Colca Canyon

Colca Full Day Tour

Colca Full Day Tour for discovering the magic of second deepest canyon in the world the Colca canyon in just 1 day, in shared or private driver and tour guide service for exploring the magic of the canyon. One day Colca Canyon tour is the ideal trip for travelers with no time. This Tour starts at 2:30 AM and includes english speaking guided stops in Colca Canyon viewpoints. a day tour from Arequipa allows to discover one of the most famous natural wonders. Private tour includes hiking activities and the visit to Tapay view point. It takes 3 hours by tourist bus to arrive to Chivay, across the high Andean plateau, reaching a high point of 4800 meters at the “Mirador de los Volcanes,” which offers fine views of several volcanoes that soar to more than 6,000 meters.


Colca Canyon Tour 1 day Itinerary

Day 1: Arequipa – Pampa Cañahuas – Patapampa (4850M) – Chivay – Cruz Del Condor Viewpoint

Pick up at 2:30 AM from the Arequipa hotel by the tour guide, the tour begins with the directly travel to the first and most important town of the canyon: Chivay (3 hours by tourist transportation)At 6AM you will be in Chivay (3600m) an andean town located on the left side of the Colca Canyon; surrounded by agriculture fields.
After the breakfast in Chivay, we will leave to the Cruz del Condor view point; in route we will found the beautifull Yanque town with the witite dancer’s, the terraces and the different natural view points : Antahuilque and the Choquetico Tombs.
Arrival to The Cruz del Condor for watching the Andean Condor (Vulture Gryphus). Return to Chivay, visiting Maca (where is possible to observe a nice colonial church from XVI century, next to this town is possible to see people dedicated to work the terraces.
We will arrive to Chivay and visit to the hot springs La Calera, where you can enjoy the thermo medicinal pools and spend a relaxing time in the hot springs and return to Chivay for having lunch and leave back to Arequipa city.
Along the way we will visit the highest point between the Colca Canyon and Arequipa: Patapampa (4800m), from this place we can see the volcanic mountain range: The Ampato volcano where was founded “Juanita mummy”.
We drive to Toqrapampa, where we can see small lagoons with Andean birds. We will continue to the Pampa Cañahuas National Park, where we will be able to see Lamas, Alpagas and vicugnas. Arrive to Arequipa at 5PM, transfer to the hotel and end of the tour.

Includes:

English-Speaking tour guide
Tourist bus Arequipa to Colca Canyon
Colca Canyon Entrance Fee
Meals: 1 breakfast – 1 buffet lunch
Entrance fee La Calera thermal water

Not Includes:

Beverages
Tips


Departures Tour Price
Daily departures Colca Canyon Full Day Tour Backpacker Service $60 American Dollars
Private Vip Service (private transportation and guide)
2 participants $175 USD per person
3-4 paticipants $140 USD per person
5 to more participants $100 USD 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 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)
Camera
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