2-DAY COLCA CANYON TOUR

USD $ 169

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

Price per person, double occupancy. Shared/group service. Airfares not included.

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    2-Day Colca Canyon tour

    The Colca Canyon is more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in Colorado – USA. It is 4,150 meters / 13,612 feet deep, therefore it is considered as one of the deepest canyons in the world. The name “Colca” comes from the word of two ethnic communities: 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 a great opportunity to take up-close photographs of them.

    On this 2-Day Colca Canyon tour, you will admire first vicuña herds and even Andean wolves when passing through the Salinas and 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. You will also 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 2-Day Colca Canyon Tour is aimed for those who love nature, the Andes, and wants to see the sublime condor fly.

    If you are interested in a more complete tour that also includes Arequipa and the Colca Canyon, you can check our:

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    1. Day 1 Trip from Arequipa to the Colca Valley

      (Shared service up to 16 travelers, guide in English & Spanish)

      You will depart early in the morning towards the Colca Canyon, located about 160 km northeast of Arequipa. On our way to the Colca Valley, you will pass through the Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve, where you will see long-neck fine vicuñas 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 at “Mirador de los Andes” viewpoint and see the wonderful Andean landscape. You will also observe several apachetas — a pile of rocks placed one on top of the other, that people make as an offering to the mountains. From the “Mirador de los Andes” viewpoint you will have amazing views of the Chachani, Misti, Sabancaya, and Ampato volcanoes. Later on and before reaching your hotel, you will have an initial panoramic view of the Colca Canyon from the Achachiua viewpoint.

      Finally, you will have the rest of the day free to better acclimate to a higher altitude (altitude: 3800 m / 12464 ft). If you choose to stay at the Colca Lodge, you will enjoy the natural hot springs located within the hotel’s premises, and an amazing bottom-up view of the Colca Canyon and the Colca River running through it. Otherwise, you have the option to visit ”La Calera” hot springs, if you stay at another hotel.

      Rest of the afternoon and evening free.

      Overnight in Colca Valley.

      Meals included: L

    2. Day 2 Cruz del Condor viewpoint and Departure to Puno

      (Shared service up to 16 travelers, guide in English & Spanish)

      We will begin our tour early in the morning to reach ”Cruz del Condor” viewpoint at the best time. On your way, you will pass through some old small towns of the highlands (Coporaque, Yanque, and Maca — this last town survived an eruption from the Sabancaya volcano!).

      After an exciting drive on the left side of Colca Canyon, you will finally reach the Cruz del Condor viewpoint to admire the majestic flight of the Andean Condors. See how they fiercely fly into the appealing depth of the canyon, pulling our eyes down and allowing us to live an exciting experience! This is also a great chance to take wonderful close-up pictures.

      Then, you will have lunch and continue to Puno on ground transportation (altitude: 3800 m / 12464 ft), located in the southeastern part of Peru. 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 be transferred to your hotel (booked on your own).

      Meals included: B L

    Legend
    B Breakfast
    S Snack
    L Lunch
    D Dinner
    BL Boxed Lunch

     

    COLCA LODGE – Prices Per Person
    Double room in shared service US$ 199
    Triple room in shared service US$ 189
    Additional for Private Service:
    2 travelers – Double room US$ 315
    3 travelers – Triple room US$ 195

     

    KILLAWASI LODGE – Prices Per Person
    Double room in shared service US$ 169
    Triple room in shared service US$ 161
    Additional for Private Service:
    2 travelers – Double room US$ 315
    3 travelers – Triple room US$ 193
    TOUR NOTES:

    The Colca Canyon Package is customizable.  If you prefer to 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 2-Day Colca Canyon 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 at your hotel. Third, have light meals, 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 longer tour, that also includes Arequipa and the Colca Canyon, you can check our 10-Day Peru Vacation Package.
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Hotel accommodation according to itinerary.
    • Meals according to itinerary.
    • Guided excursions are in English.
    • Entrance tickets.
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • International and domestic flights.
    • Visas required to enter Peru.
    • Airport Taxes.
    • Drinks.
    • Tips.
    • Hotel in Arequipa and Puno.
    • Processing and wire transfer fees.

    In the Highlands, the temperature changes throughout the day and these changes are more evident between the shadow and the sun, so it is necessary to keep warm clothes. Therefore, it is advisable to dress in layers so you can put on/off your clothes depending on the temperature. The climate is generally very dry so it is advisable to use moisturizing creams.

    Colca Lodge provides guests with a range of amenities to enhance their stay, including natural hot springs and the Eco Thermal Spa featuring a steam room, Jacuzzis, and massage sessions by local therapists. The lodge also offers a peaceful and harmonious environment, surrounded by stunning landscapes.

    Altitude sickness is associated with headache, fatigue, nausea and malaise. The symptoms do not always appear and depend on each person.

    We recommend you to rest for at least 3 hours upon arrival, eat light as digestion might be slower during your first days, and drink plenty of fluids.

    You may find some medicine against the altitude sickness, like “sorojchi pills” (it contains caffeine), or people may recommend you to drink coca tea. However, both options are not advisable for people with heart diseases, respiratory disorders, diabetes or high blood pressure.

    We recommend that you consult your physician before your travel.

    A natural medicine, like the “Muña” tea (Andean mint), will help for a good digestion.

    Please fill the “Design your trip” form, including information such as: full name of travelers, number of adults and children, start and end dates of the trip, destinations of your interest, hotel category and type of accommodation, and your flight details if already booked. Your travel advisor will contact you soon.

    You can also reach us by email at sales@intenseperu.com, WhatsApp (+51) 99 400 8833 or international phone call +1 800 670 9510 (Toll Free USA and CAN).

    To secure a booking with Intense Peru, we require a 50% down payment at the time of booking in order to guarantee the reservations. Visa, Wise App, wire transfers, or direct deposits are all valid forms of payment. We must have received full payment as well as all relevant personal information and documentation 30 days prior to the initial date of your trip.

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