TREKKING IN COLCA CANYON 2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT [ADVENTURE TOURISM IN COLCA CANYON]

  1. Duration:2 days / 1 night
  2. Locale:Colca Canyon
  3. Service:Shared
  4. Difficulty:Medium
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Trekking in colca canyon 2 days/1 night

TREKKING IN THE COLCA CANYON - DAY 1

Pick up passengers from their hotels in Arequipa city center at 03:00 a.m. approximately, then depart to the Chivay village (takes 3 hours and 30 minutes approximately), while we are in Chivay, we have breakfast, at the end we will continue with our travel to La Cruz del Condor viewpoint, from this point you will see much of the canyon, in addition to be able to observe the condors flight and will be noticeable the Canyon depth (3207 masl).

Continuing our tour, we will arrive at the Pampa San Miguel viewpoint to begin the hike descending to the Canyon until you reach the Colca River, we cross a suspension bridge (10 minute walk) until arriving at the San Juan de Chuccho town, here is where the guide is responsible for preparing food for the groups while we will take a break. Then, we will continue the journey, will be approximately 3 hours walk, pass through the Cosñirhua and Malata villages, villages that still retain their stories and customs.

Being approximately 05:30 p.m. arrive at the Sangalle oasis, a quiet and cosy place, here you can enjoy the swimming pools and nature, being in the oasis will have all afternoon to relax and enjoy the scenery. Our guide will be who is responsible for the preparation of food for the group, will pass the night in adobe bungalows.

TREKKING IN COLCA CANYON - DAY 2

We begin the climb to 05:00 a.m. heading to the Cabanaconde village (3 hours and 30 minutes of walk), once we are in the top we will have breakfast then board the bus to return to the Chivay village making tourist stops in the Maca, Achoma and Yanque traditional villages and the natural viewpoints, from these locations we can appreciate the Pre Inca terraces in the Colca Valley, among others.

While in the Chivay village, you will have time to visit La Calera and then enjoy a buffet lunch in the village (not included in the package). At the end we will return to the Arequipa city, making the respective stops in places such as the volcanoes viewpoint (at 4910 m.a.s.l.) and the National reserve which is the natural habitat of a variety of South American camelids such as vicunas, alpacas, llamas and vizcachas. At 06:00 p.m. approximately arrive at the Arequipa city and proceed to the transfer to hotels in the city center.

  1. itinerary
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ITINERARY TREKKING IN COLCA CANYON - DAY 1

  • 02:30 a.m. Pick up from your hotels in Arequipa city center.
  • 03:30 a.m. Departure to the Chivay village.
  • 06:30 a.m. Arrival at the Chivay village and breakfast.
  • 07:00 a.m. Departure to La Cruz del Condor viewpoint.
  • 09:00 a.m. Arrival at La Cruz del Cóndor viewpoint, condors majestic flight.
  • 10:00 a.m. Departure to the San Miguel viewpoint.
  • 10:30 a.m. Beginning of the hike down into the Canyon (2 hours 30 minutes approximately).
  • 02:00 p.m. Arrival at the San Juan de Chuccho community, lunch.
  • 05:00 p.m. Walk to Casnirhua, Malata, descent to the Sangalle oasis.
  • 05:30 p.m. Installation in the adobe bungalows.
  • 06:30 p.m. Dinner and overnight at the adobe bungalows.

ITINERARY TREKKING IN COLCA CANYON - DAY 2

  • 06:30 a.m. Rise the Canyon from the oasis with direction to the Cabanaconde village.
  • 07:00 a.m. Arrival at the Cabanaconde village, breakfast.
  • 07:45 a.m. Departure to Chivay, will make stops along the way.
  • 10:00 p.m. Arrival at Chivay, visit La Calera springs baths.
  • 01:00 p.m. Buffet lunch in Chivay (not included in the package).
  • 02:30 p.m. Return to the Arequipa city, have stops in the important places of the journey (Patapampa, volcanoes viewpoint and the Aguada Blanca national reserve).
  • 06:30 p.m. Arrival at Arequipa city and transfer to their hotels.

