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$222.99 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Colca Valley, Colca Canyon, and Vicuna Reserve from Arequipa

Day 1: Arequipa – Colca Valley (L)After pickup from your hotel by minivan or coach, depending on group size, you’ll make your way north of Arequipa to the Colca Valley. The spectacular drive to Colca will have you glued to your window as you drive through two skirts of volcanoes - Chachani and Pichu Pichu.Pass through the Pampa Cañahuas Vicuna Reserve, where you’ll see vicunas (a relative of the llama) roaming freely in the highlands. Then drive past typical Peruvian villages on your way to the town of Chivay, where you’ll enjoy lunch and then have the rest of the day free to relax, get acquainted with the town and your accommodation, and have dinner on your own. If you wish, visit the nearby hot baths (own expense; your guide can provide information on this if you’re interested); if you have chosen to stay at the Colca Lodge Hotel, you can enjoy its private hot springs. Overnight: Your selected accommodation in Chivay or at the Colca Lodge Hotel (not included)Day 2: Colca Valley – Arequipa (L)Wake up early for the highlight of your day – a glorious view of Colca Canyon. Head with your guide to the Condor Cross viewpoint, which 3,960 feet (1,200 meters) high boasts fabulous views of the canyon, one of the deepest in the world. In addition to the canyon vistas, you’ll also hopefully catch sight of condors flying through the air. Symbols of the Andes, these enormous birds have wingspans of up to 10.5 feet (3.2 meters), and Condor Cross is one of the best places in the area to see them! Next, visit the villages of Maca (Achoma) and Yanque, where you can admire their well-preserved colonial churches before enjoying lunch and relaxing on the drive back to Arequipa, where your tour ends.

$291.25 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Group Tour to Colca Canyon from Arequipa to Puno

DAY 1 : Arequipa to Yanque (Colca Canyon) - SharedIn the morning, we will meet you at your hotel and taken on a stunning four hour remarkable journey to Yanque. Make sure to have your camera ready as you will stop at some stunning viewpoints including the Pampa Cañahuas Reserve. The reserve is home to many exotic Andean animals including vicuñas, alpacas, llamas, flamingos, ibis and the Andean eagle. You will see astounding landscapes as you drive past lakes, glaciers and some magnificent volcanoes, such as Ampato, Sabancaya, Huallca and Misti. We will reach our journey’s highest point of 4800m (15,000ft), before heading down the canyon to Yanque where we will take you to your hotel. In the afternoon, you will have a number of options to spend time at leisure. Enjoy the hot thermal springs of Yanque, go on a short trek or relax in your hotel while taking in the incredible view of the beginning of the canyon and its terraces.DAY 2 : Colca Canyon Tour and Tourist Coach to Lake Titicaca - SharedYou will be picked up from your hotel very early in the morning and taken to the most spectacular places of the Colca Canyon. Our picturesque journey leads us to the Mirador Cruz del Condor, the most famous viewing point for looking into the depths of the Colca Canyon. Here, the canyon is around 1200m deep, and you will have good chance of luck to see a few condors flying, with the amazing canyon scenery in the background. You will then continue on to Chivay. From here you will take the comfortable tourist coach to Lake Titicaca, the birthplace of the first Inca, Manco Capac. Along the way, you will be able to appreciate the scenic beauty of the Andes as you pass by lakes, lagoons, trout farms and Andean flamingos. When we reach the altitude of 4850m (12,000ft), you will have an unbelievable view of the highlands. Upon arrival into Puno, a private driver will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel.

$198.75 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Arequipa to Colca Canyon 2-Day Group Tour with Admission

DAY 1: Arequipa to Yanque (Colca Canyon) - SharedIn the morning, you will be met at your hotel and taken on an incredible four hour journey to Yanque. Have your camera ready as you will stop at various stunning viewpoints including the Pampa Cañahuas Reserve, which is home to many exotic Andean animals including vicuñas, alpacas, llamas, flamingos, ibis and the Andean eagle. You will see astonishing landscapes as you drive past lakes, glaciers and some magnificent volcanoes, such as Ampato, Sabancaya, Huallca and Misti. During the journey we will reach the highest point of 4800m (15,000ft). Afterwards, we head down the canyon to Yanque and transfer you to your hotel. In the afternoon, you will have time to spend at leisure. You can choose from several activities. Enjoy the hot thermal springs of Yanque, set off on a short trek or relax at your hotel while taking in the panoramic view of the beginning of the canyon and its terraces.DAY 2:Colca Canyon Tour and back to ArequipaIn the morning we will meet you at your hotel and you will start your tour of the Colca Canyon. We will take you to the most wonderful places in the Colca Canyon. Along the way, we will make a few stops in small Andean villages where time seems to have stood still and Colonial architecture remains to be well saved. We travel along the canyon until we get to ‘Mirador Cruz del Condor’, which is the best viewing point where you can look into the depths of the Colca Canyon. This viewing point is 1200m deep. From here you will most likely always see a few condors flying with an amazing scenery in the background. You will have the chance for a short hike along the canyon and afterwards, you will enjoy a locally prepared lunch. Once you have taken in the refreshing air of the Colca Canyon, we will transfer you back to your hotel in Arequipa. The journey back to Arequipa will take approximately 4 hours through stunning scenery of lakes, glaciers and volcanoes.

