The Colca Canyon is one of the main valleys of Peru with fine natural landscapes and with many terraces dating from the Inca times, with a river at 3140 m depth.
This trip by bus to the Colca Canyon will take you through beautiful Andean landscapes crossing the pass at 4800m, from where you have an impressive view of the valley of Volcanoes. We will also have the opportunity to see beautiful scenery, as well as flora and fauna of the area.
Day 1: Arequipa – Viscachani – Chivay
At 7:00 am we will pick you up at your hotel, we will leave in the direction of the Pampas Cañahuas reserve 3000 m above sea level, where we can observe vicuñas and alpacas. Continue to the point known as Viscachani, where we can take a mate of Coke or a hot coffee before continuing with our ascent to the highest point of the route Mirador de los Andes 4800m, here we will make a stop to observe the whole valley and the mountains.
Then we will descend to the village of Chivay, lunch place. After lunch we will visit the thermal baths of the Calera which is surrounded by mountains with temperatures varying up to 80 degrees C. that combine with water of the river to get a temperature of 38 degrees for visitors.
We will spend the night in hostel with delicious dinner.
Day 2: Chivay – Cruz del Condor Viewpoint – Chivay – Arequipa
Breakfast 6:00 am, this day we will leave with direction to the natural viewpoint the Cruz del Cóndor, along the way we will have a very good view of the Colca river, the hanging tombs of the Inca period, beautiful terraces that until today are used by the settlers with more than 1000 years of antiquity.
After about two hours by bus we will arrive at the Cruz del Cóndor viewpoint, where we will have time to see the world’s largest bird, the Condor, in its natural habitat.
After relaxing and observing the landscape and the flight of the condor we will return to the village of Chivay where we will have lunch and then return to the city of Arequipa at approximately 17:00 pm.
Pick up from hotel
Bus Arequipa – Viscchani – Chivay – Mirador cross of the Condor – Chivay – Arequipa
Professional guide (English ans Spanish)
2 lunch, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast
Entrance to the thermal baths
1 night accommodation in a hostel
Entrance to the Colca National Park
Visit to the viewpoint Cruz del Cóndor
We also offer personalized Colca Canyon tour in private groups. If you are interested in taking a private tour with us, please clarify in form.
Price are per person and in USD (United States Dollar).