Colca canyon trek 2 days – Arequipa
This will be a unique experience, visiting the Colca Canyon trek on a 2-day hike, an adventure through the Andes leading to the Colca Valley. Within our 2 day tour we will be able to appreciate the pictures villages of the canyon, with spectacular scenery, and a stay in an oasis at the base of the canyon.
- DAY 1: Departure Colca Canyon Trek
- Day 02: trek to the Colca / Return to Arequipa
- DURATION: 2 days
- STARTING PLACE: Pick up at hotels in Arequipa
- FINAL LOCATION: Santa Catalina Street, near to the Plaza de Armas.
- DEPARTURE TIME: 03:30 a.m.
- AVAILABILITY: All year round
Departure to Colca Canyon Trek
At 2:30 a.m., we will pick up our passengers from their hotels, then we will continue our trip to Chivay, where we will have breakfast, to continue our journey to the Cruz del Condor (32878 masl), and to observe a majestic view of the flight of the Condors.
After 1 hour of visiting we will continue towards Cabanaconde until we reach the viewpoint of Pampa San Miguel (3280 masl), after about 3 hours of walking we will arrive to San Juan (2300 masl), where we will be able to visit the surroundings.
In San Juan we will take a brief rest and we will have lunch, then we will continue our walk for an hour and a half until we arrive to Cosñirhua (2660 masl), from here we will continue until we arrive to Sangalle (1160 masl), where we can rest and take a bath in the swimming pool, and where we will get ready to spend the night in the Bungalows.
trek to the Colca / Return to Arequipa
Very early, at 5:00 am, as coordinated with our guide, we will continue our walk towards the town of Cabanaconde in a journey of 3 hours, where we will have our breakfast.
On the return to Chivay, we will visit the natural viewpoints of Antahuilque, Choquetico, where we can appreciate the hanging tombs and litho-maquettes, continuing the way to Maca and Yanque, we will arrive at the hot springs of Chacapi, to take a relaxing bath.
After a short rest we will return to Chivay, where we can have lunch and return to Arequipa, on the way we will have tourist stops at the Mirador Patapampa (4910 masl), and the National Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca.
Arrival in Arequipa approximately 17:00 hours.
- Pick up at the hotel.
- Transfer in tourist vehicles.
- Prefsional tour guided specialized in trekking.
- 01 night of lodging in Bungalows in SANGALLE
- 02 continental breakfasts
- 01 Family lunch
- 01 Family dinner
- 01 buffete Lunch
- Entrance ticket to the Colca Canyon.
- Entrance fee to La Calera hot springs S/.15.00 per person.
- Dinner on the second day.
- Drink are not incluyed.
- Swimming suit,
- Flashlight or lamp,
- Water to drink,
- Hat, walking sticks,
- Small backpack (suggested 15 kg or 33 lbs),
- Waterproof and resistant footwear,
- Bring money for entrance to the hot springs, personal expenses and tips.
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Your Travel Guide at a glance
Colca Canyon Trek
The Colca Canyon offers travelers the opportunity to get close to rural Peruvian life, watch the flight of Andean condors, bathe in secret hot springs, discover amazing views, stay in an oasis and hike dusty trails for two or three days into the depths of one of the deepest canyons in the world.
No wonder it remains one of Peru’s most popular experiences for adventure seekers.
However, the planning process for the Colca Canyon tour is definitely less straightforward than many of our other favorite tours in Peru. Not only are there at least half a dozen variants of the route that differ in length, difficulty and drama, but the transport connections from Arequipa to the various starting points are not terribly straightforward, the myriad different types of routes can be misleading if one chooses not to do it independently, and mutliday hikers will have to carry (almost) everything with them on the trail.
And that’s before reaching the exhausting ascent of the last day.
Here is everything we think you really need to know before traveling to the Colca Canyon to have the best experience for your own travel style, hiking ability.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How many days are required to visit the Colca Canyon trek?
To visit the colca canyon trek, a minimum of 2 days is required, here are the other options you can take:
Is it difficult to Colca Canyon hike?
The Colca Canyon hike is not difficult, if we want to qualify this hike we can consider it between easy and regular.