Colca Canyon 2 Day tour Puno Arequipa is the best option for saving time going directly from Puno City to Arequipa passing by the Colca Canyon, the second deepest canyon in the world.
Tour: Colca Canyon Puno Arequipa
Duration: 2 Days/1 Night
Service Available: Shared – Private guide/car
Overnight: Chivay – Coporaque – Yanque
Colca Canyon Tour 2 Day Puno Arequipa
Pick up from Puno early in the morning, guided bus tour to Chivay. Accommodation in Chivay or Yanque town and ending the trip in Arequipa city, on day 2.
The Colca Canyon in southern Peru’s Arequipa region is an area of astounding scenic beauty, and one of Peru’s top tourist destinations. It is best known as one of the world’s deepest canyons, reaching a depth of 4,160 meters, 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.
Overnight in the best hotels in the Colca Canyon: Killawasi Lodge, Pozo del Cielo, Casa Andina standard Colca, Colca Lodge Tour, Colca Inn, Kollawas Home Inn, etc.
Colca Canyon 2 Day Tour Puno Arequipa Itinerary:
Day 1: Puno – Lagunillas – Pampa Cañahuas – Patapampa – Chivay – La Calera Hot Srpings
Pick up from Puno at 6:15 AM, then we will start the guided tour to the second deepest canyon in the world: The Colca Canyon.
Along the way we will arrive to Lagunillas, where we will watch the local birds and the different lagoons. We drive 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 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.
At 7pm will meet the tour guide in the lobby of the hotel and then transfer to the planetarium Maria Reiche, which is located at Casa Andina Colca (Chivay – service available just in a private Colca Tour).
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 Colca Tour from Puno includes the visit to the Planetarium in Chivay.
Day 2: Chivay – Cruz del Condor – Arequipa
At 5:30AM breakfast and departure to the famous Cruz del Condor at this place is possible to watch the flight of the Condors, during the way back to Chivay along 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 departure to Arequipa city. Arrival to Arequipa at 5PM and transfer to the hotel.
- English-Speaking guide
- Tourist Transportation
- 1 night accommodation in the Colca Valley
- Entrance Fee to The Colca Valley
- Trekking around the Colca canyon
- 1 breakfast, 2 buffet lunches and 1 dinner
- Visit the Planetarium Maria Reiche (private service)
- Soft and alcoholic drinks
- Breakfast on the first day
- Hotel in Arequipa
Colca Canyon From Puno Price
BACKPACKER SERVICE (SHARED SERVICE)
|Basic Hostels||140||140||Simple room with private bath and some hot shower and breakfast|
|Portales||150||154||Private bathroom + Hot shower + Continental breakfast|
|La Pascana||157||145||Private bathroom + Hot shower + Continental breakfast|
|Ccapac Ñan||150||150||Spacious room + Private bathroom + 24 hours hot water + Continental breakfast + Available internet access + Heating + Available towel|
|Kollawas Home Inn||157||153||Carpeted rooms + Private bathroom + Hot shower + Continental breakfast + Available internet access + Heating + Available towel|
|La Casa de Anita||157||153||Hot Water + Private Bathroom + Heating + Available Towel|
|Posada Chivay||160||155||Private bathroom + Hot shower + Continental breakfast + Parking + Heating with additional + Available towel|
|Colca Inn||187||170||Private bathroom + Hot shower + l breakfast + Heating + Available towel + Wireless internet|
|Killawasi Lodge||195||195||Private bathroom + hot shower + breakfast + heating + available towel + wireless internet|
|Tradicion Colca||194||185||Carpeted rooms + Sauna + Heating + Buffet breakfast + Green area + Parking + Restaurant + Cafeteria|
|Pozo del Cielo||210||189||Carpeted rooms + Sauna heating + Buffet breakfast + Green area + Lookout + Parking + Restaurant + Cafeteria + Heating + Wireless internet|
|Casa Andina Classic||230||213||Carpeted rooms + Sauna heating + Buffet breakfast + Green area + Parking + Able planetarium and observatory + Wireless internet + Restaurant u0026amp; Cafeteria (REC) + Available towels + soap|
|257||244||Carped rooms + Heating + Buffet Breakfast + Hot spring Pools + Towel u0026amp; soap + Available Horseback riding u0026amp; Fishing facilities + Parking + Large green area + Wireless internet + Restaurant + Cafeteria|
|(Suite Room)||311||288||Carpeted rooms + Heating + Buffet Breakfast + Hot spring Pools + Towel + soap + Available Horseback riding + Fishing facilities + Parking + Large green area + Wireless internet + Restaurant u0026amp; Cafeteria|
|Las Casitas Del Colca
|957||568||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)||2110||1143||Carpeted rooms + Jacuzzy + Buffet Breakfast + Large Green area + Safety box + Available horse ride + Swimming pool + Parking + Heating + Dry hair + Towel u0026amp; soap + Wireless internet + Restaurant + Cafeteria (REC) + Natural lookouts + Fishing + Horseback riding facilities|
What to Bring
- Small backpack
- Rain jacket (December to april)
- Sweater and jacket (something warm)
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
- Sun block (sun protection cream)
- Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
- Swimsuit for the hot spring
- One complete change of clothing
Private Colca Tour From Puno:
- Private guide and driver to Colca Canyon is available for $400.00 american dollars (for groups until 6 persons).
- Exclusive Colca Tour 2 Days from Puno includes an easy hike from Yanque town to Uyo Uyo ruins (approx 3 hours) and a hike from Cruz del Condor to Cruz del Cura for taking pictures of the beautiful natural scenary.
- Private Tour from Puno also includes the visit to the planetarium located at Casa Andina Colca hotel.
Price depends on the kind of Colca accommodation you are looking for. Perou Voyage offers trips with different Colca hotels and hostels located in Chivay and Yanque town.
Colca from Puno to Arequipa:
The tour starts at 6:15AM, arriving to Chivay at midday. Along the way between Puno to Chivay, the guided bus tour stops in: Lagunillas (birdwatching), Pampa Cañahuas (vicugnas and alpagas watching) and Patapampa (natural mountain range view point, located at 4900 MASL). The additional price per person (shared service) is $40 dollars per person.
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.