Summary: Trek for 3 days and enjoy the scenery of one of the world’s deepest canyons.
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Availability: All year
Price per person: US$ 133.00
Minimum: 1 person
Times: 03:00 am to 05:00 pm +2
Meeting point: Pick-up from your hotel
Cancellation policy: 48 hours before the scheduled start of the tour
Day 1: Arequipa – Tapay viewing point – San Juan de Chuccho
Between 03:00 am and 03:30 am, we will pick you up from your hotel for the drive to the Colca valley. The journey will take us approximately 4 hours, as far as Chivay (the main town in the valley), where we will stop for breakfast. Then the trip to the Cruz del Condor will continue (approximately 2 hours), where we will stop to appreciate one of the best views of the Colca canyon and the opportunity to be impressed with the flight of the mythical bird of the Incas, the condor. We will continue to Pampa San Miguel (20 minutes approx.) where we will begin our walk. The descent into the canyon will take us approximately 3 ½ to 4 hours. During the walk, as we descend we will pass Andean and tropical vegetation, and be able to observe the geological formation of Colca Canyon, which forms part of the Andes mountain range. At the bottom of the canyon, we will cross the San Juan de Chuccho suspension bridge, before arriving at the village of the same name, where we will spend the night in local people’s houses, specially prepared to receive tourists (basic accommodation).
Walking time: 3 hours
Elevation: + 150 meters and -1100 meters
Day 2: San Juan de Chuccho – Sangalle (Oasis)
After breakfast, we will set off once more on our walk. We will ascend approximately 300 meters, arriving first at the village of Cosnihua and later at the community of Malata, where there will be time to experience the way of life of local people, in a village that has no vehicle access. Then, we will continue to Sangalle (oasis), with its high Andean vegetation mixed with tropical vegetation, where thanks to a warm spring it is possible to enjoy a refreshing bathe in the pools found at this beautiful place (the water temperature is approximately 18ºC). We will have lunch here and spend our second night in basic cabins.
Walking time: 5 hours
Elevation: + 650 meters and -850 meters
Day 3: Oasis Sangalle – 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. 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)
- 02 nights’ accommodation in cabins
- Meals (03 breakfasts, 02 lunches and 02 evening meals)
- 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.