Colca Canyon - Peru

Trekking in the colca Canyon.

Among the deepest Canyons in the world, the Colca region offers some of the finest sceneries of the Andean mountains, as well as the best trekking and climbing in Arequipa. Down at the bottom of the Canyon you can find green oasis full of palm trees and natural springs pools, where visitors are welcome and allowed to camp outdoors. This is a little paradise, where a generous river created by nature, millions of years ago, still flows into agricultural fields of the native people, providing food for the different communities along the Canyon. The views are excellent from anywhere and Condors can be seen almost year around.

Photo Gallery of Colca Canyon.

Main Square of Arequipa City Colca Canyon Cruz del Condor Lookout Point Cruz del Condor Lookout Point

Program: 3 days / 2 nights

1° Day: Arequipa - Cabanaconde - Paclla.

03:00 hrs. You will be picked up from your hotel by a representative of our agency and then you will transferred to the bus station to take the bus to Cabanaconde. Along this journey you will drive over a pass that is over 4,800 m /15,748 Ft. We will arrive in Cabanaconde at around 13:00 hrs. Upon arrival, we will have time to have lunch at the little village of Cabanaconde. Afterwards we will start to descend to the Canyon, following a winding path that leads down to the bottom of the Canyon till we reach the village of LLAHUAR around 17:00 hrs. At this village we will have some free time to explore some parts of the Colca Canyon and afterwards we will have dinner under a starry night. Overnight at the village of Llahuar.

What is included on this day?

  • Pick up from your hotel in Arequipa.
  • Local bus trasportation - Arequipa - Cabanaconde.
  • Entrance fees to the Colca Canyon National Park.
  • Professional English speaking guide.
  • All meals included. ( 1 Lunch / 1 Dinner).
  • Accommodation at a local family house in the canyon.

What is not included?

  • Extras & gratuities.
  • Hotel en Arequipa.

2° Day: Paclla to Sangalle.

After breakfast we will continue our trek throughout the Canyon till the village of PACLLA and the Natural Lookout point of Apachetas (piles of stones place on one another, in a vertical way, used by Andean people as signals or to mark the road). We will walk for about 4 hours till we arrive at the gorgeous and peaceful town of SANGALLE, where we will have lunch and in the afternoon visitors may go to swim in a nice pool called The Oasis or go to walk to the Colca river. By night we will dinner and will make a fire. Overnight at village of Sangalle.

What is included on this day?

  • Professional English speaking guide.
  • All meals included. (1 Breakfast / 1 Lunch / 1 Dinner)
  • Accommodation at a local family house in the canyon.

What is not included?

  • Extras & gratuities.

3° Day: Sangalle - Cruz del Cóndor - Chivay - Arequipa.

Soon after breakfast (04:00 hrs) we will start to ascend to the village of Cabanaconde (3 hours aprox.). Around 08:00 h. We will reach the famous lookout point known as CRUZ DEL CONDOR, where we may observe the mighty flight of the Andean Condor. Afterwards we will head to the town of CHIVAY, where we have the chance, once more, to relax in the hot springs known as La Calera (35°C/95ºF). Afterwards we will have lunch in Chivay and eventually will return to Arequipa, getting there by sunset. End of the tour.

What is included on this day?

  • Professional English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees to the hot springs of La Calera in Chivay.
  • All meals included. (1 Breakfast / 1 Lunch)
  • Drop off at your hotel in Arequipa at the end of the tour.

What is not included?

  • Extras & gratuities.
  • Hotel en Arequipa


06:00 hrs.

You need to bring:

  • On this tour you must bring warm clothing, as the weather in Arequipa used to be very cold, especially in winter time (from June to September) when temperatures drop fast in the afternoon and nights are very cold.

Additional information:

  • All your personal information is required at the moment of your booking.
  • Confirmation of the excursion will be received at time of booking.
  • All tours are operated in English unless otherwise stated.

Travel voucher:

  • You will receive an electronic voucher via e-mail once your booking is confirmed.
  • For every confirmed booking you will be required to print your electronic voucher for presentation at the moment we start the excursion. The electronic voucher acts as a confirmation for all the services you request.

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Important: We need a minimum of 2 participants for this program.

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