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Colca Canyon Tour 1 Day in Arequipa

Colca Canyon Tour 1 Day in Arequipa

Price from: $ 102.00 USD (See: Pricing)
Colca Canyon Tour 1 Day in Arequipa
Tour Type
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Colca Canyon Tour 1 Day in Arequipa
Maximun Altitude
4,469m (14,662 ft.)
Colca Canyon Tour 1 Day in Arequipa
Physical Level
Colca Canyon Tour 1 Day in Arequipa
Recommended Season
April to December

Colca Canyon Tour 1 Day in Arequipa

Price from: $ 102.00 USD (See: Price list)

Travel to Colca Canyon 1 Day Tour ends in Arequipa or Puno Lake Titicaca. Explore the deepest canyon in the world with us. The trip is spectacular. Join an epic journey in the Andes—Peru.

Tour Plan: Puno | Pampas Cañahuas | Chivay | Cruz del Condor | Condor Sightings | Arequipa

Colca Canyon Tour from Puno OR Colca Canyon Day Trip from Arequipa!

Travel to Colca Canyon Tour 1 Day: Explore the spectacular Colca Canyon, spotting several condors in their natural habitat from the Cruz del Cóndor viewpoint. The canyon’s first exploration was known as the “Reparaz cannon” in honor of its discoverer, the Spanish geographer Gonzalo de Reparaz Ruiz (1901–1984).”

  • The canyon was first sailed and explored in 1979 by an expedition of students from the University of Krakow (Poland), who baptized the route with the name of the Canyon of John Paul II.
  • The deepest canyon in the world: in 1983, National Geographic magazine sponsored the Canoandes expedition to verify the data provided by its discoverer and obtain more geographic data.
  • In 1984, the Guinness Book of Records confirmed that it is the deepest canyon in the world.

Colca Full Day Tour: If you’re looking for a unique and unforgettable adventure in Peru, a full-day tour of Colca Canyon is a must-do. This stunning natural wonder is one of the deepest canyons in the world and offers breathtaking views of the Andean landscape.


Colca Canyon Tour 1 Day from Arequipa or Puno Overview

Experience the breathtaking beauty of Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world, on a day trip from Arequipa or Puno. Marvel at the stunning landscapes, including the Andean mountains, the Colca River, and the traditional villages of the Colca Valley.

Colca Canyon 1 Day Tour from Puno: Trip departure: 03:00 a.m.
Colca Canyon 1 Day Tour from Arequipa: Trip departure: 03:50 a.m.

Tour Colca Canyon Two-Day Trip: The expedition begins at 9:00 a.m.


  1. Strategic stop at the Chinito restaurant to go to the bathroom, drink Coca-Leaf tea, and have an optional breakfast.
  2. Colca Canyon viewpoint: A beautiful and characteristic feature of their cultivation terraces is what they call platforms.
  3. Cruz del Condor: Condor Sightings, “Best Place to View Condors and the Colca Canyon”
  4. If we have time, explore:
    1. The viewpoint of the volcanoes: “Patabamba”
    2. Aguada Blanca, Pampas Cañahuas, “We can see vicuñas”


Travel route from Puno: Mañazo, Laguna Lagunillas, El Chinito Restaurant, Patabamba, Chivay, Yanque, Coporaque, Maca, and Cruz del Condor. After the Colca Canyon Tour, we begin the journey to Arequipa.

