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Colca Canyon Tour 2 Days

Colca Canyon Tour is scenic tour that combining the highlights of our volcanic mountain range; the deepest canyon of the world and the scenic trip in the region of Arequipa – Peru. The Colca Canyon Tour takes us from Arequipa city; of the Misti volcano foothills to the wild and rugged terrain of Colca.

Highlights of tColca Canyon Tour include the magnificent views Patapampa at 4,600; the highest pint of the tour, plus our magnificent views point from the “cruz del condor”, where we view the stunning Colca canyon and the deepest zone. Traversing above the well paved route, we pass through villages seldom seen by foreign visitors, and drive along lovely forested route as we descend to the bustling village of Chivay at the beginning of the Colca canyon.

The canyon of Colca is located south east of Peru, 150 kilometers from the City of Arequipa, where the integration between natural landscapes and a culture developed in harmony with the Andean environment, make this area of Peru one of the places you stay alive sharing their ancestral traditions. The Colca Canyon Tour is our most popular itineraries in the region of Arequipa Peru.

Colca Canyon Tour

The Colca canyon Tour is the best tour in the region of Arequipa in Peru

Overview

Colca Canyon Tour Overview

Two-day Colca Canyon Tour starts in the city of Arequipa from where we travel through the picturesque mountain scene for about six hours to the village of Chivay;  and then to “La cruz del condor” from where we’ll visualize the deepest of the canyon; and after we take a pictures and walk around, we return to Arequipa.

The Colca Canyon Tour is full drive tour across the Andes where you’ll see little traditional villages, whose still preserve the ancient traditions. “Colca Canyon” or Colca Valley is located in the actual city of Arequipa in the south-west of Peruvian Andes; is the most scenic regions of Peru.

Colca Canyon is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Though its sides may not be as steep, it is nonetheless amazing to behold. The main town in the Colca Valley is Chivay, which is quite scenic itself.

Chivay has a nice selection of restaurants, and as far as good hotels. Besides the fantastic scenery, the visitors have the chance to see the famed Andean Condor. Just 30 miles west of Chivay is the famed “Cruz Del Condor” lookout area, and in the morning, you might expect to see a pretty good crowd waiting for their chance to see the largest flying bird on earth. At around 09:00 a.m, the condors begin to emerge below.

The lookout point is almost 4,000 feet above the Colca River, and as the condors make their way ever higher, unsuspecting visitors will soon get the surprise of a lifetime. For Colca Canyon Tour we included hotel of 3-stars category with buffet breakfast included.

BRIEF ITINERARY

Day 1: Chivay

We’ll pick you up from your Arequipa hotel and head toward the picturesque town of Chivay – accommodation in the hotel.

Day 2: Colca canyon

Early breakfast and we’ll head toward the highest point to see the deepest part of the Canyon also the Andean Condor over flight of the canyon.

Full Itinerary and Inclusion

DETAIL ITINERARY – COLCA CANYON TOUR

DAY 1: AREQUIPA / CHIVAY

The two-day Colca Canyon Tour begins once we pick you up at 08:00 a.m. approximately from your hotel and departure from Arequipa (2,325 m.a.s.l) towards north west direction behind snow mountain Chachani; we will see wild vicuñas, alpacas & llamas in Pampa Cañahuas national reserve, some birds like flamingoes, ibis, Andean goose, ducks, Andean eagle “Kara Kara”; the view point of the Volcanoes and snow mountains from Patapampa (4,800 m.a.s.l).

We’ll arrive to Chivay (3600 m.a.s.l), for lunch and have accommodation in your booked hotel, the afternoon: optional visit to the thermal springs & pools in “La Calera” 40ºC; it is in the outskirts of Chivay.

DAY 2: CHIVAY / “CRUZ DEL CONDOR” / AREQUIPA

Breakfast will be at 06:00 a.m and we’ll leave for a full-day of excursion in the left shor; beautiful typical towns, like Yanque & Maca, colonial churches; gently and friendly people with typical needlework dresses,  hundreds of pre Inca terraces still in use with traditional crops like different types of corn, Quinoa, Amarant among others.

After a 2 hour-drive, we’ll get the most visited point “LA CRUZ DEL CONDOR” from here we will be able to see the depth of the canyon and the flight of the Condors. We’ll return to Chivay and after lunch we’ll return to Arequipa. Arriving at 05:30 p.m. approximately.

COLCA CANYON TOUR INCLUDES

  • All scheduled transportation and transfers.
  • English-speaking guide.
  • Entrance fee (Admission to the pools not included).
  • One night hotel accommodation in Colca/Chivay.

EXNCLUDED

  • Meals: Lunch and dinner, you must consider a budget of US$10 to US$20 for each meal.
  • Entrance to hot springs 10.00 soles.

RECOMMENDED THINGS TO BRING

  • You must carry your original passport.
  • A small da pack.
  • Warm jacket or fleece and wind coat.
  • Rain gear or poncho.
  • Sun hat, sun block and insect repellent.
  • Sunscream, sun glasses.
  • Bathing suit.
  • Money for souvenirs and drinks.
  • Camera; snacks, chocolates, energy bars, mineral water.
  • Personal things.

ACOMMODATION FOR COLCA CANYON TOUR

Hotel in the village of Chivay
HOTEL POZO DEL CIELO

Is located in the district of Chivay, province of Caylloma, in the heart of the Colca Valley

Hotel’s website

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