Colca Canyon Tour and Colca Canyon Trek
Arequipa is one of the most popular’s tourist destinations in Peru, one of Arequipa’s highlights is the Colca Valley and canyon. The Colca Canyon is located in southern Peru Arequipa’s region is an area of astounding scenic beauty and one of the best places for practicing cultural, adventure and vivencial tourism. Perou Voyage has a variety of Colca tour options for enjoying the impressive nature beauty, the majestic architecture, cozy local families, feeling the adventure trekking through ancient trails in the Colca Canyon or just tasting local food prepared with quinoa, chuño, alpaga meat and trout. The Colca Canyon is best known as one of the world’s deepest canyons, reaching a depth of 4,160 meters (13,640′), whose depth can most easily be appreciated from the Cruz del Condor, a viewpoint where Andean Condors can be seen most days throughout the year. Colca Canyon tours offers to visitors plenty options for discovering the Colca Canyon with 2 kind of services: Private Colca Canyon tour and shared Colca Tour. Colca also offers a vibrant indigenous culture, high-quality handicrafts, and a range of activities from adventure sports to mystical tourism and tourist home-stays.
The valley features an incredible amount of Inca and pre-Inca agricultural terraces and the irrigation systems necessary to operate them.
Perou Voyage Tour Operator in Arequipa offers Colca Canyon Tour and Colca Trek activities for discovering this amazing destination, we are a reputable Peru tour operator, based in Arequipa city and specialist organizing Colca Trek Day Tours and Colca Canyon Day Tours.
We take you to discover the second deepest canyon in the world: Colca Canyon through the next different tour options: One Day Tours to Colca Canyon, Colca 2 Days Tour Colca Canyon, 2 Day Colca Trek, 3 Day Colca Trek, Colca Trek 4 Day, Colca Mixed Tour, Colca Tour 3 Days and the different Colca Vivencial tour for sharing time with locals.
Colca Canyon Highlights
Colca Canyon is the canyon of the Colca River in southern Peru. It is located about 160 kilometers northwest of Arequipa. The local people still maintain ancestral traditions and continue to cultivate the pre-Inca stepped terraces.
The canyon is home to the Andean condor (Vultur gryphus), a species that has been the focus of worldwide conservation efforts. The condors can be seen at close range as they fly past the canyon walls, and are a popular attraction.
The Andean Condor typically lives about 60-70 years, and has a wingspan of about 2.1–2.7 metres. It is commonly referred to as the “Eternity Bird,” as the bird is a symbol of long life and eternity. ‘Cruz del Condor’ is a popular tourist stop to view the condors. At this point the canyon floor is 1,200 metres below the rim of the canyon.
Attracting more and more visitors each year to the Colca Canyon, in addition to the awesome sights, are the Andean condors. The Colca Canyon is home of the majestic Condor. Tourists can see the big condors at fairly close range as they fly through the canyon.
The canyon is the natural habitat of the great Andean condor (Vultur gryphus), a species that has seen world-wide effort to preserve it.
‘Cruz del Condor’ is a popular tourist stop to view the condors, the pass where condors soar gracefully on the rising thermals occurring as the air warms. The condors hunt in the early morning and late afternoon, so it is best to be there during those times. At this point the canyon floor is 3,960 ft (1,200 m) below the rim of the canyon.
The Colca Canyon is also ideal for Adventure Sports. In addition, the La Calera natural hot springs is a wonderful way to relax after a day’s touring. The hot springs are located at Chivay, the biggest town in the Colca Canyon..
Perou Voyage offers Colca Canyon Tour and trips to Peru, climb the Huayna Picchu mountain, overflight the Nazca Lines, visit the lost citadel of the Incas with our Machu Picchu tour, walk along the Huacachina’s oasis, watch the Colca Canyon with the andean condors and the hot springs La Calera with the Classic Colca Canyon, Colca Trek and vivencial tours which allows to the tourists to enjoy the condor’s flight, visit the Santa Catalina Monastery and travel to the amazing Amazon rainforest.
