Overview of your Colca Canyon 2-day Tour
Colca Canyon in southern Peru is the deepest canyon in the world. It has a depth of 4,160 meters (13,650 ft) making it about 2 times as deep as the Grand Canyon in the US. Parts of the Colca canyon are habitable, and there are pre-Columbian terraced fields still supporting agriculture and human life. This two day tour also includes a visit to a national park. We offer daily Colca Canyon tours for singles and for groups.
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Itinerary at a glance!
Attractions Included in this tour:
- Pampas Cañahuas
- Cross of Condor
Colca Canyon 2-day Tour in detail
Day 1: Arequipa – Chivay.
The tour on the day starts at 8 a.m. with pick up from your hotel. We will visit a national park on the way, habitat of South American Cameloids (vicunas, alpacas, and llamas). In the Tocra lake area, where we will be able to see a variety of migratory birds such as flamencos. We will go to a viewpoint (4.800 m) for a great view of the western mountain range. Also visible from here are the Pre-Inca farming Terraces known as “andenerias”.
We will have lunch in Chivay at about 1pm in the afternoon, and continue on to the colorful town of Coporaque; this is the starting point of our 2-hour walk. We will enjoy the beautiful landscapes and nature of this side of the valley as well as a pre-Inca cemetery located next to the mountain. This region is mostly made up of Andean communities.
At about 17:00 we will enjoy a relaxing time at the hot springs of La Calera. We will have dinner with a folkloric show.
Day 2: Chivay – Cruz del Condor
After an early breakfast, we will go on a 90-min bus ride to the viewpoint of Cruz del Condor, from where you will have a very beautiful view of the Colca Canyon and see several flying condors, some may pass really close to you. Returning to Arequipa, we will see some ruins and Pre-Inca terraces. During the journey back we we will stop in some towns, including the town of Yanque, where local church, artisan center, and the typical clothing of the people give you a better understanding of local life. We will get to Chivay at about noon and have lunch. At 2 p.m. we will board the bus that will take us back to Arequipa, arriving at about 5 p.m.
What your dream trip includes
The Colca Canyon tour Package Includes:
- Professional English speaking Tour Guide
- All Transfers from and to your hotel
- Entrance tickets to all places of visit
The Colca Canyon Package Does Not Include:
- Tips or extra expenses
You can get this tour from $XXX USD, This price may vary due to season, number of travelers or other conditions.
Discounts and Offers
- ISIC Card: Students with a valid ISIC card can apply to a discount of XX%.
- Junior: People under 18 years old can get this tour for $XXUSD.
You can enhance your experience with these aditional services:
- Machu Picchu Mountain or Huayna Picchu Mountain: an extra hike to the sacred mountains next to the citadel.
- Vistadome Train: enjoy the landscape in a panoramic train during your trip to Machu Picchu.
- Porters: hire an extra porter to get him carry your belongings and enjoy the rek at your best! You will support a Peruvian family too!
What to bring for your Colca Canyon 2-day Tour
What you need to take for the Colca Tour:
- Sneakers, T-shirts, trousers, Shorts, Rain poncho for the rainy season
- Sun hat, Sunscreen, Bottled Water and Personal medication
- Extra money, Cameras
Map of the tour
Upgrade options for your comfort
You can always ask for an upgrade for all of our services:
Trains: you can ask for a high class train, the Hiram Bingham luxury service.
Accomodation: If you feel like staying in a hotel during your stay in Cusco even for a couple of hours, we have plenty of options for you. Please check our hotel lists to find the best option for you.
Guiding: Our guides are very knowledgeable and experienced, but if you want a specialized guiding you can ask us to a special guiding service.
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What is the best season to visit Machu Picchu?
Machu Picchu weather is two seasons. You can enjoy fresh and vivid days in rainy seasons from November to March, or shiny and blue-sky days during the dry season, from April to October.
When is Machu Picchu closed?
Good news! Machu Picchu is NEVER closed. You can visit this wonder every day of the year.
Should I book my permit in advance?
We strongly encourage you to book your Machu Picchu permit in advance as they can be sold out easily.