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Canon del Colca (Colca Canyon)

Located about 100 miles northwest of Arequipa, Colca Canyon is a canyon of the Colca River. Its main claim to fame is being touted as the “world’s deepest canyon,” with a depth of 13,650 feet. Colca Canyon can be explored in many ways, like hiking, biking, kayaking, horseback riding and rafting. Not only is this vibrant Andean valley great for adventure-enthusiasts, it also offers pre-Incan history and is still home to Collagua and the Cabana cultures, who still retain their heritage from 800 BC. Visitors can find archeological sites such as the caves of Mollepunko above Callalli, where 6,000-year-old rock art shows the domestication of the alpaca. There are also ruins of pre-Hispanic settlements throughout the valley, as well as Chimpa, a pre-Inca fortress where you can see hanging tombs. Adventure, heritage and the ability to easily spot Andean condors make this Peru’s third most popular tourist attraction.

To reach Colca Canyon from Arequipa, catch a bus to Chivay or Cabanaconde on either end of the canyon. Chivay is the more popular choice, as it is home to relaxing hot springs. From here, you can easily access the canyon.

Tours & Tickets

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Colca Valley Overnight Tour from Arequipa: Colca Canyon, Vicuna Reserve and Condors

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

When you’re in Arequipa, you can’t miss a trip to Colca Canyon (Cañon del Colca), a stunning natural wonder that’s twice as deep as the USA’s Grand ...  Read more

Location: Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $204.24
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2-Day Group Tour to Colca Canyon from Arequipa to Puno

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Travel from Arequipa to Yanque and enjoy amazing views along the way. Overnight at a comfortable and cozy hotel in Yanque surrounded by the natural beauty of ...  Read more

Location: Arequipa, Peru
Duration: Flexible

From USD $265.00

Full Day Trip to Colca Canyon from Arequipa

Join this full day trip to Colca Canyon leaving early in the morning from your hotel including transportation and and official English guide.

Location: Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $35.00

Overnight Tour: Colca Canyon Including Horse Riding from Arequipa

Join this overnight tour which included round-trip transportation, an official bilingual guide, horse riding in the countryside traditional village of Yanque ...  Read more

Location: Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $115.00

3-Day Backpacker Colca Canyon Trek from Arequipa

Trek the deepest canyon in the world on this 3 day 2 night tour. Get ready to see one of the most breathtaking places in Peru. Enjoy Peruvian food, see the ...  Read more

Location: Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $142.00

4-Day Tour: Arequipa and the Colca Canyon

Explore Arequipa, Peru’s second largest city during a 4-day dreamed-about tour.

Location: Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $599.00

Bus from Puno to Chivay

Coach bus from Puno to Chivay. You will have a guide on the road and the bus will make stops in different parts: at a beutiful lake, at Las Vicuñas ...  Read more

Location: Puno, Peru
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.00

Luxury 2-Day Colca Canyon Trek with Optional Hiking Experience

Enjoy a 2 day trekking experience in Peru. For those with less hiking experience, you could take another route to descend the canyon. The hike is a bit ...  Read more

Location: Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $325.00

Private 2-Day Colca Canyon Tour from Arequipa to Puno

Take a private 2-Day tour of the Colca Canyon and stay the night at a luxury lodge. Travel from Arequipa to Yanque by private van on a 4-hour scenic journey ...  Read more

Location: Arequipa, Peru
Duration: Flexible

From USD $829.00

3-Day Hike to Colca Canyon from Arequipa

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 ...  Read more

Location: Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $324.00

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