COLCA CANYON 2-DAY TREK

USD $ 339

Trek across one of the deepest canyons worldwide, witness the majestic fly of the Andean condor and get to see vicuña herds! The 2-Day Colca Canyon Trek is aimed for those who love nature, adventure and life in the Andes. Contact your travel advisor now and do not miss this incredible experience!

Price per person based on 2 people, double occupancy. Private guide during the trek, shared transfers. Domestic flights not included.

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    2-Day Colca Canyon Trek

    The Colca Canyon 2-Day Trek allows you to explore one of the world’s deepest canyons differently. You will walk into the canyon and appreciate the amazing flight of the Andean condors very close to you. This alternative tour is perfect for people who love nature and trekking in the highlands.

    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.

    In this tour, you will also get to see vicuña herds when passing through the Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve, and also enjoy and relax at the hot springs of La Calera.

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    1. DAY 1 Colca Canyon Trek

      Pick-up from the lobby of your hotel in Arequipa (not included) between 03:00 hours – 03:30 hours, and departure by bus on your excursion towards the Colca Valley driving across Pampa Cañahuas in the Aguada Blanca National Reserve, the habitat of herds of vicuñas. You will reach Chivay at 06:00hrs approximately, where you can observe beautiful pre-Columbian terraces still being cultivated by native Collaguas.

      After having breakfast in Chivay, transfer to Cabanaconde from where you will start walking down into the Colca Canyon. Along the way, you will have spectacular landscapes. Once at the bottom of the canyon, you will cross the bridge to reach the town of San Juan de Chuccho. Here, you will have lunch with local people and rest a little.

      Next, you will continue walking down to the town of Cosñihua (duration: 1 hour approx) and then on a flatter trail to the town of Malata.  After walking for approximately 6–7 hours, you will arrive in Sangalle (oasis), a beautiful place located between the mountains of the canyon.

      You can soak in the warm water of the swimming pool. Finally, you will enjoy dinner.

      Overnight in basic cabins in Sangalle.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    2. DAY 2 Condor Cross and Departure to Puno

      Early in the morning at 04:30 am, you will start the final walk on a zigzagging and quite steep path for approximately 3 hours.

      You will have breakfast at a local restaurant and then transfer to the viewpoint of the “Condor’s Cross” from where the great Andean bird, the Condor, may be spotted flying in circles above green still-farmed pre-Hispanic terraces.

      Next, you will return to Chivay, where you will have the opportunity to visit the hot springs of La Calera. Finally, you will take the bus to Puno.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    Legend
    B Breakfast
    S Snack
    L Lunch
    D Dinner
    BL Boxed Lunch
    Price per Person
    2 travelers – Double occupancy US$ 339
    TREK NOTES:

    The Colca Canyon 2-Day Trek 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 Colca Canyon 2-Day Trek 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, 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 looking for a complete experience, we highly recommend you check our 10-Day Peru Vacation Package
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Accommodation according to itinerary.
    • Meals according to itinerary.
    • Guided excursions are in English or Italian in private service.
    • Shared transportation.
    • 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.
    • Entrance ticket to the hot springs.
    • Processing and wire transfer fees.

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