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If you want to explore the coast, the andes or the Amazon, Perou Voyage will guides you in all these remarkable places.
We have the perfect Peru Tour for you, If you are looking for an adventure, culture, vivencial or trekking in Peru. We can tailor any Peru Trip to suit your budget, itinerary and schedule.
Discover one of the most beautiful areas in Peru; where you will find andean terraces built by the Collaguas and Cabanas, the two distinct ethnic groups in the Colca Valley.
This zone presents 16 villages, these are: Sibayo, Callalli, Tuti, Canocota, Chivay, Coporaque, Yanque, Ichupampa, Achoma, Lari, Maca, Madrigal, Cabanaconde, Pinchollo, Tapay and Huambo towns; in all this area you will find colonial churches and gently people.
In Chivay you will find “La Calera, hot springs, with recognized medicinal properties of importance. Also It’s possible to enjoy them in the villages of: Sibayo, Yanque and Llahuar.
One day Colca Canyon tour and 2 day Colca Tour, trek Colca Canyon 2 day, 3 and 4 day Colca Trekking: One of the deepest in the world, where is located the andean condor kingdom.
The Colca Valley and Canyon area offer a great collection of restaurants that includes typical food and a number of great hotels like: Colca Lodge, Pozo del Cielo, Casa Andina Colca, Kuntur Wassi, Las Casitas del Colca, Aranwa Pueblito Encantado del Colca, Tradicion Colca, La Casa de Mamayacchi, etc.
For visiting this land adventures, we offer Arequipa Tours to Colca Canyon, Colca Canyon Tour from Arequipa to Puno and Colca Tours Arequipa to Puno: Colca Canyon One day tour, Colca Canyon 2 Day Tour, Trekking Colca Canyon 2/3/4 days, Vivencial tour in Canocota, Coporaque, Tuti, Sibayo and Yanque and Chivay to Puno bus and Puno to Chivay bus. Enjoy your visit with our two kind of services: in private and shared. Also we offer Colca Canyon tour from Puno to Arequipa and Colca tour Killawasi lodge.
Colca Canyon Trek Day Tour
Colca Canyon Trek 2 Days:
This Colca Canyon 2 day option is for hikers with some trek level and good physical conditions. The 2 days Colca trek is the best way to get to the bottom of the canyon.
Colca Canyon Trek 3 Day:
Easier than the Colca Trek 2 days, this trek is recommended for hikers with more time to spend dicovering and walking in the Colca Canyon area and enjoying the landscapes.
Colca Trek 4 Days:
On this trek we can enjoy the awesome landscape: pre inca terraces, the flight of the condor, hot springs for relaxing after the trek, the Colca River and the beautiful Huaruro waterfalls.
Mixed Tour Colca Canyon:
This trip is the best choice for nature and culture lovers. This trip combinated trekking in the Colca Canyon with the classic tour, staying at Kuntur Wassi hotel.
Llahuar trek 3 Days is an alternative Colca Canyon hike with less people and more adventure. Along the trail we will find a small geyser. the Colca river, andean terraces and hot springs for relaxing in Llahuar.
Private Colca Canyon tour:
Private tour guide and transportation allows to travelers to enjoy the landscape and to add extra activities according to their preferences. Activities like: visit to the Chivay Planetarium, hike from Yanque to Uyo Uyo ruins, hike from Cruz del Condor to Cruz del Cura, to watch the condor’s flight from Tapay view point, etc.
Colca Canyon Tour
One Day Tour to Colca Canyon:
1 Day Colca Bus Tour private or shared tour is the ideal option for visitors in a hurry with a short time for discovering Arequipa main highlight: Colca. Private One Day Tour includes hiking activities and the visit to Tapay view point.
Colca Canyon 2 Days/1 Night:
Classic Colca Canyon Tour with overnight in selected hotels or hostels located in Chivay or Yanque town. Book Colca Lodge tour, Killawasi Lodge tour, Pozo del Cielo, Kollawas Home Inn, La Casa de Anita, Casa Andina Standard Colca, Tradicion Colca.
