Colca Canyon Trek 2D/1N


Colca Canyon Trek 2D/1N

The Colca Canyon is considered to be the deepest canyon in the world - with over 1km separating the canyon floor from the cliff-edges. It has picturesque pre-Inca terracing, impressive scenery and friendly villages with traditionally dressed locals. One of the highlights of a trip to Colca is the chance to see the mighty Andean Condor soaring on thermals above the canyon. Given good weather and an early start it is very likely you will get to see the magnificent birds in action!


Day 1

Pick up from Arequipa around 4am - 4.30am, arriving in Chivay at 7am. We continue to the Condor viewpoint, where you can appreciate the depth of the Colca Canyon and the spectacular condors soaring above you. We then continue to the start of our trek, at Pampa San Miguel. During the descent we enjoy an interesting route, experiencing a variety of microclimates, spectacular scenery and natural flora and fauna until we arrive at San Juan de Chucchos, where we will lunch and have a small rest. We continue our trek to Cosñirhua and Malata, before the Valley of Sangalle and a small oasis where we arrive at our lodge for the evening. We stay in small cabins, and are able to enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool.

Day 2

An early start today as we need to climb out of the Canyon! A 3am start followed by around 3-4 hours climbing gets you to Cabanaconde. Once in Cabanaconde you will have breakfast and transfer to Chivay, stopping at a viewpoint and 2 towns en route. After lunch you have the opportunity to visit the thermal baths of Calera, before a transfer back to Arequipa, arriving around 17:00.


Practical Information

Departs: Pickup from your hotel in Arequipa around 4.00pm - 4.30pm on Day 1
Returns: To Arequipa approximately 5pm on Day 2
Duration: 3 days
Daily Departures
Price: Contact us

Bring With You
  • Day Pack
  • Good Shoes
  • Rain Jacket or a Poncho
  • Water Bottle
  • Hat or Cap to protect you from the sun or the cold
  • Sun Block
  • Insect repellent
  • Water and Snacks
  • Camera
  • Toilet paper
  • Towel
  • Swimsuit (recommended for the hot springs)
  • Plastic bags to store your spare clothes
  • Sleeping bag (not necessary, only if you feel cold quickly; can be rented with Dos Manos)
  • Flashlight and batteries, pocket knife, matches
  • Personal medical kit
  • Professional bilingual guide (English/Spanish)
  • Transport
  • Overnight in a bungalow
  • Meals: lunch and dinner on day 1, breakfast on day 2
Not Included
  • Meals: breakfast on day 1 and lunch and dinner on the last day
  • Entrance fee to Colca Canyon National Park - can be arranged with Dos Manos
  • Entrance to hot springs
  • Water (please bring around 2 litres per day)
  • Tips for guide

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