Tour starts at 3am from Arequipa and finishes at 5pm back in Arequipa.
Full Day Tour is EASY – no trekking involved, just some walking. Compare all Colca Canyon Tours & Treks and discover which tour or trek is the perfect option for you.
It is the ONLY way to see the Colca Canyon in 1 day.
Colca Canyon is about 3.5 hours from Arequipa so plenty of bus travel in 1 day.
Tours start so early so you can catch the Condor Flights.
Most companies pick you up and drop you off at your hotel or hostel.
03:00 – 03:30am We will pick you up from your hostel and depart on our private bus to the Colca Canyon. After 4 hours of a bus journey, we will go directly to the Condor’s Cross, only stopping in Chivay to have breakfast.
08:30am We will arrive to the Condor’s Cross where we will appreciate the impressive views of one of the deepest canyons in the world and see the majestic Andean Condor bird that may be spotted flying just over your head (fingers crossed!). Get up close and get amazing photos of these birds whose presence create a truly unique experience at the Canyon.
On the way back to Chivay, we will stop in the villages of Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque, all small local villages which have colonial churches, tombs and Pre-Inca terraces, and we will really get to see the impact of living in the second deepest Canyon in the world.
12:00pm We will arrive to Chivay to visit the hot springs if you wish and then we will stop to have lunch at a local restaurant.
On the way back to Arequipa, we will stop at Patapampa, an incredible viewpoint where you will see the Ampato, Sabancaya and Hualca Hualca volcanoes side by side. This is also the highest point that we will reach at 4800 meters above sea level in Pampa Cañahuas.
17:30pm We will arrive back to Arequipa and drop you off at your hotel or hostel door.
Price: US$ per person
What to bring
- For the FULL DAY tour, bring a small bag only. Large luggage can be stored at your accommodation in Arequipa.
- Water bottle
- Original passport
- Local money
- Warm jacket