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Overview - Colca Canyon Tour

The Colca Canyon Tour from Arequipa is a fantastic natural area, a good addition to any Peru travel. Enjoy the unique local culture and see the famous Andean condors. The Colca is a deepest canyon among other canyons in the world, every morning the condors rise above the hot springs, meters from your eyes in the great Arequipa Canyon.

The source of the Colca River in the Andes between Condoroma and Crucero Alto 15,000 feet, drops the water into the Pacific Ocean. The Colca registers heavy rains from December to April and the rest of the year is dry, sunny and cold.
The deepest part of the Canyon is recorded between Mount Ampato (21,000 feet) and Mount Coropuna.

 

recorrido por el cañon del colca
el cañón del colca
Itinerary

Day 1Arequipa Tour .

Arequipa Tour. From Lima to Arequipa (From Cusco To Arequipa), Pick up Arequipa city airport around….? Flight Number …..? Transfer to your hotel in Arequipa, Drop off Luggage in the Hotel, resting some hours and then Visit Arequipa city, visit viewpoint at Yanahuara, viewpoint, Carmen alto, Chapel of Cayma, Colonial house (Mansion del funder), visit the local people market of San Camilo local people market. Optional visit Convent of Santa Catalina.

Day 2Tour Arequipa - Colca - Canyon.

Pick up from your hotel ….? In Arequipa City around 8-9 am. Trip by private vehicle to Chivay, overnight in the Canyon or Chivay. Trip by car to Colca valley- Chivay village, on the way Colca stop to visit the national park of Salineras to see one of the South American Camels (vicuña), visit Patahuasi one resting place on the way to the canyon resting to drink coca tea, keeping our journey to valley of colca, stop at Toqra to appreciate some nice birds, stop at Patapampa viewpoint to see volcanic mountains surrounding Arequipa city. (4910 m.a.s.l, approx. 16,365ft pass) arriving to Chivay, lunch at Chivay town, transfer to the hotel at Chivay town or valley of Colca. (Hotel, Lunch and dinner are not Included) Book hotel according to your need and possibilities.

Day 3 Tour Colca valley

Pick up from your hotel …? at Colca  or Chivay around  6-7  am. Driving and visit the first  view of Tapay, located about Colca river, Visit and  stop at Cruz del Condor second  view, another  viewpoints to appreciate Condors, visit la Cruz del Cura third, optional walking  around the Colca trail, in our tour, we will Visit some Catholic Church’s and then return to Arequipa City around  5-6 pm. (Lunch at Chivay).

Full day tour, at Colca valley Return Arequipa City.

Day 4Walking Colca valley

Optional Hiking at Colca Canyon, Pick up from your hotel …? around 8-9 am ,the hiking Tour or walking tour to colca valley  included visit Uyo – Uyo Historical site, visit the cemetery of Wari Culture, Pre Inca civilization located in the right site of colca river in the mountain side, visit farming Villages and farmers, day walking tour in the canyon, in the end of the day, return to your hotel. (Lunch optional)