Highlights

Natural Beauty: The Colca Canyon is considered one of the deepest canyons in the world and offers breathtaking views of its rugged landscape, including towering cliffs, turquoise rivers, and lush vegetation.

Cultural Heritage: The canyon is home to several traditional Andean villages, including the town of Chivay, where visitors can learn about the local customs and traditions of the indigenous Collagua and Cabana people.

Wildlife: Colca Canyon is a great destination for wildlife enthusiasts, as it is home to a variety of unique flora and fauna, including the majestic Andean condors, which are known to soar over the canyon.

Adventure: There are plenty of adventure activities to enjoy in Colca Canyon, including hiking, trekking, and horseback riding, making it a great destination for those seeking an active and exciting experience.

Relaxation: Colca Canyon also offers several hot springs, where visitors can relax and soak in the warm mineral waters.

TRIP ITINERARY

DAY 1:

AREQUIPA

Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Arequipa We recommend a couple of hours of rest to acclimatize to the altitude of
8,500 feet.

In the afternoon we can visit the city and the Monastery of Santa Catalina, the company of Jesus.

Lunch and dinner on your own. Overnight stay in a comfortable hotel.

After breakfast we will pick you up at 8:00 to go to Chivay. The first stop is at 3,900 meters high in the national reserve of Salinas and
Aguada Blanca known as Pampa Cañahuas.

Continuing with the tour, we take a detour to the Colca Valley. The second stop will be at a restaurant called el Chinito at 4,000 meters
high.

Here passengers can use the bathrooms and sip on a coca tea.

There is a panoramic view of the Misti, Chachani and Pichupicchu volcanoes from the back and you can also observe the stone forest,
rock formations that are shaped like trees.

We continue making a stop in the Toccra pampas underground water lagoons. Here you can see llamas, alpacas and local
muleteers, as well as some Andean birds.

The fourth stop is the viewpoint of the Andes, known as Pata Pampa. It is 4,900 meters high and is the highest place of the entire
trip where you can see 8 volcanoes. We will then descend towards Chivay, the most important town in the Colca Valley. Chivay is 3,650
meters high.

After lunch, the guide will take you to your hotel and in the afternoon you will meet to go to the hot water baths “La Calera”. At
night the guide will take you to a folkloric rock (participation is optional) to enjoy typical local food and drinks.

Then return to the hotel.

6:30 in the morning the guide, along with the transport, will be picking you up from your hotel. Then you will take a rustic path
enjoying the beautiful view of the Colca Valley with its agricultural terraces on a one-and-a-half-hour drive to the Cruz del Cóndor, the
most strategic area to see the Colca Canyon and the flight of the condor bird.

We return along the same road to Chivay, but we will make some stops; the first stop is in the town of Pinchollo

The second stop at the Huayra Punko viewpoint where you have a magnificent view of the entire Colca Valley.

The third stop is the Antahuilpe viewpoint where you can see the amphitheater-shaped terraces and the mysterious lagoons of the
Colca Valley.

The fourth stop will visit the town of Maca.

The fifth stop is the town of Yanque with its church, the most beautiful in the Colca Valley.

Then you return to Chivay around noon. We will have time for lunch.

After lunch we will return to Arequipa.

Inclusions

Included

  • Transfers in Arequipa
  • City tour + Santa Catalina Monastery, guide, entrance fees.
  • 02 nights accommodation in Arequipa with breakfast included.
  • One night accommodation in Colca, with breakfast
  • Two days of excursion to the Colca Canyon
  • Guide, entrance to the visited places
  • Tourist mobility
  • Bilingual professional guide
  • Entrance to the valley.

Pricing

From 2 to 3 Passengers
$ USD 460.00

Price per person

From 4 to 7 Passengers
$ USD 410.00

Price per person

From 8 to more passengers
$ USD 380.00

Price per person

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What to Pack

  • Mask and face shield
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses and hat
  • Comfortable walking shoes

Frequently Asked Questions Tour Colca Canyon Arequipa (4 Days / 3 Nights)

What is Colca Canyon?

Colca Canyon is a deep and narrow canyon located in southern Peru, near the city of Arequipa. It is considered one of the deepest canyons in the world, and is known for its stunning landscapes, unique flora and fauna, and rich cultural heritage.

How can I get to Colca Canyon?

The most convenient way to reach Colca Canyon is by flying to Arequipa and taking a tour from there. Some tours include transportation from the airport to the canyon and back.

What are the best months to visit Colca Canyon?

The best months to visit Colca Canyon are from May to September, when the weather is dry and clear. During the rainy season, from November to April, the canyon can be difficult to access and visibility may be limited.

