Colca Canyon

Colca Canyon 2 Day Tour

Classic bus trip to the Colca Canyon, leaving from Arequipa to Chivay or Yanque in 2 days. You can choice where to stay: Killawasi Lodge, Colca Lodge, Casa Andina Colca, Pozo del Cielo, Kollawas Home inn, etc. On day 2 we will drive to Cruz del Condor viewpoint, a natural place from where you can watch the flight of the condors.. The trip starts at 7:30AM and includes guided stops along the way to Chivay: Pampa Cañahuas, Tocrapampa and Patapampa. In the afternoon the visit to the hot springs is a must do, for relaxing.


Colca Canyon 2 Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arequipa – Patapampa- Chivay- La Calera Hot Springs

Pick up at at 7:30 AM, the tour guide will meet you in your Arequipa hotel and then we will start our daily private or shared guided tour to the Colca Canyon the second deepest in the world.
Along the way we will arrive to the 4200m where is located the Pampa Cañahuas Natural Reserve, at this place we will watch vicugnas, lamas and alpagas. We will arrive to Patahuasi for drinking a coca tea.
Arrival to the highest point Patapampa, located at 4800 MASL, natural view point where we will see the mountain range. At 1pm we will arrive to Chivay town, located at 3600m. Lunch in Chivay and accommodation. In the afternoon visit to the hot springs La Calera, return to Chivay.
We will meet the tour guide in the lobby of the hotel at 7PM for visiting the planetarium Maria Reiche, which is located at Casa Andina Hotel (Chivay).
You will learn how the ancient Colca Canyon inhabitants interpreted the night sky according to their myths. After this unique spectacle, dinner with folk show, return to the hotel and overnight.

Important:

Just Private 2 Day Tour includes visit to the Planetarium .

Day 2: Chivay – Cruz del Condor – Arequipa

At 5:30AM, breakfast and departure to the famous Cruz del Condor for watching the flight of the Condors, on the way back to Chivay we will visit the different natural view points and the Yanque and Maca towns. Arrive to Chivay for having lunch and return to Arequipa. Arrival to Arequipa at 5PM, transfer to the hotel.

Colca Canyon 2 Day Tour Includes:

English-Speaking tour guide
Tourist transportation Arequipa to Colca Canyon
1 Night accommodation at the hotel or hostel selected
Colca Canyon Entrance Fee
Meals: 2 breakfasts – 2 lunches - 1 dinner
Entrance fee La Calera thermal water
Visit the Planetarium Maria Reiche (private service)

Not Includes:

Beverages
Tips

Hostels - Hotels SWB DWB Backpacker Sevice
Basic Hostel $95 $90 Simple room with private bath and some hot shower and breakfast
Los Portales de Chivay $110 $105 Private bathroom + Hot shower + Continental breakfast
La Pascana $115 $110 Private bathroom + Hot shower + Continental breakfast
Ccapac Ñan $115 $110 Spacious room + Private bathroom + 24 hours hot water + Continental breakfast + Available internet access + Heating + Available towel
Kollawas Home Inn $118 $120 Carpeted room + Private bathroom + 24 hours hot water + Continental breakfast + Available internet access + Heating + Available towel
La Casa de Anita $120 $120 Hot Water + Private Bathroom + Heating + Available Towel
La Posada de Chivay $125 $120 Private bathroom + Hot shower + Continental breakfast + Parking + Heating with additional + Available towel
Colca Inn $145 $130 Private bathroom + Hot shower + l breakfast + Heating + Available towel + Wireless internet
Killawasi Lodge $165 $160 Private bathroom + hot shower + breakfast + heating + available towel + wireless internet
Tradicion Colca $165 $160 Carpeted rooms + Sauna + Heating + Buffet breakfast + Green area + Parking + Restaurant & Cafeteria
Pozo del Cielo $170 $165 Carpeted rooms + Sauna heating + Buffet breakfast + Green area + Lookout + Parking + Restaurant & Cafeteria + Heating + Wireless internet
Casa Andina Classic Chivay $185 $175 Carpeted rooms + Sauna heating + Buffet breakfast + Green area + Parking + Able planetarium and observatory + Wireless internet + Restaurant & Cafeteria (REC) + Available towels & soap

Colca Lodge

(Standard Room)

$215 $200 Carped rooms + Heating + Buffet Breakfast + Hot spring Pools + Towel & soap + Available Horseback riding & Fishing facilities + Parking + Large green area + Wireless internet + Restaurant & Cafeteria

Colca Lodge

(Suite Room)

$270 $250 Carpeted rooms + Heating + Buffet Breakfast + Hot spring Pools + Towel & soap + Available Horseback riding & Fishing facilities + Parking + Large green area + Wireless internet + Restaurant & Cafeteria
Las Casitas Del Colca
(Standard room)
$915 $525 Carpeted rooms + Jacuzzy + Buffet Breakfast + Large Green area + Safety box + Available horse ride + Swimming pool + Parking + Heating + Dry hair + Towel & soap + Wireless internet + Restaurant & Cafeteria (REC) + Natural lookouts + Fishing & Horseback riding facilities
(Suite Presidencial) $2060 $1100 Carpeted rooms + Jacuzzy + Buffet Breakfast + Large Green area + Safety box + Available horse ride + Swimming pool + Parking + Heating + Dry hair + Towel & soap + Wireless internet + Restaurant & Cafeteria (REC) + Natural lookouts + Fishing & Horseback riding facilities

What You Need to Bring

Small backpack 40lt
Rain jacket or poncho (December to april)
Strong comfortable and waterproof footwear
One complete change of clothing
Sweater and jacket (something warm)
Sun block (sun protection cream)
Camera
Sunglasses and swinsuit for the hot springs
Hat or cap to protect you from the sun

Colca Canyon Fun Facts

Colca Canyon is more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon
The Canyon is home of a great variety of flora and fauna
The Condor can be seen at “Cruz Del Condor” and “Tapay” viewing point
Other notable bird species present in the Colca include the giant hummingbird
The Valley is a wonderful and colourful andean valley with small towns with andean terraces on the both side of the Canyon
The valley is at its most beautiful in April and May, when the fields are green and the mountains snow-capped