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Colca Canyon Viewpoint
Viewpoint over Colca Canyon
Colca valley Landscape
Colca Valley white Church
Patapampa Landscape
Alpacas in Colca Valley
Traveler taking pictures of Colca Canyon Landscape
Colca Canyon bridge
Explore and enjoy the Andean landscape
Explore and enjoy the Andean landscape
Explore and enjoy the Andean landscape
Explore and enjoy the Andean landscape
Explore and enjoy the Andean landscape
Explore and enjoy the Andean landscape
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Colca Canyon 2 days

Explore and enjoy the Andean landscape

(12 reviews)
Arequipa
2 days
Spanish & English
Starts: From your hotel in Arequipa at 7:30 a.m.
Ends: At the same departure point at 4:30 p.m.
Free cancellation!
Briefing

If you are thinking of visiting Arequipa, the Colca Canyon will undoubtedly be a must on your trip. Embark on this Colca Canyon 2 days tour, and you will observe an authentic Andean landscape. Walk surrounded by volcanoes, alpacas, small villages where the inhabitants wear colorful traditional costumes and, of course, the immense Colca Canyon and its impressive viewpoint Cruz del Condor. You will also take a tour of the Andean culture, visiting places such as Pata Wasi, Coporaque or Chivay, among many others. 

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Tour details

Included

  • Transportation
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast

Not included

  • Tourist ticket to the Colca Valley
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Access to the hot springs La Calera ($4.50 USD)

Important information

The price of the Colca Valley ticket for foreigners is $21 USD for adults and $6.50 USD for children. For Peruvian adults, $6.50 USD and children $1.50 USD. They must be paid at the destination and in cash.

The groups are of small size, between 10 and 14 travelers.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! You can cancel this tour and you'll receive 100% refund of the amount paid if you cancel more than 15 days in advance. After this time, or in case you do not show up, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

DAY 1 Arequipa - Pata Wasi - Coporaque

Highest elevation: 4910 meters

Difficulty: Easy-Moderate

7 : 30 AM

Departure from Arequipa

We leave Arequipa by minibus and head to Chivay, 160 km away. On the way we will enjoy views of the imposing Misti, Chachani and Pichupichu volcanoes. We arrive and visit the National Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca.

Colca Canyon
10 : 30 AM

Ascent to Patapampa

We will continue our trip to the area of Tocra, where we will stop for a walk, and then we will continue our way up to the viewpoint of Patapampa at 4,910 meters of altitude, which offers views of the different altiplanic lagoons, the Ampato, Sabancaya and Hualca Hualca volcanoes and all the birds that will accompany us during the ascent.

Patapampa landscape Colca Canyon
1 : 00 PM

Return to Coporaque and Chivay

To finish the long morning of adventure, we descend to Coporaque in Peru where after lunch, we will have the opportunity to take a guided tour of about an hour. 

And there is no better way to end the day than with a visit to the hot springs of Coporaque. After a relaxing bath, we will settle into our selected accommodation in Chivay or surroundings, where we will spend the night.

Arequipa city Peru

DAY 2 Cruz del Condor Lookout - Arequipa

5:00 am

Cruz del Condor viewpoint - Arequipa

We have an early breakfast to arrive on time to the Cruz del Condor viewpoint, getting up early will be worth it because we will be able to see the condor up close. We will make a brief visit to the village of Maca and the church of the village of Yanque, the most beautiful of the valley.

The condor, one of the largest birds in the world, and when they spread their wings can reach 3 meters in wingspan. It takes advantage of the warm morning air currents that help it to ascend.

Colca Canyon pair
9 : 00 AM

Colca Tour

We will make a one hour trekking along the margin of the canyon observing the immensity of this place, we will visit places like Pinchollo and the viewpoint of Antahuilque, from where you can see the beautiful terraces with more than 1,500 years old. 

After the short trekking we will start our way back to Arequipa, passing through Chivay where we will make a stop and enjoy a traditional Andean meal.

Travelers in Colca Canyon Viewpoint
1 : 00 PM

Return to Arequipa or Puno.

After lunch, the group is divided in two. The travelers who chose the extra "transfer to Puno" will get on a minibus that will take them to this city, arriving at 6:00 pm. The other part of the group will continue the way back to Arequipa, where they will arrive around 4:30 pm. Our Colca Canyon 2 days tour will have come to an end.

Arequipa City Peru

What to bring to Colca Canyon 2 days

  • Warm clothing
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking boots
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Raincoat
  • Medication to avoid altitude sickness (in case you consider it necessary)
  • Cap or hat
  • Sandals / flip flops
  • Bathing suit and towel for hot springs

Where does the tour Colca Canyon 2 days start

La mayoría de viajeros suelen llegar a Arequipa desde Lima, hay muchas aerolíneas que operan esta ruta, así que te resultará fácil encontrar un vuelo que se adapte a tu horario. Si decides hacer el recorrido en bus ten en cuenta que es un viaje de 16 horas que ofrecen varias empresas, como Cruz del Sur, Oltursa o Civa (especialmente cómodos en su categoría “exclusiva”) 

Si llegas a Arequipa desde Puno puedes hacerlo en el bus que ofrecen Civa y Cruz del Sur entre otras (trayecto de 6 horas) o tomar un avión desde Juliaca (el aeropuerto más cercano), aunque nosotros recomendamos hacer este recorrido en bus, ya que Juliaca está ubicado a 2 horas de Puno, por lo que finalmente no ahorrarás mucho tiempo.

Si tu ciudad de origen es Cuzco el trayecto en bus tiene una duración de 10 horas y se puede reservar con Cruz del Sur, Oltursa, Excluciva y otras. También puedes optar por tomar un avión, ya que es una ruta que también tiene muchos vuelos diarios.

Questions & Answers

Colca Canyon 2 days tour reviews with Howlanders

Henry
Beautiful tour. Excellent guide (Jorge).
February 9, 2020
Esther
Mi opinión sobre la excursión del Cañón de Colca, es que no se la pueden perder. Nuestro guía Jorge y nuestro conductor Alfredo fueron unos grandes profesionales y muy buena compañía , fueron de 10. El lugar es maravilloso y los pueblos y sus gentes, toda una experiencia. Si deciden tomar los baños ...
January 5, 2020
Sonia
La excursion fue perfecta, nuestro guia Elfer Enrique gran profesional y gran persona y el alojamiento super bonito y limpio con una comida muy buena.
October 21, 2019
Anna
October 18, 2019
Cristiina
September 25, 2019
Oriol
Con la guía que teníamos, Milagros, todo el viaje fue muy agradable. Aparte su forma de explicar la historia peruana fue inmejorable
August 15, 2019
Emili
Hemos disfrutado de la experiencia sobretodo del paisaje y del vuelo del cóndor. Nuestra guía Gina excelente tanto en el conocimiento de la zona como en la transmisión del mismo. Una de las personas de nuestro grupo sufrió el mal de altura y la atención por el personal fue excepcional. Por buscar u...
August 2, 2018
Lucas
Un recorrido que tardaré en olvidar. Howlanders fueron muy amables en todo momento y nos facilitaron toda la información relevante. La noche que pasamos en el hotel estuvo bien, nos dio para reponernos del largo día y relajarnos. El lugar es espectacular y la experiencia con esta agencia lo recomien...
April 19, 2018
Jorge
Muy bien organizado y las vistas espectaculares. Hay que madrugar mucho para poder ver los condores, pero sin duda merece la pena. El guía un 10.
November 24, 2017
Héctor
Totalmente gratificante el tour.
November 7, 2017

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