THAT INCLUDES THE TOUR:

  • Pick up from your hotel in Arequipa city.
  • Spanish - English tourist guide.
  • Breakfast in Chivay (day 1).
  • Lunch in San Juan de Chuccho (day 1).
  • Dinner in Oasis (day 1).
  • Lodging in the Sangalle oasis (bungalows).
  • Breakfast in Cabanaconde (day 2)

THAT ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:

  • BTC: Ticket tourist.
  • Entry to thermal baths in Chivay.
  • Lunch in Chivay (day 2).
  • Others not listed in the tourist package. Important information: Entry to thermal baths in Chivay value: 15 soles.
  • Price lunch in Chivay is minimum 10 soles
  • BTC: 20 soles - national, 40 soles - South American and 70 soles - other.

It is recommended for their tour

  • Water for long walks that will be in.
  • Personal backpack with enough for the tour.
  • Light and/or thick clothes, umbrella if the tour is in rainy season (December to March).
  • Cap or hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • Insects repellent.
  • Trekking shoes.

COLCA CANYON

  • The Colca Canyon is located at the northeastern end of Arequipa Region, Caylloma province, 165 kilometers from Arequipa and 40 km from Chivay town main and capital of the Caylloma province. The highest point in the Valley is the dormant volcano Ampato (6288 masl) and the lowest the confluence of the Colca and Andamayo rivers (970 masl).

    The Colca Valley has an extension of 100 km in length and occupies only a sector of the basin of the Colca River, between the Callalli and Huambo districts. Colca Canyon path runs along the Chachani skirts and across ichu and yareta Plains full.

    The Colca Canyon is the natural habitat of animals such as the Andean condor, nearly 100 species of birds and four types of camelids (Vicuña, guanaco, llama and alpaca). There are also more than 300 species of plants, of which 30 are variety are cactus, not to mention the yareta green. One of the most amazing spectacles of the visit to the Canyon is the dawn next to the cliff where you can see, just it dawns, the flight of approximately 20 condors.

    The Valley is ideal for recreational and artistic activities such as photography, poetry, among others. In the same way that is conducive to perform adventure sports like trekking, rafting, climbing, bicling, among others.

CRUZ DEL CONDOR VIEWPOINT

  • The Cruz del Condor viewpoint, is a privileged spot for the depth of the Canyon, the vegetation and above all, the condors flight, the true King of the whole of the Colca Canyon. In addition, you can far see the Coropuna and Ampato volcanoes that added beauty to the natural landscape. Without any doubt from the Cruz del Condor viewpoint we can take some of the most beautiful photographs in Peru.

    This viewpoint is a natural spectacle and an interesting experience for the visitor. Has built a large cross and a small wall of stone for the convenience of tourists. While it more striking is that is can appreciate in all its esplender the Condor flight, also can see the depth maximum of this canyon that is characterized by being one of them deeper of the world.

    Condor sighting is generally made of 8 at 10 am, birds take a considerable height to then follow currents of air to the coast, and there is where it will find its food.

SALINAS AND AGUADA BLANCA NATIONAL RESERVE

  • Jewel of natural heritage located in the Arequipa vicinity, at an approximate altitude of 4 300 meters above sea level, this area is characterized by landscapes which mixed snow-capped volcanoes, lagoons surrounded by wetlands, Andean forests and meadows.

    Its most famous site is known as the Salinas Lagoon, this is a scene of particular beauty set from a Salt Lake's shallow waters and extensive wetlands that surround it. Salinas Lagoon is a true sanctuary for avifauna that manages host at certain times of the year about 20,000 water birds, found among them their famous flamingos that fill a special colored waters of the lagoon.

SANGALLE OASIS

  • The paradise Ecolodge Oasis, situated at the foot of the Sangalle Valley, Cabanaconde, is surrounded by hills and vegetation, has a heated outdoor swimming pool and offers complimentary breakfast. The Cabanaconde town is situated from 3 hour ride and is only accessible by foot, horseback or mule. Simple rooms have bedspreads and walls decorated in vivid hues. All of them have private or shared bathrooms and offer views of the mountains and the garden. In addition, towels and bed linen are provided. Electricity is only available between 18:00 and 21:00.

    In the Oasis paradise Ecolodge vicinity you can go hiking and explore the Canyon and the Colca River. In addition, the on-site restaurant, a games room and a reception desk.

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