Colca Canyon Trek

Colca Canyon Trek

Colca Canyon is one of the deepest in the world, located near Arequipa. With this trek you get in touch with the Andean culture, savor the local foods and admire the flight of the majestic Andean condor. An experience not to be missed to savor the true essence of the Andes.

Chivay - Cruz del Cóndor - San Juan de Chuccho

Day 1

Sunrise departure from Arequipa towards Chivay (3650 m asl) about 3 hours by road. From here you go to the Cruz del Cóndor, where you can admire the majestic flight of the condor. After this experience, 20 minutes transfer to get to Pampa San Miguel (3280 m). The first part of the trek is mainly downhill for about 3 hours (bring enough water) until you reach San Juan de Chuccho (2300 m). Lunch and in the afternoon optional walk to the village of Tapay. In the evening a simple and tasty dinner of the typical Andean cuisine will be served. Overnight.

Cosñirhua - Oasis de Sangalle

Day 2

After breakfast, the trek continues inside the Canyon. In one hour you will arrive in Cosñirhua (2660 m) and then to the village of Malata. After another 2 hours of trekking, you arrive at the oasis of Sangalle. After a tasty lunch, free afternoon to relax by swimming in the pool. Dinner and overnight in a basic lodge.

Cabanaconde - Chivay - Arequipa

Day 3

At dawn we start from the Sangalle Oasis located at 2150 m above sea level to reach Cabanaconde at 3280 m asl. After about 3 hours of ascent we have breakfast in Cabanaconde and transfer by bus to Chivay, with a stop at the Wayrapunku viewpoint to admire the Inca and pre-Inca terraces. Andean buffet in Chivay and return trip to Arequipa, with a stop at the Mirador de los Volcanes, from where you can admire some of the most majestic volcanoes in the Andes. Last stop at the Salinas and Aguada Blanca Nature Reserve, to observe the vicuñas, camelids whose wool is considered the most valuable in the world. Finally return to Arequipa in the late afternoon.
Altitude in Arequipa: 2335 m above sea level

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