Duration: One day
Departures: Daily and private tours upon request
Groups: 15 to 18 passengers maximum
You will be collected from your hotel at 3:00am by your tour guide. You will depart from Arequipa in our private transportation. Around 06:00 am, you will arrive to the village of Chivay, the Capital of the Colca Valley. Then you will drive 15 minutes more to the beatiful viallage of Yanque to enjoy a delicious breakfast. You will continue your drive to highest part of the Canyon, known as the Cross of Condor. This is where the Andean Condor, one of the world’s largest flying bird offers a truly breath taking show for all visitors, it is important to be as early as possible in order not to miss the spectacular nature show. You will remain here for 1 hour and then you will have the option to join your tour guide for a short hike along the edge of the canyon (45m mild hike). This enjoyable trek is for everyone and will offer you spectacular dropping views of the canyon walls. Your transport will wait for you at the end of the hike and take you back to Chivay making some unique picture viewpoints of the Colca Canyon with its outstanding pre-Inca terraces along the valley. Then you will arrive to traditional village of Yanque, here you will have the chance to enjoy the hotspring pools known as "Chacapi" which are located next to the Colca river offering an astonishing view of the Canyon. You will then have time for lunch before travelling to back Arequipa city
On your drive back to Arequipa city you will stop at Pata Pampa”(Pata=high, Pampa=land), located at 4910m above sea level, a great viewpoint of Peru’s astonishing mountain rage as well as giant volcanos such as Ampato, Sabancaya, Mismi(the source of the Amazon River). You will also make picture stops at the National Reserve of“Pampa Cañahuas” located at 3400m above sea level, where you can observe the wild Vicuñas in their natural habitat, this a great chance for a once in a lifetime holiday photo. Our estimated time of arrival in Arequipa will be 5pm.
This excursion includes:
- Round-trip transport from Arequipa to Colca Canyon
- Professional bilingual tour guide (English/Spanish)
Does not include:
- 1 Lunch
- Entrance fee to the cross of condor and Colca National Park S/. 70.00 Peruvian Sol.
- Entrance fee to hotsprings pools S/. 15.00 Peruvian Sol. (optional)
We recommend you bring: Warm clothing, swimwear, sunblock, hat and towel.