3-Day Custom Colca Canyon Trek From Arequipa

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Pickup at your hotel
  • Return Details :
    Drop-off last day at your hotel
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Go on tour with the only operator in Arequipa Peru, which does adventure trekking tours leaving Arequipa at 7 am. Descend one of the deepest canyons in the world in a 3-day, 2-night trek. Take the time to enjoy amazing views, local communities, American Camelids and Peruvian homemade food. Experience the immense flora and fauna, green valleys and see where inhabitants live much as their ancestors did centuries ago.
This tour consists of small groups from 2-5 people. As you will be in a small group we are very flexible throughout the tour. You can stop wherever you want to take pictures and you determine the speed during the hike. Also it is with the only adventure trekking company in Arequipa which leaves at 7 am and has a superior service as the tours are customised.

Highlights

  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Get up-close to native wildlife

Know More about this tour

Day 1: Arequipa
An expert tour guide will pick you up from your hotel at 7:00am to take you to the Colca Canyon in a private van. Along the way you might spot some American Camelids, such as vicuas, alpacas and llamas and you will witness breathtaking landscapes as you drive, such as lakes, glaciers and magnificent volcanoes. Visit Cabanaconde, the largest town of the Colca Canyon. After an energetic lunch, start hiking down to the canyon.
After 3 to 4-hours of hiking a rocky path downhill, you'll make it to the village of San Juan de Chuccho, where a warm meal is waiting for you. You spend the night at a cozy local family house.

Day 2: Oasis - Cabanaconde
You may catch-up on some sleep in the morning, as your delicious pancakes breakfast will be ready at 8:00am. After breakfast, start your 3-hour trek to the oasis, passing through the local communities of Cosirhua and Malata. Your guide will explain how the local people of these mountain villages live. After visiting a local hospital, school and a museum, you will feel more integrated into the lives of the villagers. You'll also learn more about the different flora and fauna and how they're used in daily life of the local people.

Arrive at the oasis,the deepest spot of the Colca Canyon, at around noon. After a typical lunch, take the afternoon to relax at the swimming pool, enjoy the warm sun and the stunning views of the canyon. In the late afternoon, start the hardest part of the trek as you go to the top again. After a 3-hour climb, reach the top of the canyon and where you'll enjoy the beautiful sunset and the priceless view of the canyon. Making it to the top will be the most memorable part of the trek. If you're not up for the trek out of the canyon, there are mules available for hire.
In Cabanaconde, a warm hearty meal is waiting for you and you spend the night at a hostel with private baths and a hot shower.

Day 3: Cruz del Condor
After a hot shower in the morning and a typical breakfast, your driver and guide take you to the most spectacular place of the Colca Canyon, the Cruz del Condor Mirador. At 1,200 meters (approximately 4,000ft), it is the best place to spot the majestic Andean Condor flying over the canyon. The condor is the biggest flying bird on earth, with wingspans that can measure up to 10 feet.

Once you have taken some good photos of the condor, continue to Chivay. Along the way you'll make some stops at typical small villages of the Colca Canyon. In Chivay you can visit the hot springs to loosen your aching muscles. After a delicious buffet lunch of typical Peruvian food, you will travel back to Arequipa.
Arrive in Arequipa at approximately 6pm and be transferred to your hotel.

Option 2: If you want to go to Puno instead to Arequipa, take a tourist bus departing at 1:00pm from Chivay and arriving at 8:00pm in Puno.

Inclusions

Snacks

All activities

Driver/guide

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Professional guide

Round-trip private transfer

2 nights accommodation

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Gratuities

Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Minimum drinking age is 21 years

A moderate amount of walking is involved please wear comfortable hiking/trekking shoes

Minimum 2 passengers per booking

Maximum 5 passengers per booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Minimum age is 18 years

The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

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