Colca Canyon

Colca Mixed Tour

Mixed Tour Colca Canyon combines Classic Colca Tour overnight in Cabanaconde with hike inside the Colca Canyon, spending night in Sangalle. Overnight in Cabanaconde town offering to visitors a nice and quite ambiance, far way from the tourist groups. On the second day at breakfast time, you will have Colca Canyon nice views from the restaurant.


Mixed Tour Colca Canyon Itinerary:

Day 1. Arequipa – Chivay – Cabanaconde

Pick up at at 7:00 AM from the hotel in Arequipa and then departure to Chivay. During the way we will stop in the National park: Aguada Blanca y Salinas, where we will watch: vicugnas, alpagas and lamas. Then we will continue to Patahuasi, for drinking a coca tea, a local drink for the altitude sickness. Afterwards, we will arrive to the Tocrapampa wetlands, here we will watch the local birds. Arrive to the the hihest point: Patapampa, located at 4800 MASL, a natural view point from where is possible to watch the mountain range. Arrive tp Chivay, buffet lunch and departure to Cabanaconde. On the way we will stop in some view points, for watching andean terraces and the beautiful Colca Canyon views. Arrive to Cabanaconde and overnight in Kuntur Wassi.

Day 2. Cabanaconde – Cruz del Condor – Sangalle

Breakfast and departure to Cruz del condor, located at 30 minutes by car from Cabanaconde. At this natural view poit, we can watch the condors flying and the Colca canyon. Return to Cabanaconde and trek to the Achachihua view point, where we can watch the canyon, then we will start the trek going inside the canyon, until arrive to Sangalle (3 hours walking). Accommodation in a family house (basic accommodation with shared bathroom). Free time at the swimming pool; aslso we have time for walking to the river. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3. Oasis – Cabanaconde – Chivay – Arequipa

Departure at 5AM, up to Cabanaconde. Arrive, breakfast and departure by car to Chivay; along the way we will stop in 2 small villages: Maca and Yanque for taking pictures. Arrive to Chivay, relaxing time at the hot springs La Calera. Buffet lunch and return to Arequipa. Arrive and transfer to the hotel.

Includes:

English-Speaking tour guide
Tourist transportation
Colca Canyon Entrance Fee
Overnight in Cabanaconde at Kuntur Wassi hotel and Sangalle ((basic accommodation with private bathroom)
Meals: 2 breakfasts – 3 lunches - 2 dinners
Snacks
Walking Sticks
Entrance fee La Calera thermal water

Not Includes:

Beverages
Mules
Tips


Departures Tour Price
Daily departures Colca Mixed Tour 3 Days Private Service (Private van and guide) $330.00 USD each one


Small backpack 60lt
Trekking shoes
Flashlight
One complete change of clothing
Strong comfortable and waterproof footwear
Sunblock
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