Colca Canyon Trek | 3 Days - 2 Nights


  • Duration: 3 Days 2 Nights
  • Activity level: Difficult
  • Group size: medium
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DAY 01
Arequipa / Tapay Viewpoint / San Juan de Chuccho
03:00am to 03:30amPick up from the hotel to transfer to the Colca Valley, the trip will take us approximately 4 hours to Chivay (main town of the Valley) where we will stop for breakfast and then continue the trip to Cabanaconde (two and a half hours more trip approx.) from where we will start our hike, descending to the Colca Canyon, which will take us approximately 3 ½ to 4 hours, during the tour we will be able to appreciate, as we descend the diverse vegetation between Andean and tropical, and also the geological formation of the Colca Canyon, part of the formation of the Andes mountain range.
Once at the bottom of the canyon we will cross the San Juan de Chuccho suspension bridge, to arrive at the town of the same name, where we will spend the night.
DAY 02
San Juan / Sangalle (Oasis)
We will have breakfast and then start our tour again, we will ascend 300 meters approximately and then arrive to the towns first of Cosñirhua 15min where we will visit briefly the museum and where we will appreciate the way of life of the people and then the town of Malata and again we will descend to Sangalle, 1 hour (oasis), a place made by the Andean people, full of high Andean vegetation mixed with tropical vegetation, where thanks to a warm water spring you can currently enjoy a refreshing bath in the pools located in this beautiful place (the waters have a temperature of approx. 18ºC) we will have lunch, and spend the second night in basic cabins.
DAY 03
Oasis / Cabanaconde /Chivay / Arequipa
04:30amWe will start the ascent, it is a zigzagging and quite steep road, but after 3 hours approximately we will have the satisfaction of finishing this beautiful journey.
Breakfast will be taken in a local restaurant and then we will go to the Cruz del Condor viewpoint, from this famous viewpoint you have one of the most impressive views of the Colca Canyon and from where you can normally see the impressive flight of the condors, return to Chivay, having the opportunity to visit the limekiln and enjoy the relaxing hot springs.
Lunch and return to Arequipa, arriving between 5 and 6 pm.
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Discover the canyon in 3 exciting days. Cross one of the deepest canyons in the world, the Colca Canyon, with a trek by a professional guide, where we will spend the night in rustic cabins located in the heart of the Canyon.


  • Transfer Arequipa/Cabanaconde/Arequipa by tourist bus.
  • 02 nights basic hostel - shared bathrooms (San Juan de Chuccho and Sangalle).
  • Food (03 breakfasts, 02 lunches and 02 dinners).
  • Professional Guide in English/Spanish.

Does not include

  • Colca Tourist Ticket.
  • Entrance to the Thermal Baths of Chivay.
  • Last lunch in Chivay.


  • Lightweight backpack.
  • 2 litres of water for the first day.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Hat.
  • Camera.
  • Trek shoes.
  • Warm clothing (IMPORTANT) temperature can reach -10°C.
  • Swimwear, sandals and towel.
  • Flashlight. Morning trek starts at 5 am before dawn, it will be dark.
  • Snacks. Breakfast on the last day will be delivered after the morning walk.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Personal medication.
  • Local money.
  • Copy of the passport for the first day.
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