Colca Canyon

One Day Tour Colca Canyon to Puno

Colca Canyon Full Day tour from Arequipa to Puno includes the visit to the most important destination in Arequipa: The Colca Canyon. This is the only way for visiting the canyon in one day.
Along the way to the Colca Canyon, we will visit Yanque town and It’s beautiful square, Choquetico tombs, Cruz del Condor viewpoint, Antahuilque and Wayrapunko viewpoints .
On the way to Puno, we will stop in: Patapampa viewpoint, Pampa Cañahuas, Puruña and Lagunillas (birdwatching). Arrive to Puno and transfer to the hotel in Puno.

One Day Colca Canyon Tour From Arequipa to Puno Itinerary:

Arequipa- Chivay – Cruz de Condor – Patapampa – Pampa Cañahuas – Lagunillas – Puno

Pick up at 2:30 AM from the Arequipa hotel, we will leave to Chivay, which is located at 3 hours by car from Arequipa (3600 MASL). Arrive to Chivay and breakfast, then we will continue to Cruz del Condor, stopping along the way for taking pictures of Yanque square, Choquetico Tombs, Antahuilque and Wayrapunko view points.
Arrive to Cruz del Condor viewpoint for watching the condor’s flight. Return to Chivay, stopping in route in Maca town, where we will found an amazing colonial church, arrive to Chivay and buffet lunch in Chivay and departure from Chivay to Puno, along the way we will visit: Patapampa viewpoint for watching Sabancaya, Hualca Hualca and Ampato volcanoes, then we will arive to Pampa Cañahuas where we will stop for taking pictures from the lamas, alpagas and vicugnas.
Arrive to Puruña, where we will watch an impressive forest stone. Later we will arrive to Lagunillas (birdwatching). Arrive to Puno at 7:30PM and drop off to the hotel.


English-Speaking tour guide
Tourist transportation Arequipa to Colca Canyon to Puno
Colca Canyon Entrance Fee
Meals:1 breakfast – 1 lunch

Not Includes:


Departures Tour Price
Daily departures Colca Canyon Full Day Tour to Puno Backpacker Service $95 American Dollars
Private Vip Service (private transportation and guide)
2 participants USD per person
3-4 paticipants USD per person
5 to more participants USD per person

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)
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