Colca Canyon trekking

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  Colca travel & Colca Canyon Trek 3 days / 2 nights  

The special colca travel and colca canyon trek is a mixing  between the Colca valley tour and the Colca Canyon trek (classic trek into the canyon). We also visit the national reserve of Salinas y Aguada Blanca, this tour is cultural, ecological and adventurous. Following this brief description of the places that we visit in the tour:

On this trek we visit the National Reserve of Salinas and Aguada blanca, is a reserve created especially for the protection of flora and fauna which is located in the highlands between 3800 and 4800 meters high. In this reserve we can find the wild vicuna, llamas, alpacas and especially the beauty of the Altiplano surrounded by mountains and volcanoes as Nevado Mismi which is the origin of the Amazon River and Nevado Ampato, where the mummy was discovered (“Juanita”), Sabancaya  volcano which was erupted in the 90's.

We visit also The Colca valley , colonial towns and pre-Inca terraces which are between the town of Chivay and the Condor Cross having an extension of 56 km. In Colca valley tour we’ll visit many colonial towns as Chivay / Yanque / Maca / Pinchollo, the condor cross and Cabanaconde town. This valley has got nice views.

We do The trek in Colca Canyon . On this tour we do trek into the Colca Canyon of 2 days. This canyon is formed by the ancient lava flows and the Andes, finding towns literally suspended in the mountain,we will visited this these villages where are inhabited by people who even speak Quechua. We also spent one night in the oasis inside of the canyon with palm trees and exotic fruits and with a good pool.

day 1

We leave at 7:00 in the morning from their respective hotels in a private car, after 2 hours travel, we’ll visit the national reserve of Aguada Blanca y Salinas, here we’ll stop to look at the wild vicuñas, explanation of flora and fauna of this reserve. Then we’ll stop to enjoy and drink an infusion of coca tea.

 Continuing with the trip we’ll visit the viewpoint of the Andes located at 4850 meters high. This is where we can see the Andes and the volcanic belt which is the alignment of more than 7 active volcanoes and some other extinct, mountains of importance as where the mummy was discovered,” Juanita”, and the Nevado Mismi location the origin of the Amazon River.
After looking at these volcanoes and the Andes down to our car to the town of Chivay located 3600 m.a s. l. Lunch.
In the afternoon we continue with the visit of Colca Canyon, is important to inform you that inside the classics and normal tours we’ll visit the Colca Canyon in the morning, we'll get it done in the afternoon because there are fewer tourists . Remember that the Colca Valley is impressive by the viewpoints. The sunset in the valley of the Andes is excellent to take photos. That's why we’ll make stops in the viewpoints of Antahuilque and choquetico, and of course in other natural viewpoints. We’ll also visit a sort of hanging tombs, a ceremonial stone that resembles a model of the terraces of the Colca Valley. on this day we do 2 hours trek in the valley.

In the trip you’ll visit Yanque, Maca and Pinchollo and of course the condor cross and taking advantage of the time we’ll see how the sun is hidden in the canon of Colca. Getting to Cabanaconde (Colca Canyon) we’ll stay in a confortable hotel, and having dinner in a restaurant.

day 2

Breakfast ,7 am, we start the trek into the Colca Canyon for 3 hours walking to San Juan de Chuccho village ,trekking down from 3300 mhsl to 2200mhsl, then we’ll continue the trek 3 hours (trek uphill,downhill and flat) towards the oasis, here we enjoy the swimming pool. We spend the night in bambu cabins.


During the trek into Canyon we’ll visit San Juan de Chuccho, Malata and Coshñirhua village.

day 3

We trek uphill from 2100mhsl to Cabanaconde 3300mhsl at 4:30 in the morning and after 3-4 hours trekking we arrive to Cabanaconde . Then we have breakfast. Then we continue for 25 minutes by bus towards the condor cross to try to see the flight of the condor. Then we continue towards Chivay town to bathe in the hot springs of 38ºC .Then lunch. We continue towards Arequipa city to get there at 5 pm.

The temperature in most parts of the year inside the Colca canyon during the day is 25/30ºC and in the evening 4/8ºC.

Important. - you will sleep in bamboo cabins (second night), in Oasis (Sangalle) there are 4 places where we can sleep, the 4 places are really very basic. But all the 4 places (pseudo lodges) each owner informed us that have the best service but we have checked it and for us the 4 places have the same facilities and services and there are not differences.
In each room there are: Beds and blankets. you will share the room only with the person that you know , you can choose between matrimonial room, double room , triple room and quadruple.
Each hostel has their own swimming pool.    
Inside the rooms there are not electricity only on the front desk you can charge batteries.
Remember the Oasis is located inside the Colca canyon , on the bottom of the canyon, some customers think that the rooms are dusty. Remember you are on the nature ¡  For the nights we recommend you carry a trek liner, on the bamboo huts you will have blankets but if you like to have only your personal scent on the bed please carry your own trek liner.
We can offer private rooms but you need to share the toilets and showers
All the swimming pools and hostel take the water from the only one spring that exist in the Oasis , the temperature of the water is 23 grados centigrados they use the same water for the showers, there are not hot water in the shower.
Accommodations in Oasis inside the canyon is adequate but toilet is about to 100 m. from Cabins. In Oasi have private toilets inside the room, if you like one room with private bathroom please book it with months in advance.

included colca travel & colca canyon trek
  • Private Transport
  • All transfers
  • Oxygen equipment
  • First-aide kit
  • Entrance fee to condor cross and national park
  • Entrance fee to Oasis
  • Trekking into the canyon
  • Official guide
  • All meals
  • Accommodation 1 night in typical house in Oasis and 1 night comfortable hotel with hot water and private bath.
  • Ticket for la Calera (hot spring)
not included
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Tips

2 - people US$
3-4 people US$
5-6 people US$

Prices by person in American dollars

Departure: On request, (every day), private guide, hotel 3 star in Cabanaconde, private trek.

Observation.-In the last day if you do not want to return to the city of Arequipa, you can connect from chivay village (colca canyon) to Puno.

ECOLOGICAL  BAGS FOR THE  RUBBISH.-  ( Available on private car service and by tourist bus on shared service)  Pablo tour is an ECO RESPONSIBLE COMPANY , Pablo tour`s team  take care the nature and during our tours, treks and expeditions our guides carry a bag for the plastic  bottles . Please if you buy plastic bottle of water   during the trek put the empty plastic bottle inside our ecological bags, the guide will transport it to our office in Arequipa city. Our guides will provide you this ecological Rubbish Bag.
Important: the rain season in Arequipa region is from November to March But during these months is possible to trek, the only month that sometimes we have many rain is on February .
On the rain season except February in the morning is blue sky, please during the rain season we recommend carry your rain jacket.

what to bring
  • Swimming Customs.
  • Torch / Flashlight.
  • Sun Block.
  • Insects Repellent (Specially if you have sweet blood for them).
  • Towels.
  • Basics.
  • Snacks.
  • Water (you can buy in all the villages).
  • Cap or hat.
  • Personal medications.
  • Hiking stick(s).
  • Enthusiasm.

* There’s no risk of Malaria at all.


The passenger is under the obligation to mention of any health problem or past injury to assure and guarantee the safety of the trip.

about the guides

The stuff is competent and is being trained eventually, every now and then.(OFFICIEL GUIDES).





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