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From Arequipa: Colca Canyon Full-Day Tour

4.3 / 5

4 reviews

From Arequipa: Colca Canyon Full-Day Tour

From US$ 42 per person

Take this convenient one day tour to the Colca Canyon to experience one of the largest canyons in the world.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 14 - 15 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
3:00-3:30 AM: Pickup from hotels located at downtown Arequipa (near Plaza de Armas) 3:30-3:45 AM: Pickup from hotels located at San Lazaro, Vallecito and Yanahuara

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy an impressive tour through one of the deepest canyons in the world
  • Disconnect from the city for at least one day
  • Watch condors flying over the canyon
Full description
You'll be picked up around 3:00-3:30 AM from your hotel. After a 4-hour drive, stop in Chivay to have breakfast. Walk an easy trek for about 1 hour to arrive at the Condor’s Cross. Appreciate impressive views of the Colca Canyon and watch the majestic Andean Condor flying overhead.  On your way back to Chivay, explore Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque, three small local villages which have colonial churches, tombs and Pre-Incan terraces. Your next stop will be at a hot spring, before having a buffet lunch at a local restaurant in Chivay at your own expense. On the way back to Arequipa,visit Patapampa, an incredible viewpoint where you can see the Ampato, Sabancaya and Hualca Hualca volcanos. This is also the highest point that you will reach, with an altitude of 4800 meters above sea level. At the end of the tour, you'll be dropped off next to Santa Catalina Monastery in Arequipa. If you choose the option to be dropped off in Puno, you will leave from Chivay after having lunch. After several hours of travelling, arrive around 6:45 PM in Puno. You will also make a stop in Pampa Cañahuas to have great views of the local landscapes.
Includes
  • Pickup from your hotel in Arequipa
  • Drop-off in central Arequipa or Puno (depending on option chosen)
  • Breakfast
  • Bilingual English and Spanish-Speaking guide
  • Drinks
  • Entrance ticket to Colca Canyon - 20 soles for Peruvian citizens / 40 soles for Latin-Americans / 70 soles for foreigners
  • Entrance to the hot springs - 15 soles per person
  • Lunch in Chivay - around 30 soles per person
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • If you select the option to finish the tour in Puno, you can only take one piece of luggage and your backpack
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

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

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I found the 1 day Colca Canyon experience to be rushed and resembles more of a hop-on/ hop-off bus ride. Some views were spectacular, especially of the condors. If I were to do it once more and had more time to spend in Arequipa, most probably would do the 2 day treck.

August 7, 2021

Very nice experience, very nice guide. The thermal baths are great and the guide gladly stops at viewpoints.

August 1, 2021

Great value. We were picked up at our Airbnb at 3:00 am. We lucked out and saw condors in our trip. Great tour guide. Would recommend for one day trip.

May 1, 2021

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