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Trekking colca canyon tour 2d1n

ID: ES129
  • Description

    FIRST DAY: AREQUIPA / CRUZ DEL CONDOR / SAN JUAN DE CHUCCHO | OASIS

    We will collect you between 2.45am and 3.15am approximately. The pickup is from hotels located downtown Arequipa, and we leave to the Village of Chivay (3 1/2 hrs trip approx.). Once there, have breakfast with the group. Continue to the viewpoint of the Cross of the Condor, from this place you can appreciate the majestic flight of the condors and the huge dimension of Colca Canyon. Continuing the route, we arrive at San Miguel to start the trek.

    We will go down through the Canyon until we arrive to the Colca river, crossing the suspension bridge in a 10 minutes’ walk. We will arrive at San Juan de Chuccho. Where we have lunch, then we continue our walk (3 hrs. Walking approx.) Passing through the villages of Cosñirhua and Malata who keep their customs intact.

    We arrived at 5.30 pm to Oasis peaceful and charming place, where we enjoy the swimming pool, surrounded by palm trees and breathtaking nature, free afternoon to relax and enjoy the scenery. Our guide is responsible for preparing food for the group. Overnight in adobe/mud bungalows.

    SECOND DAY: OASIS / CABANACONDE / CHIVAY / AREQUIPA

    Begin the ascent at 05:00 am, towards the town of Cabanaconde (03 ½ hrs of walk approx. Uphill) Breakfast in Cabanaconde, then we board the bus to return to the village of Chivay, making tourist stops in traditional villages Maca, Achoma, Yanque and the natural viewpoints. From this place we can obverse new landscapes of the canyon.

    Arrival at the village of Chivay, we will have time to visit the medicinal thermal baths of La Calera (1 hour visit approx.). After lunch, we return to the city of Arequipa making tourist stops in places like the Lookout of Volcanoes (4910 masl in the National Reserve). Natural habitat of South American camelids such as vicuñas, llamas, alpacas and vizcachas. Finally, At 18:00 approx. we will be arriving to the White City of Arequipa and transfer to your hotels.

  • Itinerary
    SCHEDULE ACTIVITIES
    02:45-03:15 a.m. Pick up from your hotels in the city of Arequipa.
    03:30 a.m. Departure to Chivay
    06:30 a.m. Arrival to Chivay and breakfast
    07:00 a.m. Departure to Cruz del Condor lookout
    09:00 a.m. Arrival to Condor Lookout and watch the flight of Condors
    10:00 a.m. Departure to San Miguel
    10:30 a.m. Start of the Trekking downhill to the canyon (3h 1/2 approx).
    2:00 p.m. Arrival of the first to the San Juan de Chuccho and Lunch
    3:00 p.m. Continuing the walk towards to Cosñirhua, Malata, descent to Sangalle known as the Oasis.
    5:30 p.m. We arrived at Oasis, installation in their mud bungalows, to relax and enjoy the pool after trekking.
    6:30 p.m. Dinner and overnight in adobe bungalows.

    ITINERARY SECOND DAY

    SCHEDULE ACTIVITIES
    05:00 a.m. Ascent to the canyon from the oasis to the town of Cabanaconde.
    8:30 a.m. Arrival to the town of Cabanaconde and breakfast.
    10:00 a.m. We leave for the town of Chivay, with stops on the way.
    10:30 a.m. Return with stops in villages (Pincholo, Maca and Yanque).
    12:00 p.m. Arrival to Chivay and we go to the hot springs La Calera.
    1:00 p.m. Buffet lunch in Chivay (lunch not included).
    2:30 p.m. Return to the city of Arequipa with stops at the most important places along the route.
    6:30 p.m. Arrival in the city of Arequipa and transfers to your hotels.
  • Include

    IT INCLUDES

    • Pick up from the hotel in the city of Arequipa.
    • Touristic transportation
    • Professional guide Spanish/English
    • Food
      • 1 Breakfast (Chivay)
      • 1 Lunch (San Juan).
      • 1 Dinner (Oasis)
      • 1 Lunch (Chivay)
    • Lodging:
      • 1st Night in Oasis (Bungalows made of Adobe /mud)
        • Shared bathroom

