Colca Canyon Tour 2 Days / 1 Night
The Colca Canyon. – It has a geography where you can do adventure sports such as popular hikes and camping, we can appreciate birds combined with visits to the many hot springs and stay in comfortable lodges that we found along the walk to the Colca Canyon. In addition to this, in the Colca Canyon we can find the home of the Andean condor, which will fly very close to us from the cliffs. At the “Cross of the Condor”, we will stop to observe the popular, flight of the condors.
Itinerary – Colca Canyon 2 Days And 1 Night
The day starts at 07:30 – 08:30 am when we pick you up from your hotel/hostal in the direction of the Colca Canyon on the road via Yura in our private transport, we will travel the Chachani volcano to then reach the pampas Cañahuas, place where we will visit the NATIONAL RESERVE SALINAS AND AGUADA BLANCA and stop for a time of 10 to 15 minutes to see the vicuñas, alpacas and llamas living peacefully in their natural ecosystem, then we will have a second stop to enjoy the traditional coca tea to combat altitude sickness and we will find ourselves at an altitude of 3800 m.s.n.m. We will continue our ascent until an altitude of 4800 m.a.s.l. (viewpoint of the volcanoes). Where we will enjoy an impressive view we will begin the descent until the town of Chivay.
At approximately 01:00 pm we will arrive at the town of Chivay and then go to the RESTAURANT BUFFET where we will enjoy a variety of traditional and local dishes. After the delicious lunch we will stay in our respective Hotel.
At 03:00 p.m. approximately. Our guide will take you to the Calera Thermal Baths, where you will enjoy the thermal pools with temperatures ranging from 35°C to 38°C. After the agreed time we return to the Hotel.
In the evening we will enjoy a folkloric show at the same time that you will taste the Traditional Typical Dinner. After the Show we will take you to your Hotel and thus ends our itinerary of the day. We’ll spend the night in Chivay
At 05:30 am after breakfast we will make our trip to one of the deepest canyons in the world THE COLCA CANYON where we will reach the CROSS VIEWER OF THE CONDOR privileged place where you can observe the FLIGHT OF THE CONDOR, if we are lucky and we can take unique photos with the most imposing bird of the Andes allowing you to live one of the best experiences of your life.
When we return we will stop in the towns of Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque that have beautiful colonial Temples; as well as in the viewpoints of: Antahuilque and Choquetico from where we will be able to observe the tombs and pre-Inca models and the beautiful landscape of the Colca Valley with its impressive andenería.
12:00 p.m. We will make our arrival to the town of Chivay and after lunch we will return to the city of Arequipa.
At 5:00 p.m. We will reach the city of Arequipa. And so we put an end to our Colca Valley adventure, only with Rainbow Peru Travel.
NOTE: PRICES ARE NOT VALID DURING EASTER OR NATIONAL HOLIDAYS.
Included in the tour:
- Pick up from Hotel in Arequipa.
- Transfer in our private transport during the whole tour
- Hotel in Chivay*
- Guided tour during the whole tour
- Continental breakfast on the second day
- Permanent assistance
* Price based on a basic hotel, if you want to upgrade to a better hotel, write to us
Tourist entrance ticket to the Colca Canyon: Administered by the Autonomous Authority of the Colca to be paid at the control booths and authorized personnel of that institution:
o Foreign: S/ 70.00 soles per person
o Latin American tourist: S/ 40.00 soles per person
o National tourist: S/ 20.00 soles per person
o Foreign student: (5 – 12 years old) S/ 20.00 soles per person
o National student: S/ 05.00 soles per person
o Entrance to La Calera Hot Springs: S/ 15.00 per person (optional visit).
Food not included (2 lunches and 1 dinner, we take them to the restaurants and you make the payment in the same place). Average per meal S/ 25 soles.
What to bring to the tour
- Bottle of water.
- Hat or cap
- Local money (soles)
Recommendations for the Colca Canyon tour
How should I dress for the Colca Canyon? – at night it is necessary that you wear a warm jacket or jacket as it is cold in the Colca and light clothing for the day. The rainy season is between the months of December to March so we recommend waterproof and thermal clothing.
Frecuently Asked Questions
If after visiting the Colca Canyon you plan to return to the city of Arequipa, you will have to leave your luggage in the lobby of the hotel, who will keep it without any cost.
If you do not plan to return to Arequipa, we can assist you and take your luggage or you will have to take all your luggage to continue with your trip.
Also known as “The Valley of Fire” and “The Kingdom of the Condor.”
It is one of the most beautiful and deepest canyons in the world (4,170 meters) and with a length of more than 200 kilometers.
On the way there is a fertile valley with magnificent agricultural terraces and villages that maintain their customs, as well as finding abundant Andean fauna, in addition to enjoying the flight of the Condors.
Volcanoes Coropuna, Ampato and Sabancaya surround the Colca
The condor is a huge bird, with a weight (up to 15 kilograms) and a wingspan open to 3 meters.
They prefer to live in windy areas to glide over drafts effortlessly.
They eat an average of 1½ kg at each meal.
When frightened or startled, condors regurgitate (return) stomach contents.
They don’t have claws like hawks or eagles.
They live more than 75 years in zoos.
Exclusive service: we will only operate on our tourists; we will not pass or join with other agencies. Our groups in average are from 2 to 6 people, the departure is guaranteed 100% even if it is only one person.