- Pick up time from hotels: Between 08:00 am and 08:30 am
- Duration: 02 days
- End time: 05:00 pm (second day)
- End location: Calle Moral with Santa Catalina
Day 1: Arequipa – Viscachani – Chivay
Between 7:30 am and 8:00 am we will pick you up at your hotel, we will go to the Pampas Cañahuas reserve at 3000 masl, where we can observe Vicuñas and Alpacas. We will continue to the point known as Viscachani, where we can have a Coca tea or a hot coffee before continuing with our ascent to the highest point of the route, Mirador de los Andes 4800msnm, here we will make a stop to observe the entire valley and the mountains.
Then we will descend to the town of Chivay, a place for lunch. After lunch we will visit the thermal baths of La Calera that is surrounded by mountains with pools of varying temperatures of up to 80 degrees C. that are combined with river water to achieve a temperature of 38 degrees for the enjoyment of visitors.
At night we will go to the lodge. Dinner.
Day 2: Chivay – Cruz del Condor Viewpoint – Chivay – Arequipa
Breakfast 6:00 am, this day we will go to the natural viewpoint La Cruz del Cóndor, along the way we will have a very good view of the Colca River, the hanging tombs of the Inca period, beautiful terraces that are used by the inhabitants to this day. with more than 1000 years old.
After approximately 2 hours by bus we will arrive at the Mirador Cruz del Cóndor, where we will have time to see the largest bird in the world, the Condor, fly in its natural habitat.
After relaxing and observing the landscape and the flight of the condor, we will return to the town of Chivay where we will have lunch and then return to the city of Arequipa at approximately 17:00 pm. End of the Colca Canyon 2 Days Tour
- Pick up from the hotel
- Bus Arequipa – Viscchani – Chivay – Cruz del Condor viewpoint – Chivay – Arequipa
- Professional guide
- 2 lunch, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast
- Entrance to the thermal baths
- 1 night accommodation in a hostel
- Entrance to the Colca national park
- Visit to the Cruz del Cóndor viewpoint
- Entrance to the Colca Canyon:
- Europe / USA: S /. 70.00
- Latin American: S /. 40.00
- Peruvian: S /. 20.00
- Entrance to the Hot Springs: S /. 15.00
- Dinner with Folklore Show the first day: S /. 30.00
- Buffet lunch the second day: S /. 30.00
- Return to your hotel in Arequipa (additional cost)
WHAT TO BRING FOR THIS TOUR?
- Warm clothes
- Suitable shoes for short walks
- Little suitcase
- Bathing suit for hot springs
Frequently Asked Questions:
How far is the Colca?
This a distance of 151 km starting from the city of Arequipa, to the town of Chivay.
What is the approximate time of the trip to Colca?
Travel time from Arequipa to Chivay takes approximately 3 hours by bus.
Why get to Chivay?
Chivay is the main point of arrival, the place has amenities such as restaurants, hotels, hostels, etc. Place where you have connections with different towns, and you can also plan your stay more to visit other sites that you may not have planned to visit.
How is the food in Colca?
The culinary art in Colca is varied but its main characteristic is the high seasoning and spicy, if you are a vegetarian there are restaurants in Colca specialized in vegetable food, with local, national and international elements.
What activities can I do in the Colca Valley?
Colca offers the adventurer a rugged geography with beautiful landscapes, true challenges, that will make this place the exclusive space for adventure, excitement, and adrenaline.
Being able to go on walks, horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing, boating, a walk with cargo llamas, observation of flora and fauna, observe geysers, waterfalls, visit prehistoric areas and archaeological sites.
What is the best season to visit the Colca?
The best season to visit the Colca are the months of April and May. Why? They are the months where the rains are no longer so persistent, and they are the months where the green of the landscapes becomes more attractive. You can visit during the rest of the year having the recommendations of the climate in the area.
Where is the beginning of the Colca Canyon 2 Days Tour?
To start the walk is from the town of Cabanaconde, it is where the beginning of all the walks (trekkings) to the Colca Canyon are located.
I can’t decide between the TOUR and the TREK. What are the main differences?
Full Day Tour: Recommended for travelers with limited time. It leaves Arequipa at 03:30 am and returns at 5:30 pm.
2-Day Tour: Recommended for less active travelers. It does not include a canyon excursion, rather stops at viewpoints along the way.
2-Day Trek: Recommended for energetic travelers. Keep in mind that the climb is 1100m (a day of air conditioning is recommended once in Arequipa)
3-Day Trek: Recommended for those who want to enjoy the Canyon in a more relaxed way.
What to bring for Colca Canyon 2 Days Tour?
If you go hiking, bring a cap or hat, change of clothes, comfortable shoes, a jacket because there are usually strong wind currents and small drifts, a sleeping bag for the night, pack what is necessary in case of long walks; Since taking many things can be too heavy and uncomfortable, worry about bringing food, drinks and a tent in case you are not accompanied by a guide.
I don’t want to take all my things with me. Where can I leave my luggage?
Hotels and hostels in Arequipa normally allow you to store your luggage in their storage safely, for free while you visit the Canyon, until you check-in again on your return. Take only what you need and leave the rest in the deposit. Especially for the trek, since you only have to take what you need.
Will I have a problem with the height on the Colca Canyon 2 Days Tour?
Height problems can affect many passengers. Not everyone gets sick from height, so it is difficult to predict who will be affected. For most people it is nothing more than a headache and feelings of dizziness that diminish after a period cut. 1 or 2 days for most.