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Colca Canyon (Canon del Colca)
Plunging 13,650 feet (4,160 meters) down, Peru’s Colca Canyon is officially one of the world’s deepest canyons—with a breadth of activities to match. Visitors opt to visit this off-the-beaten-track attraction for its opportunities for adventure in a stunning natural environment, its large population of Andean condors, and its pre-Inca historical sites.

The Basics
Most Colca Canyon tours start in Arequipa, which doubles as a basecamp for 3-day treks through the Andes Mountains (be sure to go with a guide for safety reasons) and for overnight horseback riding or bus tours to the canyon. Upon arrival at the Andean valley, a plethora of options for tours and outdoor activities await: Hike to overlooks such as La Cruz del Condor, bike through the Colca Valley, or kayak or raft down the Colca River.

No matter what sights and activities you choose, guided tours are generally the easiest and most convenient way to travel, as most provide round-trip transportation from Arequipa. But if you’re seeking an independent sightseeing experience, you can book a bus transfer from Arequipa with stops at scenic viewpoints and attractions along the way.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Multi-day Colca Canyon tours often include visits to nearby attractions in the Arequipa region, such as Puno on Lake Titicaca or the Pampa Canahuas Reserve, famous for its wild vicunas.
  • Day trips from Arequipa to the canyon can last up to 14 hours.
  • Stave off altitude sickness by allowing yourself a couple days to acclimate in Arequipa before attempting any activities.

How to Get There
The closest city to Colca Canyon is Arequipa, roughly 100 miles (161 kilometers) southeast. From there you can book a bus or shuttle directly to the canyon, or take public transportation to Chivay or Cabanaconde on either end of the canyon. Chivay is the more popular choice, as it is home to relaxing hot springs. If you have the time and energy, you can make the 3-day hike. You can also reach the canyon via Cusco, though it is a longer journey.

When to Get There
May through September is the driest time of the year in Peru, and therefore it’s the best for hiking and other outdoor activities. December through February is the low season, which promises fewer crowds.

History and Andean Condors in Colca Canyon
Historical attractions—such as pre-Hispanic settlements, the pre-Inca Chimpa fortress, and the caves of Mollepunko above Callalli, where 6,000-year-old rock art shows the domestication of the alpaca—are plentiful in the canyon. Andean Condors are another draw as some of the world’s largest flying birds, with bodies up to four feet (1.2 meters) tall and wingspans of up to 10.5 feet (3.2 meters). Because of their size, they live in windy areas that can help them get off the ground.
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From Arequipa: Colca Canyon, Full DayNature & Wildlife

From Arequipa: Colca Canyon, Full Day

Save time and explore the Colca Canyon, the second deepest canyon in the world, on this full day tour. Be amazed by the flight of the majestic condor, at the "Cruz del Condor" natural viewpoint. See our options “Only Tour” or “Tour with Ticket and Lunch”
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Colca Canyon in One Day from Arequipa

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Spend the day watching condors glide over the Colca Canyon on a full-day trip from Arequipa, a great choice for nature lovers and first-time visitors. Observe condors and absorb panoramic views of the Colca Canyon from La Cruz del Condor lookout point, and opt to soak your muscles in the hot springs of La Calera in the afternoon. Plus, go bird watching in Pampa Cañahuas.
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Full day Colca Canyon tour from ArequipaDay Trips

Full day Colca Canyon tour from Arequipa

See condors flying in their natural habitat on a full-day tour of the Colca Canyon from Arequipa. Get breathtaking views of mountains and volcanoes, look for wildlife in the Pampa Cañahuas national reserve and more.
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Colca Canyon Full Day and Typical Buffet lunch

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The Colca Canyon has some of the best hiking spots in Peru, but exploring the rocky solitary in nature can be dangerous. On this adventure tour, follow your guide through the rugged landscapes and walk the canyon safely. With transportation and breakfast included, discover relaxing thermal baths and colonial churches, stop at traditional villages such as Maca and Yanque, and see wild condors at the Mirador del Cóndor.
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Colca Canyon Excursion One DayCultural Tours

Colca Canyon Excursion One Day

Discover the dramatic beauty of the Colca Canyon on an exciting two-day tour from Arequipa. Explore a fascinating natural formation twice as deep as the Grand Canyon of the USA. With an experienced guide; Visit an intriguing wildlife reserve to find various species; and admire the beautiful colonial architecture of two highland towns. Walk on the base of a colossal volcano and admire the spectacular views of the impressive landscapes of Peru during this enriching experience. Transportation and two lunches are included in the price of the trip, however, accommodation must be purchased separately.
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The Peruvian Expedition

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Skip the hassle of organizing transportation, tours, accommodation, and meals separately. This inclusive 20-day expedition takes care of all the logistics needed to plan a comprehensive tour of Peru, from Lima to Arequipa, Puno, Cusco, Rainbow Mountain, Machu Picchu, and more.
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2-Day Group Tour to Colca Canyon from Arequipa to PunoMulti-day Tours

