COLCA CANYON FULL DAY TOUR

COLCA
CHIVAY
VALLE
CONDOR
TERMALES
COLCA
CHIVAY
VALLE
CONDOR
TERMALES

COLCA CANYON FULL DAY TOUR

  • Enjoy discovering Colca Canyon with one of the most reliable operators in Arequipa

  • Excellent local and bilingual guides with knowledge on the landscape and wildlife

  • Marvel at the beautiful condors in their natural habitat and in flight

Visit the second deepest canyon in the world. This full day tour allows you to see all the main viewpoints of the Colca Canyon, as well as the famous condor birds. During this tour, you’ll have the chance to see pre-Inca terraces along the valley, and take photos with llamas and alpacas. You will also have the option to enjoy the natural hot springs in a nearby town.

AVAILABILITY

All year round

DURATION

1 Day

START LOCATION

Arequipa hotel and hostel drop-off

END LOCATION

Arequipa hotel and hostel drop-off

OPERATOR NAME

PERU ANDES

Start time

03:30

Physical Level

Easy

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

We will pick up between 3:00 to 3:30 from your respective hotels on our private buses to go to Chivay town, in that place we have to pay de tourist ticket after that we go directly to the traditional village of Achoma where we will have breakfast and immediately headed to Cruz del Cóndor.

Cruz del Condor viewpoint where we can appreciate the spectacular Flight of the Condors and the Depth of the Colca Canyon for 1 hour, during the tour we will observe the beautiful landscape of the canyon that mixes with the vegetation and the typical characters of the area.

From the return to Chivay, we will have some stops in the most outstanding viewpoints of the zone like the Mysterious Lagoons of Antahuilque.

Choquetico hanging tombs, we will enter the traditional town of Maca where we will know its colonial church - Santa Ana de Maca considered the most beautiful of the Colca Valley.

Then we will continue to the town of Yanque, we will arrive here at about 11:00 am. Here we can enjoy the relaxing medicinal 38ºC hot spring, and we will stay here for about 1 hour.

Afterward, you will have the option to eat a buffet lunch in Chivay or this is optional.

Returning to the City of Arequipa we will make stops in the most outstanding points such as; Patapampa 4910 m.s.n.m (Volcanoes Viewpoint), from here we can see 3 different volcanoes such as Hualcahualca, Sabancaya, and Ampato and the National Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca where you will appreciate the South American camelids like vicuñas, llamas, and alpacas.

At around 5:30 pm we will arrive back to Arequipa, and drop you off at your hotel.

TOUR TICKETS (MAY VARY BY DATE)
Ticket Price(USD)
TOUR PRICE (All ages) 26.00 (USD)
TOUR ITINERARY

03:00 - 03:30

Hostel and hotel pick up


03:00 - 06:30

Drive towards Chivay


06:30 -07:00

Have breakfast in Achoma


08:00 - 09:30

View Condor's Cross


09:30 - 11:00

Return to Chivay


11:00 - 12:30

Visit Yanke hot springs (optional)


13:00 - 14:00

Arrive to Chivay for lunch


14:00 - 17:00

Bus back to Arequipa city


17:00 - 17:30

Hostel and hotel drop off


INCLUDED

- Private transport
- Breakfast
- Travel professional guide.
- Hotel/hostel pick-up and drop-off

NOT INCLUDED

- Colca touristic ticket:
Foreigners 70 soles
South American 40 soles
Nationals 20 soles
- Entrance to the Thermal Baths (Chivay - 15 soles)
- Lunch (Chivay) or drinks

RECOMMENDED

- Bring a small bag only
- Sunscreen
- Sunglasses
- Hat
- Camara
- Warm Jacket
-Local money

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellation or changes of this tour:

CHANGES: It is FREE to change the tour date before 4:00 pm (Lima time) the day before the tour begins.

NO SHOWS & CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel before 4:00 pm (Lima time) the day before the tour begins, a 10% administration fee will apply. After this time, there is a 100% no-show or cancellation fee.

Please email bookings@findlocaltrips.com to cancel this tour or make any changes.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  1. What clothes to wear to the Colca?

    Bring light clothing in the daytime, but wear a jacket or jacket at night as it increases the cold, if your visit is scheduled for the months of December to March, it is advisable to bring thermal and rainwear during the rainy season, sports shoes, a good sunscreen, and hat.

  2. What is the approximate time of the trip to the Colca?

    Travel time from Arequipa to Chivay takes approximately 3 hours by bus.

  3. At what distance is the Colca Canyon?

    The Colca Canyon it is a distance of 151 km from the city of Arequipa, to the town of Chivay.

  4. What is the best season to visit the Colca?

    The best season to visit the Colca are the months of April and May. Why? Because these are the months when the rains are no longer so persistent and are the months when the greenery of the landscapes becomes more attractive. You can visit during the rest of the year taking the weather recommendations in the area.

  5. Will I see Condors on this tour?

    There are quite a few Condors out there, and as we visit different viewing points the chances are quite good. We still cannot guarantee that you will be able to see them, but if you get lucky they will fly just above your head!

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