Colca Canyon

Colca Canyon 1 Day Trek

Colca Canyon trek 1 day is another alternative for visiting the Colca Canyon in one day. This tour includes an easy hike for exploring the zone and learn more about animals and plants in the Canocota Canyon. This private tour includes a hike from Canocota to La Calera hot springs (3 hours) through Huaynalima canyon. Colca Canyon is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon and the second deepest canyon in the world after the Cotahuasi Canyon.

One Day Colca Canyon Hike Itinerary:

Pick up at 3:10 AM from the hotel in Arequipa by the private english speaking tour guide. The 1 day hike begins with the directly drive to the most important town: Chivay (3 hours by private car).
At 6AM you will arrive to Chivay, a town located on the left side of the Colca Valley. After breakfast in Chivay, we will drive to Cruz del Condor view point; along the way we will found the beautiful Yanque town and It’s colonial church and main square with the witite dancer’s.
Then we will arrive to Antahuilque view point and the Choquetico hang over Tombs. Arrive to Cruz del Condor for watching the Andean Condor (Vulture Gryphus) and the Colca Canyon.
We will drive to Tapay view point from where we can watch the condors avoding the tourist mass. Then we will visit Wayrapunko view point and Maca town (where is possible to observe a nice colonial church from XVI century, next to this town is possible to see andean terraces).
Arrive to Chivay and lunch time, then we will drive around 40 minutes from Chivay to Canocota town, where we will do a hike to La Calera hot springs, going down along the Huaynalima Canyon (3 hours hiking).
Arrive to La Calera hot springs for relaxing. Departure to Arequipa, stop in route to the highest point between Patapampa (4800 meters), from this place we can see the volcanic mountain range: The Ampato volcano where was founded “Juanita”.
Arrive to Pampa Cañahuas National Park, where we will be able to see Lamas, Alpagas and vicugnas.
Arrive to Arequipa at 7PM and transfer to the hotel.


English-Speaking tour guide
Private Tourist transportation
Colca Canyon Entrance Fee
Meals: 1 breakfast – 1 lunch
Entrance fee La Calera thermal water

Not Includes:


Departures Tour Price
Daily departures Colca Canyon 1 Day Trek
Private transportation and Guide
2 participants $195 USD per person
3-4 paticipants $135 USD per person
5 to more participants $120 USD per person

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)
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