Colca Canyon 3-Day Trek

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Colca Canyon 3-Day Trek

Take our Colca Canyon 3 Day Trek, ideal for adventure-loving travelers who want to get to know the deepest canyon in America.

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Colca Canyon 3 Day Trek

Day 1: Colca Trek 3 Days.

3:00 hrs. Pick Up from hotel.

We will pick you up from your accommodation as long as it is in the center of the city. Or else at the meeting point: Plaza de Armas

Then we will go to Chivay to have breakfast and visit the Cruz del Cóndor (Condor Cross), there you can tour the place, see the flight of the condors

San Miguel

We will continue to San Miguel to start the walk as such. We will start with the descent through the canyon, where you will be able to observe the views of the flora and fauna and the impressive views.

After 3 hours, we will cross the bridge to go to the community of San Juan de Chuccho where we will have lunch and learn more about the populations and families that live in the Colca Canyon.

Day 2: Oasis de Sangalle.

We will have breakfast and rest to start our day two walking 3 hours, passing through the towns of Cosñirhua and Malata until we reach the Sangalle Oasis, here you will find heated pools, which you can use (optional) or rest and enjoy nature.

Day 3: Cabanaconde – Chivay – Arequipa.

We will start the walk very early, to start climbing for a period of 3 to 4 hours, until we reach the highest part of the canyon.

As the trekking is done, you will be able to observe the sunrise in the Canyon. Then when you reach the highest part, you can rest and then walk to Cabanaconde to have breakfast and end the walk.

Transport will be taken to the Antahuilque viewpoints where you can see the cultivation terraces and thermal baths, before returning to Chivay for lunch.

Lunch in Chivay.

After arriving in Chivay for lunch, we will return to Arequipa, but not before stopping at the Mirador de Volcanes (Volcanoes Viewpoint) which is located at 4190 m.a.s.l.

18:oo hrs. Return to Arequipa and end of our Colca Trek Arequipa.

Inclusiones

What does this tour includes?

Does not includes.

Recommendations

Before booking:

  • Group shared service.
  • Do not hesitate to write to our WhatsApp in case you want private or family service
  • The tour is conducted in two languages: English and Spanish.
  • The pick-ups from the hotel are made when they are in the city center.
  • If your hotel or Airibnb is not in the historic center, we will coordinate a meeting point.

Before travelling:

  • Durable footwear for trekking
  • Warm clothing, including a jacket, fleeces, gloves, a scarf and a hat.
  • Thermal clothing is also recommended depending on the climate of Arequipa
  • Hat or cap to protect yourself from the sun, rain and cold.
  • Sunscreen and/or moisturizer for the face and body.
  • Water and snacks: energy bars, chocolates, fruit, granola or cookies.
  • Your own medical kit with any special medications you may need.
  • Cash in national currency, preferably small bills and coins.
  • Walking sticks (recommended)

Frequent Asked Questions

In general, from January to December, Arequipa has a very pleasant climate. Arequipa has an arid climate, the rains are more constant between December and March and it tends to be much warmer between September and October, reaching 20°C. But on average its climate tends to be 16 °C, in the coldest months it is from January to March.

The difference between the Arequipa Colca Canyon Trek and th Tour is that most of the journey is done by bus and you only get off at the viewpoints. In addition, isit is more recommended for all those travelers who do not have the physical conditions or who simply want to recover the Colca Canyon in one day.

Yes, there is also the 2-day Trek, which is shorter and for people who don’t have much time. The difference is that on the first day of the trek you reach the Sangalle Oasis the first day. The final day on both treks is the same.

It’s recommended to travel between April and November to avoid the rains and also because the weather tends to be more temperate, especially if you want to go to the beaches.

But also, August is the best month to travel to Arequipa, since the 15th is the anniversary of the city, making various events, parades, dances, fairs and other traditions take place.

Due to the semi-arid and temperate climate that Arequipa has, it has two types of seasons: humid (December to March) and dry (April to November), it’s recommended to travel in the dry season, where should you take:

  • Light clothing
  • Comfortable shoes like slippers
  • Sun block
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Personal documents always

For the wet season, it is recommended:

  • Warm clothes
  • Rain poncho
  • Raincoats
  • Rain hat or cap
  • Comfortable shoes like slippers
  • Umbrella

There is a wide range of tours and packages that you can do in the white city of Arequipa:

Plan de vigilancia y control Covid – 19

Contamos con plan de vigilancia y control Covid – 19. aprobado por el MINSA. Aplicamos todo los protocolos de Bioseguridad en todas nuestras Operaciones y en los atractivos Turísticos.

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