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US$ 199Price per person, double occupancy, shared/group service. Airfares not included.
Duration:2 Days
Destination:Arequipa - Colca Valley - Puno

COLCA CANYON 2 DAY TOUR – OVERVIEW

The Colca Canyon 2 Day Tour allows you to discover one of the world’s deepest canyons!. You will have a wonderful chance to sightsee real condors flying very close to you.

This is a classic tour to explore the stunning Colca Canyon. First, you will admire vicuna hers and even Andean wolves when passing through the Salinas y Aguada Blanca National Reserve. Then, you will stop at “Mirador de los Andes” viewpoint to observe astonishing views of the Misti, Chachani, Sabancaya, and Ampato volcanoes. Afterward, you will have an initial panoramic view of the Colca Canyon from the Achachiua viewpoint. Moreover, you will pass by Andean communities surrounded by pre-Inca terraces and local inhabits. And last but not least, you will have the best time watching the Andean condor at Cruz del Condor viewpoint.

The Colca Canyon 2 Day Tour is aimed for those who love nature, the Andes, and wants to see the sublime condor fly.

COLCA CANYON 2 DAY TOUR – ITINERARY

DAY 1

Trip from Arequipa to the Colca Valley:

Early in the morning, you will depart to the Colca Canyon, located about 160 km northeast of Arequipa. Colca Canyon is more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in Colorado – USA. It is at 4,150 meters / 13,612 feet deep and for this reason, is considered as one of the deepest canyons in the world. The name Colca comes from the words of two ethnic communities which was the Collaguas and Cabanas who lived along the Colca River.

Besides its grandeur, the Colca Canyon is a fantastic place to witness closely the majestic flight of the Condor and It is a great opportunity to take up-close photographs of them.

At the beginning on our way to the Colca Valley, you will pass through the Salinas y Aguada Blanca National Reserve where you will see at long-neck fine vicunas running freely on the ichu (Andean thick grass), as well as other animals such as the Alpaca, Colocolo (Andean mountain cat), Guanaco, Andean fox, Vizcacha, and Taruca. Then, you will arrive in the “Mirador de los Andes” viewpoint to admire the Andean landscape. Also, you will observe several apachetas which a pile of rocks placed one on top of the other, that people make as an offering to the mountains.

Furthermore, from the “Mirador de los Andes” viewpoint you can admire amazing views of the Chachani, Misti, Sabancaya, and Ampato volcanoes. Finally, you will have an initial panoramic view of the Colca Canyon from the Achachiua viewpoint before reaching your hotel.

As you can see, you can capture life in the highlands in a moment and why not! In a photo as well.

At your arrival, you will transport to your hotel/lodge.

Evening free.

Overnight in Colca Valley.

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DAY 2

Cruz del Condor viewpoint and Departure to Puno:

On your way to the Cruz del Condor viewpoint, you will go through some of the small old towns of the highlands (Coporaque, Yanque and Maca). Maca survived an eruption from the Sabancaya volcano! An exciting drive on the left side of Colca Canyon will finally lead us to the “Cruz del Condor” viewpoint to admire the majestic flight of the Andean Condors, as they fiercely fly into the appealing depth of the canyon pulling our eyes down, allowing us to live an exciting experience! And also a great chance to take wonderful close-up pictures.

Then, you will have lunch and then continue to Puno (altitude: 3800m/12464ft), located in the southeastern part of Peru by ground transportation. Along the way, you will notice the subtle changes in the landscape as we go higher. You will be entering the highest places in the country where Peruvians have been able to harness nature and build their civilizations. Once you arrive in Puno, you will transport to your hotel (booked on your own).

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B Breakfast.

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L Lunch.

D Dinner.

BL Boxed Lunch.

TOUR NOTES:

The Colca Canyon Package is customizable.  If you would prefer to travel for fewer days or add days or destinations to your trip, please let us know in the Comments Section of the Get Free Quote form.  You can also fill out our Design Your Trip form or Contact Us form with your specific needs.

  • This Colca Canyon 2 Day Tour is available every day of the year.
  • Acclimatization: first, we strongly recommend you to drink coca leaf tea. Second, rest for at least 3 hours upon arrival to your hotel. Third, eat little as digesting food might be a bit slow during your first day.
  • Weather: the rainy season starts in mid-October and lasts through mid-April in the Andes and jungle, being January and February the heaviest months of rain. Therefore, the best time of the year to visit the Colca Canyon is from March to November.
  • If you are interested in a 12–day tour which include Arequipa and the Colca Canyon, you can visit Amazon Peru Vacation Package or the 16-day Discover Andean Peru.

COLCA CANYON 2 DAY TOUR – PRICES

PRICE PER PERSON

Colca Lodge

Shared/group service
Double Room US$ 199
Triple Room US$ 185

Private service
2 travelers – Double occupancy US$ 475
3 travelers – Triple occupancy US$ 355
4 travelers – Double occupancy US$ 369

Killawasy Lodge

Shared/group service
Double Room US$ 169
Triple room US$ 159

Private service
2 travelers – Double occupancy US$ 439
3 travelers – Triple occupancy US$ 329
4 travelers – Double occupancy US$ 345

INCLUDED IN COLCA CANYON 2 DAY TOUR

Included in Tour Price

Hotel accomodation according to itinerary.

Meals according to itinerary.

Guided excursions are in English.

Entrance tickets.

Not included in Tour Price

International and domestic flights.

Visas required to enter Peru.

Airport Taxes.

Drinks.

Tips.

Hotel in Arequipa and Puno.

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