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Colca Canyon 3 Day Trek

Colca Canyon 3 Day Trek

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Colca Canyon 3 Day Trek
Tour Type
Mountain Hike
Colca Canyon 3 Day Trek
Maximun Altitude
3,323m/10,902 ft.
Colca Canyon 3 Day Trek
Physical Level
Strenuous
Colca Canyon 3 Day Trek
Recommended Season
Throughout the year

Colca Canyon 3 Day Trek

Price from: $ 282.00 USD (See: Pricing)

Colca Canyon 3 Day Trek Overview The Colca Canyon Trek is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that takes you through one of the deepest canyons in the world. The 3-day hike will take you through stunning landscapes and traditional Colca villages. You’ll have the opportunity to see the majestic Andean condor soaring above you and soak in […]

Tour Plan: Arequipa | Patapampa | Volcanoes Viewpoint | Aguada Blanca | Maca | Cruz del Condor Viewpoint | Cabanaconde | San Juan de Chuccho | Cosñira | Malata | Sangalle

Out-of-this-world: the Colca Canyon Trek 3 Day

Colca Canyon 3 Day Trek: An Outdoor Hiking Adventure with Much More Time to Enjoy Every Corner of the Colca Canyon. Travel from Puno Lake Titicaca or the white city of Arequipa to arrive at the beginning of the adventurous trek “CABANACONDE.” Descend and ascend the Colca Canyon. On the last day, we can spot condors from the Cruz del Condor viewpoint: “After the adventure, we return trip to Arequipa or Puno, “same travel distance.”

The 3 Day Colca Canyon Trekking Circuit Plan: On day 1, we start the trip at 07:30, making stops to visit the viewpoint of the canyons, observe herds of Vicuñas, etc. Upon arrival in Chivay, we will stay in a Chivay hotel and then go to the thermal baths of La Calera to enjoy a spectacular dip. On the second day, we go to Cabanaconde to officially start the trek and enjoy the Colca Canyon fully.

Embark on a breathtaking adventure through Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world, on a 3-day trek. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to explore one of the world’s most awe-inspiring destinations.

Overview

Colca Canyon 3 Day Trek Overview

The Colca Canyon Trek is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that takes you through one of the deepest canyons in the world. The 3-day hike will take you through stunning landscapes and traditional Colca villages. You’ll have the opportunity to see the majestic Andean condor soaring above you and soak in the natural hot springs of Calera to soothe your muscles after a long day of hiking. This trek is perfect for adventure seekers who want to experience the beauty and culture of Peru.

  • DAY 1: Trip from Arequipa to Colca Valley
  • DAY 2: Hike to enter the Colca Canyon
  • DAY 3: Hike out of the Colca Canyon and return trip to Arequipa

HIKERS WANTED! The Colca Canyon 3-Day Trek from Arequipa ending in Arequipa has a value or price. However, the Colca Canyon from Arequipa ending in Puno or the Colca Canyon Trek 3 Day from Puno to Puno has an additional cost.OPEN.”

Colca Canyon Trek 3 Day Highlights

Why you’ll love the 3 Day Colca Canyon Trekking

  • Trek through the stunning Colca Canyon on our three-day adventure. Enjoy the astonishing panoramas and learn about the local culture along the way. Don’t miss out!
  • Join us on a thrilling adventure through the stunning Colca Canyon with our 3-day trek. Experience breathtaking views and immerse yourself in nature.
  • The Colca Canyon 3-Day Trek is a must-do for any adventure seeker. Hike through stunning scenery, witness incredible wildlife, and immerse yourself in the culture of Peru.

Itinerary

Colca Canyon 3 Day Trek Itinerary

Presentation of 3-Day Canyon Trekking: Discover the natural wonders of Colca Canyon on a 3-day trekking tour. Hike through sensational panoramas, spot wildlife, and soak in hot springs at Chivay.

DAY 1

Trip to Cabanaconde over the Andes

At 9:00, the tour guide and the private tourist transport go to the travelers’ hotel to carry out the transfer service and start the trip to Cabanaconde, near the Colca Canyon. During the trip’s four and a half hours, there are technical stops to stretch your legs, take pictures of the Andes of Arequipa, and enjoy the panoramic views.

Note: There is no hiking activity today. Creating the itinerary for the first day is about leaving Arequipa or Puno at a suitable and enjoyable time.

EXPLORE:

  1. Patapampa: Volcano Viewpoint
  2. The National Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca
  3. Maca is a beautiful colonial church.
  4. Cruz del Condor Viewpoint
Food

None

Physical Level

1, Easy

Walking Distance

A light walks

Hiking Time

15 to 25 minutes

Starting Altitude

Via Puno: 3,827m (12,555 ft) | Via Arequipa: 2,333m (7,654 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Cabanaconde: 3,323m (10,902 ft)

Highest Altitude

Patabamba: 4,469m (14,662 ft)

DAY 2

Hiking from Cabanaconde to Sangalle

Enjoy the walk to the fullest! We start hiking at 07:30 from Cabanaconde, descending into the depths of the Colca Canyon until reaching the Colca River. We cross the suspension bridge and ascend towards San Juan de Chuccho.

