Summary: Trek in Colca Canyon for 2 days, and learn more about the history and culture of the people who have lived here for thousands of years.
Duration: 2 days /1 night
Availability: All year
Price per person: US$ 77.00
Minimum: 1 person
Times: 03:00 am to 05:00 pm +1
Meeting point: Pick-up from your hotel
Cancellation policy: 48 hours before the scheduled start of the tour
Day 1: Arequipa – Chivay – Cruz del condor – Pampa San Miguel – San Juan de Chuccho
Between 03:00 am and 03:30 am, we will pick you up from your hotel, from where we will depart for the Colca Canyon. After a drive of approximately four hours, we will arrive at Chivay, the main town in the valley, where we will make a brief stop to eat breakfast before continuing our trip to the Cruz del Condor (2 hours approx.), from where we have one of the most beautiful views of the Colca Canyon and from where we can usually see the impressive flight of condors. We continue to Pampa San Miguel (20 minutes approx.), from where we will begin our descent to the base of the Colca Canyon. During the route we will have spectacular views of the canyon. Crossing a bridge, we’ll arrive in the village of San Juan de Chuccho, where we will be able to rest and eat lunch, while enjoying the beauty of the mountains, at a restaurant run by families from the village. We will continue our hike as far as Cosnihua, which is a walk of approximately one hour along a steep trail, followed by a more level section to the small village of Malata, where you can enjoy a refreshing bathe in the local pools. Here, we will eat our evening meal and spend the night in basic cabins.
Walking time: 5 hours
Elevation: + 200 meters and -1300 meters
Day 2: Oasis – Cabanaconde – Chivay – Arequipa
At 04:30 am we will begin the ascent, along a steep and zigzagging trail. After approximately three hours we will have the satisfaction of completing this beautiful route. We’ll have breakfast in a local restaurant and then board our vehicle and head for the viewing point at Cruz del Condor and we will then return to Chivay, and have the option of visiting the La Calera thermal baths. Lunch and return to Arequipa, arriving in the city between 05:00 pm and 06:00 pm.
Walking time: 3 hours
Elevation: + 1100 meters
- Pick-up from your hotel in the city of Arequipa
- Shared transport
- Bilingual guide (in Spanish and English)
- 01 night’s accommodation in basic cabins (Sangalle)
- Meals (02 breakfasts, 01 lunch and 01 evening meal)
- Final lunch in Chivay
- Extra drinks
- Accommodation in Arequipa
- Entrance to the Canyon (BTC): 70 Peruvian soles
- Entrance to the thermal baths: 15 Peruvian soles
- Not applicable
How to book:
- Select your departure date from the calendar.
- Select the number of persons.
- Select the optional services you’d like to add.
- Click on “Book now”.
- Pay online.
Once you have completed payment, the booking will be subject to confirmation according to availability. If you’d like to check availability before paying, write to us.
What to bring:
- Comfortable clothing
- Hiking footwear
- Sun block
- Rain jacket or rain poncho
- Canteen or sports bottle
- Insect repellent
- Walking poles (optional)
Frequently Asked Questions
How far in advance should I book the tour?
We accept bookings a minimum of 3 days in advance.
If you cancel your booking up to 48 hours before the scheduled start of the tour, we’ll refund 100% of the payment you made at the time of booking.