Colca Canyon Two Day Trek

Colca Canyon Two Day Trek

During this tour you will visit Colca Canyon’s most famous lookout, Condor’s Cross, and trek down to the Oasis, a tropical zone in the canyon where we’ll spend the night in bungalows surrounded by lush greenery. During our return to Arequipa, we’ll stop in the Aguada Blanca and Salinas National Reserve so that you can appreciate the variety of endangered animals, most notably the vicuña, which call the Cañahuas Plains home.

  • Duration2 Days / 1 Night
  • CategoryHiking
  • DeparturesDaily Departures at 3:00am
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Photo Gallery: Colca Canyon Two Day Trek

Condors Cross lookout in Colca Canyon in Arequipa, Peru.
Conder flying over Colca Canyon nearby Arequipa, Peru.
Group of trekkers in Colca Canyon outside Arequipa, Peru.
Local woman with mule in Colca Canyon in Arequipa, Peru.
Traditionally dressed women in Chivay in Colca Canyon, Arequ
Relaxing in the Chivay hot springs in Colca Canyon, Arequipa
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Colca Canyon Two Day Trek
2 Days / 1 Night Program

Day
1

AREQUIPA- CHIVAY- CRUZ DEL CONDOR -SANGALLE

The tour starts with the pick up from your hotel in Arequipa between 03:00 to 03:30 am, we will take course toward the town of Chivay, which is located 3 hours from Arequipa. On the way we will make a brief stop in the sector called as a viewpoint of the volcanoes where with a little luck and if the weather is favorable we will see major volcanoes that surround the city of Arequipa, among them El Misti, the Ampato, among others.

At 06:00 am approximately we will be arriving to Chivay where we will enjoy our breakfast, then recharging energies we will continue in the mobility to condor cross from where one has a privileged view of the entire canyon and the overflight of the majestic Andean condor.

After having appreciated the flight of this magnificent bird continue to Cabanaconde and subsequently the Pampa de San Miguel, from this place we will begin the walk toward the inside of the canyon on a walk in decline of nearly 4 hours until we arrive to the village of San Juan de Chuccho where we will have lunch.

After the lunch we will continue toward Sangalle crossing before the village of Cosñirhua and Malata, where we will be able to appreciate its small museum. After a long hike of 3 hours we will arrive to Sangalle - small oasis in the middle of the canyon where we will have dinner and spend the night.

What's included on this day?

  • Hotel Pickup
  • Roundtrip in Turistic transport
  • Specialized Trekking Guide
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • 01 Night’s Lodging: Sangalle Oasis

What's not included on this day?

  • Admission: Colca Canyon (Tourist Ticket)
Day
2

CABANACONDE –LA CALERA-AREQUIPA

On the second day of our adventure we will start early in the morning, at 05:00 am we will begin a walk in ascent until reaching the town of Cabanaconde where we enjoy a delicious breakfast while we waited for our transport that will take us back to the city of Arequipa.
During the return journey we will be able to appreciate the Colca Canyon and in addition we will make a stop in La Calera - where there are pools of thermal waters - medicinal plants where you will have the option to relax, we will stay in this place for 1 hour.

We will finish our adventure to the 18:00 hrs in the city of Arequipa, leaving just a few blocks from the Plaza de Armas.

What's included on this day?

  • Transport: Chivay – Arequipa
  • Specialized Trekking Guide
  • Breakfast

What's not included on this day?

  • Lunch
  • Admission: La Calera Hot Springs (Optional Excursion)
  • Lodging in Arequipa

Additional information of this tour

Tour Includes:

  • Hotel Pickup & Drop-off
  • Round trip touristic transport
  • Specialized Trekking Guide
  • Meals ( 2 breakfast , 1 lunch and 1 dinner)
  • 1 Night’s Lodging: Sangalle Oasis

Not Included:

  • Tourist Ticket for Admission to Colca Canyon (S/. 70.00)
  • Admission: La Calera Thermal Baths (S/15.00)
  • Lodging in Arequipa
  • Meals
    • Lunch in Chivay on Day 02

Recommended for this tour:

  • Warm Clothes (for the night and early morning)
  • Sunglasses and hat (for the midday sun)
  • Bathing Suit
  • Small Towel & Sandals
  • Water Bottle
  • Sunblock
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Small day pack
  • Camera
  • Rainponcho
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Money for Discretionary Spending (souveneirs, drinks)
  • Flash Light & Batteries

We recommended to spend one night in Arequipa to acclimate.

Bring cash with you to pay the entrances.

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