Embark on a nice trek into the Colca Canyon


Colca Canyon Trek

Embark on a nice trek into the Colca Canyon, which includes the opportunity to visit all the small villages down at the canyon. You will have the great opportunity to fish at the Colca River and take a dip at the natural hot springs. This trek is not very demanding, and you will walk almost 4 hours per day. It is for people who enjoy nature and meeting local people.


Between 03:00am to 3:30am we collect you from your Hotels in Arequipa to travel to the Colca valley. We travel by bus approximately 4 hours to Chivay (the main town of the Valley). Here we stop for a late breakfast and to stretch our legs and then we continue towards Cabanaconde 3,287masl (approx 2 hours) After lunch we begin our 4 hour descent to the floor of the Colca Canyon. We will be able to appreciate the diverse Andean and tropical vegetation and also the geological formation of the Canyon, from the formation period of the mountain range of the Andes. Once at the heart of the Canyon we will cross the San Juan de Chuccho suspension bridge to arrive to the town. Here we will spend the night with a local family in basic rustic accommodation with private bathroom. Time to interact with the locals and enjoy their hospitality and dinner. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.


After breakfast we re-commence our trek climbing gradually to the Andean village of Tapay which is located at 2,900masl. We will visit Coshñirhua and Malata Villages located at 2,600masl and then we will visit an authentic church and way of life of the locals which are proud to preserve their traditions in a very rustic environment. Their customs lie very close to the "Pachamama" "mother earth". You will appreciate very beautiful landscapes, ancient farming terraces to cultivate potatoes and other crops, snow-capped summits and a variety of flora and fauna. At 13:00 pm we descend again to the Colca River and arriving to the Oasis or Sangalle Valley 2,100masl we settle into our cabins of our chosen family or camping, relax at the swimming pool. After lunch there is time for exploration of the abandoned mines, waterfalls and opportunity to fish for trout in the Colca River, time to relax and enjoy this beautiful site. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.


At 4.00am we start our 3 hour walk out of the canyon. Once in Cabanaconde we will have breakfast at (7:45) and then head off for the Cruz del condor. We will stay for approx. 1 hour here, to be able to appreciate the majestic flight of the Andean Cóndor. Soon we will continue on to arrive at Chivay at arrival 10:30 am. Once there we will have the opportunity to visit the thermal baths of medicinal waters with a temperature of 35 to 40ºC and opportunity for lunch in Chivay. At approx 1.30pm we will return to Arequipa arriving approx. 17:00 pm. Transfer to your hotel. Meals: breakfast, lunch.


  Pick-up and Drop-off from/to hotel in Arequipa
  Transportation from/to Arequipa
  English speaking guide
  Tourist tickets
  Basic accommodation for 2 night in family house
  meals according to your itinerary


  Travel personal insurance
  Meals and personal expenses
  Hot spring in Colca $5.00 pp

We recommend that you bring

  Hiking boots or strong sole shoes
  A day pack with water to drink and snacks
  Walking poles, otherwise you can buy wood sticks
  Sun block, sunglasses and hat
  Rain jacket in case, fleece & clothing
  Mosquito repellent and travel towel
  Personal cleaning toiletries, tissues
  Bathing suit for the hot springs
  Money for souvenirs and drinks
  Flash light, camera and extra batteries

Departures and return details:

All our departures are from/to your hotel. If you wish to start or end your tour from different place, you can pre-arrange this in advance.

Departure time:

Departures are everyday of the week at 03:00am only in group services(max size 18).


72 hours approximate


A minimum of 2 people is required for this tour. If you are a solo traveler and you wish to book this tour, please contact us now on info@latinamericansecrets.com

Confirmation and Payment:

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, a full payment will be required via PayPal, Transferwise, Western Union or Bank Transfer. Once we receive your payment, you will receive your confirmation travel voucher.

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