Full Day Trip To Colca Canyon From Arequipa

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 16 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    2:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from hotels that are located in the centre area of Arequipa city - Downtown
  • Return Details :
    The tours ends next to the Plaza de Armas
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Join this full day trip to Colca Canyon leaving early in the morning from your hotel including transportation and and official English guide.

Highlights

  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Breakfast included
  • Hotel pickup included

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Colca Canyon, Arequipa Region

At 3:00am we leave from Arequipa City driving for 3.5-hour towards Chivay; the capital of the Colca Canyon on North West direction behind snow-covered Chachani. In Chivay we stop for breakfast.
Then we continue driving for 1.5-hour more towards the most visited point the Cross of the Condor here we are able to see the depth of the canyon and the flight of the Condor for approximately 1.5-hour. Then we visit the area that presents beautiful typical towns, like Yanque & Maca, colonial churches, gently people with typical needlework dresses, hundreds of pre-inca terraces still in use with Andean growing like corn, quinua, kiwicha among others.
After Lunch we come back to Arequipa. On the way we stop at the highest pass: the view point of the Volcanoes and snow covered mountains in Patapampa (4,800 m. - 15,000 ft.). Later we will see wild vicuas, alpacas & llamas in Pampa Caahuas national reserve, some birds like flamingoes, ibis, andean gooze, ducks, andean eagle "Kara Kara".
We will be back in Arequipa at approximately 5:30pm.

Duration: 10 hours

Stop At: Condor's Cross, Cabanaconde, Colca Canyon, Arequipa Region

this is the most visited point The Cross of the Condor here we are able to see the depth of the canyon and the flight of the Condor for approximately 1 hour approximately.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Plaza de armas, Yanque, Colca Canyon, Arequipa Region

We are going to visit this smal village

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Iglesia Santa Ana, Maca, Colca Canyon, Arequipa Region

We are going to visit this small village and his beautifull church

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Arequipa Tour Tour Operator, Arequipa, Arequipa Region

At 3:00am we leave from Arequipa City driving for 3.5-hour towards Chivay; the capital of the Colca Canyon on North West direction behind snow-covered Chachani. In Chivay we stop for breakfast.
Then we continue driving for 1.5-hour more towards the most visited point the Cross of the Condor here we are able to see the depth of the canyon and the flight of the Condor for approximately 1.5-hour. Then we visit the area that presents beautiful typical towns, like Yanque & Maca, colonial churches, gently people with typical needlework dresses, hundreds of pre-inca terraces still in use with Andean growing like corn, quinua, kiwicha among others.
After Lunch we come back to Arequipa. On the way we stop at the highest pass: the view point of the Volcanoes and snow covered mountains in Patapampa (4,800 m. - 15,000 ft.). Later we will see wild vicuas, alpacas & llamas in Pampa Caahuas national reserve, some birds like flamingoes, ibis, andean gooze, ducks, andean eagle "Kara Kara".
We will be back in Arequipa at approximately 5:30pm.

Duration: 10 hours

Stop At: Colca Canyon, Arequipa Region

At 03:00am we leave from Arequipa City driving for 3.5-hour towards Chivay; the capital of the Colca Canyon on North West direction behind snow-covered Chachani. In Chivay we stop for breakfast.
Then we continue driving for 1.5-hour more towards the most visited point the Cross of the Condor here we are able to see the depth of the canyon and the flight of the Condor for approximately 1.5-hour. Then we visit the area that presents beautiful typical towns, like Yanque & Maca, colonial churches, gently people with typical needlework dresses, hundreds of pre-inca terraces still in use with Andean growing like corn, quinua, kiwicha among others.
After Lunch we come back to Arequipa. On the way we stop at the highest pass: the view point of the Volcanoes and snow covered mountains in Patapampa (4,800 m. - 15,000 ft.). Later we will see wild vicuas, alpacas & llamas in Pampa Caahuas national reserve, some birds like flamingoes, ibis, andean gooze, ducks, andean eagle "Kara Kara".
We will be back in Arequipa at approximately 17:30

