Colca Canyon

Yanque Tour

2 Days Yanque Tour takes you to visit the prettiest main square and church (from the exterior, at least) and stay with a local family in Yanque town, where you will learn about customs and taste the delicious local food.

2 Days Yanque Tour Itinerary:

Day 1. Arequipa – Pampa Cañahuas – Patapampa – Chivay – Yanque

Pick up at 8 AM from the hotel for leaving to the Colca Valley. From Arequipa (2325m) we travel by bus to Pampa Cañahuas (3800m) where we can appreciate vicugnas in their natural habitat. Then we continue to the road’s highest point, Patapampa (4800m), and marvel at the high volcanoes which surround the place. We arrive to Yanque an small town located at 3400 meters above sea level. We will be staying in a family house owned and run by a local family. Typical lunch with the family; in the afternoon, we will walk during almost 4 hours for visiting the ruins of Uyo-Uyo, the pre-Inca terraces and the “colcas” (caves in the rocks where food was stored and conserved in pre-Inca times) and finally we will spend time in the thermal baths of Yanque. In the evening, we can enjoy a delicious typical dinner with the familylistening stories about customs. Overnight in cozy rooms in the house.

Day 2.Yanque – Cruz del Condor – Arequipa

Very early on the second day we will have breakfast made with fresh, natural food from the region. Then departure to La Cruz del Condor viewpoint for watching condors and the Colca Canyon. On the way back, we will make several stops in the small villages, of the Colca Valley. We arrive to Chivay for having lunch and then return to Arequipa by bus in the afternoon, transfer to the hotel.


English-Speaking tour guide
Tourist transportation Arequipa to Colca Canyon
Overnight in Yanque in a family run house
Colca Canyon Entrance Fee
Meals:1 breakfast – 2 lunches - 1 dinner
Entrance fee La Calera thermal water

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Departures Tour Price
Daily departures Yanque Vivencial Tour 2 Days Private Service (Private transportation and guide) $280 USD each

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” viewingpoint
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