Colca Valley is home to one of the deepest canyons in the world. Enjoy its incredible scenery with this day trip from Arequipa- plus you'll also get to explore the picturesque town of Chivay.
Colca Canyon Day Trip
Between 2:30 and 3 am, we'll come and pick you up from your hotel in Arequipa. From there, we'll head south and after around three hours we'll arrive in the quaint Peruvian town of Chivay. Here, at 9843 feet above sea level (3000 metres), you'll enjoy a light breakfast with regional delicacies.
With your energy replenished, we'll head to the Condor Cross Viewpoint, just 50 minutes away. We'll stay at the viewpoint for an hour (entrance not included) to enjoy the incredible views of the Colca Canyon, thought to be one of the deepest canyons in the world. This viewpoint is also the perfect place to see condors flying overhead. This species of bird reigns supreme in the skies in this region, don't miss your chance to see them in their natural habitat.
We'll then continue our journey, passing through the Choquetico and Antahuilque viewpoints before reaching the Chacapi hot springs, where you'll have approximately one hour of free time to take a dip (optional, entrance not included). Our next stop will be back at Chivay, where you'll have time to have lunch at your own leisure.
After an hour of free time, we'll make our way to the Salinas & Aguada Blanca National Reserve, an incredible, protected, natural environment where you'll see the silhouettes of the Misti and Chachani volcanoes on the horizon. After admiring this wonderful natural setting, we'll make our way back to Arequipa, where we'll arrive at the Plaza de Armas at around 5 pm.
Hotel Pick Up
This tour includes hotel pick up from hotels in the centre of Arequipa. If you are staying a little further out, when you make your booking you will have to state the name of a more central hotel where we will pick you up from.
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Per personUS$ 31.25
This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.
Hotel pick up and drop off (from hotels in the centre of Arequipa).
English and Spanish speaking guide.
Entrance to the Colca Canyon protected natural area (23 USD per person).
Optional entrance to the thermal baths (5 USD per person).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (2:00 PM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
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.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).