Traditional Colca Canyon

Visit one of the deepest and most beautiful canyons in the world in one day.

Also observe the majestic flight of the condors and  relax in hot springs La Calera, whose waters have healing properties. Then we will enjoy our lunch to return to the city of Arequipa.

DURATION
1 DAY
DEPARTURES
Everyday
PHYSICAL LEVEL
CATEGORY
Cultural
STARTS IN
Arequipa
DESTINATIONS
Colca Canyon

Itinerary of Traditional Colca Canyon

Itinerary

We'll start this adventure by picking you up from the hotel at 2:30 a.m. to 3:00 a.m., in our private transportation, and then we'll head through Yura to Cruz del Condor, this journey takes about 5 hours, only stopping for our breakfast. We'll arrive at our first point of access 'Cruz del Condor' at 08:30 am, where we will appreciate one of the deepest, most beautiful canyons and where Condor Sanctuary is located, we'll observe the beautiful condors together. On the way back we'll stop at the following towns: Town of Pinchollo, Town of Maca and Yanque Village, each of these towns has its beautiful Colonial Church.
We will also stop at the viewpoints of Antahuilque and Choquetico, from where we'll see the pre-Inca tombs and the enchanting landscape of Colca Canyon with its impressive terraces. We are going to arrive at Chivay around 11:30 am and then we will go to the hot springs 'La Calera' where we'll enjoy the water from the Cotallumi Volcano, initially the water has a temperature of 80 ° to 85 ° Celsius but the  temperature decreases and reaches thermal bath at a temperature of 38 ° Celsius, which if it is optimal.
After enjoying the hot springs, we'll return to Chivay for lunch. Then we are going to take the bus that will take us back to the city of Arequipa, along the way we'll stop at the  Volcanos Viewpoint, highest point since it is at an altitude of 4910 m; then in the Bofedales of Tocra where we will see great diversity of birds, Alpacas and Llamas; finally we'll stop at Pampa Cañahuas appreciate sets of Vicuña, South American camelido which has one of the finest fibers in the world. We'll arrive at the City of Arequipa at approximately 5:00 pm.

This program includes

  • Pick up from hotel
  • Transportation: Ida & Return
  • Professional Guide
  • Food:
    *01 breakfast
    *01 lunch in Chivay
Transport

Private

This program does not include

  • Tourist Ticket S/70 per person
  • Admission to the hot springs 'La Calera' S/15 per person
  • Additional expenses

What to bring