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.
Full-day trip to Colca Canyon and Chivay from Arequipa
An activity-packed trip ideal for nature lovers
Observe condors and bag great views of the canyon from La Cruz del Condor lookout point
Opt to soak your muscles in the hot springs of La Calera
Go bird watching in Pampa Cañahua, home to flamingoes and Andean geese
I would not recommend this day trip. My husband and I did it on our last day in Arequipa and wished we hadn't wasted the time. The Colca Canyon is beautiful and we did see a few Condors. The hot springs looked nice, like they were recently updated. If you want to see those attractions I wouldn't discourage you but I wouldn't book it here.We were picked up at 3:30am and were told breakfast was provided. Breakfast was some buns with butter and jam which could've been find as we weren't there for the food. Our tour guide was super disorganized and we made a lot of unnecessary stops for photo ops. I was sick the following day and it might not have been from the lunch we had but I have a feeling it might've.I hate to write such a negative review but I was really looking forward to this day trip and it was really disappointing. We had a wonderful two weeks in Peru and this was the worst day.
We were very disappointed. Were led to believe we were bird watching and ended up seeing one condor as the bus was so slow and we got to the canyon too late. Then we sat for an hour while some people had a hot spring experience. Lunch was good.
The tour started too early 3:00 AM sharp! but it ended at a very good time back in Arequipa City.
Everything was excellent. The tour, the guide, the driver, the breakfast and the lunch.
The Colca was everyting I expected.
The thermal baths are also highly recommended.
Thanks very much!!!
Most memorable and interesting day out.... Useful if you can sleep in tight seating on a mini bus!
Best to go during 'low season' if possible to fully savor the beauty of the area and those condors....