2-Day Group Tour to Colca Canyon from Arequipa to Puno

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Enjoy Peru’s amazing scenery and fascinating wildlife during this overnight trip from Arequipa to Puno via the Colca Canyon. Travel to Yanque through the stunning landscape of the Pampa Cañahuas Reserve, spotting wildlife like alpacas, flamingoes and ibises, along with nearby volcanoes. Continue the next day through the Colca Canyon, stopping to admire giant Andean Condors at the Mirador Cruz del Condor, heading to Puno in the afternoon. This overnight trip also covers your guide, one night of accommodations, all entrance fees, one breakfast, and round-trip hotel transport.
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Colca Canyon: 2 Day Tour from ArequipaMulti-day Tours

Colca Canyon: 2 Day Tour from Arequipa

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Head into the second deepest canyon in the world, Colca Canyon, on an overnight trip from Arequipa. Pass by remote Peruvian villages, large volcanoes, and herds of vicunas, the national animals of Peru. Colca Canyon reaches depths of 3,400 meters and is home to the giant Andean condor, that has a wingspan of over 3 meters, making it one of the most unique places in the world.
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Colca Valley Overnight from Arequipa: Colca Canyon, Vicuna Reserve and Condors

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Discover the dramatic beauty of the Colca Canyon on an exciting two-day excursion from Arequipa. Explore a fascinating natural formation twice as deep as the USA’s Grand Canyon with an experienced guide; visit an intriguing wildlife reserve to encounter diverse species; and admire the beautiful colonial architecture of two highland villages. Walk on the base of a colossal volcano and admire spectacular views of Peru’s stunning scenery during this enriching experience. Transport and two lunches are included in the tour price, however overnight accommodation must be purchased separately.
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Full day tour / Colca CanyonCultural Tours

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Come and enjoy an impressive Full day tour through one of the deepest canyons in the world. Disconnect at least one day from the city and fully enjoy the nature that surrounds this valley. Our guide will show you all the beauties such as the huge birds, beautiful alpacas and vicuñas and more than 79 different types of cactus. Our tour starts very early to be able to arrive on time at the Condor's Cross and watch the condors flying over our heads, follow our route to different tiny towns and of course visit the relaxing hot springs.
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We will take you to one of the deepest and biggest canyons in the world. The Colca Canyon is deeper than the Grand Canyon! The area surrounding the Canyon is famed for its traditional and colorful towns which you will pass through along the way. In the Canyon you can find over 100 kinds of birds, over 300 types of plants and more than 30 types of cactus. The highest point of the Canyon is Ampato at 6388 meters above sea level. These snow-capped peaks form an impressive backdrop to the Canyon. The Andean Condor Bird can weigh up to 12 kg with a wingspan of over 3 metres! The CRUZ DE CONDOR viewpoint is famed as the best place in South America to see the Andean Condor in flight.
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Full day tour including transfer to Puno / Colca Canyon

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Come and enjoy an impressive Full day tour through one of the deepest canyons in the world. Disconnect at least one day from the city and fully enjoy the nature that surrounds this valley. Our guide will show you all the beauties such as the huge birds, beautiful alpacas and vicuñas and more than 79 different types of cactus. Our tour starts very early to be able to arrive on time at the Condor's Cross and watch the condors flying over our heads, follow our route to different tiny towns and of course visit the relaxing hot springs.After lunch in Chivay we will take you by bus straight to Puno where you will be drop off at your hotel if it's in the center of the city. Do not miss it and book now. It will be an unforgettable experience!
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2-Day Group Tour to Colca Canyon from Arequipa

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Journey from Arequipa to Yanque through the Colca Canyon, experiencing local Andean villages and impressive wildlife during this 2-day, 1-night trip. Travel through the amazing landscape of southern Peru, passing alpine lakes, glaciers, volcanoes before reaching the incredible Colca Canyon, where you'll observe the Andean Condor in its native habitat. Along the way you’ll also stop get a taste for daily life in the small villages of the Andes and have the chance to spot an impressive array of wildlife like alpacas, Andean eagles, flamingoes and ibises. This trip through Colca Canyon to Yanque also includes a guide, one night of accommodations, all entrance fees, breakfast and round-trip hotel transport.
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Come and enjoy an impressive 2 day trek through one of the deepest canyons in the world. Our guide will show you all the beauties of the valley such as huge birds, beautiful alpacas and vicuñas and more than 79 different types of cactus. Our tour starts very early to be able to arrive on time at the Condor's Cross and watch the condors flying over our heads and follow our route to Cabanaconde from where our adventure begins. Do not miss it and book now. It will be an unforgettable experience!
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Colca Full Day TourCultural Tours

