Colca Canyon: 2-Day Tour from Arequipa to Puno

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Colca Canyon: 2-Day Tour from Arequipa to Puno

From € 82.41 per person

Admire Peru’s amazing scenery and fascinating wildlife during this 2-day trip from Arequipa to Puno via the Colca Canyon.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 days
Starting time 7:45 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
City centre hotels in Arequipa

Experience

Highlights
  • Look for giant Andean Condors circling the Mirador Cruz del Condor in Colca Canyon
  • Pass through an amazing landscape of volcanoes, alpine lakes and glaciers
  • See Lake Titicaca, the birthplace of the Incas
Full description
Enjoy a Peruvian adventure seeing wildlife and natural wonders on this two-day tour from Arequipa to Puno.  Day 1: Arequipa to Chivay (Colca Canyon) In the morning, you will be met you at your hotel and taken on a stunning 4-hour journey to Chivay. Make sure to have your camera ready as you will stop at some incredible viewpoints including the Pampa Cañahuas Reserve. The reserve is home to many exotic Andean animals including vicuñas, alpacas, llamas, flamingos, ibis and the Andean eagle. You will see astounding landscapes as you drive past lakes, glaciers and some magnificent volcanoes, such as Ampato, Sabancaya, Huallca and Misti. You will reach the journey’s highest point of 4,800 meters (15,000 feet). In the afternoon, you will have a number of options to spend time at leisure. Stay at Chivay overnight. Day 2: Colca Canyon Tour and Tourist Coach to Puno You will be picked up from your hotel very early in the morning and taken to the most scenic places in the Colca Canyon. Your picturesque journey leads to the Mirador Cruz del Condor, the most famous viewing point to look into the depths of the Colca Canyon. Here, the canyon is around 1,200 meters deep, and you will have good chance to see a few condors flying, with the amazing canyon scenery in the background. From Chivay, the journey continues in a comfortable tourist coach to Lake Titicaca, the birthplace of the first Inca, Manco Capac. Along the way, you will be able to appreciate the scenic beauty of the Andes as you pass by lakes, lagoons, trout farms and Andean flamingos. When you reach the altitude of 4,850 meters (12,000 feet), you will have an unbelievable view of the highlands, before heading into Puno.
Includes
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Professional driver
  • All excursions and tours
  • All transfers and transportation but outside of Chivay town or Puno city is at an additional charge
  • Entrance tickets and fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Overnight accommodation
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • It is recommended to book accommodation in Arequipa, Chivay Town, or Puno to avoid additional charges for the pickup and drop-off service
  • This tour does not return to Arequipa and you can either bring your luggage during the trip or have your bags transported
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5
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What an experience seeing the condors. Our guide Deena was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the animals, mountains and history of the area, she made the long trip go by quickly. Our overnight stay in the quaint village of Chivay was a delightful change from the large cities of Peru. The food was really good and 2 lunches were included in the tour. Great adventure.

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January 17, 2020

We booked the trip "Colca Canyon & Lake Titicaca in 2 Days from Arequipa to Puno" however we were dropped off at the hotel in Puno without any activity on or near Lake Titicaca - so this we felt was false advertsing and is why we scored it low. Our guide, Peter, for the main part of the tour was excellent throughout. Very helpful, attentive, friendly and gave great information. We had bad weather on the day to the Colca Canyon but he went to every effort to ensure we had the maximum chance to see the Canyon and the Condors. The buses are spotlessly clean and the driver was very careful and safe. The whole time was very carefully organised and punctual.

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January 27, 2020

This tour is very misleading. We were expecting to see the Lake Titicaca as it says on the description but you get to Puno on the second day at 7pm and it is dark so you don’t get to see any lake whatsoever.

November 27, 2019

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