Colca Canyon Tour in Arequipa

Price from: $ 99.00 USD

Arequipa to Colca Canyon Overview If it is a day trip from Puno to Arequipa or vice versa: At 03:30 am, we start the journey. Two-day trip: The expedition begins at 9:00 a.m. Explore: Strategic stop at the CHINITO restaurant to go to the bathroom, drink coca tea, an Optional breakfast. Chivay Cruz del CONDOR […]

Colca Canyon Tours

Colca Canyon travel from Puno or Arequipa – Are you planning your trip to Peru? Do you want to know how to visit the Colca Canyon? Or are you not sure if it’s worth it? 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.

Overview

Arequipa to Colca Canyon Overview

  • If it is a day trip from Puno to Arequipa or vice versa: At 03:30 am, we start the journey.
    • Two-day trip: The expedition begins at 9:00 a.m.

Explore:

  • Strategic stop at the CHINITO restaurant to go to the bathroom, drink coca tea, an Optional breakfast.
  • Chivay
  • Cruz del CONDOR -> Condor Sightings “Best Place to View Condors and the Colca Canyon.”
  • You will see how beautiful and characteristic their cultivation terraces are, which they call platforms.
  • If we have time, explore:
    • The viewpoint of the volcanoes.
    • Pampas Cañahuas “we can see vicuñas; they are non-domestic South American camelids that live freely in the Aguada Blanca and Salinas National Reserve.”
    • Stop at the Centro de Interpretation daily opens at 8.30–noon.
    • Visit the most impressive churches are Lari, Yanque, Cabanaconde, and Sibayo.
    • Colca Canyon elevation (11,800 ft./3,600 m.)
    • The communities’ women wear traditional costumes: long skirts and vests with colorful embroidery and hat with ribbon.

Colca Canyon hike: Coming soon.

Highlights in our Colca Canyon Tour | Why you will love this experience.

  • Best COLCA CANYON Tour; Visiting the Cruz del Andean Condor
  • Condor Cross Overlook (Mirador Cruz del Condor). The best place to see the Andes.
  • Maca: It reaches its most extraordinary depth near the famous Mirador de Cruz del Condor.
  • Near the Ampato and Sabancaya volcano is the Colca Canyon, which is approximately 4,160 meters deep.
  • THE BEST TIME OF THE DAY TO SEE THE CONDORS: 8 a.m. At 10 am. and at the end of the afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at 4:30 p.m.
  • WHAT IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO explore the area? Dry Season (May – October).
  • We observed some condors in November, December, and April.

Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

We observe beautiful panoramic views throughout our Colca Canyon tour.

We have two ways to start the trip:

  1. The first travel route begins in Puno, Chivay, to Arequipa.
  2. The second travel option begins in Arequipa, Chivay, to Puno.

Note: If the client has his connecting flight at night. We can finish the trip to the airport “Arequipa or Juliaca.”

Travel route:

  1. Puno -> Juliaca, Cabanillas, Santa Lucia, Imata. Patawasi Checkpoint, El Chinito Restaurant, Chivay, Yanque, Maca, Cruz del Condor“5 hours of travel”
  2. 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 Altitude: 3,600 meters / 11,800 feet.

Inclusions

Our Price Includes:

  • Unique cultural features.
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide “the entire day trip.”
  • Private tourist transport with fuel + professional driver “Puno – Cruz del Condor – Arequipa.”
  • All Local taxes.

Arequipa Colca Canyon does not include:

  • Entrance ticket to the Mirador-de-Cruz-del-Condor; Cost S / 70 Soles | USD 23 approx.
  • Puno, Chivay, Cabanaconde, or Colca canyon hotels.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • It is advisable to take 04 small bottles of 700 milliliters to the expedition.
  • Tips (guides, driver, etc.)

Bring to our Colca Canyon Trek:

  • A good daypack: 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!
  • 1 RAIN JACKET.
  • One warm/winter jacket/gloves, scarf, cap cold, thermal clothing entire body – IMPORTANTChanging weather all the time.
  • Bring some meds!
  • Iron tablets and pills for altitude sickness.
  • Sun protection cream (SPF 45 or higher recommended).
  • Re-usable container to your water.
  • Bandages or moleskin
  • Extra money.

Price

Private Tour [1-DAY] FROM Puno to Arequipa OR from Arequipa to Puno!

*We do not add other people to your group.

PRICES PER PERSON [USD] 2021 – 2022 | We run this tour only as a Private Service

  • 02 clients $295. “prices reduce if there are more people in your group.”
  • 03 people $245.
  • 04 tourists $221.
  • 05 visitors $202.
  • 06 travelers $185.
  • 07 explorers $145.
  • 08 customers $130.
  • 09 adventurers $121.
  • Ten vacationers  $113.
  • 11 excursionists $106.
  • 12 day-trippers to + $99.

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