Colca Canyon / Full day tour

Come and enjoy an impressive Full day tour through one of the deepest canyons in the world. Disconnect at least one day from the city and fully enjoy the nature that surrounds this valley. Our guide will show you all the beauties such as the huge birds, beautiful alpacas and vicuñas and more than 79 different types of cactus. Our tour starts very early to be able to arrive on time at the Condor's Cross and watch the condors flying over our heads, follow our route to different tiny towns and of course visit the relaxing hot springs.

per adult from

$60

NZD

Duration

13 hours 30 minutes

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Private transportation
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Breakfast
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance ticket to the Colca Canyon: 70 soles per person
    • Entrance ticket to the Hot Springs
    • Lunch - We can buy a buffet lunch for 30 soles
    • Entry/Admission - Hot Springs Chacapi
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Arequipa, Arequipa, Arequipa Region

    Guarded by three dramatic volcanoes, the city's resplendent setting makes an obvious launchpad for trekking, rafting and visiting the Cañón del Colca. The Unesco World Heritage listed city center is dressed in baroque buildings carved from sillar (white volcanic rock) stone, giving Arequipa the nickname 'Ciudad Blanca' (White City). Its centerpiece, a majestic cathedral with the ethereal El Misti rising behind it, is worth a visit alone.

    Pretty cityscapes aside, Arequipa has played a fundamental role in Peru’s gastronomic renaissance and dining here in communal picantería eateries or tastebud-provoking fusion restaurants is a highlight.

    Stop At: Chivay, Chivay, Colca Canyon, Arequipa Region

    Behold the most accessible and popular segment of the Cañón del Colca, a landscape dominated by agriculture and characterized by some of the most intensely terraced hillsides on earth. The greenery and accessibility has led to this becoming the canyon’s busiest region, with the bulk of the business centered in the small town of Chivay. The canyon’s unashamedly disheveled nexus, this traditional town has embraced tourism without (so far) losing its unkempt high country identity. Long may it continue!

    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Yanque, Yanque, Colca Canyon, Arequipa Region

    Of the Cañón del Colca's dozen or so villages, Yanque, 7km west of Chivay, has the prettiest and liveliest main square, and sports its finest church (from the exterior, at least): the Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción, whose ornate baroque doorway has a look that's almost churrigueresque (an elaborate and intricately decorated Spanish style). Local children in traditional costume dance to music in the main square most mornings at around 7am for tips, catching tourists on their way to the Cruz del Cóndor.

    Stop At: Mirador Cruz del Condor, Cabanaconde Peru

    This famed viewpoint is for many the highlight of their trip to the Cañón del Colca. A large family of Andean condors nests by the rocky outcrop and, with lots of luck, they can occasionally be seen gliding effortlessly on thermal air currents rising from the canyon, swooping low over onlookers’ heads. It’s a mesmerizing scene, heightened by the spectacular 1200m drop to the river below and the sight of Nevado Mismi on the other side of the ravine.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Salinas y Aguada Blanca National Reserve, Avenida Arequipa, Arequipa 04001 Peru

    One of southern Peru’s finest protected reserves, Reserva Nacional Salinas y Aguada Blanca is a vast Andean expanse of dozing volcanoes and brawny wildlife forging out an existence against the odds several kilometers above sea level. Organized Colca Canyon tours unfortunately rush through the area, but drives here take you up to an oxygen-deprived 4910m where, in between light-headed gasps for air, you can ponder weird wind-eroded rock formations, trek on old Inca trails and watch fleet-footed vicuñas run across the desolate pampa at speeds of up to 85km/hour.

    Stop At: Hot Springs Chacapi, Away From the Main Square Of Yanque 2 km, Yanque 04140 Peru

    A beautiful place next to the river where you can try the different pools with different water temperatures. A must do during the tour.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up all travelers from 3:00 to 3:40 am. After you book the tour we will tell you the time we will pick you up from your accommodation.
    Departure Time :
    3:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Travel Adventures Peru

Activity ID: V-244156P5

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