Colca Canyon 4 Day Trek is the best tour option for adventure travelers. This trekking takes you to discover the Huaruro waterfalls, we will see a geyser along the trail to Llahuar lodge and we will spend the night in a local house in Fure.
Colca trek at Peru’s Colca River is the ideal Colca adventure activity for visitors passionate about adventure and trekking.
Day 1: Arequipa – Cruz del Condor – Llahuar Lodge
Pick up from the hotel at 3:30AM and departure to Chivay town, where we will have breakfast.
Then we drive to the Cruz del Condor (2hrs more) where we see the Colca canyon and the spectacular flight of the condors, then we will continue until Cabanaconde town, from where we will start the trek until arrive to Lllahuar (5 hours walking).
Along the way we will descend a thousand meters down to the level of the river Colca, where you can relax and watch the Geiser, continue the walk crossing the suspension bridge and head to Llahuar Lodge.
Once installed in the Bungalows have the option of enjoying the baths temales place accompanied by nature, we can also go down to the Colca River for trout for our dinner.
Day 2: Llahuar – Fure – Falls Huaruro
We got up early to have breakfast and will continue our walk and after two hours we reach the village of Llatica (2,438m), and other interesting places then continue for an hour and a half to reach the village of Fure (2,758m).
After 5 hours of hiking here we have lunch and then we will go to the waterfall Huaruro. We walk an hour and half to the waterfall.
Here we can observe the beautiful waterfall Huaruro having 100 m. Approximately, it is sometimes possible to see a beautiful rainbow that forms the bottom of the waterfall. The return will also take us an hour, dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Fure – Oasis
Breakfast and then we continue walking to Oasis, Sangalle (5 hours walking). Sangalle is a peaceful and charming place, where we will enjoy their pools, surrounded by palm trees and breathtaking nature, here we will have the afternoon free to relax and enjoy the scenery. Overnight in Sangalle
Day 4: Oasis – Cabanaconde – Chivay – Arequipa
5:00 a.m. Return to Cabanaconde, approximately 4 hours of ascent from the oasis. Breakfast in Cabanaconde and Return in tourist bus to Chivay on the way we will make stops at major viewpoints. Visit to the hot springs for relaxing and lunch in Chivay.
Departure to Arequipa stopping in: Patapampa (natural view point, located at 4900 MASL) and Pampa Cañahuas (vicugnas and alpagas watching). Arrive tp Arequipa at 5:30PM.
- English-Speaking Guide
- Tourist Transportation
- Meals : 04 breakfasts, 04 lunches and 03 dinners
- 1 night accomodation in Llahuar, 1nigth in Fure and 1 night in Sagalle (basic with shared bathroom)
- Entrance Fee for visiting the Colca Valley and La Calera hot springs
- Walking Sticks
Colca Canyon Trekking Schedule
|Any Day||Colca Canyon Trek 4 Days||
$225 USD American Dollars Per Person
(Private van and guide) $400.00 American Dollars Per Person
How to get to Colca Canyon:
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 4 Day Trek you just need to carry backpack with:
- Warm Jacket
- Trekking boots or shoes
- Insect Repellent
- 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 path to the Oasis will takes you to summer season
- No matter how hard is trekking the Canyon, this Peru Andes paradise is well worth it.
- Colca hiking paths allow you to experience the full beauty and diversity of the area
Is It possible to finish the trek in Puno instead of coming back to Arequipa city?
Yes, is possible to finish the trek in Puno. The additional price for the bus from Colca Canyon to Puno is $38 dollars and includes an english speaking guide on board with guided stops.
The arrive to Puno is at 7:30PM and includes the drop off to the hotel.
Should I take all the baggages with me during the trek If I book the bus from Colca Canyon to Puno?
You can take all the baggages with you until Chivay and leave them in the baggage storage and just take with you the necessary stuff during the trek .
Do I need to carry sleeping bag?
You don’t need to carry sleeping bag. Accommodation inside the canyon is rustic and includes blankets and sheets.
Can I rent mules?
Yes, is possible to rent a mule. The cost isIr S/.60 soles during the uphill from Sangalle to Cabanaconde.