Colca Canyon | 2 day 1 night trek

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Come and enjoy an impressive 2 day trek through one of the deepest canyons in the world. Our guide will show you all the beauties of the valley such as huge birds, beautiful alpacas and vicuñas and more than 79 different types of cactus. Our tour starts very early to be able to arrive on time at the Condor's Cross and watch the condors flying over our heads and follow our route to Cabanaconde from...
Come and enjoy an impressive 2 day trek through one of the deepest canyons in the world. Our guide will show you all the beauties of the valley such as huge birds, beautiful alpacas and vicuñas and more than 79 different types of cactus. Our tour starts very early to be able to arrive on time at the Condor's Cross and watch the condors flying over our heads and follow our route to Cabanaconde from where our adventure begins. Do not miss it and book now. It will be an unforgettable experience!
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary

Day 1: From Arequipa to Chivay, Cabanaconde and then Sangalle

Pass By: Arequipa, Arequipa, Arequipa Region
Guarded by three dramatic volcanoes, the city's resplendent setting makes an obvious launchpad for trekking, rafting and visiting the Cañón del Colca. The Unesco World Heritage listed city center is dressed in baroque buildings carved from sillar (white volcanic rock) stone, giving Arequipa the nickname 'Ciudad Blanca' (White City). Its centerpiece, a majestic cathedral with the ethereal El Misti rising behind it, is worth a visit alone. Pretty cityscapes aside, Arequipa has played a fundamental role in Peru’s gastronomic renaissance and dining here in communal picantería eateries or tastebud-provoking fusion restaurants is a highlight.

Stop At: Chivay, Chivay, Colca Canyon, Arequipa Region
Behold the most accessible and popular segment of the Cañón del Colca, a landscape dominated by agriculture and characterized by some of the most intensely terraced hillsides on earth. The greenery...
Itinerary

Day 1: From Arequipa to Chivay, Cabanaconde and then Sangalle

Pass By: Arequipa, Arequipa, Arequipa Region
Guarded by three dramatic volcanoes, the city's resplendent setting makes an obvious launchpad for trekking, rafting and visiting the Cañón del Colca. The Unesco World Heritage listed city center is dressed in baroque buildings carved from sillar (white volcanic rock) stone, giving Arequipa the nickname 'Ciudad Blanca' (White City). Its centerpiece, a majestic cathedral with the ethereal El Misti rising behind it, is worth a visit alone. Pretty cityscapes aside, Arequipa has played a fundamental role in Peru’s gastronomic renaissance and dining here in communal picantería eateries or tastebud-provoking fusion restaurants is a highlight.

Stop At: Chivay, Chivay, Colca Canyon, Arequipa Region
Behold the most accessible and popular segment of the Cañón del Colca, a landscape dominated by agriculture and characterized by some of the most intensely terraced hillsides on earth. The greenery and accessibility has led to this becoming the canyon’s busiest region, with the bulk of the business centered in the small town of Chivay. The canyon’s unashamedly disheveled nexus, this traditional town has embraced tourism without (so far) losing its unkempt high country identity. Long may it continue!
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Yanque, Yanque, Colca Canyon, Arequipa Region
Of the Cañón del Colca's dozen or so villages, Yanque, 7km west of Chivay, has the prettiest and liveliest main square, and sports its finest church (from the exterior, at least): the Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción, whose ornate baroque doorway has a look that's almost churrigueresque (an elaborate and intricately decorated Spanish style). Local children in traditional costume dance to music in the main square most mornings at around 7am for tips, catching tourists on their way to the Cruz del Cóndor.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mirador Cruz del Condor, Cabanaconde Peru
This famed viewpoint is for many the highlight of their trip to the Cañón del Colca. A large family of Andean condors nests by the rocky outcrop and, with lots of luck, they can occasionally be seen gliding effortlessly on thermal air currents rising from the canyon, swooping low over onlookers’ heads. It’s a mesmerizing scene, heightened by the spectacular 1200m drop to the river below and the sight of Nevado Mismi on the other side of the ravine.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cabanaconde, Cabanaconde, Colca Canyon, Arequipa Region
The narrow lower canyon that runs roughly from Cabanaconde down to Huambo is the Colca at its deepest. Only approximately 20% of Cañón del Colca visitors get as far as ramshackle Cabanaconde (most organized itineraries turn around at the Cruz del Cóndor). For those who make it, the attractions are obvious – fewer people, more authenticity and greater tranquility. Welcome to the true canyon experience.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: San Juan de Chuccho, San Juan de Chuccho, Colca Canyon, Arequipa Region
Sangalle is a little town located in the deepest part of the canyon and it's also the place where we sleep during the 2 day 1 night trek.
Duration: 11 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: We sleep in Cielo Azul Lodge located at Sangalle.

Day 2: From Sangalle to Cabanaconde, the hot springs, Chivay and then to Arequipa

Stop At: Cabanaconde, Cabanaconde, Colca Canyon, Arequipa Region
The narrow lower canyon that runs roughly from Cabanaconde down to Huambo is the Colca at its deepest. Only approximately 20% of Cañón del Colca visitors get as far as ramshackle Cabanaconde (most organized itineraries turn around at the Cruz del Cóndor). For those who make it, the attractions are obvious – fewer people, more authenticity and greater tranquility. Welcome to the true canyon experience.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hot Springs Chacapi, Away From the Main Square Of Yanque 2 km, Yanque 04140 Peru
A beautiful place next to the river where you can try the different pools with different water temperatures. A must do during the tour.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Chivay, Chivay, Colca Canyon, Arequipa Region
Behold the most accessible and popular segment of the Cañón del Colca, a landscape dominated by agriculture and characterized by some of the most intensely terraced hillsides on earth. The greenery and accessibility has led to this becoming the canyon’s busiest region, with the bulk of the business centered in the small town of Chivay. The canyon’s unashamedly disheveled nexus, this traditional town has embraced tourism without (so far) losing its unkempt high country identity. Long may it continue!
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Arequipa, Arequipa, Arequipa Region
Guarded by three dramatic volcanoes, the city's resplendent setting makes an obvious launchpad for trekking, rafting and visiting the Cañón del Colca. The Unesco World Heritage listed city center is dressed in baroque buildings carved from sillar (white volcanic rock) stone, giving Arequipa the nickname 'Ciudad Blanca' (White City). Its centerpiece, a majestic cathedral with the ethereal El Misti rising behind it, is worth a visit alone. Pretty cityscapes aside, Arequipa has played a fundamental role in Peru’s gastronomic renaissance and dining here in communal picantería eateries or tastebud-provoking fusion restaurants is a highlight.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: It is not included in the price but you have the chance to eat a buffet lunch for 30 soles at Chivay.
No accommodation included on this day.

Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • 2x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • 2x Lunch
  • 1x Dinner
Not Included
  • Entrance ticket to Colca Canyon and hot springs
  • Lunch on the second day
  • Entry/Admission - Mirador Cruz del Condor
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We also pick up travelers if they are staying in a house or apartment if it is located in the center of the city. If the accommodation is out of our picking up area, travelers must come to our office at 3:00 am. Our office is located at Calle Santa Catalina 219, Arequipa, very close to Santa Catalina Monastery.

3:30 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.