    NOT INCLUDED

    • BTC (Boleto turístico de Colca). | Colca tourist tickets - MANDATORY
      • S/70 Soles foreigners
      • S/20 Soles for Peruvians
    • Entrances fees to Thermal Baths of La Calera
      • S/15 Soles per person
    • Personal expenses
    • Last lunch on Chivay (from $10USD)
  • Information

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Take with you

    • It is so cold on the trip from Arequipa to Chivay the first day (take with your warm clothing)
      • Wear warm layers for the early morning transport, as the route to the canyon reaches altitudes of almost 5000 meters above sea level and can have freezing temperatures.
    • Water (2 liters per person), you can buy on the way, however a 2lt bottle can cost twice as normal.
      • Take with you, purification tablets as well.
    • Backpack with the necessary for your Trekking.
    • Snack, (cookies, candies, dry fruits for the walk).
    • Trekking shoes.
    • Light clothing and warm clothing for the night.
    • Camera
    • Sun glasses, cap and sun block.
    • bathing suit towels for Oasis.
    • Lantern, hats, auxiliary sticks.

    Important information

    • Entrances fees to thermal baths La Calera (S/. 15.00 Soles).
    • Colca tourist ticket
      • Peruvians: S/. 20.00 Soles
      • Foreigners: S/. 70.00 soles
        • You need to have cash, only is payable with cash and you will be charged at your arrival to Chivay.
    • Total Trekking time is: 7h
    • Tour requires a high physical condition level
      • Note: this trek isn’t easy; some say it’s harder than machu picchu’s
  • Preguntas frecuentes

    What is the difference between the Colca Canyon TOURS and TREKS?

    You will walk and get views in the bus. The tours are more recommended for travelers who want (or because of physical conditions) have to take it easy. Treks however, are perfect for people with good physical condition. With treks you will definitely get more and intense views of the beautiful and unique landscape of the Canyon.

    What’s the difference between a 2 Day and a 3 Day Trek?

    The routes for both tours are the same. The 3-day trek just offers more time to relax and enjoy the canyon. Because of that, the tour is easier than the 2-day trek.

    Do I need to bring trekking shoes?

    Not necessarily, but as you will spend several hours hiking up and down through the canyon, we recommend to wear at least stable and comfortable shoes.

    Do I need any camping equipment?

    A tent is not required. Accommodation is in small rustic huts which is provided in the ¨Oasis¨ at the bottom of the Canyon. It can get cold at nights and very warm during the day so you need to pack for all weathers and have comfortable footwear (trekking shoes or good trainers are sufficient). Some guides also recommend to bring flashlights and some snacks.

    Can I rent mules?

    Yes, if you get tire, It cost S/.80 soles per day or S/.60 soles during the uphill section on the last day from Sangalle to Cabanaconde.

    Will I see Condors on this tour?

    There are quite a few Condors out there and as we visit different viewing points the chances are quite good. We still cannot guarantee that you will be able to see them.

    Can I have a private room if I travel alone?

    Yes, of course but you will need to pay an extra 20 soles. You must inform your guide on the first day of your tour.

COLCA CANYON TREKKING HIKING 3d2n

3D2N trekking on Colca Canyon

ID: ES130
  • Description

    FIRST DAY: AREQUIPA / CRUZ DEL CONDOR / SAN JUAN DE CHUCCHO

    We will collect you between 2.45am and 3.15am approximately. The pickup is from hotels located downtown Arequipa, and we leave to the Village of Chivay (3 1/2 hrs trip approx.). Once there, have breakfast with the group. Continue to the viewpoint of the Cross of the Condor, from this place you can appreciate the majestic flight of the condors and the huge dimension of Colca Canyon. Continuing the route, we arrive at San Miguel to start the trek.

