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Activities in Arequipa

Arequipa & Colca Canyon 4 Day Tour

Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Discover two of the most beautiful places in southern Peru: Arequipa and the Colca Canyon with this fantastic 4-day trip. You'll encounter a spectacular city and some of the country's most stunning nature!

Discover two of the most beautiful places in southern Peru: Arequipa and the Colca Canyon with this fantastic 4-day trip. You'll encounter a spectacular city and some of the country's most stunning nature!

Arequipa & Colca Canyon 4 Day Tour

Day 1: Arequipa

We'll pick you up at the airport or bus terminal in Arequipa at 11 am and take you to the hotel. Later, at 1 pm, we'll start a guided tour of the Peruvian city to see its main tourist attractions.

First, we'll head to the Monastery of Santa Catalina, a walled citadel that will amaze you. It was originally built as a convent for nuns, and the pretty narrow alleys will lead you between striking red and blue painted wall to its cloisters and gardens.

We then continue our tour of the city, visiting elegant Plaza de Armas square, the charming Jesuit Church of the Company, and the historic Tristán del Pozo house. Finally, we'll visit the spectacular viewpoints of Carmen Alto and Yanahuara.

We return to the hotel at 6 pm and you'll have the rest of the day free.

Day 2: Arequipa – Colca Valley – Chivay

After breakfast at the hotel, we'll set out for the Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve at 8 am. Along the way, we'll see vicuñas in their natural habitat, as well as alpacas, llamas, flamingos, and Andean geese.

Continuing through this wonderful environment, we'll stop at the Mirador de Los Volcanes (Volcano Viewpoint), here at more than 15,000 ft high up, we'll enjoy stunning views of the Colca Valley perfect for capturing some photographs!

We'll finish the trip in Chivay, the capital of the Colca Valley, at 2 pm. You'll have the rest of the day free to explore the town in the way you want.

Day 3: Chivay – Colca Canyon – Arequipa

It's an early start on the third day! We get up at 6 am and enjoy a tasty breakfast at the hotel, before heading to the Colca Canyon. On the way, we'll pass through charming villages in the valley such as Yanque and Maca, both full of beautiful colonial churches.

When we arrive at our destination, we'll be welcomed by the Condor Cross viewpoint, the perfect place for you to contemplate Peruvian nature in all its splendor. Then, we continue on the journey, visiting the most important viewpoints for observing condors hovering high up in the sky. This is an unforgettable experience!

We'll end the day returning to Arequipa, where we'll arrive at approximately 5 pm. You'll have the rest of the day free to enjoy the city at your leisure.

Day 4: Arequipa

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel in Arequipa, we'll drop you at the airport or bus station with ample time for you to catch your departure transport.


This tour includes 3 nights of accommodation with breakfast. At the time of booking, you can choose whether you want to sleep in a single or a double room. The hotels planned for the tour are as follows:

  • Arequipa: Hostal La Casa de Margot or similar.
  • Chivay: Hostal Colca Inn or similar.

Important information

We'll pick you up from the airport or bus station in Arequipa at 11 am, so we recommend that you reserve your bus or flight to the city to arrive before that time.

Children under 3 years old will travel for free but will sleep in the same bed as their parents and will have to sit on their parents' lap during transfers.

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Accommodation in double room Children under 3 years old
Tour in English
US$ 250

Tour in English

  • Accommodation in double room

    US$ 250
  • Children under 3 years old


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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 25 people per group.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 80% of their maximum capacity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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4 days.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.


Pickup and drop off from the airport or bus station

Transport in minibus

3 nights accommodation with breakfast

English speaking guide

Not included

Lunches and dinners

Admission to the Colca Canyon: S/ 70 (US$ 18.30)

Admission to the Santa Catalina Monastery: S/ 40 (US$ 10.50)

When to book?

You can book up until 3 days before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Not wheelchair accessible.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
US$ 250

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