What activities can I do in Colca Canyon?

There are many activities to do in Colca Canyon, including hiking, trekking, horseback riding, hot spring soaking, and visiting traditional villages. Many tours also offer the opportunity to see the Andean condors, which are known to soar over the canyon.

How difficult is it to hike Colca Canyon?

The difficulty of hiking in Colca Canyon can vary depending on the trail you choose and your level of fitness. Some trails are more strenuous, while others are more accessible for all levels of hikers. It’s best to choose a trail that suits your abilities and interests.

What should I bring for a Colca Canyon trip?

It’s important to bring comfortable, breathable clothing, sturdy hiking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent. A waterproof jacket and a first-aid kit are also recommended, as well as a water bottle and snacks to keep you fueled during your hike.

Is it safe to travel to Colca Canyon?

Colca Canyon is generally considered a safe destination, with low crime rates and friendly locals. However, it’s always a good idea to take common-sense precautions, such as avoiding traveling alone at night, and keeping your valuables secure.

By following these FAQs, you can ensure a safe and enjoyable trip to Colca Canyon and make the most of your time in this incredible landscape.

Travel Guide about Tour Colca Canyon Arequipa (4 Days / 3 Nights)

Colca Canyon is a breathtaking destination located in southern Peru near the city of Arequipa. This deep and narrow canyon is considered one of the deepest canyons in the world, and is renowned for its stunning landscapes, unique flora and fauna, and rich cultural heritage. Here are some essential travel tips for those planning a trip to Colca Canyon:

  1. Best Time to Visit: The best months to visit Colca Canyon are from May to September when the weather is dry and clear. During the rainy season from November to April, the canyon can be difficult to access and visibility may be limited.
  2. Getting There: The easiest way to reach Colca Canyon is by flying to Arequipa and taking a tour from there. Some tours include transportation from the airport to the canyon and back.
  3. Accommodations: There are several options for accommodations in and around Colca Canyon, including camping, basic hostels, and luxury lodges. Consider your budget and desired level of comfort when choosing your accommodation.
  4. What to Pack: When packing for Colca Canyon, be sure to bring comfortable, breathable clothing, sturdy hiking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent. A waterproof jacket and a first-aid kit are also recommended, along with a water bottle and snacks to keep you fueled during your hike.
  5. Health and Safety: The canyon is considered a safe destination, with low crime rates and friendly locals. However, it’s always a good idea to take common-sense precautions such as avoiding traveling alone at night and keeping your valuables secure.
  6. Activities: There are plenty of activities to enjoy in Colca Canyon, including hiking, trekking, horseback riding, hot spring soaking, and visiting traditional villages. You can also see the majestic Andean condors, which are known to soar over the canyon.
  7. Respect the Environment: Colca Canyon is a delicate ecosystem and it’s important to respect the environment while you’re there. Avoid littering and make sure to follow the Leave No Trace principles when hiking and camping.

With these travel tips in mind, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience in Colca Canyon. Get ready to explore this stunning landscape and discover all it has to offer!

Reviews about Tour Colca Canyon Arequipa (4 Days / 3 Nights)

