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From Arequipa: Colca Canyon 2-Day Tour

Product ID: 84825
Enjoy a 2-day trip to Colca Canyon and see the world's largest flying bird at the Cross of the Condor. See llamas, alpacas and vicuñas en route.
About this activity
Duration: 2 days
Starting time 7:45 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

You will be picked up in the lobby of your hotel.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore one of the deepest canyons in the world
  • See alpacas and llamas in their natural habitat
  • Marvel at the spectacular flight of the condor
Full description
Enjoy pick-up in Arequipa on this 2-day Colca Canyon Tour, then passing through the vast Salinas and Aguada Blanca Nature Reserve. See llamas, alpacas and vicuñas in their natural habitat.

Stop at Patapampa, at 4,900 meters above sea level. Get breathtaking views of the Misti, Chachani, Pichu Pichu and Ampato volcanoes from the highest point of the Patapampa natural viewpoint. Continue to Chivay town for lunch (if option selected). After lunch, check in at your hotel, with some free time to adapt to the altitude.

Early the next day, head to the Cross of the Condor. See the pretty towns of Coporaque and Maca and get in touch with nature on a short hike,  before your arrival at Cruz del Condor. At this natural viewpoint you’ll be able to see the amazing bird in flight. Your guide will tell you about the behavior of the condor.

Return to Chivay for lunch (if option selected) before the drive to Arequipa, returning approximately 5:00 PM.
Includes
  • Roundtrip transfers from Arequipa
  • Professional tour guide (English/Spanish)
  • Lunch on the 1st and 2nd day (if option selected)
  • Entrance fee to the Colca Canyon (if option selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Accommodation in Chivay on the 1st night
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Please provide your arrival date and the name and address of your accommodation in Chivay and Arequipa in order to organize your transportation
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Bring a current valid passport or ID on the day of travel
• Wear comfortable warm clothes, a waterproof jacket, comfortable shoes, and a sun hat
• Bring snacks, water, sunscreen, and insect repellent
• Please bring some local currency with you as there could be some places on site that might don't accept credit cards
• In Chivay town the drop off and pick up is included only for hotels located in the town itself
• The following hotels or locations require extra cost or prior coordination: Colca Lodge, Casitas del Colca, hotels located in Yanque town or Coporaque town, and others not listed, contact after booking for details
• Send personal information for each traveller so you can be provided with travel insurance
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 29 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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This was a great tour. The guide was great, the van was comfortable, the driver was very good. They stopped many times along the way to give us time to see many sights and lots of local wild life, taking the time to explain everything along the way in both English and Spanish. We saw llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and condors up close. There was plenty of time to hike around and spend time exploring several places along the way. The lunch and dinner options were not great, but OK. The food for the lunches was buffet and expect buffet quality (meaning not good) and the dinner was OK with the show reasonably entertaining. Overall we were extremely happy with the trip and had a great time. We are seniors and had no issues with any of the trip, there were a couple of places at high altitude where we needed to stop and get our breath a bit, but I would say most people would not have any significant issues and you can choose to be more passive and easily avoid pushing yourself too hard.

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March 8, 2020

Positive experience. Guide good for telling about the places. A little minus, we came to see Colca Canoyn it would have been nice if we could have been at Colca Canoyn a little longer instead of 30 minutes and taken any of the sales pitches, it was all about money. Otherwise a fantastic trip. Excellent lunches

January 26, 2020

Beautiful tour through very diverse landscapes. Seen large herds of alpacas, lamas and vicuñas. Also the Condor, fantastic! We had a nice and enthusiastic guide who spoke English well and knew a lot about the area. Driver drives super neat. Everything in the description is covered during the tour and it is actually even better!

January 22, 2020

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Product ID: 84825