From Arequipa: Colca Canyon 2-Days Tour with Accommodation

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From Arequipa: Colca Canyon 2-Days Tour with Accommodation

From US$ 279 per person

Experience an amazing adventure on this 2-day tour from Arequipa with a visit to the Colca Canyon. Relax in a luxury lodge and enjoy the beautiful views of the mountains and the dramatic landscapes along the way.

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Duration 2 days
Starting time 7:30 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the spectacular flight of the Condor
  • Explore one of the deepest canyons in the world
  • Relax and spend the night in a local luxury lodge
  • See llamas, alpacas, and vicuñas in their natural habitat
Full description
Explore one of the deepest canyons in the world on a 2-day tour to the Colca Canyon. Marvel at the snow-capped mountains and remote villages and people who still survive by farming in the Andes. Look for native wildlife, such as flamingos and Andean eagles. Soothe all your aches and pains away at a hot spring, or just gaze at the stars from your private terrace! Day 1: Arequipa – Chivay-Yanque Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Arequipa at approximately 7:30-08:00 AM and head northwest towards the snow-capped mountain of Chachani. See wild vicuñas, alpacas and llamas in the Pampa Cañahuas National Reserve, and look for native birdlife such as flamingoes, ibises, Andean geese, ducks and Andean eagles (Kara Kara). Stop at the viewing point for spectacular views of the volcanoes and snow-covered mountains in Patapampa. Then, descend to the town of Yanque for a delicious lunch at the Casa de la Luna lodge. Check into your junior suite and luxuriate in the spacious and comfortable rooms with a private terrace surrounded by beautiful scenery. Enjoy amenities such as cotton sheets, anti-allergic pillows, central heating, a large bathroom with tub, hot water, soft cotton towels, and much more to make your stay an unforgettable experience. In the afternoon you can relax on your private terrace, enjoy the lodge facilities, or take a 3-hour guided trek if you are feeling energetic. Go to the amphitheater of Oqolle to see the pre-Inca farming terraces, and cross the Sifon Bridge to appreciate the majesty of the Colca Canyon. Climb to the ruins of Uyu Uyu for a panoramic view of the canyon and town of Yanque. Visit the hot springs and relax in the thermal waters before returning to the lodge, where you will enjoy dinner before retiring for the night. Day 2: Yanque – Cruz del Condor – Arequipa Wake for an early breakfast to give you fuel for a full-day excursion on the left banks of the Colca Canyon. Visit some beautiful and typical towns to see colonial churches and interact with the gentle locals in typical needlework dresses. Marvel at the hundreds of pre-Inca farming terraces that are still used to grow the produce of the Andes, such as corn, quinoa, and kiwicha, a type of seed that has been farmed for over 4,000 years. Take a 2-hour drive through stunning landscapes to see the Cruz del Condor (Condor’s Cross) and discover the deepest part of the canyon and the flight route of the condor. You will return to Arequipa after lunch where you will be dropped-off at your hotel.
Includes
  • Transportation by tourist bus (Arequipa - Colca Canyon - Arequipa)
  • Tour of the Cruz del Condor with a Spanish/English-speaking guide
  • 1 night's accommodation in a junior suite with twin beds or a king size bed
  • 2-hour trek with a Spanish-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees for the national park
  • Fee for the hot springs
  • Meals
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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What to bring

  • Passport
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Daypack

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Plastic bottles

Know before you go

  • Please provide the full name, date of birth, nationality, and passport number of each participant when booking as it is required in order to confirm your booking
  • Please provide your arrival date and the name and address of your accommodation in Arequipa or Colca in order to organize your transportation
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable warm clothes, a waterproof jacket, comfortable shoes, and a sun hat
  • It is recommended that you bring snacks, water, local currency, sunscreen, and insect repellent
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0 / 5
  • Transportation
    5.0 / 5
  • Value for money
    5 / 5
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This was a great tour. The hotel was great, the hot springs were fun, and the Canyon and surrounding area was amazing. Having a guide was essential to the tour. She knew an incredible amount of history, geology, anthropology, and was well versed in flora and fauna. It was great to hear about what we were seeing, and how it all fit together.

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19 February 2020

27 August 2017

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