cathy w
cathy w
2023-12-22
Exceeded all expectations! We had an incredible family adventure with this white water rafting and zip lining experience in Peru. Our safety was a top priority, and the guide ensured a smooth pick-up from our Airbnb. The 1 hour 45 minute drive to the river lodge was scenic, and the lodge itself nestled in a beautiful setting. The rafting, said to be class 3+, provided an exhilarating experience, and the absence of other tourists made it feel exclusive. The scenery during the ride itself was amazing. We were also provided GoPro photos at the end for an extra charge. It definitely got very cold but there was a sauna at the end which was perfect. We finished up with a delicious lunch featuring quinoa and chicken soup, along with chicken, rice, and sweet potatoes. A memorable and well-rounded adventure that deserves five stars!
Madison P
Madison P
2023-10-31
Great experience and value but not a must-do in Cusco Hotel pick up at 8:30am very convenient. 2 hour drive or so to get to lodge, one stop for bathroom/snacks if needed. Equipment provided was weathered and a few tears but adequate. Safety demonstration before hitting river. Water was freezing but stayed warm enough in wetsuit provided, was definitely cold by the end. Anderson was our rafting guide and he was amazing, made the trip fun. Gave us a ton of info about the river, rafting, and other trips he does. Super cool guy. Rapids were about a class 2-3+ on the day we went but they differ depending on time of year/rain. When we got back I warmed up in the sauna then tried to take a shower. No hot water (which I guess isn't in the description but I assumed it would be hot.) Ended up not getting in since I was just in cold water for 2 hours... Had a warm delicious lunch of coffee, soup, and chicken & rice. After was given zipline equipment and a quick basic rundown/safety info. There are only two zips - one across the river and then one back. The ladder to get up to the first one is a little sketchy but not horrible. The posting doesn't specify how many zips are included so suppose it's my fault but I thought there would be more. We were a bit rushed because it looked like it was going to rain. Overall I would recommend if you for sure want to go rafting. But if you have been rafting and/or ziplining before and have a limited amount of time in Cusco, I would say skip it and do something like Rainbow Mountain that you can't see anywhere else.
Anna
Anna
2023-08-23
Exiting tour! We had a really good time, the guides really made an effort to make the whole tour exiting. The lodge were also nice 👍
Mike
Mike
2023-05-30
Awesome Experience! Just completed a hike up Rainbow Mountain with Juan Carlos from Mayuc. He did an outstanding job of keeping a group with varying abilities together and made it a most enjoyable experience for all. He was highly knowledgeable about the history, geology, and culture and was extremely personable. Fantastic experience. Lunch at the nearby Mayuc compound was a great bonus and a treat not to be missed!
George O
George O
2022-11-06
Value for money The zip line and the rafting were both enjoyable experiences. They were loads of fun. To top it all, after the rafting experience one can then warm-up in an home-made Sauna!
Tjay1
Tjay1
2022-09-15
Great Fun, Brilliant Day Out We had an excellent day with these guys! The rafting was brilliant, friendly staff, good equipment, clear instructions, great setting and scenary, fun zip line, good food, on time... recommended!
Necia S
Necia S
2022-08-02
The perfect activity The River was fantastic and our guide made it just an over the top experience! We laughed so much! I highly recommend booking with them!
Jonathan S
Jonathan S
2022-07-28
Amazing rafting trip What an incredible experience! I highly recommend this tour to anyone who is considering it. Rafting on the Apurimac River was beautiful and the rapids were exhilarating. Our guides Willy and Gabriel were also absolutely amazing. They were both very experienced and made us feel safe throughout the experience. Plus, they were genuinely friendly and fun to hang out with. They even sent us photos and videos from their GoPro after the trip! Overall, this is a top tier tour company and I feel more than comfortable recommending it to everyone!!
Alex In Wanderland
Alex In Wanderland
2022-07-20
Rafting Apurimac with Amazonas Explorers The Apurimac is sporty with incredible scenery. In 3 days, other than camping, I don't think we ever went more than 10 minutes between rapids. Six portages and watching one where the guides sent the rafts down unmanned, a wave caught the 6 man raft and tossed it upside down onto rocks several feet above the river level, glad I wasn't in it. You don't want to do anything stupid here, it's a long way to the hospital. The only other people we saw were 3 gold miners sluicing with 5 gallon buckets, who told us it was a 3 day walk for them to get from the top of the canyon down to the river. At the top of the canyon before driving down to the river my i-phone read 13,400 feet elevation. Our outfitter was Amazonas Explorers, the guides professional and food good. The rafting equipment was top notch with foot pockets, which you need. Amazonas Explorers organized another 14 days of Peruvian sight seeing, from Paracas on the coast, through Cusco and the sacred valley, and on to the Tambopata eco-lodge in the amazon. Everything was on time, all of the employees were extra friendly and the guides spoke excellent english, put us up in excellent hotels, good food, just a first class organization. I asked the different guides how long they've worked there, and almost all of them had been with the company for 10-15 years We sprang for the private guides and transportation, good choice. One other thing, the airport at lake titicaca went down for maintenance at the last minute and after some frantic emails, Amazonas Explorers changed the itenerary. got us different hotels and kept the ball rolling, the only extra cost was for changing Latam tickets. I was impressed they were able to pull that off during high tourist season and didn't soak us for it. Hat tip for that.
Choosewhatever
Choosewhatever
2022-06-21
Excellent rafting for beginners This activity included river rafting, lunch and ziplining. The river rafting was an incredible experience with class 1-3. This was ideal for our family with teens. The teens had never been rafting before so it was a fun experience for them without much danger. We were followed by a safety raft in case any went overboard. Américo was a great river guide and gave great instructions on what needed to be done. After rafting there were showers and bathrooms available as well as a sauna. We were then treated to a nice lunch followed by ziplining. I had never ziplined across a river so it was a great experience even though the climb up to the first line was not very safe. If you are doing this activity with children I highly recommend skipping the ziplining. Unlike other eating trips we have done there was no one trailing along to take pictures although there was a GoPro mounted on the raft. There was also no one to take pictures during the ziplining.

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