1. Peru
  2. Arequipa Region
  3. Chivay
  4. Colca Canyon

Arequipa: 2-Day Colca Canyon Tour

Product ID: 373195
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See condors flying in their natural habitat on a 2-day tour of the Colca Canyon from Arequipa. Take in breathtaking views of mountains and volcanoes, look for wildlife in the Pampa Cañahuas National Reserve, explore local villages, and much more.
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Duration: 2 days
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Pickup is from your accommodation in Arequipa, please confirm your accommodation details.

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the flight of the condor in the Colca Canyon
  • Get back to nature in the Pampa Cañahuas National Reserve
  • Meet friendly locals in typical villages of the Andes Mountains
Full description
Day 1: Arequipa to Chivay

Your tour begins are you are picked up at 8:00AM from your Arequipa hotel. From there, depart town in the destination of the snowy Chachani region. Spot wild vicunas, alpacas, and llamas along the way in the National Reserve of Pampa Cañahu, as well as birds such as flamingos, ibis, Andean geese, ducks, and eagles. Visit the viewpoint of volcanoes and snowy mountains in Patapampa, before arriving in Chivay, the capital of the Colca Valley. Once there, use your afternoon to relax before spending the evening in a 3-star hotel.

Day 2: Colca Canyon to Arequipa

Following an early morning breakfast at around 6:00AM, depart for a full-day excursion on the left side of the Colca Canyon. Visit beautiful towns like Yanque and Maca complete with colonial churches and friendly people who are happy to show you their traditional embroidered clothing. Encounter hundreds of pre-Inca terraces still used for the farming of Andean corn, quinoa, amaranth, and more.

Following a further two hours of driving you'll reach La Cruz del Condor. There you can see the depth of the canyon as well as the flight of the magnificent condor. Enjoy some free time to watch the condors and explore the lookout, before you eventually return to Arequipa for an approximate 5:00PM arrival.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Arequipa
  • Transportation
  • Professional guide in English or Spanish
  • Breakfast at your accommodation in Chivay
  • 1 night in a 3-star hotel in Chivay
  • Entrance fees to the Colca Canyon
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance to the hot springs
  • Lunch/dinner in Chivay
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users