max 8 people
all year around
Our Colca Tour 2 days Classic is a journey that will take you from Arequipa city to the amazing Colca canyon. In this excursion you will discover a place rich in culture and traditions, breathtaking natural scenary, either crossing the National Reserve observing the wild vicuñas or admiring the artistically elaborated terraces of the valley with its rivers, mountains and gorges. In addition; you’ll get stunned observing the spectacular gliding of the Andean Condor between the walls of the great canyon.
Our Colca Tour 2 days classic is flexible, allowing you to finish the excursion with a return to Arequipa city or continuing to the City of Puno on Lake Titicaca. We offer also a pick up from Puno city in order that you join our Tour.
The Colca Canyon Tour 2 days – Cañon de Colca in Spanish – offers travellers the opportunity to get up close and personal to countryside life in Peru, spot soaring Andean condors, bathe in secret thermal baths, uncover jaw-dropping vistas, stay in an oasis, and hike along dusty roads for two or three days into the depths of one of the world’s deepest canyons
Pick up at at 7:30 AM, the tour guide will meet you in your Arequipa hotel and then we will start our daily private or shared guided tour to the Colca Canyon the second deepest in the world.
Along the way we will arrive to the 4200m where is located the Pampa Cañahuas Natural Reserve, at this place we will watch vicugnas, lamas and alpagas. We will arrive to Patahuasi for drinking a coca tea.
Arrival to the highest point Patapampa, located at 4800 MASL, natural viewpoint where we will see the mountain range.
At 1pm we will arrive to Chivay town, located at 3600m. Lunch in Chivay and accommodation. In the afternoon visit to the hot springs La Calera, return to Chivay.
We will meet the tour guide in the lobby of the hotel at 7PM for visiting the planetarium Maria Reiche, which is located at Casa Andina Hotel (Chivay).
You will learn how the ancient Colca Canyon inhabitants interpreted the night sky according to their myths. After this unique spectacle, dinner with folk show, return to the hotel and overnight.
Important: Just Private 2 Day Tour includes visit to the Planetarium .
At 5:30AM, breakfast and departure to the famous Cruz del Condor for watching the flight of the Condors, on the way back to Chivay we will visit the different natural viewpoints and the Yanque and Maca towns.
Arrive to Chivay for having lunch and return to Arequipa. Arrival to Arequipa at 5PM, transfer to the hotel.
We will pick you up from the hotel in Chivay at 1PM for having lunch with the tour group and do hiking in the afternoon (optional). Then we will visit “La Calera” hot springs and dinner with the folk show.
Pick up from the hotel in Puno from 6 to 6:20AM and departure to Chivay town.
Along the way we will stop in Lagunillas for taking pictures of the birds and in the National reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca for watching vicuñas and alpacas. Before arriving to Chivay we will stop in Patapampa pass located at 4910 MASL from where we will watch the mountain range.
Arrive to Chivay and transfer to the hotel in Chivay. In the afternoon you will have lunch with the tour group and visit the hot springs.
Explore the sites that you will actually see along your tours.
La Calera Hot Springs
Cruz del Condor
Sam Corporations has flexible departure dates, willing to accommodate your needs and travel requirements as far as possible. We guarantee exclusive luxurious tours of the hidden gems of Peru, whilst providing the best quality and personalized service.
You can book confidently knowing we offer the best value for your money
Our company is 100% locally owned. We directly contribute to economic development and environmental sustainability in Peru.
The quality of our service is one of our most important values which demands all our effort, determination, and courage to be successful in what we are doing and the services we provide
We aim to have a positive impact in all the areas that we visit. Through our training sessions and social projects, we empower women, indigenous communities and children
Our groups never exceed 10 people, giving you a personalized tour in our small comfortable vans
Interested in visiting only specific destinations? No problem, all our packages can be fully customized to suit your budget and schedule. Contact our travel advisors to plan the most comprehensive trip of a lifetime.
We commit socially and culturally to the community and adapt our business strategies to the preservation of the environment
Colca Canyon Full Day tour takes you on a magical journey to the Colca Valley. Hike up to the famous Cruz del Condor viewpoint for the most expansive views of the Colca Canyon and an out of this world sighting of the imposing Andean Condor.
Later enjoy, a relaxing soak in the serene thermal baths close by. Visit an amazing National Park for interaction with the even more famous llamas, alpacas and Vicuñas.
This comprehensive one-day tour gives you unparalleled views of the Colca Canyon and the valley. Experience incredible fauna and interact with these amazing animals and the local people along the way.
This post is about my experience on the Colca Canyon trek in Peru and how to choose the best Colca Canyon tour.
The Colca Canyon trek is not easy. The altitude and the steep climb in and out of the canyon make it a challenge. However, it is one of the best things to do in Peru offering stunning views and the chance to see the mahestic Andean Condor. One of the largest birds in the world.
COLCA CANYON TREK TOURS
There are a variety of tours available in Arequipa, but they differ in quality and activities. From one day tours that do not include the Colca Canyon trek to 3 day tours that include two nights inside the canyon.
In this post I will share my own experience on the Colca Canyon trek and some advice to consider when booking your Colca Canyon tour. Is the colca canyon trek necessary? How many days do I need for the Colca Canyon trek? Can I do the Colca Canyon trek on my own?
I hope this post helps you in choosing the right Colca canyon tour or to do the Colca Canyon trek on your own.
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