The Colca Canyon is one of the deepest canyons in the world and one of the most visited in Peru. With a variety of flora and fauna that make it a very attractive tourist place.
Get to know the Colca Canyon with a full day tour. This tour includes a visit to the condor’s cross, direct contact with nature and a delicious buffet lunch.
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We start with the pick up from their respective hotels at 3:00 a.m. Approximately.
After 03 hours of travel we will arrive at the town of Chivay, where we will stop for breakfast and to buy the tourist tickets.
We will continue our journey towards Cruz del Condor, for half an hour more to the observation point of the Colca Canyon and the spectacular flight of the Condor, in the area, it will take 45 minutes to visit, in addition to this we will take a 30-minute walk to appreciate a little more of the terraces of the Colca Valley.
On the way back we will stop at the respective stops in the villages from Macay Yanque.
Before lunch, we can enjoy the pools of Aguas Calientes La Calera for about 1 hour, before returning to the town of Chivay.
Lunch in the town of Chivay.
We start our way back to the city of Arequipa, where we will arrive at approximately 18:00.
- Transfer to the hotel
- Tourist transport
- Professional bilingual guide (Spanish / English)
TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE
- Entrance to the Colca Canyon.
- Entrance to the thermal baths.
- Buffet lunch in Chivay.
- All rates are in US dollars (optional for currency exchange) and are programmed per person.
- The rates valid for Peruvians only include VAT.
- All our rates are subject to availability and changes.
- Children under 02 years and 11 months are considered INF (babies), do not pay any service and do not have the right to food, bed or seat on the tours.
- DCC (child) is considered a child from 03 to 10 years and 11 months, has a special rate and shares a room with parents.
- Children over 11 years old considered adults.
- Minors must travel with an identity document.
- Rates do not apply to holidays, Easter, long weekends, national holidays, Christmas or New Years.
Arequipa is situated at an altitude of 2325 m in the desert mountains of the Andes. This beautiful city is almost entirely built in sillar, a kind of white volcanic stone. This is the reason why Arequipa is called the White City. With its one million inhabitants, Arequipa is the second largest city of Peru. The main location, the Plaza de Armas is the most beautiful in the country. The Cathedral is magnificent and the shopping arcades are in colonial style.
WHAT PLACES WILL WE SEE DURING OUR 1 DAY COLCA TOUR?
*Town of Chivay – Located at 3500 m.a.s.l., it is the main town of the Colca Valley.
*Patahuasi – At this point we will be able to observe the stone castles of Patahuasi, located in a mountain.
*Patapampa Viewpoint of the Volcanoes: It is the highest point of the route located at 4800 m.a.s.l., from which we will be able to observe 2 volcanoes like the Ampato and Sabancaya volcanoes.
*Viewpoint of the Cross of the Condor – Main point of the route, and the best place for the sighting of the majestic flight of the Andean condor.
*Viewpoints of the Colca Valley – During the journey to the viewpoint of the cross, we will be able to observe different points from where we can see the spectacular Colca Valley or Colca Canyon.
*Town and church of Maca – Representative church of the Colca Valley, it has in its interior luxurious relics.
*Tocra – In the wetlands of Tocra we can observe South American camelids such as Llamas and Alpacas grazing freely.
*Salinas Reserve and Aguada Blanca – In the Salinas Reserve we can observe free-roaming Vicuñas and the backside of the Misti Volcano.
What is the best season to visit the Colca Valley?
You can visit the Colca all year round, however the best time to visit is between April and May as the rainy season is coming to an end and these are the months that show the most greenery of the Colca Valley and all its landscapes.
What is the difference between the valley and the canyon?
The canyon is a deep and narrow river valley. The main characteristic for the formation of a canyon is a fast flowing river, because the faster it flows, the greater the load of rocks and other debris it can carry.
A valley is a flat terrain between mountain slopes caused by the erosion of water flowing down from mountain peaks. The valley is an attractive place because of its natural environment and scenic value. The surrounding mountains and rivers make these places an excellent visit for nature lovers.
At what altitude is the Colca Valley located?
The main town of the Colca Valley is located at an altitude of 3635msnm, however on the way from Arequipa to Chivay we pass a high point which is Patapampa also known as the Mirador de los Volcanes; this is at 4900msnsm, it is the highest point of the whole route during our tour.
What other alternative excursions can I do in the Colca Valley?
To visit the Colca Valley you can choose to take different types of tours:
*Conventional tours: There are tours of 01 and 02 days where you can appreciate part of the Valley and the main point which is the Mirador de la Cruz del Condor.
*Experiential tourism: in this tour you will get to know more about the daily life of the local people, such as their customs, enjoy their typical food, among other things. This type of tour normally takes place in the villages of Coporaque, Sibayo and Yanque.
*Trekking in the Colca: For people who love nature and are in good physical condition for trekking for 02 and 03 days in the canyon.
We have price alternatives that accommodate all budgets, prices per person, expressed in US Dollars.
Make your quotes and reservations by email firstname.lastname@example.org, you can also communicate with one of our sales executives at the telephones detailed below, we will be happy to assist you.
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HOW TO BOOK?
To start the process of your reservation, please, we need you to send us the following information:
- Name and surname:
- Passport number:
- Date of Birth:
- Your information about your hotel in the city of Cusco is very important, to be able to pick you up there at the time of starting the tour.
To confirm reservations, 50% of the advance payment is required and the other 50% can be paid upon arrival at your destination.
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