Classic Trekking to the Colca Canyon (3d - 2n)

Day Trips & Excursions in San Juan

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In search of going through the wonderful Colca canyon, the magnificent flight of the condors and feeling alive walking through these beautiful valleys, then this is what you are looking for.
DAY 1 AREQUIPA-CABANACONDE-SAN JUANWe will pick you up from your hotel around 3:30 a.m. After 4 hours of travel in our mobility we arrived at Chivay (11926 feet) for breakfast and then continue with our journey to Cabanaconde. During the trip a stop has arrived at the Cruz del Cóndor viewpoint, to witness the majestic flight of the condors, the largest carrion birds in the world, which rise from the depths of the Colca Canyon, which is one of the the largest deep on the planet. We arrive at the village of Cabanaconde (10785 feet), from where we will begin our descent to the Canyon. The walk lasts approximately a few hours until we reach the depths of the Colca Canyon, we will cross the suspension bridge of San Juan, and we will arrive to the small town of San Juan, where we will spend the night in the houses of the comuneros in modest accommodations.DAY 2 SAN JUAN- OASIS.After breakfast, continue our itinerary with an ascent 985 feet to reach the towns of Coshiirhua and Malata; peculiar towns where there is no transport and its people are characterized by their warmth. Then we descend to San Galle, an Oasis covered in lush tropical vegetation and high on one side of the Colca River. Here we will enjoy a refreshing swim in the pools of the Lodge, we will enjoy a lunch surrounded by a beautiful landscape and we will spend the second night.DAY 3 OASIS-CABANACONDE-CHIVAY- AREQUIPAWe get up early to start our walk back to Cabanaconde, climbing a zigzag path and quite steep slope for 3 hours 30 min. approximately. From the top we will take some photos as a farewell to the trekking. Then we will have breakfast at a local restaurant in the square, then continue with our mobility to the viewpoint of the Cruz Del Cóndor; from where we appreciate the majestic flight of the condors, we take pictures of the impressive view of the Colca Canyon, which is from there. Then we arrived in Chivay and went to the thermal baths to relax the body after a long morning. Then we have lunch and return to the city of Arequipa (approximate arrival at 5:00 p.m.). We can also take the bus to Puno from Chivay.

What’s included

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • National Park fees
  • Dinner - 2-course dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip shared transfer

What’s not included

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
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