3D/2N Soft trekking Colca Canyon
Price per person: U$175.0 / Single supplement US$15 per night
Day 1: Arequipa-Cabanaconde – Mirador del Condor:Between 7 to 7:30 am , we will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to the bus terminal for the your excursion towards the Colca Valley driving across Pampa Cañahuas at the Aguada Blanca National Reserve, habitat of flocks of vicuñas and stopping at the Mirador de los Andes, the crater of Chucura, the Mirador de Chivay, where beautiful pre-columbian terraces still being cultivated by native Collaguas can be observed.
Arrival to the town of Chivay at 13:00hrs. aprox. Transfer to your selected lodge. Colca Inn or Posada Chivay Hostel with breakfast; In the afternoon, enjoy some hiking for two hours near the beautiful village of Coporaque on the other side of the river, where you can view beautiful vistas of the valley; afterwards visit thermal and medical baths.
During dinner have a folckloric show, Acomodation in Double accommodation in Colca In Hotel or Posada Chivay.
Day 2: Colca Valley – Condor`s Cross:Early in the morning After our the delicious breakfast we will depart. to the "Condor's Cross" from where the great andean bird, the Condor, may be spotted flying in circles above still farmed green pre-incas terraces ,farming platforms.
Free time to enjoy the impressive panoram and views of the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest in the world , then we will start walking to Pampa San Miguel to walk down into the canyon in 3 and half hours approximalely , we get to the Colca River and twenty minutes later we arrive in San Juan de Chuccho. We will enjoy the green areas and friendly people. Then continue to to Coshñirhua Village, we have lunch in a tipycal style. We rest here and then continue; the trekking starts again walking down the Canyon to Sangalle Valley, a beautiful place located at the bottom of the Canyon .
Semi tropical weather and fruit trees are part of this place. You can soak in the warm water of the swimming pool. 6:00 PM .-We have dinner and enjoy making a camp fire, we will spend the night in the house of the settlers.
Day 3: Sangalle – Cabanaconde – Cruz del Sur – Chivay -Arequipa. Early in the morning at 03:30 am after shared a nice breakfast we start climbing a hill to Cabanaconde ( 4 hours walking approximately) , around 8:30 am we will arrive to this Natural Park of " Cruz del Condor "where you have a very beautiful view on the Colca Canyon.
This is also the place where you'll be able to observe several flying condors, sometimes passing very close to you (up to a few meters). Just near this area your tour guide will show you the Pre-inca tumbs hanging in the mountains. Plenty of time to spend in this natural region for pictures and gentle walk around the cactus San Pedro area.
On the return we will stop in the towns of Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque; that they count on beautiful colonial churches, as well as in the viewpoints of Choquetico and Antahuilque, from where we will observe impressive farming platforms of the valley, and tombs in pre-Incas scale models. While in Chivay , we will go to the hot springs of La Calera 40 degrees . This will help you to relax your body. then get on the bus to return to Arequipa. Approximately at 6:30pm Arrival to Arequipa and transfer to your hotel.
- Pick up from your hotel by private transport till the view point of Cruz del Condor.
- Transport back to Arequipa
- Accommodation in Chivay at Hotel Colca Inn
- Basic accommodation in Sangalle
- 03 Breakfast, 01 Lunches and 01 Dinner
- Entrance fees to the Colca Canyon
- English speaking guide
It does not Included:
- Breakfast on the first day
- 02 Lunches and 01 Dinner in Chivay
- Entrance fee to the thermal baths (cost aprox 10)
We recommend to Bring:
- Hiking boots
- Small day back pack
- Water and Sun block
- Flash light and Extra batteries
- Rain jacket and Sun glasses,
- Hat and Insect repellent
- Bathing suit
- Extra money for souvenirs and drinks.