Colca Canyon

Cabanaconde 2 Day Tour

Cabanaconde is the last stop on the Colca Canyon trail from Arequipa. The small town is located at 2 hours from Chivay, Peru and where most begin treks into the Colca Canyon. Few Colca Canyon visitors get as far as ramshackle Cabanaconde as most organized itineraries turn around at the Cruz del Cóndor. 2 Day Tour is the best option for travelers who want to stay far away of Chivay or Yanque town where are located most hotels.


Cabanaconde 2 Day Tour Itinerary:

Day 1. Arequipa – Chivay – Cabanaconde

Pick up at 6AM from your hotel in Arequipa and travel by tourist transportation to Chivay, the capital of the Colca Canyon region. Along the way we’ll stop at the national reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca, at this point we will watch: vicugnas, lamas and alpagas. Then we will continue, until arrive to Patahuasi, where we will enjoy a cup of coca tea which is helpful for the altitude sickness. Afterwards, we will arrive to the wetlands of Tocrapampa, at this point wqe will watch the typical birds. Arrive to the highest point Patapampa, a natural view point, from where we can watch the south moutain range. Arrive to Chivay for having lunch, after lunch we will continue to Cabanaconde. On the way we will stop in some view points, for watching andean terraces and the beautiful Colca Canyon views. Arrive to Cabanaconde and overnight in Kuntur Wassi.

Day 2. Cabanaconde – Achachihua View Point – Cruz del Condor – Hot Springs – Arequipa

Breakfast at 7AM in the hotel. After breakfast, we do a short trekking to Pampa San Miguel and Achachihua view point (around 40 minutes walking), then we will leave to Cruz del Condor by car (about 20 minutes) this is the dieal place fr watching the condors flight and the canyon. Then, return to Chivay archeological sites, pre-Inca farming terraces, and stop at other Colca Canyon lookout points. We’ll pass through the towns of Pinchollo, Maca, and Achoma, and then we will stop in Yanque to see some typical churches, artisan markets, and watch the typical dress of collaguas and cabanas culture. Arrive to Chivay, visit to the hot springs and relaxing time. Lunch and departure to Arequipa. Arrive and end of Tour.

Includes:

English-Speaking tour guide
Tourist transportation Arequipa to Colca Canyon
Overnight at Kuntur Wassi hotel in Cabanaconde
Colca Canyon Entrance Fee
Meals: 1 breakfast – 2 buffet lunches - 1 dinner
Entrance fee La Calera thermal water

Not Includes:

Beverages
Tips


Departures Tour Price
Daily departures Colca Tour Staying in Cabanaconde 2D/1N Private Service (Private van and guide) $290 USD each

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