Colca Full Day Tour

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The Colca Canyon is the deepest in the world and truly an incredible site. This tour is a great escape from the city and gives travelers the opportunity to experience Andean culture. Below is a general outline of our full day tour.· You will be picked up from your hotel or hostel between 3:00am and 3:30am and drive north to Chivay where you will eat a simple breakfast.· We then head west to the Condor Cross located on the rim of the Colca Canyon. You will have one hour to enjoy the views and look for condors.· We will make our way back towards Chivay making stops at Antawilke to see pre-Incan terraces, a small colonial town called Maca, and the Yanque hotsprings to bathe in the hot pools for one hour.· Upon arriving to Chivay we will stop at a local restaurant to eat a buffet lunch.· We then head back towards Arequipa making two final stops along the way at Patapama and the Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve.· You will be dropped off back at your hotel around 5:30pm.
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 We will leave Puno on our trip to one of the deepest canyons in the world. EL CAÑON DEL COLCA, where the MIRADOR DE LA CRUZ DEL CONDOR is located, observation site of the spectacular flight of the condor.The next day the tour ends at Arequipa's main square.Or in Puno Plaza de Armas if you selected the option with return in Puno.
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3-Day Backpacker Colca Canyon Trek from ArequipaMulti-day Tours

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Experience Peru’s equivalent to the Grand Canyon on a 3-day trek to the Colca Canyon from Arequipa. On arrival in the town of Cabanaconde, you’ll hike past rugged rock formations to local village, San Juan de Chuccho, to spend the night. The following day, after a scenic hike to the canyon’s deepest point, you’ll be rewarded with the beauty of Oasis Sangalle and the facilities of luxurious hotel, Oasis de las Palmeras. The next day, soothe aching muscles in the hot springs of Chivay before returning to Arequipa.
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Full Day Trip to Colca Canyon from Arequipa

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Let your spirit soar like the Andean condor on this full-day exploration of Colca Canyon. Stop by the ‘Condor’s Cross,’ near one of the canyon’s deepest points, to watch these majestic birds as they appear to float on the wind. Continue to traditional towns like Maca and Yanque where you’ll observe colonial-era churches and locals garbed in needlework dresses. Finish your trip on a high point as you return through 16,000-foot (4900-meter) Patapampa pass. A guide, breakfast and round-trip hotel transport are also covered.
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15-Day Tour from Lima: Amazon, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon and Nazca LinesCultural Tours

15-Day Tour from Lima: Amazon, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon and Nazca Lines

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Experience all that Peru has to offer during this 15-day, 14-night trip covering visits to the Amazon, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, the Nazca Lines, Colca Canyon and much more. Spot exotic wildlife in the Amazon and then discover the history of the Incas during time in Cusco and the Sacred Valley. You’ll also spend an unforgettable day exploring the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Machu Picchu before heading to Lake Titicaca to discover the lake’s unique floating islands. Then search for Andean Condors above the Colca Canyon. Finish your trip with a flight above the mysterious Nazca Lines. This Peru highlights trip also covers a guide, 14 nights of accommodations, meals as per the itinerary, bus, boat and train transfers and all entrance fees.
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Descend to one of the world’s deepest canyons on a 3-day semi-private trek to the Colca Canyon from Arequipa. Alongside your guide, you’ll enjoy amazing views, native wildlife and home-cooked Peruvian food on the way to the Cruz del Condor lookout point. Hike through local communities, Cosñirhua and Malata, and visit Oasis Sangalle to swim and relax. After a steep climb, you’ll be rewarded with a spectacular sunset over the Colca Canyon and then with a soothing soak in Chivay’s hot springs. Accommodation in a local home and hostel is included.
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13-Day Tour from Lima:Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon and Nazca Lines

Explore the top highlights in Peru during this 13-day, 12-night trip covering Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, the Nazca Lines, Colca Canyon and much more. Discover the history of the Incas during time in Cusco and the surrounding Sacred Valley. You’ll also spend an unforgettable day exploring the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Machu Picchu before heading to Lake Titicaca to discover the lake’s unique floating islands and searching for Andean Condors above the Colca Canyon. Finish your trip with a flight above the mysterious Nazca Lines. This Peru highlights trip also covers a guide, 12 nights of accommodations, meals as per the itinerary, bus, boat and train transfers and all entrance fees.
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A trekking tour lets you get off the beaten track and explore the beauty of the Peruvian countryside. This 3-day tour takes you through the Colca Canyon to the famous Cruz del Condor viewpoint, natural thermal pools, and rural villages—all on an all-inclusive tour with lodging, meals, and entrance fees.
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Discover the dramatic scenery of Colca Canyon on a 2-day trek from Arequipa. Alongside your guide, you’ll hike through indigenous communities and epic scenery on this semi-private tour of maximum 5 people. Sleep in a lodge beside the Oasis Sangalle and then emerge early to ascend to the town of Cabanconde —enjoy the flexibility to amend the tour itinerary to experience a shorter hike. Gaze at views of the Colca Canyon from Cruz del Condor, ­­and then soothe your muscles in the warm waters of La Calera Thermal Waters. Meals and round-trip transport from Arequipa hotels are included.
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From Arequipa: Colca Canyon, 2 Days

Explore the Colca Canyon, the second deepest canyon in the world, on this 2 day tour along the Andean mountains. Be amazed by the flight of the majestic condor. See our options “Only Tour” or “Tour with Ticket and Meals.
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