Arequipa Tour Colca Canyon 3 Days / 2 Nights
In our Arequipa Tour Colca Canyon 3 days tour, we can take a guided tour of the historic center and architecture where highlights the monastery of Santa Catalina and the cathedral basilica of Arequipa, as well as the best viewpoints from where we can enjoy a beautiful view of the city of Arequipa.
The Colca Canyon tour is a short tour that we will take through the famous Colca Canyon in a one day visit.
- Day 01: Airport Pick-up / Arequipa tour (10:00 am / 2:00 pm)
- Day 02 Colca Canyon Tour full day from 3:00 am to 6:00 pm
- Day 03: Transfer to the airport
- Physical classification: Moderate (3/5)
- Activities: Hiking, cultural, archeology, nature, landscapes.
- Lodging: At the client’s choice; standard hotels, luxury hotels, deluxe hotels. With in double, triple or family accommodations, rooms with private bathrooms). individual room with additional cost.
- Group Size: Groups of 20 passengers, we also offer private services.
Arequipa: “the white city” of Arequipa located at 2337 m.a.s.l., surrounded by imposing volcanoes, mainly by the Misti Volcano, Chachani and Picchu Picchu.
Colca Canyon: Is of the most important tourist attractions of Arequipa, located 170 km from Arequipa, and over 3651 m.a.s.l along the way you can see 80 small volcanoes.
Patapampa: known as the Mirador de los Andes which is located at 4910 m.a.s.l., it is known because from this height you can see all the volcanoes Valley in the area.
Cóndor Viewpoint: This place is considered unique in Arequipa and one of the most attractive places to enjoy a unique scenery, “The flight of the Condors”.
Pick up Apto-hotel / tour Arequipa
city tour Arequipa
Upon arrival at the Arequipa airport or bus terminal, our staff will be waiting for you to and transfer you to the selected hotel.
We will start the City tour in Arequipa according to the timetable, we start with the pick up from your hotel to transfer you to the historic center and admire its beautiful main square.
We will visit the Viewpoint of Carmen Alto, where you can appreciate the imposing Misti Volcano (5800 masl), Chachani (6000 masl), Pichu Pichu (5300 masl) surrounding the White City of Arequipa.
Continuing with our tour in Arequipa, we will go to the district of Yanahuara, here we will visit the Yanahuara Viewpoint, built with the Sillar Blanco, which are entered from the quarries of Añashuayco.
Then we will go to the center of Arequipa to visit the Cathedral of Arequipa, built in 1656, which is considered one of the first religious monuments, the Convent of the Society of Jesus which is considered the highest expression of religious architecture.
And to finish our tour we will visit the of Santa Catalina Monastery (1580), a small city built with material extracted from the Sillar Quarries.
Tour to the Colca Canyon.
Arequipa Tour Colca Canyon 1 day
We will start at 2:30 and 3:00 a.m. with the pick up from your hotel, then travel from Arequipa to the Colca Canyon, on the way we can rest until we arrive to Chivay.
When we arrive to Chivay we will have our breakfast, then we will go to the viewpoint of the Cruz del Condor (3287 meters above sea level). From here we will have the best view of the Canyon, and with luck we will be able to appreciate the majestic flight of the Andean condor.
Cruz del Condor Viewpoint
At the Cruz del Condor viewpoint we can spend an hour enjoying the scenery surrounding the canyon, then we will return to the village of Pinchollo,
First we will stay a few hours at the Cruz del Condor, then we will pass through the village of Pinchollo. Known for being the most characteristic village of the valley. Later we will appreciate the views of the pre-Inca hanging tombs on vertical cliffs. On the way we will stop at the Mirador Antahuilque and continue through the villages of Maca, Achoma and Yanque.
Thermal baths of La Calera
After the visit we will return to Chivay, where we can enjoy its thermal medicinal baths, and where we can have lunch.
On the way back to Arequipa, we can make tourist stops in Patapampa or Mirador de los Andes, Alto Sumbay, the National Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca, which is the habitat of South American camelids such as the llama, Alpaca and Vicuña.
Finally we will arrive to Arequipa Approx. 65:30 pm.
Transfer to the airport or bus terminal.
- 02 nights hotel in Arequipa.
- Tourist transportation.
- Breakfast at the hotel
- ColcaCanyon entrance ticket.
- 1 lunch in the Colca Canyon tour
- Tourist Guide (English/Spanish)
- First aid kit.
- Mineral water.
- food not mentioned.
- La Calera hot springs entrance fee s/15.00 salts.
- Customer’s Particular Expenses.
- A small backpack.
- 1 ½ liters of water until arrival at the first village
- Sunscreen, Hat, Sunglasses, Hiking shoes.
- Sun and warm clothing, Swimwear, Sandals.
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Your Travel Guide at a glance
Transportation inarequipa tour Colca Canyon
To get to Arequipa you can take 2 travel options:
Travel by Plane to Arequipa: if you are in Lima the easiest way will be this option, since most of the local flights make connection in Lima, if you want more information about flights contact us.
Travel by Bus to Arequipa: the trip can be very tiring depending on where you are in Peru, if you travel from Cusco it is approximately 10 hours, as well as from Puno, from Lima the trip will be very heavy since it is approximately 24 hours of bus travel, ask for our travel alternatives.
2. Meals in the Colca Canyon tour.
Peru is a gastronomic country, in each city you will find exquisite food, in Arequipa the main dish is the Sufle de Rocoto accompanied with its chicha morada.