Colca Canyon 3 Day Trek is the best tour option for adventure travelers. This trekking takes you to discover San Juan de Chuccho and Sangalle,  we will pass through Cosñirhua and Malata along the trail to the Oasis lodge and we will  spend the night in a local house.

Colca trek at Peru’s Colca River is the ideal Colca adventure activity for visitors passionate about adventure and trekking.

Trek Details:

Tour: Colca Canyon

Duration: 3 Days/2 Nights

Service Available: Shared – Private guide/car

Overnight: San Juan de Chuccho – Oasis (Sangalle)

Distance: Along the hiking inside the canyon you will walk around 6 – 8 kilometers.

Trek Difficulty: Moderate.

Trekking group service starts at 3AM, on first day the visit to Cruz del Condor view point is included after that we hike for around 3 hours Pampa San Miguel to San Juan de Chuccho.

On the second day trek takes 3 1/2 hours from San Juan de Chuccho to Sangalle.

On day 3 we go up from Sangalle to Cabanaconde, afterwards we continue in a guided bus stopping in natural view points and relaxing time at Colca Canyon hot springs.


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

At 3AM pick up from your hotel in Arequipa and then we 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 Mirador Cruz del Condor for watching condors and the canyon.

Then we arrive to Pampa San Miguel, where we will start the trek going down for around 4 hours.

Going on we reach 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.

In Sangalle 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 approximately 4am we will going up to Cabanaconde during 3 hours (3280m) during this day we will hike 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; later we will stop at Pampa Cañahuas for watching the vicugnas, alpagas and lamas.

Arrive to Arequipa city at 6 PM.


  •  Colca Canyon Guide (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

 Not Includes

  • Soft and alcoholic drinks
  • Tips
  • Colca Canyon Trek Mules

Hike Schedule

Any Day Colca Canyon Trek 3 Day

 Backpacker Service

$160 American Dollars Per Person

Private Service

Private 3 Day Colca Canyon Trek $290.00 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 to Bring:

For the 3 days trekking inside the Colca Canyon you just need to carry backpack with:

  1. Warm Jacket
  2. Trekking boots or shoes
  3. Flashlight
  4. Insect Repellent
  5. Shorts
  6. Swinsuit
  7. Towel
  8. Sandals
  9. Sunglasses
  10. Sunblock
  11. Hat or cap
  12. Camera
  13. 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

Colca Trek Questions:

Is It possible to finish 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 is S/.60 soles during the uphill from Sangalle to Cabanaconde.