Travel route from Arequipa: El Chinito Restaurant, Patabamba, Chivay, Yanque, Coporaque, Maca, and Cruz del Condor. After the Colca Canyon experience, we begin the cart trip to Puno

Note: We also do the 1-day tour of the Colca Canyon from Arequipa to Arequipa and also from Puno to Puno


  • Travel time from Puno to Cruz del Condor (Colca Canyon): 5 hours (338 km/210 miles)
  • Travel time from Arequipa to Cruz del Condor (Colca Canyon): 4 hours (207.4 km/128.8 miles)

Colca Canyon Travel Elevations:

  1. Colca Canyon travel elevation from Puno: 3,827 m (12,555 ft.)
  2. Colca Canyon travel elevation from Arequipa: 2,335 m (7,660 ft.)
    • Chivay: 3,663m (12,017 ft.)
    • Patabamba Viewpoint (Volcanoes viewpoint): 4,469m (14,662 ft.)
    • Cruz Del Condor Viewpoint: 3,802m (11,646)

Colca canyon Arequipa, Peru

Highlights in our Colca Canyon Tour 1 Day

  • Condor Cross Overlook (Mirador Cruz del Condor): The best place to see the Andes
  • Near the Ampato and Sabancaya volcanoes is the 1 Day Colca Canyon Tour, approximately 4,160 meters deep.
  • THE BEST TIME OF THE DAY TO SEE THE CONDORS: 08 to 10 a.m. and at the end of the afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at 4:30 p.m. Keep an eye out for the majestic Andean condor, one of the giant flying birds in the world, as it soars above the canyon. This tour is perfect for nature lovers, adventure seekers, and anyone who wants to experience the beauty of Peru’s natural wonders.


Detailed Itinerary of Colca Canyon Tour 1 Day


Colca Canyon Tour in Peru

We have two spectacular ways to do the one-day tour of the Colca Canyon in Peru:

  1. VIA: Colca Canyon Day Trip from Arequipa
  2. VIA: Day Trip to Colca Canyon from Puno

The tour guide and the driver of the vehicle travel to the client’s hotel to carry out the pick-up service so that we can start the spectacular journey through the Andes towards the Colca Canyon. During the trip, we observe magnificent, unique panoramic views of the Andes with valleys, ravines, and canyons.

We observe beautiful panoramic views throughout our Colca Canyon tour
  1. Colca Canyon day tour from Arequipa: The travel option starts in Arequipa, Chivay, Puno, or Arequipa.
  2. Colca Canyon Tour from Puno: The travel route begins in Puno, Chivay, and ends in Arequipa.

The lightning trip to the Colca Canyon is a trip in private service to enjoy to the fullest with your group of explorers to enjoy the customs and traditions of the surrounding towns before arriving at the Cruz del Cóndor viewpoint, therefore enjoying an incredible flight of the Condor in its wild state. In the afternoon, bathe in the thermal baths of Chivay to enjoy vacation relaxation with a glass of Pisco Sour from Peru.

Note: If the client has their connecting flight at night, we can finish the trip at the airport in Arequipa or Juliaca.

Travel route via Puno to Arequipa
  • Puno: Juliaca, Cabanillas, Santa Lucia, and Imata Patawasi Checkpoint, El Chinito Restaurant, Chivay, Yanque, Maca, Cruz del Condor, 5 Hours of travel”
    • Cruz del Condor: Chivay, Patawasi Checkpoint, Pampas-De-Arrieros, Yura, Arequipa City, or Alfredo Rodriguez Ballon International Airport “4 hours of the trip”.

Colca Canyon elevation: 3,600 meters (11,800 feet).



Physical Level

2, Moderate

Walking Distance

A light walks

Hiking Time

10 to 25 minutes

Starting Altitude

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

Minimun Altitude

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

Highest Altitude

Cruz Del Condor: 3,802m (11,646 ft)


Colca Canyon Tour 1 Day, Includes:

  • Unique cultural features.
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide “the entire day trip.”
  • Private tourist transport with fuel and a professional driver: “Puno-Cruz del Condor-Arequipa.”
  • Entrance ticket to the Mirador-de-Cruz-del-Condor
  • An aid kit and a bottle of oxygen.
  • All local taxes

The Colca Canyon tour from Arequipa or Puno does not include the following:

  • Tour around Puno, Chivay, and Cabanaconde
  • Puno, Arequipa, or Colca Canyon hotels
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Taking four small bottles of 700 milliliters on the expedition is advisable.
  • Tips (guides, drivers, etc.)

