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2-Day Colca Canyon Tour from Arequipa

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Group Tour
FromUS$ 48
Group Tour
FromUS$ 48
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  • Tour with hotel PickupChoose this option if you have a hotel in Arequipa downtownStart Time: 07:30Available: 12 seats
  • Tour with Meeting PointChoose this option if you are not staying in downtown or arrive the same dayStart Time: 07:30Available: 12 seats

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2 Days
Availability : All Year
From Arequipa
Colca Canyon
Max People : Up to 12
Overview

Discover the superb heights of the Colca Canyon on an exciting 2-day tour from Arequipa. Witness incredible views of the rolling hills and visit the quaint villages of the Andes in the Colca River valley.

What to Expect
  • Enjoy epic views of the Colca Canyon from the Condor Cross viewpoint
  • Explore the town of Chivay, and visit the villages of Maca and Yanque
  • Learn about the rich history of Arequipa and its inhabitants with a guide
  • Get a bird’s eye view to spot some giant Condors
Tour Details

Meeting Point & Return Location

Meeting points:

Your hotel in Arequipa Downtown (Google Map)

Museo del Pisco, C. Moral 229, Arequipa (Google Map)

Return points:

Your hotel in Arequipa Downtown (Google Map)

Museo del Pisco, C. Moral 229, Arequipa (Google Map)

Departure Time & Duration

7:30 am

2 Days

Price Includes

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Tour in a Group
  • Tour Guide
  • Transportation by bus

Price Excludes

  • Colca Canyon entrance fee
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Additional Information

  • What to bring: Comfortable and warm clothes, hiking shoes, cash for entrance fees and extra expenses
  • Cancellation policy: Cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund
Itinerary

Day 1Arequipa City - Chivay

Following a pick-up from your hotel in Arequipa, a tranquil scenic drive will bring you to the Colca River Valley. You’ll pass through the famous Pampa Cañahuas Natural Reserve to witness the wild Vicuñas grazing on the highlands. These graceful camelids are known for their exquisite wool used in fine clothing.

You’ll then arrive at the charming town of Chivay to enjoy lunch inspired by regional recipes (own expense). This will be your home for the night. Explore the town at leisure for the rest of the day to visit the nearby steam baths or wander amongst the Incan architecture.

Day 2Colca Canyon/Mirador Cruz del Condor - Arequipa

Being the day with a 30-min drive to get breathtaking views over the Colca Canyon from Condor Cross (3,800 m) Nearly 1200m of depth, this is precisely the home of the renowned Andean Condors, whereby you’ll get interesting insights and facts about this beautiful creature with your guide. Make sure to take memorable pictures along the Rim of the Canyon to show off to your friends! You’ll later proceed to the rural villages of Maca and Yanque to admire the perfectly preserved colonial churches and artisan stalls of the pueblos. Enjoy lunch in a rustic restaurant (own expense) before you take your journey back to Arequipa. If you wish, you have the option to continue to Puno from Chivay (Transfer to Puno not included).