Colca Adventure Culture 2 days tour is a new alternative excursion to the Colca Canyon. This excursion is specially designed for adventure travelers who loves the culture and wants to skip from the tourist mass and enjoy hiking from Huaynalima Canyon to La Calera hot springs, Cabanaconde to Achachihua viewpoint and to the Pinchollo Geyser.
The town of Cabanaconde is located just at the end of the tour road to the Colca Canyon. It has a great variety of high Andean landscapes. It is located at 2 hours by car from Chivay. Another route by car is from the Majes Valley taking the road through Huambo.
The deepest part of the canyon runs from Cabanaconde down to Huambo.
Day 1: Arequipa – Patapampa- Chivay- Canocota – Cabanaconde
Pick up from the hotel starts at 7:00 AM. The tour guide will meet you in the Arequipa hotel and then we will start the private tour to the second deepest canyon in the world: The Colca Canyon.
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. Then 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 midday we will arrive to Chivay town, located at 3600m. Lunch in Chivay and after after we will drive to Canocota town, where we will start a 3 hours hike from Canocota to La Calera hot springs through the Huaynalima canyon.
Arrive to La Calera hot springs and relaxing time in the swimming pools at 38ºC. Departure to Cabanaconde, arrive to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Cabanaconde – Achachihua view point – Cruz del Condor – Pinchollo Geyser – Arequipa
Before breakfast time, we will do a short hike to the Achachihua viewpoint, located at 30 minutes walk.
From Achachihua you will watch Sangalle (oasis) and the Huaruro wateferfalls.
Breakfast at the hotel restaurant from where we can get impressive views from the Colca Canyon.
Afterwards we will continue driving to Mirador Cruz del Condor, at this place we will watch the condors flying and the canyon.
After the visit to Cruz del Condor, we will drive to Pinchollo town (3600 MASL) where is located “El Infiernillo” geyser, here we will arrive by car, after driving one hour.
Arrive and hike along one hour until arrive to watch this natural wonder, Infiernillo is a permanent geyser, It reaches 70 °C grades.
Afterwards, we will drive back to Chivay, along the road we will stop for taking pictures of the beautiful landscape.
Arrive to Chivay for having lunch and departure to Arequipa. Arrive to the city at 5PM.
- Private Transportation
- Private English Speaking guide
- Overnight in Chivay
- Meals: 1 breakfast (second day), 2 lunches and 1 dinner
- Enrtrance Fee Colca Canyon
- Entrance Fee hot springs