A full day trip to visit the
Colca Canyon, this is the best way when you don't have a lot of
time in Arequipa. Enjoy one of the deepest canyons in the world
with its nice and happy local people.
Note: it is very important to
reserve in advance, because normally the capacity of passengers
in the bus is limited for this tour. Of course you can ask for a
private transportation service.
At 02:00 a.m. we leave
Arequipa, driving for 3 ½ hours towards Chivay, the capital of
the Colca Canyon on north west direcction behind the snow-covered
Chachani. In Chivay we will have breakfast.
We continue driving for 2
more hours towards the most visited point “the cross of the
condor”, here we are able to see the depth of the canyon and the
flight of the mighty Condor.
The area presents beautiful
typical towns, like Yanque & Maca, colonial churches, gently
people with typical needlework dresses, hundreds of pre-Inca
terraces which are still in use with andean growings like corn,
quinua and kiwicha.
After lunch we will travel
back to Arequipa. On the way we stop at the highest pass: the
viewing point of the volcanoes and snow covered mountains in
Patapampa (4.800 m.a.s.l). Later we will see wild vicuñas,
alpacas & llamas in Pampa Cañahuas national reserve, some birds
like flamingoes, ibises, andean geese, ducks and andean eagles
named "Kara Kara". Finally we will arrive in Arequipa at the end
of the afternoon (arrival approximately at 17:30).
End of service.
Tourist guide (English,
Entrance fee national
park (35.00 Soles)
All our programmes can be tailor made according
to your requirements, whether regarding the
length of your tour, any special interests or
specific activities, flight reservations,
optional destinations or tours.