Please bring to our day trip to Colca Canyon from Arequipa or Puno

  • A good daypack is the Eagle Creek Afar Backpack or an appropriate pack to carry your personal belongings!
  • Lighter trekking boots with good ankle support!
  • One pair of hiking pants—not jeans!
  • One warm winter jacket or glove, a scarf, a cold cap, and thermal clothing for the entire body are essential.Changing weather all the time.
  • Bring some meds!
  • Iron tablets and pills for altitude sickness
  • Sun protection cream (SPF 45 or higher is recommended)
  • A reusable container for your water.
  • Bandages or moleskin
  • Extra money.

Travel Guide

Read all frequently asked questions about Colca Canyon Tour 1 Day

The Colca Canyon Full Day Tour is a one-day excursion that allows you to explore the highlights of Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world. It is a condensed version of the more extended tours, designed for travelers with limited time who still want to experience the canyon’s beauty.

The Colca Canyon Full Day Tour usually lasts approximately 12–14 hours, starting early in the morning and returning to Arequipa in the evening. It is a full-day tour with several stops and activities along the way.

During the tour, you can expect to visit the Cruz del Condor viewpoint, which offers breathtaking views of the canyon and the chance to observe the majestic Andean condors in flight. You will also be able to visit traditional villages, such as Chivay, and witness the local culture and way of life. Additionally, you may enjoy scenic viewpoints, terraced fields, and natural landscapes.

The Colca Canyon Full Day Tour usually departs from Arequipa, and the tour operator provides transportation. You will travel by bus or van to Colca Canyon, with stops at various points of interest.

The Colca Canyon Full Day Tour is primarily a sightseeing tour, and hiking is not a significant component of the itinerary. However, there may be opportunities for short walks or hikes at certain viewpoints or near the villages visited. These hikes are optional and can be tailored to your fitness level and preferences.

Yes, one of the main highlights of the Colca Canyon Full Day Tour is the chance to observe the flight of the Andean condors at the Cruz del Condor viewpoint. This is one of the best spots to witness these magnificent birds in their natural habitat.

The Colca Canyon Full Day Tour typically includes a buffet lunch in a local restaurant in Chivay or a similar village. The lunch may consist of traditional Peruvian dishes and various options for different dietary preferences. However, it’s always recommended to check with the tour operator regarding the specific details of the tour, including meal inclusions.

Packing comfortable walking shoes, layered clothing to accommodate changing temperatures, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a refillable water bottle, and a camera to capture stunning landscapes is advisable. It’s also a good idea to bring cash for entrance fees, souvenirs, and additional expenses.

The Colca Canyon Full Day tour is generally suitable for all ages, including families with children. However, it’s essential to consider the duration of the excursion and the possibility of long travel periods in a vehicle. Some viewpoints may involve walking on uneven terrain, so assessing each participant’s physical abilities and limitations is advisable before booking the tour.

Colca Canyon can be visited throughout the year, but the dry season from April to October is the best time to visit. During this period, the weather is usually straightforward.

What’s it like?

  • The Best Colca Canyon 1 Day Tour ends in Puno or Arequipa, visiting the Cruz del Andean Condor.
  • Maca reaches its most extraordinary depth near the Mirador de Cruz del Condor.
  • WHAT IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT THE AREA? Dry Season (May–October 2024)


Colca Canyon Private Tour Full Day COST

Season 2024
Leaving from Lake Titicaca (Puno Main Square) or Arequipa
Ending in Arequipa or by Lake Titicaca (Puno Main Square)

Number of persons Price per person
1 $ 410.00 USD
2 $ 270.00 USD
3 $ 198.00 USD
4 $ 163.00 USD
5 $ 140.00 USD
6 $ 127.00 USD
7 $ 116.00 USD
8 $ 108.00 USD
9 $ 102.00 USD

Note: The Colca Tour in two days; write to us.


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