Icono ayuda Help
Colca Canyon 2 Day Trip
Activities in Arequipa

Colca Canyon 2 Day Trip

  • English and Spanish
  • 2 days
  • Hotel pick up

Explore the Colca Valley and discover the age-old landscapes and villages. You'll also see condors flying over the Colca Canyon. A not-to-be-missed trip when in Arequipa!

Colca Canyon 2 Day Trip

Day 1: Arequipa - Chivay

After picking you up from your hotel in Arequipa, we'll leave the city behind and head into the Colca Valley. For three hours, we'll pass through the Salinas & Aguada National Reserve and we'll make a stop at the Patapampa viewpoint, at over 15,800 feet above sea level (4,830 metres)!

We'll make our way past the lagoons and wetlands before reaching Chivay. This traditional village is over 11,800 feet (3,600) metres above sea level! In the afternoon, we'll visit the nearby Calera Hot Springs (not included), where you can take a dip and enjoy the water's medicinal properties.

We'll return to Chivay and you'll have the chance to experience the most typical evening. A traditional dinner accompanied by typical dances (not included); this is an experience you'll never forget!

Day 2: Chivay - Maca - Yanque - Arequipa

First thing in the morning, you'll be able to enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel in Chivay, and with your energy replenished, we'll continue exploring the Colca Valley. Our first stop will be at the famous Condor Cross. We'll spend an hour here, admiring the condors flying overhead and enjoying the incredible views of the Colca Canyon: one of the deepest canyons in the world

We'll then hit the road back to Chivay, although we'll make two stops along the way. The first of these will be to explore the town of Maca; named as a Historic Monument of Peru. You're sure to be impressed by the church, plus you'll be welcomed by locals dressed in traditional outfits, inviting you to discover their traditions. Next, we'll stop in Yanque, a town located in the heart of the Colca Valley.

Once back in Chivay, you'll have time to have some lunch (not included), and afterwards, we'll make our way back to Arequipa where the tour will finish at around 5 pm.

Accommodation

The accommodation offered is in a three-star standard hotel with a private room and bathroom with WiFi and heating.

Why not finish the tour in Puno?

When you make your booking, you can choose to finish your tour in Puno rather than Arequipa. If you pick this option, the tour will be the same, but on the second day when we leave Chivay, we'll head to Puno and not Arequipa.

On this 6-hour journey, we'll stop at Patapampa and Lagunilla to discover even more of the Colca Valley. The tour will finally come to an end in Puno at around 7 pm.

Children under 3 years old

This tour is free for children under 3 years old, provided they sit on their parent's or guardian's lap during the bus journeys.

Price

Adults Children from 4 to 6 Children under 3
Tour ending in Arequipa
US$ 87.50
US$ 37.50
Free
Tour ending in Puno
US$ 150
US$ 37.50
Free

Tour ending in Arequipa

  • Adults

    US$ 87.50
  • Children from 4 to 6

    US$ 37.50
  • Children under 3

    Free

Tour ending in Puno

  • Adults

    US$ 150
  • Children from 4 to 6

    US$ 37.50
  • Children under 3

    Free

* A reservation for one person will include a supplement.

More Information

Duration

2 days.

Language

This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.

Included

English and Spanish speaking guide.

Pick up from hotels in the centre of Arequipa.

Return to Arequipa or hotels in the centre of Puno.

Transport.

1 night's accommodation in a standard hotel.

1 breakfast.

Not included

Lunches.

Dinner and show (approximately 8 USD).

Entrance to the Calera hot springs (approximately 17 PEN; 5 USD).

Entrance to the Colca Canyon (approximately 82 PEN; 24 USD).

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 3 days before (Arequipa local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

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.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

from
US$ 87.50
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 3 days before

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.