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, 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; 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 free time to have lunch, and afterwards, we'll make our way back to Arequipa where the tour will finish at around 5 pm.
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.
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Tour ending in Arequipa
Children from 4 to 6US$ 37.50
Children under 3Free
Tour ending in Puno
Children from 4 to 6US$ 37.50
Children under 3Free
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.
At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 80% of the total maximum capacity.
Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
Alcoholic drinks are not available.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.
English and Spanish speaking guide.
Pick up from hotels in the centre of Arequipa.
Return to Arequipa or hotels in the centre of Puno.
1 night's accommodation in a standard hotel with breakfast.
Dinner and show: € 7 (US$ 7.20) per person.
Entrance to the Calera hot springs € 4.50 (US$ 4.60) per person.
Entrance to the Colca Canyon € 21 (US$ 21.60) per person.
When to book?
You can book up until 24 hours 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.
Wheelchair accessible. Accessible toilets. An accompanying person is required. This must be indicated in the reservation.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more
Printed material is avoided.
The show represents local culture.
The indigenous community participates in the management of the activity.
The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.
The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.
The activity helps vulnerable groups.
The activity helps to promote peace.
The activity promotes local production.
No printing of documentation required.
Promotes local employment.
Has a gender equality policy.
Has a carbon footprint offset policy.
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.
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