Colca Canyon

Full Day

Discover the majestic Colca Canyon, an impressive corner located in southern Peru that takes pride in being one of the world’s deepest canyons. Renowned for its ideal hiking scenery, this destination is the habitat of the imposing Andean condor, which can be spotted from iconic viewpoints such as the Cruz del Condor. This landscape encompasses a lush green valley and traditional villages nestled in the distance, with ancestral cultivation terraces predating the Inca era. Additionally, the Colca River invites adventurers to navigate its waters on a raft.


Day 1: Plaza de Armas – Yanahuara – Sabandía

We will start the day early with a pickup from your hotel to embark on a three-hour journey to the city of Chivay, departing from Arequipa. Our immersion into the Colca Canyon begins with our arrival in Yanque, where we will enjoy a nourishing breakfast. After recharging, we will continue the journey to Cruz del Cóndor, a space where these magnificent birds find their habitat. With wingspans of up to 3 meters, you will have the opportunity to observe them both in flight and from the viewpoint. We will then proceed by vehicle to Choquetico, Maca, and Antahuilque, offering spectacular panoramic views of the Colca Valley and pre-Inca terraces, still in use for cultivating grains and other foods.

The next destination will take us to the relaxing thermal waters of Chacapi, where we will enjoy an hour of relaxation. Later, we will return to Chivay for a delicious lunch at a tourist restaurant (additional cost of S/ 40 per person). After the meal, we will embark on the journey back to Arequipa by vehicle, making stops at the Mirador de los Volcanes, located at an altitude of 4800 meters, which offers a privileged view of the surrounding volcanoes. We will also visit the Pampa Cañahuas National Reserve, a wetland that houses vicuñas and alpacas. We will then continue the journey until we reach the center of Arequipa, where our day concludes.

*Within the visit to the Condor viewpoint, you will have the opportunity to spend time in that location or explore the Pinchollo Lagoon, home to Andean birds and a fascinating cactus forest.



  • Pickup from your hotel.
  • Breakfast.
  • Bilingual guide.

Not Included:

  • Tourist Entry Fees.
    • Colca Tourist Ticket (S/ 70 for foreigners, S/ 40 for Latin Americans, S/ 20 for Peruvians).
    • Entry to Chacapi Hot Springs (S/ 15 per person).
  • Lunch.
  • Accident Insurance.
  • Unmentioned Items.




Travel Recommendations

Travel Recommendations:

  • Wear comfortable and suitable clothing for walking on uneven terrain.
  • Use sturdy and comfortable footwear, preferably hiking boots.
  • Carry a small backpack with water, snacks, and sunscreen.
  • Bring a light jacket or sweater, as mountain weather can be changeable.
  • Use sunscreen, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses on sunny days.
  • Carry cash in Peruvian soles and US dollars (there are no ATMs).
  • Ensure you have your identification documents with you.
  • Respect the natural environment and follow the guide’s instructions to preserve the beauty of the attraction.

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