Colca Canyon 2 day tour is the best tour option for classic travelers. This excursion takes you to discover the Colca Canyon, we will see vicugnas alpacas and the natural viewpoint along the trail to Cruz del Condor and we will spend the night in Chivay, Yanque or Coporaque.
Colca tour at Peru’s Andes is the ideal Colca Classic activity for visitors passionate about culture and nature.
Choose the best hotel for spending the night at Killawasi Lodge, Colca Lodge, Casa Andina Colca, Pozo del Cielo, Kollawas Home inn, etc.
Duration: 2 Days/1 Night
Service Available: Shared – Private guide/car
Overnight: Chivay – Coporaque – Yanque
Day 1: Arequipa – Patapampa- Chivay- La Calera Hot Springs
Pick up at at 7:30 AM, the tour guide will meet you in your Arequipa hotel and then we will start our daily private or shared guided tour to the Colca Canyon the second deepest in the world.
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. 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.
We will meet the tour guide in the lobby of the hotel at 7PM for visiting the planetarium Maria Reiche, which is located at Casa Andina Hotel (Chivay).
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 2 Day Tour includes visit to the Planetarium .
Day 2: Chivay – Cruz del Condor – Arequipa
At 5:30AM, breakfast and departure to the famous Cruz del Condor for watching the flight of the Condors, on 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 return to Arequipa. Arrival to Arequipa at 5PM, 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
- Meals: Day 1: Lunch and dinner, Day 2: breakfast and lunch
- Visit the Planetarium Maria Reiche (private service)
- Soft and alcoholic drinks
- Breakfast on the first day
- Hotel in Arequipa
BACKPACKER SERVICE (SHARED SERVICE)
|Basic Hostels||90||90||Simple room with private bath and some hot shower and breakfast|
|Portales||110||104||Private bathroom + Hot shower + Continental breakfast|
|La Pascana||117||105||Private bathroom + Hot shower + Continental breakfast|
|Ccapac Ñan||110||110||Spacious room + Private bathroom + 24 hours hot water + Continental breakfast + Available internet access + Heating + Available towel|
|Kollawas Home Inn||117||113||Carpeted rooms + Private bathroom + Hot shower + Continental breakfast + Available internet access + Heating + Available towel|
|La Casa de Anita||117||113||Hot Water + Private Bathroom + Heating + Available Towel|
|Posada Chivay||120||115||Private bathroom + Hot shower + Continental breakfast + Parking + Heating with additional + Available towel|
|Colca Inn||137||130||Private bathroom + Hot shower + l breakfast + Heating + Available towel + Wireless internet|
|Killawasi Lodge||155||145||Private bathroom + hot shower + breakfast + heating + available towel + wireless internet|
|Tradicion Colca||154||145||Carpeted rooms + Sauna + Heating + Buffet breakfast + Green area + Parking + Restaurant + Cafeteria|
|Pozo del Cielo||177||149||Carpeted rooms + Sauna heating + Buffet breakfast + Green area + Lookout + Parking + Restaurant + Cafeteria + Heating + Wireless internet|
|Casa Andina Classic||190||173||Carpeted rooms + Sauna heating + Buffet breakfast + Green area + Parking + Able planetarium and observatory + Wireless internet + Restaurant + Cafeteria (REC) + Available towels + soap|
|217||204||Carped rooms + Heating + Buffet Breakfast + Hot spring Pools + Towel + soap + Available Horseback riding + Fishing facilities + Parking + Large green area + Wireless internet + Restaurant + Cafeteria|
|(Suite Room)||271||248||Carpeted rooms + Heating + Buffet Breakfast + Hot spring Pools + Towel + soap + Available Horseback riding + Fishing facilities + Parking + Large green area + Wireless internet + Restaurant + Cafeteria|
|Las Casitas Del Colca
|917||528||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)||2070||1103||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|
We will pick you up from the hotel in Chivay at 1PM for having lunch with the tour group and do hiking in the afternoon (optional). Then we will visit “La Calera” hot springs and dinner with the folk show.
Depending on your hotel location in Arequipa we will pick you up between 7:30 to 8AM.
Pick up from the hotel in Puno from 6 to 6:20AM and departure to Chivay town.
Along the way we will stop in Lagunillas for taking pictures of the birds and in the National reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca for watching vicuñas and alpacas. Before arriving to Chivay we will stop in Patapampa pass located at 4910 MASL from where we will watch the mountain range.
Arrive to Chivay and transfer to the hotel in Chivay. In the afternoon you will have lunch with the tour group and visit the hot springs.
Day 1: Cusco – Colca (Chivay)
Departure: Tuesday, thursday and saturday
Departure Time: 7AM
Arrival Time: 5PM (To la Pascana Hostel)
The trip starts at 7AM leaving from Cuzco, passing through Andahuaylillas and Urcos.
About 09:40 hrs. we arrive to Sicuani, then we stop in Langui Lake, which is a magnificent 25 kilometer water mirror.
Afterwards we stop in Yauri for seeing a “Stone Forest”.
Around 13:00 hrs. we stop in Espinar for having lunch in a local restaurant.
Then we will arrive to Condoroma Dam, which is located at 4737 MASL.
An hour later, we do the last stop for watching the amazing “Castillos de Callalli”, which is a castle-shaped rocky formation made by water and wind erosion.
Finally, we will pass through the Sibayo and Tuti towns, arriving to Chivay about 17:00 hrs.
Arrive to Chivay, and accommodation in Colca (transfer to the hotle included).
We will pick you up at midday from Chivay for having lunch with the tour group for continuing with the trip.
From Arequipa to Puno:
On the day 2 after after lunch in Chivay the bus leaves at 1PM you will continue to Puno by tourist bus on group service. The bus arrives at 19:30 to Puno and includes the drop off to the hotel.
Tourist bus from Chivay to Puno includes an english speaking guide on board and includes the stops in: Patapampa (natural mountain range view point, located at 4900MASL) and Lagunillas (birdwatching).
The extra payment for the bus Chivay – Puno is $38 dollars per person.
From Colca to Cusco:
On the second day, after the lunch instead of leaving to Arequipa, you will spend a extra night in the Colca Canyon. The next day you will take a bus from Chivay to Cusco in the morning.
Bus From Colca (Chivay) to Cusco:
Departure: Monday, wednesday and friday
Departure time: At 7AM
Arrival time and place: About 17:00 – 17:30 hrs. avenue 28 de Julio near to Mormones church.
You can book buses with Perou Voyage, from Chivay to Puno, from Puno to Chivay, Bus from Cusco to Colca (Chivay) and bus from Colca to Cusco.
- Private guide and transportation (driver) is available for $ 295.00 american dollars (for groups until 6 persons), depending on the hotel location.
- Pick up time at 7:00 AM for avoding the big tourists groups who leave from Arequipa at 8AM.
- Exclusive Tour 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.
- Special trip includes the visit to the planetarium located at Casa Andina Colca hotel.
Two Day Bus Trip Cost:
Colca tour price depends on the kind of accommodation you are looking for. Perou Voyage offers trips with different hotels and hostels located in Chivay and Yanque town:
How to get :
The Colca Canyon is located at 3 hours by private tourist transportation from Arequipa city and at 4 hours by local bus. The best way to get there is to book a tour or trekking activity. Please contact Perou Voyage If you are looking for information on private car and driver from Arequipa to Colca Canyon.
What to Bring:
For the 2 Day Classic Tour, you just need to carry a backpack with:
- Warm Jacket
- Hat or cap
- Peruvian currency
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.