offline and will help you navigate the route. It is a useful tool for orientation.

I hope these tips help you enjoy your trekking in the Colca Canyon safely and pleasantly. Good hike!

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TERRA QUECHUA PERU. Is a full-service travel company. Our reputation for excellence is earned every day by providing the ultimate in value and personal attention. Since our founding in 2012, we have striven to make travel simple, worry-free, and fun for our corporate and leisure customers alike.

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Terra Quechua Peru is dedicated to providing the ultimate in value and personal attention to its customers, striving to make travel simple, worry-free, and enjoyable for both corporate and leisure travelers.

Who founded Terra Quechua Peru, and what distinguishes it as a company?

Terra Quechua Peru, initially started by Raquel Sanchez and Edwin Medina, is a family-owned travel agency and direct local tour operator headquartered in Cusco. Their extensive personal experience in trekking, along with the fact that it's a 100% Cusquenian Company without any shareholders, sets it apart.

What sets Terra Quechua Peru apart from other travel companies?

Terra Quechua Peru distinguishes itself by its dedication to providing exceptional value and personalized attention to its clients. Since its establishment in 2012, it has been committed to making travel straightforward, stress-free, and enjoyable for both corporate and leisure travelers. Additionally, being a family-owned business with a strong local presence and a wealth of experience in trekking further sets it apart.

What makes Terra Quechua Peru unique in the travel industry?

Terra Quechua Peru's uniqueness lies in its origins as a family-owned travel agency and direct local tour operator. Its founders, Raquel Sanchez and Edwin Medina, have personal experience spanning many years in trekking, offering travelers an authentic and knowledgeable perspective of Peru.

What kind of experience expect with Terra Quechua Peru?

Travelers with Terra Quechua Peru can anticipate a personalized and friendly experience during their trekking adventures. The guides are dedicated to making travelers feel like they are hiking with their own family or friends. Their in-depth knowledge of the region and culture adds an extra layer of authenticity to every journey.

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