We continue the walk, bordering the Colca Canyon, gradually ascending until we reach the zigzag system that goes up to Cosñirhua and Malata. From Cosñirhua, the path is semi-flat until we find the way that descends towards the Colca Canyon towards Sangalle, “the Oasis.”

Hiking Time: 6-7h | Difficulty: Medium-Hard
  • MIRADOR SAN MIGUEL TO SAN JUAN DE CHUCCHO: Time: 2h45min | Difficulty: Hard – This section is a constant steep descent until the bottom of the canyon to the Colca River.
  • SAN JUAN DE CHUCCHO TO COSÑIRHUA: Time: 1h15min | Difficulty: Hard – This section of the trail is very steep and a constant for little more than an hour’s ascent under the sun until Cosñirhua.
  • COSÑIRHUA TO MALATA – Time: 15min | Difficulty: Easy – This section is a relaxing flat walk on a dirt road, then we follow the hiking trail.
  • MALATA TO SANGALLE (THE OASIS) – Time: 1h30min | Difficulty: Medium – This section is an entire descending zigzagging trail. After the descent, we arrive at a bridge that is also the Oasis’s beginning. Once there, we only need to climb several more curves to get to Sangalle.

Hike distance:

  • Cabanaconde to San Juan de Chuccho: 11 km
  • San Juan de Chuccho to Sangalle: 5 km
Food

1B, 1L, 1D.

Physical Level

5, Challenging

Walking Distance

16km (9.9 miles)

Hiking Time

6-7 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

Cabanaconde: 3,323m (10,902 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Sangalle: 2,265m (7,431 ft)

Highest Altitude

None

DAY 3

Sangalle – Cabanaconde – Arequipa

This is my last day! Hike out of the Colca Canyon uphill through a zigzagging system until you reach Cabanaconde. At 5:00 a.m., the walk begins and takes about three and a half hours, a challenging hike with fantastic sunrise views.

We board the private transport in Cabanaconde to return to Arequipa, but before that, we have some technical stops, such as stopping to enjoy the flight of the condors at the Cruz del Cóndor viewpoint.

In Chivay, enjoy the thermal baths of La Calera after the great trekking expedition through the Colca Canyon. Then we return to Arequipa directly, without stops. NOTE: If the group needs to travel to Puno, write to us.

Hiking Time: 3–4 – Difficulty: Hard
  • SANGALLE TO CABANACONDE: This trek takes 3 hours and 20 minutes, with many short breaks to return to the top of the canyon.

Hike distance: Sangalle to Cabanaconde: 11 km

Food

1B.

Physical Level

5, Challenging

Walking Distance

11km (6.1 miles)

Hiking Time

3-4 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

Sangalle: 2,265m (7,431 ft)

Minimun Altitude

None

Highest Altitude

Cabanaconde: 3,323m (10,902 ft)

Inclusions

Colca Canyon 3 Day Trek INCLUSIONS

  • Personalized Adventures for independent hikers
  • Active itinerary with unique hiking experiences
  • Accommodation
    • HOTEL 3 stars: 1 night of accommodation in Cabanaconde + breakfast: Kuntur Wassi Colca Hotel (***), Las Dunas, or similar, based on a double or matrimonial room. Check-In: 11:00 hrs.; Check-Out: 09:00 hrs.
    • One night of accommodation in basic lodging in the Colca Canyon
  • English-speaking local guide (s)
  • Pick-up and drop-off are available at your accommodation in Arequipa.
  • Private Transportation with Fuel and Driver to Cabanaconde “round trip service”
  • Meals: 02 breakfasts, 02 lunches, 02 dinners
  • Entrance tickets to the Colca Canyon and the Calera thermal baths
  • First aid kit.
  • On-site logistical support from our office in Peru
  • All taxes (Peru)

EXCLUSIONS

  • Accommodations in and around AREQUIPA, Puno, for the excursions
  • International airfare, domestic airfare within Peru, airport departure taxes (Approximate cost: US$ 31.00 for international flights and US$ 10.40 for each domestic flight)
  • Reconfirmation of international flights and items of a personal nature
  • Spending money: allow approximately US$40–90 per day to cover meals, snacks, drinks, limited souvenirs, laundry, tips, personal expenses, and extras.
  • Meals that are not described in the service.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tipping is a personal gesture: “guide (S) and driver.”