$46 Day Trips & Excursions

Arequipa to Colca Canyon Small-Group Full-Day Trip

Start your day off early with a pick-up from your hotel between 2:45am and 3:15am. Your guide will accompany you for the 3-hour drive into the Colca Canyon to reach the town of Chivay, located at 3,600 meters (11,800 feet) above sea level. Arrive at 6am and have breakfast here. Drive through the scenic landscape passing by agricultural fields, Antahuilque, the Choquetico Tombs and the tiny village of Yanque towards Cruz del Condor viewpoint. Watch quietly and patiently to see the giant Andean Condor flying silently overhead from this impressive overlook point.Afterwards, you'll return to Chivay by way of Maca village where you can watch farmers plowing their fields and stop in the beautiful XVI century colonial church. Upon arrival to Chivay, we will stop at the La Calera Hot Springs so you can relax and soak in the therapeutic pools if you wish. Have lunch on your own in Chivay and enjoy free time to visit the local marketplace and main square. At 2pm, you'll make your way back to Arequipa visiting the viewpoint of Patapampa at 4800 meters (15,750 feet), the highest point between the Colca Canyon and Arequipa, to view the Ampato volcano where the mummy Juanita was discovered. Afterwards, you'll continue to Toqrapampa, where you can see small lagoons filled with Andean birds. Our last stop will be Pampa Cañahuas National Park, where we will be able to see llamas, alpacas and vicuñas before arriving to Arequipa at approximately 5pm. You'll be dropped off in the Arequipa city center after a fun and busy day!

$181 Cultural & Theme Tours

Colca Canyon from Arequipa to Puno

DAY 1 : Arequipa to Yanque (Colca Canyon) - Shared In the morning, we will meet you at your hotel and taken on a stunning four hour remarkable journey to Yanque. Make sure to have your camera ready as you will stop at some stunning viewpoints including the Pampa Cañahuas Reserve. The reserve is home to many exotic Andean animals including vicuñas, alpacas, llamas, flamingos, ibis and the Andean eagle. You will see astounding landscapes as you drive past lakes, glaciers and some magnificent volcanoes, such as Ampato, Sabancaya, Huallca and Misti. We will reach our journey’s highest point of 4800m (15,000ft). In the afternoon, you will have a number of options to spend time at leisure. Enjoy the hot thermal springs of Yanque, go on a short trek or relax taking in the incredible view of the beginning of the canyon and its terraces.(Hotel booked on your own)DAY 2 : Colca Canyon Tour and Tourist Coach to Lake Titicaca - Shared You will be picked up from your hotel very early in the morning and taken to the most spectacular places of the Colca Canyon. Our picturesque journey leads us to the Mirador Cruz del Condor, the most famous viewing point for looking into the depths of the Colca Canyon. Here, the canyon is around 1200m deep, and you will have good chance of luck to see a few condors flying, with the amazing canyon scenery in the background. You will then continue on to Chivay. From here you will take the comfortable tourist coach to Lake Titicaca, the birthplace of the first Inca, Manco Capac. Along the way, you will be able to appreciate the scenic beauty of the Andes as you pass by lakes, lagoons, trout farms and Andean flamingos. When we reach the altitude of 4850m (12,000ft), you will have an unbelievable view of the highlands. Upon arrival into Puno.

$475 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Arequipa to Colca Canyon 2-Day Private Tour with Admission

DAY 1: Arequipa to Yanque (Colca Canyon) - By Private VanEarly in the morning, your private tour guide and driver will meet you at your hotel and take you on a astonishing four hour private spectacular journey to Yanque. Have your camera ready as you will stop at some stunning viewpoints including the Pampa Cañahuas Reserve, which is home to many exotic Andean animals including vicuñas, alpacas, llamas, flamingos, ibis and the Andean eagle. You will witness beautiful landscapes as you drive past lakes, glaciers and some magnificent volcanoes, such as Ampato, Sabancaya, Huallca and Misti. We will reach our journey’s highest point of 4800m (15,000ft), before heading down the canyon to Yanque. Upon arrival at your hotel, you will enjoy a delicious lunch, while taking in the wonderful view. In the afternoon, you will have time to spend at leisure. Enjoy the hot thermal springs of Yanque, take a short trek or relax in your hotel while taking in the spectacular view of the beginning of canyon and its terraces.DAY 2:Colca Canyon Tour and back to Arequipa - By Private VanEarly in the morning, we will meet you at your hotel and take you to the most amazing places in the Colca Canyon. Along the way, we will stop in several small Andean villages where time seems to have stood still and Colonial architecture continues to be well preserved. We will travel along the canyon until we reach ‘Mirador Cruz del Condor’, which is the best viewing point for looking into the depths of the Colca Canyon; at this point it is1200m deep. From here you will almost always spot a few condors flying with stunning scenery in the background. You will have the chance to go for a short hike along the canyon and afterwards, you will enjoy a deliciously prepared local lunch. Once you have taken in the refreshing air of the Colca Canyon, we will transfer you to your hotel in Arequipa by private van. The journey will take approximately 4 hours through a wonderful scenery of lakes, glaciers and volcanoes.

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