    We will go down through the Canyon until we arrive to the Colca river, crossing the suspension bridge in a 10 minutes’ walk. We will arrive at San Juan de Chuccho. Where we have lunch, then we will enjoy the free afternoon and sleep on this small community.

    SECOND DAY: SAN JUAN DE CHUCCHO / COSÑIRHUA / OASIS

    After the breakfast, we will continue walking for around 2 hours, Passing through the villages of Cosñirhua and Malata who keep their customs intact.

    We arrived at around midday to Oasis peaceful and charming place, where we enjoy the swimming pool, surrounded by palm trees and breathtaking nature, free afternoon to relax and enjoy the scenery. Our guide is responsible for preparing food for the group. Overnight in adobe/mud bungalows.

    THIRD DAY: OASIS / CABANACONDE / CHIVAY / AREQUIPA

    Begin the ascent at 05:00 am, towards the town of Cabanaconde (03 ½ hrs of walk approx. Uphill) Breakfast in Cabanaconde, then we board the bus to return to the village of Chivay, making tourist stops in traditional villages Maca, Achoma, Yanque and the natural viewpoints. From this place we can obverse new landscapes of the canyon.

    Arrival at the village of Chivay, we will have time to visit the medicinal thermal baths of La Calera (1 hour visit approx.). After lunch, we return to the city of Arequipa making tourist stops in places like the Lookout of Volcanoes (4910 masl in the National Reserve). Natural habitat of South American camelids such as vicuñas, llamas, alpacas and vizcachas. Finally, At 18:00 approx. we will be arriving to the White City of Arequipa and transfer to your hotels.

  • Itinerary
    SCHEDULE ACTIVITIES
    02:45-03:15 a.m. Pick up from your hotels in the city of Arequipa.
    03:30 a.m. Departure to Chivay
    06:30 a.m. Arrival to Chivay and breakfast
    07:00 a.m. Departure to Cruz del Condor lookout
    09:00 a.m. Arrival to Condor Lookout and watch the flight of Condors
    10:00 a.m. Departure to San Miguel
    10:30 a.m. Start of the Trekking downhill to the canyon (3h 1/2 approx).
    2:00 p.m. Arrival of the first to the San Juan de Chuccho and Lunch
    3:00 p.m. Continuing the walk towards to Cosñirhua, Malata, descent to Sangalle known as the Oasis.
    5:30 p.m. We arrived at Oasis, installation in their mud bungalows, to relax and enjoy the pool after trekking.
    6:30 p.m. Dinner and overnight in adobe bungalows.

      ITINERARY SECOND DAY  

    SCHEDULE ACTIVITIES
    07:30 a.m. Breakfast in San Juan town
    8:30 a.m. Trekking through different villages to arrive Oasis
    12:30 p.m. Arrival to Oasis
    06:30 p.m. Dinner in the oasis with families

      ITINERARY THIRD DAY  

    SCHEDULE ACTIVITIES
    05:00 a.m. Ascent to the canyon from the oasis to the town of Cabanaconde.
    8:30 a.m. Arrival to the town of Cabanaconde and breakfast.
    10:00 a.m. We leave for the town of Chivay, with stops on the way.
    10:30 a.m. Return with stops in villages (Pincholo, Maca and Yanque).
    12:00 p.m. Arrival to Chivay and we go to the hot springs La Calera.
    1:00 p.m. Buffet lunch in Chivay (lunch not included).
    2:30 p.m. Return to the city of Arequipa with stops at the most important places along the route.
    6:30 p.m. Arrival in the city of Arequipa and transfers to your hotels.
  • Include

    IT INCLUDES

    • Pick up from the hotel in the city of Arequipa.
    • Touristic transportation
    • Professional guide Spanish/English
    • Food
      • 2 Breakfast (Chivay and San Juan)
      • 2 Lunch (San Juan and Oasis).
      • 2 Dinner (San Juan and Oasis)
    • Lodging:
      • 1st Night in Oasis (Bungalows made of Adobe /mud)
        • Shared bathroom

