This private guided trekking in the Peruvian Andes is an alternative hike for adventure lovers, watching geological formations and the best viewpoints of the Colca Valley and Canyon.
Day 1: Arequipa – Cabanaconde
Pick up from the Arequipa hotel at 7AM by private transport and tour guide. Along the way we will visit the national park of Aguada Blanca, where we can watch vicuñas, alpacas and llamas.
Afterwards we will arrive to the highest point located at Patapampa at 4850 MASL, from where we can watch the mountain range. At midday we will arrive to Chivay for having lunch, then we will continue to Cabanaconde spending the night.
Along the way we will be able to do a short hike from Cruz del condor viewpoint to Cruz del Cura (around one hour) and visit It during the afternoon with no tourists. Arrive to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Colca – Cruz del Condor – Bomboya
Breakfast and departure to the “Mirador Cruz del Condor” (3600m) where we will spend about one hour watching the majestic flight of the Condor, one of the largest birds in the world.
Afterwards we will continue to the village Madrigal located in the right bank of the Colca Canyon at 3662 MASL, where we will start ascending to the Chimpa fortress. This place was a military center, from there we can have the best view of the Colca valley.
Then we will have a box lunch time and then we will walk to 3900 MASL. Camp and dinner (hiking time 5 hours).
Day 3: First Camp Bomboya and descend
During this day we will cross the Peruvian Andes Mountain Range in the Colca Canyon. On this day hike we will hike up next to Bomboya mountain at 5400 MASL
Then we will descend where we will camp. During the walk, you will appreciate the mountains, the geological formations, the excellent view of the Andes and the volcanoes that surround the Colca Valley (hiking time 7 hours).
Day 4: Tapay – Oasis
After breakfast we will trek to the Oasis – Sangalle at 2100MASL. where we can relax in the swimming pool (20°C).
After breakfast we will descend to the Colca Canyon, the second deepest in the world, we will pass through Tapay and Malata towns and then we will reach the Oasis at the bottom of the Colca Canyon with with palm trees and pool (hiking time 7 hours).
Day 5: Sangalle – Cabanaconde – Chivay – Arequipa
Today we will start the 3 hours journey to Cabanaconde very early in the morning, at 5AM. In Cabanaconde will be have breakfast. Afterwards we will continue to Chivay where wecan relax in the hot springs (40°C). After lunch we will retunr to Arequipa city.
- Private Transportation
- Expirienced English Speaking Guide
- Entrance Fee Colca Canyon
- Entrance hot springs
- Meals: 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners
- Mules for carrying the equipment
- Walking Sticks