Colca Trekking 3 Days

3 Day Trek Colca Canyon for exploring the bottom of the Colca Canyon, overnight in San Juan de Chuccho and Sangalle. 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. The Colca Canyon 3 day trek at Peru’s Colca River comes highly recommended on every Peru tour itinerary.

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Colca Canyon Trek 3 Day/2 Nights

Colca Canyon  3 Day Trek Itinerary:

Day 1: Arequipa – Chivay – Cruz del Condor – San Miguel – San Juan de Chuccho

Colca Canyon trek 3 day starts at 3AM; we will meet in your hotel in Arequipa and then start the private or shared guided tour to the second deepest canyon in the world: The Colca Canyon. Going up to 4200m, where is located the Natural Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca (vicugnas, lamas and alpagas).

Arrival to Patapampa (4850m), a natural view point that allows to watch the andean mountains range. At 6AM we will arrive to Chivay town, located over 3600m, breakfast and departure to Cruz del Condor view point for watching condors and the canyon.

Then arrive to Pampa San Miguel, where we will start the trek going down for around 4 hours until arrive to San Juan de Chuccho, lunch and free afternoon for walking around and share time with locals. Dinner and overnight  in a family rund bamboo lodge.

Day 2: San Juan de Chuccho – Malata – Cosñirhua – Sangalle

At 8 AM after breakfast we will start hiking for approximately four hours, crossing small villages (Malata and Cosñirhua), going up hills, over 2600m above sea level and down again to our next destination called Sangalle/Oasis for having lunch and where we will find a nice place to spend the night with bamboo bungalows, pretty swimming pools between palm trees, surrounded by the Colca River, dinner and overnight in a family lodge.

Day 3: Sangalle – Cabanaconde – Chivay – Arequipa

At 4am we will going up to Cabanaconde during 3 hours (3280m). This day we walk up 1050m, for the last hard and steep trail of our excursion. Arrive to Cabanaconde and breakfast.

Departure  to Chivay, visit to the hot springs La Calera. Lunch and return to Arequipa, guided stops in route at: Patapampa, a natural view point located at 4800 MASL where we will watch the southern mountain range; then we will stop at Pampa Cañahuas for watching the vicugnas, alpagas and lamas. Arrive to Arequipa city at 6PM.

  • English-Speaking Guide
  • Tourist Transportation
  • Meals : 03 breakfasts, 03 lunches and 2 dinners
  • 1 night in San Juan de Chuccho and 01 night in Sangalle (basic accommdoation with private bathroom)
  • Entrance Fee to the Colca Canyon and the hot springs La Calera
  • Snacks
  • Walking sticks
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks
  • Tips
  • Horseback
Any DayColca Canyon Trek 3 Days

 Backpacker Service

$160 American Dollars Per Person


Private Service

Private van and guide $290.00 USD Per Person