Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Departures: Daily and private tours available upon request.
Accommodation: Private or sharing huts, available on request.
Today is an early start due to the Condor’s show wildlife. Your tour guide will pick you up at your hotel at 03:30 am. We will depart from Arequipa in our private transportation. Around 06:00 hrs we will arrive to the village of Chivay, Capital of the Colca valley. Here you will enjoy a delicious breakfast, then, we continue our drive to Highest part of the Canyon, known as the Cross of Condor, the place where the world’s largest flying bird: Andean condor, offers a truly breath taking show for all visitors. We will continuing our drive to Cabanaconde village for lunch, this is the place where our hiking adventure begins, this first day, we will hike down for about 5 hours, passing by an amazing geyser until LLahuar lodge, this place is consider one the favourite lodges as it’s so hidden away, the unique accommodation has its own hot springs pools and fishing opportunities.
Today we will hike up to the spectacular waterfall of Fure, this trail will take a 4 hours hike, visiting two villages on the way Llatica and Fure. After 3 hours walk we will arrive to Fure, lunch will be provided here, and then we’ll continuing hiking for one more hour to the astonishing 100m roaring waterfall. We will return to Fure village for our second night accommodation.
Today our destination will be the Oasis of the Colca Canyon, the trail will offer astonishing views of Peru’s mountain rage, if you are lucky enough you might see condors flying above you!. The descending hike will take about four hours. Upon arrival to the Oasis “Sangalle”, considered a place to relax, you will enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by your tour guide while you enjoy its entire green relaxing environment, natural spring pools right at the bottom of the canyon. Here we will have the afternoon at leisure and spend our third night in huts.
In order to avoid hiking under the hard morning sun we will start our day at 4am. We continue our steep trail for approx 3 hrs until the village of Cabanaconde, place where we started this wonderful trek. Breakfast will be provided here, we’ll meet our private transportation and make our trip back to Chivay, and we will make some visits on the way like the Cross of condor, unique picture viewpoints of the Colca Canyon with its outstanding pre-inca terraces along the valley. We will arrive to Chivay for lunch, here our visitors have the option to visit the Indian market at leisure or relax at the famous hot springs “La Calera” before travelling to back Arequipa city. Our estimated time of arrival in Arequipa will be 5pm.
The program includes:
- Private Transport
- Official experienced tour guide
- Accommodation along the trek (private and sharing rooms, upon request)
- All meals in the canyon including first and last breakfast.(available for vegetarian upon request)
Does not include:
- Luch in Chivay village
- Entrance fee to the cross of condor and Colca National Park S/. 70.00 Peruvian Nuevo Sol.
- Entrance fee to Calera hotsprings S/. 15.00 Peruvian Nuevo Sol.
What to bring: Hiking shoes, flash light, sun block, water (you can also buy water at a higher price in every village of the canyon), Hat, swim wear, towel.
Tips: We recommend using a small, comfortable back pack, you don’t need a sleeping bag.