Overnight Tour: Colca Canyon Including Horse Riding From Arequipa

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    07:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up all passengers that their hotels are located at the Arequipa centre area (downtown)
  • Return Details :
    Concludes near Plaza de Armas in Arequipa
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Join this overnight tour which included round-trip transportation, an official bilingual guide, horse riding in the countryside traditional village of Yanque (Horses, guide, equipment) and an overnight in the Colca Valley in the selected hotel including breakfast.

Highlights

  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arequipa - Chivay - Horse riding afternoon

Stop At: Plaza de Armas de Chivay, Chivay, Colca Canyon, Arequipa Region
07:45 After a pick up from your hotel, start your journey to the Colca Valley, making stops along the road north in Pampa Caahuas National Reserve and Salinas and Aguada Blanca Reserve.
You will also make a stop at Tocra Pampa, which has one of the highest spots in the Colca circuit and and an ideal viewpoint of the Andes. Appreciate a variety of flora and fauna in the area and a panoramic view of the slopes and terraces formed during the geological erosion of the canyon on the road.
Arrive in Chivay where you will have lunch (own expense), then continue on to our Hotel and check in to your hotel.
02:30pm: Start your 2 to 3-hours horse ride in the countryside of the town, cross to the bridge a continue on to right side in the valley, then we will appreciate the landscapes with their mountains and many Inca terraces if we look down there is the colca river and along the valley the different picturesque little towns. Then return to the Hotel then on your own you can visit the hot springs (own expense) it is 5 minutes driving from the hotel. Overnight at your hotel.
Duration: 12 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Colca Inn or similar

Day 2: Chivay - Cross of Condor viewpoint - Colca Canyon - Villages - Arequipa

Stop At: Mirador Cruz del Condor, Cabanaconde, Colca Canyon, Arequipa Region
06:00am: After breakfast, travel by bus about an hour to the Mirador de la Cruz del Condor for a spectacular view of the flight of the Condors while observing the depth of the Colca Canyon, the deepest in the world. Spend approximately 2-hours here. You will also have the option to take a 1-hour hike (optional).
On the return, stop in the traditional villages of Pinchollo and Maca, then Chivay where you will stop for about 2-hours. There will be time for lunch (own expense), and finally return to the city of Arequipa, arriving at approximately 05:00pm.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions

Accommodation included: 1 night

Overnight accommodation (double /twin /triple rooms)

Shared tourist Transport minivan or minibus

Horseriding - equipment and local tour guide for riding (day 1 afternoon)

Hotel pickup

Accredited english tour guide + local spanish instructor for horseriding

Meals (01breakfast )

Exclusions

Entrance fee (tourist ticket 70 soles or $21pp - Mandatory)

Tips gratitudes

02 Lunch, 01 dinner

Entry/Admission - Plaza de Armas de Chivay

Entry/Admission - Uyo Uyo Archaeological Site

Entry/Admission - Salinas y Aguada Blanca National Reserve

Entry/Admission - Mirador Cruz del Condor

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Minimum age is 13 years

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Traveler Reviews

  • 15-Oct-2019

    Tour guide is very help and nice . He introduced Inca history and all things happen during the tour. Horse man is very experienced and care about us a lot , horse are all trained well . It was all a unforgettable memory.

  • 14-Oct-2019

    Tour guide is very help and nice . He introduced Inca history and all things happen during the tour. Horse man is very experienced and care about us a lot , horse are all trained well . It was all a unforgettable memory.

  • 11-May-2019

    The tour wasn‘t as nice as expected. It is too expensive for what it was! The bus drive to Chivay was Okay although our guide Herman was not very enthousiastic as if he wouldn‘t really like to be there. When we arrived in Chivay, a local came to pick us up with the horse. The guide didn’t speak with us during the whole trip, he wouldn’t have given any information if we wouldnt have asked. His answers were always very short. Although we spoke in Spanish with him! The equipment for the riding was very uncomfortable. The trip to the Condor Cross was nice and we saw lots of them. The drive back to arequipa was horror! The driver Hector was very tired and I saw his eyes getting smaller and smaller in the mirror. As the road is very dangerous, I didn‘t feel safe at all. The guide fell asleep next to the driver. After I asked the driver to make a toilet break (not in order that I can pee but in order that he gets the break he definetley needed) But after the break, it wasn‘t better. I told our guide that I can see that the driver is tired and that it would maybe be a good idea to keep him awake. He laughed at me and told the driver 2 minutes later what I ve said (they didnt know I understand spanish!!) They laughed about me but the driver knew that I was right. He put some coca leaves in his mouth, put his glasses on and opened the window to stay awake...My critic is that he should have taken a break and the guide shouldn‘t sleep next to him but speak to him. It is his responsibility that his clients feel safe and..survive!! I wouldn‘t recommend this tour.