Duration: 10 hours

Inclusions

Breakfast

Professional Official English guide

Tourist transport-Shared

Hotel pickup

Exclusions

Entrance fees to the Colca canyon S/. 70.00 p/p

Entrance fees to the Hot Spring S/. 15.00 p/p *optional

Lunch

Drinks

Entry/Admission - Colca Canyon

Entry/Admission - Condor's Cross

Entry/Admission - Plaza de Armas

Entry/Admission - Iglesia Santa Ana

Entry/Admission - Colca Canyon

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants

Traveler Reviews

  • 28-Oct-2019

    They made us be ready at 2:30 am but didn't bother to pick us up until 3:15 am (great time to be waiting for 45 mins). To my surprise, after that they only had two minuscule seats in the back where my legs wouldn't fit with fantastic views to the side of the van. On top of that, the tour is mainly the guide taking you from one rip-off to next: pay for a pic with an alpaca, buy these "handcrafted" stuff, try this "unique" typical juice for 5 bucks. The cherry leaston top was the last stop before lunch, where you could "choose" between spending 50 bucks for a lousy zipline
    or 15 bucks to bath in some hot springs. If you were not interested in either, you had to wait for an hour in the sun. At least, the rest of the group had great views to the canyon while on the road, but we spent the whole day alternating watching the side of the van with dealing with their extortions. Please choose a different company, because the condor's flight is really a sight to behold and you shouldn't miss it.

  • 19-Jun-2017

    Great tour! The only thing weird is that the driver had 3 Arequipeans join us on the drive from Arequipa to Colca Canyon.

  • 11-Sep-2016

    this tour was okay. We were picked up at 3am and wasted over an hour picking other people up. the driver and guide were okay. We didnt really get to stay at the cross of the condor more than 45 minutes. the buffet was no good and cost 30 soles. it was extremely cramped and stuffy in that minivan but they did not turn on the AC. there are so many tours to colca canyon from arequipa. I would recommend just booking it through your hotel to save money only 60-70 soles for the same experience.

  • 21-Aug-2016

    We were picked up on time shortly after 3 AM and our driver was amazing - 13 hours on crazy busy highways! Our tour guide was just OK. He gave us the basic information and shepherded us on and off the van at least 15 times through the day for shopping and beautiful vistas. We felt he took us to locals so we could buy their items and that was OK for me. I was disappointed that he had no personal touch with anyone in the group, we stayed strangers all day, whereas other guides on other tours went out of their way to break the ice and keep us friendly. Our guide simply went over his script, with no extra knowledge of the geology or cultural info of the area. He didn't answer my questions about the archaeology of the area. We were a little disappointed. It is cold so bring layers to put on and off as the day progresses. I had altitude sickness with the highest point being almost 5 km above sea level. Overall it was worth doing.

  • 21-Aug-2016

    I would highly recommend visiting Colca Canyon and seeing the condors. If possible, however, I would recommend looking for a tour group other than this one. The guide does not really provide more than transport between the sites. He also tried to keep us on a pretty strict timeline. Unfortunately this meant we only had 40 minutes at the condor viewing point. Given that this was sort of the point of the trip, 40 minutes was very short. The guide also yelled at most of the tour group when we took longer than 40 minutes. After the condors we went to spend an hour at a hot springs. There was not really much to do at the hot springs and, given that we were only given 40 minutes at the condor viewing point, an hour seemed a little excessive to spend at the hotsprings. When we returned to Arequipa the bus driver just dropped us off in the middle of the city. Not that I minded the walk back to the hotel, but the description promises drop off at your hotel and it was sort of obnoxious overhearing the busdriver and the guide discussing how it would be a pain to drop each of us off at our hotels. . Again, however, the canyon and the condors were amazing and a sight I will never forget. Those are highly recommended just maybe with a different tour group.