    NOT INCLUDED

    • BTC (Boleto turístico de Colca). | Colca tourist tickets - MANDATORY
      • S/70 Soles foreigners
      • S/20 Soles for Peruvians
        • You need to have cash, only is payable with cash and you will be charged at your arrival to Chivay.
    • Entrances fees to Thermal Baths of La Calera - OPTIONAL
      • S/15 Soles per person
    • Personal expenses
    • Last lunch on Chivay (from $10USD)
  • Information

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Take with you

    • It is so cold on the trip from Arequipa to Chivay the first day (take with your warm clothing)

      • Wear warm layers for the early morning transport, as the route to the canyon reaches altitudes of almost 5000 meters above sea level and can have freezing temperatures.

    • Water (2 liters per person), you can buy on the way, however a 2lt bottle can cost twice as normal.

      • Take with you, purification tablets as well.

    • Backpack with the necessary for your Trekking.

    • Snack, (cookies, candies, dry fruits for the walk).

    • Trekking shoes.

    • Light clothing and warm clothing for the night.

    • Camera

    • Sun glasses, cap and sun block.

    • bathing suit towels for Oasis.

    • Lantern, hats, auxiliary sticks.

    Important information

    • Entrances fees to thermal baths La Calera (S/. 15.00 Soles).

    • Colca tourist ticket

      • Peruvians: S/. 20.00 Soles

      • Foreigners: S/. 70.00 soles

        • You need to have cash, only is payable with cash and you will be charged at your arrival to Chivay.

    • Total Trekking time is 3 to 4h (first day), 3 to 4h (second day) and 2h (last day)

    • Tour requires a high physical condition level

      • Note: this trek isn’t easy; some say it’s harder than machu picchu’s

  • FAQ's

    What is the difference between the Colca Canyon TOURS and TREKS?

    You will walk and get views in the bus. The tours are more recommended for travelers who want (or because of physical conditions) have to take it easy. Treks however, are perfect for people with good physical condition. With treks you will definitely get more and intense views of the beautiful and unique landscape of the Canyon.

    What’s the difference between a 2 Day and a 3 Day Trek?

    The routes for both tours are the same. The 3-day trek just offers more time to relax and enjoy the canyon. Because of that, the tour is easier than the 2-day trek.

    Do I need to bring trekking shoes?

    Not necessarily, but as you will spend several hours hiking up and down through the canyon, we recommend to wear at least stable and comfortable shoes.

    Do I need any camping equipment?

    A tent is not required. Accommodation is in small rustic huts which is provided in the ¨Oasis¨ at the bottom of the Canyon. It can get cold at nights and very warm during the day so you need to pack for all weathers and have comfortable footwear (trekking shoes or good trainers are sufficient). Some guides also recommend to bring flashlights and some snacks.

    Can I rent mules?

    Yes, if you get tire, It cost S/.80 soles per day or S/.60 soles during the uphill section on the last day from Sangalle to Cabanaconde.

    Will I see Condors on this tour?

    There are quite a few Condors out there and as we visit different viewing points the chances are quite good. We still cannot guarantee that you will be able to see them.

    Can I have a private room if I travel alone?

    Yes, of course but you will need to pay an extra 20 soles. You must inform your guide on the first day of your tour.

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5/5
Beverley Walworth
Perth, Australia Occidental, Australia

The Excursion was well organized and I knew where I need to be and when it would have been helpful to have a printed itinerary with the guide information it wasn't necesary. Our guide was extremely knowles.

5/5
Salena Lindquist
London, Ontario, Canadá

Tour was excellent, nice pacing of attraction and the visit to Colca base camp was a great success due to great weather conditions, small group size and overall a fun trip. Our guide have been kind, Thank you Incalake Team.

4/5
Jami Bevacqua
Nueva York, Estados Unidos

"What I enjoyed the most was our Tour Guide Edwin. He is a very kind, knowledgeable and trustworthy person. He is an exceptional professional, who always took personally care of all our needs during the day together. He helps us experienced Colca Valley as locals.

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