  • 27-Aug-2018

    Awesome tour of Colca Canyon and the Colca Valley. Our guide, Juan Carlos, was great, especially since we were the only English speakers in the group. He made sure to single us out and explain things that we might have missed in Spanish. Plus the sights and stops along the way were well-chosen... the horseback ride was beautiful... and the overnight stay in Chivay was nice as well.The food was mediocre at best (buffets, price not included, chosen by the tour company), but the rest of the tour more than made up for it. Transportation was on time and the pickup and drop-off were super close to our hotel in Arequipa. Overall, a great find!

  • 27-Aug-2018

    Awesome tour of Colca Canyon and the Colca Valley. Our guide, Juan Carlos, was great, especially since we were the only English speakers in the group. He made sure to single us out and explain things that we might have missed in Spanish. Plus the sights and stops along the way were well-chosen... the horseback ride was beautiful... and the overnight stay in Chivay was nice as well.The food was mediocre at best (buffets, price not included, chosen by the tour company), but the rest of the tour more than made up for it. Transportation was on time and the pickup and drop-off were super close to our hotel in Arequipa. Overall, a great find!

  • 18-Aug-2018

    I had a great experience. Some days before the tour, I have been contacted by a employee (Gloria). She made sure all my questions were answered. They come to pick you up from your hotel/airbnb and then we had the long bus ride with multiple stops to see the Alpacas, Llamas and Vigognas. I was surprised because I was the only English speaker in the group. Most of the people were from different areas in Peru and doing the tour during their vacation. The guide was always speaking in Spanish, but she made sure I understood correctly and translated if I needed. The view was a little bit repetitive, but nice. We arrived at Chivay in the beginning of the afternoon and surprisingly, I was the only one of the group doing the horseback riding activity. It was my first time, but the local guide helped me. I had a very easygoing horse (12 years old named Roco). The view was amazing. The day after we spent some time in the Colca Canyon and again the view was amazing, but repetitive. We only saw 4-5 condors. It was very touristic as well and be careful if you are altitude sensitive. I recommend this activity.

  • 06-May-2018

    The driver and guide were excellent. Our group was formed from various agencies. Very thorough advice was given on how to overcome altitude sickness. Get also prepared for motion sickness!!!! Getting to the Colca Canyon is about hours of zigzagging up and down gigantic mountains with dangerous curves, hence the amazing skills of the driver! The sites are breathtaking! The hotel in Chivay was acceptable. The horse-ride was ok. A two-hour in total, the landscapes were amazing but repetitive throughout. The canyon is majestic and so are the condors! Everything was timely and very well organized! Be prepared ;-)

  • 12-Mar-2018

    well, online and offline, you have many options in Arequipa for the same tour to Colca Canyon, yet the prizes vary from USD 100 to USD 200. I Chose "Arequipa Tour" because they offer a fair prize, and because I don't want to go to the hot spring and they are the only one I found that offers an alternative: horse riding. Owner of the agency Gloria is a genuine person ans she takes case of everything. I was especially sastisfied with the hotel she arranged for me in Chivay, a good rest and a good breakfast are very important regarding the high altitude. 阿雷基帕出发去Colca大峡谷的两三日游各家旅 社的线路都差不多,其实就是各自揽客,再 大家集中交给一个导游,然后到Chivay后住不 的酒店。各旅行社的报价从一百到三百美金 有。我选这家,是因为他们的价钱很公道, 且我不喜欢泡温泉,他们帮我安排了骑马。 行社老板Gloria是很淳朴的人,她会帮你安排 一切事情。她在Chivay定的酒店我很满意,在 种高海拔地区,好好休息加上不错的早餐非 重要

  • 19-Jun-2016

    Very good trip, everything went well and we even saw 7 condors close to us. You can overcome the altitude effects with some tea and coca candies.

  • 19-Jun-2016

    Very good trip, everything went well and we even saw 7 condors close to us. You can overcome the altitude effects with some tea and coca candies.