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Colca Canyon Classic Tour with Colca Lodge

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Colca Canyon Classic Tour with Colca Lodge

$599

per person

Disconnect from the “real” world and immerse yourself in the spectacular natural beauty and rich culture of Colca Canyon, one of the deepest of its kind in the world! On the Classic Colca Canyon tour, you will meet diverse Andean wildlife, take in breathtaking views of majestic volcanoes and discover the traditional cultures of the Colca Valley, both modern and ancient.
You’ll sleep in complete luxury at the Colca Lodge, located just outsider the tranquil valley village of Yanque. The Lodge has its own spa, which makes use of nearby natural hot springs, and is the perfect place to get back to Nature.

Highlights:

  • Experience the spectacular Colca Canyon, one of the deepest of its kind in the world!
  • Discover modern indigenous culture in the traditional village of Yanque, and admire ancient agricultural terraces built by the Incas.
  • Meet diverse Andean wildlife and birdlife at the Pampa Cañahua National Reserve.
  • Be awestruck by breathtaking volcanic vistas at the lofty Patapampa Pass.
  • Spend the night at the luxurious Colca Lodge, situated in the midst of Nature in the Colca Valley.

Colca Canyon Classic Tour Itinerary Overview:

Click through to “Tour Plan” to see the full itinerary 

Day One – Arequipa – Reserva Pampa Cañahuas – Yanque

Begin your Colca Valley adventure with a visit to the lovely Pampa Cañahua National Reserve. Here, you will meet diverse Andean wildlife including llamas, vicuñas and Andean eagles! Next, climb up to Patapampa Pass and take in unparalleled views of the surrounding snow-capped volcanoes. Finally, you will descend into the Colca Valley and spend the night at the luxurious Colca Lodge and spa.

Day Two:Yanque – Cruz del Condor – Chivay – Arequipa

Head into Yanque village to watch a performance of the traditional Wititi dance, before heading up to Cruz del Condor lookout point to watch the magnificent Andean condors dancing on the air currents! Next, you’ll drive along the rim of the beautiful Colca Canyon, discovering ancient Inca agricultural terraces that are still in use today by local farmers, and stopping for photo opportunities at the very best panoramic viewpoints.

 

Important information:

  • We recommend you book this tour at least 3 weeks  in advance.
  • These prices are in private services. If you would like to join a small group , please contact us.

Why book with us ?

In-depth local expertise

No middleman commissions

Friendly booking platform

Secure payment  system

Comprehensive customer support

Certified Sustainable Travel Operator

 

Travel voucher & contact details:

You will receive an electronic voucher via e-mail once your booking is confirmed.

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Simply pay an initial deposit per person and pay the rest later.

You must pay the balance no less than 45 days before the departure date. If booking less than 45 days before departure, you must pay in full at the time of booking.

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  • Departure
    Arequipa
  • Departure Time
    7:30 a -8:00 am
  • Return Time
    6:00 pm
  • Include
    Activities described in the itinerary
    Tour guide
    Accommodation
    Entries
    Transport
  • Not Included
    Tips
    Meals
    Travel Insurance
    Domestic flights
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Day One – Arequipa – Reserva Pampa Cañahuas - Yanque

Your private transportation will pick you up from your hotel bright and early to begin your adventure in Colca Valley! Your first stop will be the Pampa Cañahuas National Reserve. The National Reserve is located in the foothills of Chachani and Misti volcanoes, and offers spectacular scenic views, as well as an abundance of Andean wildlife. Here, you will herds of vicuñas, alpacas and llamas, and birdlife such as flamingos, ibises and even Andean Eagles! Next, you will climb up to the lofty Patapampa Pass (4900m/16,100ft), where you can take in breathtaking views of the surrounding snow-capped volcanoes Ampato, Sabancaya and Hualca-Hualca. This beautiful place has an almost spiritual atmosphere; many visitors over the years have built piles of stones as offerings to Pachamama. Finally, you will descend to Chivay and into the Colca Valley, where you will spend the night at the luxurious Colca Lodge, just outside the tranquil town of Yanque. Here, you can relax surrounded by beautiful scenery, and enjoy the Lodge’s spa facilities. Don’t miss the natural hot springs, next to Colca river!         Included: Private transport English-speaking guide Accommodation at Colca Lodge Tourist admission tickets Hot springs admission   Not included: Lunch and Dinner Tips
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Day Two:Yanque – Cruz del Condor – Chivay - Arequipa

This morning, you will enjoy an breakfast of organic Andean fare, before heading into Yanque to watch a performance of the traditional indigenous Wititi dance. Next, you’ll continue to the “Cruz del Condor”, a natural lookout point over Colca Canyon named for the colony of Andean condors that live nearby. You can’t fail to be awestruck as you watch these majestic birds soar on the warm air currents over the beautiful canyon. Next, you’ll drive along the rim of Colca Canyon, and enjoy fabulous views of the magnificent scenery. Colca Canyon is one of the deepest of its kind in the world. Its imposingly steep walls are criss-crossed with colourful fauna whilst Colca river glitters far below on the canyon floor. Discover the interaction of the canyon’s modern and ancient traditional cultures: Inca-era agricultural terraces are still used by modern farmers, and the regional varieties of potaotes and corn eaten by modern villagers were developed by their imperian ancestors. Your guide will introduce you to the history of this isolated region, and will show you the most beautiful viewpoints over the canyon. Your tour will end at the village of Chivay, where you will stop for lunch at a traditional Peruvian restaurant before returning to your accommodation in Arequipa.         Included: Breakfast Private transportation English-speaking guide   Not included: Lunch Tips

Tour Location

Colca Canyon Classic