From Arequipa: 3-day Colca Canyon Hike Tour Adventure

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Explore one of the deepest canyons in the world in a challenging trek that will take you to discover an incredible natural place. Enjoy this outdoor activity, surrounded by unique landscapes.


  • 3-day tour trek to the Colca Canyon in Arequipa
  • Learn about the flora and fauna with the professional guide
  • Get to know one of the deepest canyons in the world
  • Spend the night in an oasis in the middle of the mountain
  • Enjoy panoramic views to National Reserve of Pampa Cañahuas


Day 1 Very early in the morning, we will depart to the town of Chivay, in a journey of 3 hours from the city of Arequipa. Upon arrival, we will enjoy a lovely breakfast. The tour continues to the Condor viewpoints, at 3,800 meters above sea level, also known as Condors’ Cross. Here, we’ll have the great opportunity to see and admire the incredible Condor flying around. Then, we are going to reach Cabanaconde, the starting point of the trekking to Colca Canyon. Arriving to the viewpoints of Pampas de San Miguel (3,300 m), we are going to descend to the bottom of the canyon along 4.6 miles (3 hours), until we reach San Juan de Chuccho (2,400 m.a.s.l.). This town is surrounded by beautiful and abundant vegetation. Here, we will enjoy a lunch, and we are going to have the chance to learn about local fruit trees and medicinal plants. Later, we’re going to have dinner, and spend the night. Day 2 After breakfast, we are going to start a total trek of 2.5 miles, taking uphill and downhill paths, and visiting lovely traditional towns such as Cosñirhua, with the opportunity to admire pre Incan ruins. We will also pass through the town of Malata, where we can see its old Spanish church. We’re going have time for lunch. Hiking the Colca Canyon is an amazing experience. Admire impressive canyon views and local flora and fauna. Later, we will descend the canyon until reach the Oasis of Sangalle at 2,225 meters above sea level, to spend the night. Here, you can take a refreshing bath in the pool and enjoy lunch. We can make short tours around the oasis (optional). At night, we will enjoy a delicious dinner, and have time for a well deserve rest. Day 3 The day Colca Canyon tour starts very early in the morning, with an amazing trek of 3 hours (2.5 miles), ascending the slope of the canyon until we reach the town of Cabanaconde. After enjoying breakfast in this picturesque town, we will take the transport to go towards the village of Chivay. On the way, we are going to visit the viewpoint of Antahuilque, a beautiful place with amazing landscapes to Inca terraces. Also, we will stop at the town of Maca, which stands out for its stunning colonial church. The town of Yanque offers us wonderful hot springs (optional). Visit the Colca Canyon is part of the tourist circuit of south Peru. The huge valley has incredible panoramic views to volcanoes and green fields located on the banks of the Colca river. The Colca Valley is a Unesco Global Geopark. Later, we are going to get the town of Chivay to enjoy lunch (optional). You have the option to take the transfer to Puno in a regular bus, 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. We are going to have the opportunity to pass through the National Reserve of Pampa Cañahuas, home of camelids as alpaca, vicuña and llamas. Upon arrival, we will drop you off two blocks from Plaza de Armas.


Pick up from the hotel located in Arequipa Transport to back to the city of Arequipa or Puno (optional) Professional travel guide in Spanish and English 02 nights of basic accommodation with private room Food and drinks: 03 breakfasts, 02 lunches and 02 dinners

Important Information

  • You should be in good physical condition The ticket entrance to the Colca Valley should be paid in cash The optional activities are not included At least 2 people are required to take place this tour 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 tour 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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