Price: 90 soles / 27 USD

Departure time: 3:00 hrs

Return time: 17:30 hrs

Transfer to Puno: 115 soles / 35 USD (optional)

 

Detailed Itinerary Full Day Tour:

03:00 – 03:30 hrs We pick you up from your hotel / hostel and depart on our private van / bus to the Colca Canyon. After 4 hour drive we stop in Chivay to have breakfast and then go straight to the Condor’s Cross.

08:30 hrs We arrive to the Condor’s Cross where we appreciate the impressive views of the Colca Canyon and watch the majestic Andean Condor that may be spotted flying just over our heads. We will be close to get amazing pictures of the birds whose presence create a truly unique experience at the Canyon.

On the way back to Chivay, we stop in Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque, all small local villages which have colonial churches, tombs and Pre-Inca terraces, and we get to see the way of living in the second deepest Canyon in the world.

12:00 hrs We arrive to the hot springs and then stop in Chivay to have a buffet lunch at a local restaurant. On the way back to Arequipa, we stop at Patapampa, an incredible viewpoint where you can see the Ampato, Sabancaya and Hualca Hualca volcano side by side. That is also the highest point that we reach at 4800 masl in Pampa Cañahuas.

17:30 hrs We arrive back to Arequipa and drop you off next to Santa Catalina Monastery.

Included:

  • Pick up from your hotel / hostel in the center of Arequipa.

  • Round trip tourist transportation / private van or minibus.

  • Breakfast.

  • English speaking trekking guide.

Not included:

  • Entrance ticket to the Canyon: 20 soles (Peruvians), 40 soles (latinoamericans) and 70 soles (other countries).

  • Entrance to the Hot Springs: 15 soles / optional.

  • Lunch in Chivay / The guide will direct you to the buffet restaurant which costs 30 soles / optional.

      Did you know?

  • The Colca Canyon is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon.

  • The area surrounding the Canyon is famed for its traditional and colourful towns which you will pass by along the way.

  • In the Canyon you can find over 100 kinds of birds, over 300 types of plants and more than 30 types of cactus.

  • The highest point of the Canyon is Ampato at 6388 masl. These snow-capped peaks form an impressive backdrop to the Canyon.

  • The Andean Condor can weigh up to 12 kg with a wingspan of over 3 meters! The Condor's Cross viewpoint is famed as the best place in South America to see the Andean Condor flying.

What to bring:

  • Small bag only.

  • Bottled water.

  • Original passport.

  • Local money.

  • Swimsuit.

  • Sunscreen.

  • Sunglasses.

  • Hat.

  • Camera.

  • Batteries.

  • Warm jacket.

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