Colca Canyon 2Day Tour From Puno to Arequipa:
Save time booking a Colca Canyon 2 Day tour From Puno to Arequipa, pick up early in the morning from the hotel in Puno, stopping in: Lagunillas, Pampa Cañahuas and Patapampa view point. Arrive at midday to Chivay town, visit to the hot springs, Cruz del Condor. Arrive to Arequipa on the second day in the afternoon and drop off to the Arequipa hotel.
A variation on the classic 2 day tour Colca Canyon, this tour includes overnight in Cabanaconde town and small, quite and cozy place for staying one night at Kuntur Wassi hotel. This organized private Colca tour includes the guided stops in: Tapay view point, Achachihua view point and an easy hike from Cruz del Condor to Cruz del Cura view point.
Best Arequipa Day Tour
Arequipa City Tour:
Arequipa city tour is the best way for discovering the “white city” by foot. This tour includes the guided visit to: San Camilo market, Plaza de armas, Arequipa cathedral, Santa Catalina Monastery and Santuarios Andnos (Juanita’s mummy museum).
Arequipa Countryside Tour:
The countryside of Arequipa is surrounded by pre Inca terraces. This excursion allows to discover Yanahuara, Cayma, Sabandia, Paucarpata and to taste a delicious lunch in a “picanteria”.
Toro Muerto Petroglyphs Tour:
Toro Muerto Petrglyphs are considered the largest of its kind in the world with over 3000 volcanic rock carvings dating to the Huari Culture; access via the lush Majes Valley, fed by the waters of the Colca river.
Arequipa Reality Tour:
Book the Arequipa reality tour and see how daily life can be in Peru. See how people are working together and get a taste of how the Peruvian society organizes itself to provide the basic needs for daily living.
Colca Canyon Tour Packages:
Perou Voyage Tours Arequipa offers daily departures to the Colca Canyon. Join to our best Colca Canyon Tours and enjoy this Arequipa highlights. In the Kolka Canyon we can find more than just condor’s.
Archeological sites include the caves of Mollepunko above Callalli where rock art (said to be 6,000 years old) depicts the domestication of the alpaca; the mummy of Paraqra, above Sibayo; the Fortaleza de Chimpa, a reconstructed mountaintop citadel that looks down on Madrigal; ruins of pre-Hispanic settlements throughout the valley; and many others.
Cultural attractions include the Wititi festival in Chivay, named as a “cultural heritage” of Peru. The Colca is also well known for crafts: goods knitted from baby alpaca fiber and a unique form of embroidery that adorns skirts (polleras), hats, vests, and other items of daily wear and use.
The most distant source of Amazon River is accessible from the Colca valley via Tuti, a one-day trip to a spring at 5,120 metres, where snowmelt from the Mismi bursts from a rock face. Other attractions include the Infiernillo Geyser, on the flanks of the volcano Hualca Hualca, which is accessible on foot, horseback, or mountain bicycle, and a number of casas vivenciales where tourists can stay with a local family in their home and share in their daily activities.
Perou Voyage Tour Operator in Arequipa
Do not lose this great oportunity for visiting The Colca Canyon with Perou Voyage, Colca Canyon trekking tour operator. Perou Voyage Day tour Arequipa offers also Private Colca Canyon Tour and Shared Colca Tours from Puno to Arequipa or from Arequipa to Puno, passing by the different Arequipa full day tour.
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Colca Hotels Peru
Perou Voyage Day tours offers different hotels and hostels options for enjoying the magic and beauty of the Canyon. According to yout travel budget you can stay in Colca hostels like: Los Portales de Chivay, La Pascana, Kollawas Home Inn, La Casa de Anita or you can stay in hotels like: Posada del Colca, Colca Inn, Killawasi Lodge tour, Pozo del Cielo, Casa Andina Standard Colca, Tradicion Colca, Kuntur Wassi and Colca Lodge tour.