What to Bring for the Colca Canyon Trek 3 Day

  • A light backpack for your Colca Canyon trekking
  • Trekking poles with rubber protectors help you descend the Colca Canyon and climb it on the last day.
  • Water: 2.5 liters per person; later, you can buy more in specific places during the walk.
  • Hat, Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and insect-repellent cream
  • Headlamp
  • Hiking shoes with ankle support
  • Warm layers, jacket, and hiking pants
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal toiletries for hiking
  • Snacks for the adventure in some sectors of the Colca Canyon
  • Cash in Peruvian currency to buy drinks, snacks, etc.

Notes on 3 Day Colca Canyon Trekking:

* Kondor Path Tours: A Travel Tour Operator 100% for the Colca Canyon Trek 3 Day

Travel Guide

The Colca Canyon Trek is a multi-day hiking adventure that takes you through the stunning Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world. It offers breathtaking landscapes, encounters with Andean culture, and the chance to observe majestic Andean condors.

The Colca Canyon Trek (3 days) typically covers a distance of approximately 36–40 kilometers (22–25 miles), depending on the specific route and itinerary. Each day involves hiking for 6–8 hours, with varying difficulty levels.

The Colca Canyon Trek (3 days) is considered moderately challenging. It involves hiking on uneven terrain with steep ascents and descents. A good fitness level and some prior hiking experience are recommended to enjoy the trek fully.

The highlights of the Colca Canyon Trek (3 days) include breathtaking views of the canyon, encounters with Andean wildlife, visiting traditional villages, relaxing in hot springs, experiencing local culture and customs, and witnessing the spectacular flight of Andean condors at Cruz del Condor.

The trek usually starts in Cabanaconde, located at the rim of Colca Canyon. It typically ends in Chivay or Cabanaconde, depending on the chosen route. You can return to Arequipa or continue with other travel arrangements.

While having a guide for the Colca Canyon Trek (3 days) is not mandatory, it is highly recommended, especially if you are unfamiliar with the area or do not have extensive hiking experience. A knowledgeable guide can enhance your experience, ensure safety, and provide valuable regional insights.

Some essential items to pack for the Colca Canyon Trek (3 days) include sturdy hiking shoes, comfortable clothing, layers for changing weather conditions, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, a refillable water bottle, a daypack, personal medication, a camera, and cash for any additional expenses.

Most Colca Canyon Trek (3-day) packages include meals and accommodation. You can expect basic accommodation options like local lodges or camping sites along the trekking route. The meals provided are typically hearty and nutritious to fuel your hike.

Customizing the itinerary or extending the Colca Canyon Trek (3 days) is often possible based on your preferences and available time. Discuss your requirements with a tour operator or guide who can help tailor the trek to meet your needs.

The best time to undertake the Colca Canyon Trek (3 days) is during the dry season, which usually runs from April to November. This period offers more stable weather conditions and clearer views. However, it’s advisable to check the current weather forecast and consult local experts for the most accurate information.

Pricing Breakdown

Colca Canyon 3 Day Trek Price Information

PRICES PER PERSON, Season 2024

Number of persons Price per person
1 $ 980.00 USD
2 $ 565.00 USD
3 $ 444.00 USD
4 $ 398.00 USD
5 $ 361.00 USD
6 $ 337.00 USD
7 $ 319.00 USD
8 $ 307.00 USD
9 $ 297.00 USD
10 $ 288.00 USD
11 $ 282.00 USD

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Ani T
2023-12-21
Wonderul site, great tour operator and excellent guide We had an evening flight so wanted to do something during the first half of the day, really glad we picked this half-day tour of the Sillustani ruins. The tour agent (Kondor Path Tours) was very flexible about our pickup time and dropoff options, so that really helped. We were able to arrange a later pickup in the morning that included all our luggage and then they dropped us off at the Juliaca airport after the tour. But the Sillustani towers themselves are a real treat to see and learn about all their history. The site itself is very serene and beautiful, with the lake in the background from the main viewpoint. Our tour guide (Richy/Ricardo) was excellent and very helpful and knowledgeable. He gave us not only the ancient history of Sillustani and the adjoining areas, but also a more contemporary history of Peru and the Puno region I have to add that he went over and above by even helping us to check our bags in at JUL airport!
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Maras and Moray + Pachamanca Easily the best tour experience I had during my trip to Peru. I highly recommend Kondor Tours as the customer service is top-notch. James responded to my queries almost instantly each time and was very helpful. We were even treated to a can of cusquenia beer each when we visited the office! Our guide Alfredo was absolutely amazing and we were fortunate to have him as our guide for the tour. He is very passionate about his job and shared so much valuable information with us. He has a very candid character and we were very comfortable throughout! I highly recommend requesting for him as your guide (the best we had while touring Peru for 3 weeks). Also, I would say opting in for and additional traditional peruvian pachamanca meal experience must not be missed. The community people were very warm and gracious hosts and it is eye opening to witness the preparation of such a traditional feast normally done only for special occasions like weddings. We even had time for dancing! Two thumbs up for sure!
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