Where is Colca Canyon?
The Colca Canyon is at 6h by bus and 220km to the village of Cabanaconde in the district of Caylloma whose capital village is Chivay.
Where is the beginning of the trekking in the Colca Canyon ?
This is an important question because there are more than 14 villages in the Colca Canyon and the village of Cabanaconde is the place, where the treks of the following trekkings come together
-Colca Trekking : Oasis-Tapay, 3 days
-Colca Trekking: Llahuar-Huaruro waterfall, 4 days
-Andagua Trekking - Volcanoes Valley: 5-6 days
-Mocurca Lake Trekking
How do I arrive to the village of Cabanaconde ?
In Arequipa exist two bus terminals; the first and older terminal is the “Terminal terrestre” where the busses for the Highlands leave : Puno, Cuzco and also for the Colca Valley and the Colca Canyon, Cotahuasi, Chivay, Cabanaconde, Yanque, etc.
The second terminal is the “Terrapuerto” where the buses for the costa leave as for the cities Lima, Nazca, Pisco, Ica and in summer with more often to the beach of Arequipa - Mollendo and Mejía.
The distance in local bus to the Colca Valley is 164km to Chivay and 220km to Cabanaconde.
|Departures from Arequipa
||Stop in Chivay
||Arrival in Cabanaconde
The bus companies who are leaving at this schedule for the Colca Valley are Reyna and Andalucía.
We recommend also the company Milagros ( yesica) can help you. this bus leave at 15:00.
Ask for the right side of the bus to see the canyon.
Cotahuasi Canyon, the distance is 357km and the bus trip takes 11h and normally, the buses leave at 4pm from the bus terminal with the bus companies Reyna and Transporte Alex.
Are there any hotels in Cabanaconde ?
There is no problem to find hotels in Cabanaconde : but please book in advance
Hostal “Valle del fuego”, : office phone in Arequipa city 51-54-203737 , for reservation Any time (51) (54) 958962369.
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org /web page : www.valledelfuego.com
“La casa de pablo”, pone : 51-54 203737, office phone in Arequipa city 51-54-203737 , for reservation Any time (51) (54) 958962369.
e-mail : email@example.com
“La posada del conde”
What does it cost to hike Colca Canyon in 2010?
*Local bus Arequipa-Cabanaconde, one way cost US$ 6.00
*Bus departure fee Arequipa to Cabanaconde US$ 1.00
*Hotel in Cabanaconde US$ 7.00 - US$ 30.00
*Tenting US$ 5.00 ask for free camping at hostel valle del fuego
*Hut at Oasis US$ 4.00
*Swimming pool oasis US$ 3.00 ask for free ticket swimming pool at the hostel valle del fuego.
*Food in village or oasis US$ 4.00 – 8.00
*Bus Andagua to Arequipa US$ 12.00
*Official trekking English, French, Spanish speaking guide from arequipa city US$30-40 per day.
*Local guide from Cabanaconde (Spanish) US$ 15.00 - 25.00 per day
(Contac at the “Hostel valle Del fuego” Pablo, trekking guide)
*Mule, donkey or horse US$ 18.00 – 20.00 per day
*muleteer or Arriero US$ 18.00 per day
*Entrance fee US$ 12.00 national park. ( colca canyon)
Normally, the tourists walk in theColca trekking before doing the Inca Trail in Cusco the inca trail in cusco cross in the second day 4200 m. Arequipa is at an altitude of 2325 meters above sea level and Cusco is at 3300 meters. The stay in Arequipa and the trekking in the Colca are a good possibility to acclimatise to the altitude. in the colca canyon trek , cabanacnde village is the place more hight in the trek :3300 m.
Nevertheless, we recommend to do the Andagua Trekking after the trekking in Cusco or Huaraz where you can acclimatise for the 5200 meters of the Andes (Cordillera de los Andes) who are passed in the Andagua Trekking.