From Arequipa: 2-day Colca Canyon Trek Tour

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Explore one of the world's deepest canyons on a 2-day Colca Canyon Trek tour. Be amazed by the beautiful landscapes and amazing mountains in this fantastic place and immerse yourself in nature.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a 2-day hiking tour one of the world's deepest canyons
  • Learn about local flora and fauna from professional guides
  • Admire the Colca Valley landscapes while hiking through the canyon
  • Experience an opportunity to admire the majestic flight of Condors
  • Spend the night in a spectacular oasis and relax before your hiking

Description

Enjoy a 2-day trekking tour of Colca Canyon, and immerse yourself in beautiful landscapes while exploring one of the world's deepest canyons. Leave Arequipa and see Condor's Cross and views of Andean Valleys. Start the adventure very early with pickup from your accommodation in Arequipa, and travel to the Valley of Colca (3 hours). Make a short stop to have breakfast at Chivay. Continue the route towards the Condor’s Cross (3,800 m.a.s.l.) to watch one of the most amazing natural wonders: the condors flying. Reach the Pampas of San Miguel (3,300 metres above sea level). Hike at the bottom of the canyon, for 4.6 miles (3 hours). Arrive to the town of San Juan de Chuccho, to enjoy a well-deserved rest with lunch. Contine the trek through the towns of Cosñirhua y Malata for 2.5 more miles (2.5 hours). Arrive at Sangalle (2,225 m), a spectacular oasis where we will spend the night. Enjoy a bath in the pool, and have dinner at night. Wake up early the next morning to start the hike of 2.5 miles ascending the canyon slope, for around 3 hours, admiring the sunrise with incredible views, until we reach the town of Cabanaconde (3,230 m). Travel to the town of Chivay, making short stops to the viewpoint of Antahuilque, with beautiful views of Andean terraces and the valley of Colca. Visit the town of Maca, with a panoramic visit to its colonial church. Take time to visit the hot springs of Yanque and enjoy the powerful hot water pools have healing properties as well as relaxing effects before enjoying an optional tasty lunch at Chivay. You can take the transfer to Puno in a regular bus (optional), departing from Chivay at 01:00 p.m., and arriving to the main square of Puno at 7:00 p.m. Or, you can return to the city of Arequipa and pass near the National Reserve Pampa Cañahuas, home of different types of camelids such as llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and guanacos and arrive back in Arequipa. We will drop you off two blocks from Plaza de Armas.

Includes

Pick up from the hotel located in Arequipa Transport to back to the city of Arequipa or Puno (optional) Professional guide in Spanish and English One night of basic accommodation at Sangalle, rooms with private bathroom Food and drinks: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner

Important Information

  • Those with circulation or respiratory issues are not recommended to participate in this tour You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain The entrance to the Colca Valley is paid at the moment, in cash, in local currency (PEN) Maximum recommended age: 55 years The optional activities (*) are not included Bring trekking poles and a small backpack If you want to take the transfer to Puno on the last day, please select the correct option when booking. The regular bus will depart from Chivay at 1:00 p.m. and will drop you off at the main square of the city of Puno, arriving at 7:00 p.m. Upon arrival in Puno, you will need to make your own way to your hotel If you book the trek with the transfer to Puno included, you can leave your big luggage in a safe place located in the town of Cabanaconde (starting point of the trek) on the first day, and pick it up before arriving to Chivay on the last day. It has an extra cost, paid at the moment, in cash, in local currency (PEN)

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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