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From Arequipa: Colca Canyon Day Tour to Puno

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Activity provider: Peru Selected Trips

From Arequipa: Colca Canyon Day Tour to Puno

Activity provider: Peru Selected Trips

From US$ 92 per person

Travel through nature on this guided day trip to the Colca Canyon from Arequipa. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the Cruz del Condor viewpoint before ending your tour in the city of Puno.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
The lobby of your hotel.


  • Observe the Andean condor in its natural environment
  • Enjoy picturesque views of the surrounding landscape
  • End your excursion in the city of Puno
Full description

Discover the natural splendor of the Colca Canyon on this day trip from Arequipa. Start your trip of right with a delicious breakfast. Have the option to choose between a tour with lunch and the entry fee to the Colca Canyon or from a tour without these inclusions. 

Enjoy early morning pickup at your hotel or accommodation in Arequipa and travel in an air-conditioned vehicle to the incredible Colca Canyon. Stop for breakfast in the charming town of Chivay. Travel through the Andes villages before reaching the Cruz del Cóndor viewpoint. 

Marvel at views of the surrounding landscapes and try to spot the giant Andean condor in flight. Cross the Patapampa Pass and admire the unique flora and fauna of the area. Catch a glimpse of the peaks of the Misti, Chachani, Pichu Pichu, and Ampato volcanoes.

Following your guided hike, have the option to go to the La Calera Hot Spring. At the end of your tour, the bus will return you back to the city of Puno, where you will be dropped off at your accommodation at approximately 7:30 PM.

  • Hotel pickup
  • All transportation
  • Breakfast
  • Professional English-and-Spanish-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to the Colca Canyon (if option selected)
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Drop-off to Puno city
  • Additional services not mentioned
  • La Calera Hot Springs (ticket can be purchased On-Site)
  • Gratuities

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Know before you go

  • There is an altitude difference between the starting point: Arequipa city at 2,300 meters to the Colca Canyon at 3,700 meters. If necessary, take precautions to avoid altitude sickness before the trip
  • There are no restrictions on large suitcases or luggage during transportation
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 23 reviews

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It is not specified that the condors are at certain times in the spawning period. However, we managed to see one anyway! It's not really a walk but more of a day by bus where we stop at different places. It is still extremely pleasant and the guide was absolutely brilliant! Thanks again.

November 4, 2022

Very good excursion to the canyon, with several stops at great viewpoints. The guide was very attentive and explained very well. The journey is a bit long between Arequipa and Puno, we are happy and tired when we arrive. The canyon is really splendid and to do when you come to Cusco. Breakfast and lunch were also very good. Thanks !

October 23, 2022

It's a nice option to kill multiple birds with one stone, getting to puno from arequipa while seeing the colca canyon. It is a very long trip so be prepared. I wish they didn't pack the bus so full as the spaces are quite small and I also wish we had a bit more of a trek rather than just a small walk to a viewpoint each time after sitting for so long. At almost every stops we are encouraged to buy things. I chose not to take the lunch given the high price point when I booked, because it said we will have options but when we arrived there were no options at all but to pay 40 soles for a mediocre buffet so that was very disappointing. The breakfast was also really basic, just bread, a tiny little tin with a bit if eggs in it and a warm oatmeal drink

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September 11, 2022

Product ID: 356595