Day trip

From Arequipa: Colca Canyon & La Calera Thermal Waters

From Arequipa: Colca Canyon & La Calera Thermal Waters

From US$ 67.90 per person

Enjoy a full day tour from Arequipa to Colca Canyon. Observe the flight of condors from a viewing point and enjoy a thermal bath.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in Plaza de Armas of Arequipa, no more than 3 blocks away from the plaza

Experience

Highlights
  • Travel through the deepest canyon in Arequipa
  • View condors flying over the Andes
  • Enjoy a thermal bath
  • Visit Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque
Full description

Travel to one of the deepest canyons in the world on a guided day trip to Colca Canyon from Arequipa. Experience the healing thermal waters of La Calera, visit the villages of Maca and Yanque, and enjoy traditional food in Chivay.

Start your adventure by taking the longest road in Yura, bordering the snowy Chachani mountain, towards Pampa Cañahuas Natural Reserve. Stop at the Mirador de Los Volcanes, a viewing point where you can observe the western mountains. Arrive at the village of Chivay and journey to another viewing point, where you can watch the flight of the condors.

Later, explore the villages of Maca and Yanque on your way back. Enter into their beautiful churches and view the picturesque landscapes of the terraces in the valley (entry to paid attractions not included).  Before the end of the trip, enjoy a thermal bath during a 30-minute stay at La Calera Thermal Waters. Once your feel rejuvenated, return to the town of Chivay and indulge in a traditional lunch before departing for Arequipa. 

Includes
  • Pick-up from hotels located near Plaza de Armas of Arequipa
  • Transportation
  • Expert, tour guide
  • Continental breakfast and lunch in Chivay
  • Entrance to Thermal baths S/15 soles per/person
  • Colca Tourist Ticket (BTC): S/70 Soles foreign tourists or S/20 Soles for Peruvians. This is only payable with cash and you will be charged at your arrival to Chivay

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent

Know before you go

  • Please wear warm, comfortable clothing
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Nice trip but be prepared for a long day of driving. Guide & driver were very friendly. We did see 2 condors which were impressive but the lookout area was very crowded. I would advise doing the short hike with the guide to the lookout for good canyon views. Thermal waters were basic but an enjoyable break from being on the road. Lunch buffet was good with a lot of choice thankfully, as we were all starving by the time we arrived. Overall a worthwhile experience.

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October 20, 2022

The guide and driver were very good with their job. However I feel there needs to be a warning for children especially because of the potential for altitude sickness on the drive. My son is 12 and he moved through it pretty good (vomiting 5 times) but the seven-year-old of the other family did not do so well. I feel there needs to be some information about how to prepare for altitude sickness. Otherwise the day and the adventure was amazing! And I really appreciated our guide and driver.

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July 21, 2022

Didn't know what to expect from this trip, but it was so cool! The condors were amazing to see, we learned so much, and the views were absolutely breathtaking. Awesome trip to take if you have the time, very worthwhile. Loved it!

June 7, 2022

Product ID: 168224