Colca Canyon Trek | A Hiking Adventure in Peru
On your Colca Canyon Trek, you will hike down the second deepest canyon in the world and enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience when watching the majestic condors fly. The beautiful scenery and wildlife on the way to Cabanaconde is part of this unique adventure. While trekking to the village of Llahuar, the apachetas will guide your way just like in ancient times. Deep in the canyon, you will fall in love with the serene Sangalle oasis, taste mouth-watering nutritious local foods, relax in natural hot springs and try your luck at trout fishing in the Colca River.
Highlights of the Colca Canyon Trek: 3 Day Hike the Colca Canyon from Arequipa
*Hear the wingbeat sounds of the majestic Andean condor soaring above you on your Colca Canyon trek.
*Interact with the local indigenous people, who have lived for centuries in the Colca Canyon raising livestock and taking care of the land.
*Relax in tranquil hot springs or cool off from your trek in refreshing swimming pools.
*Enjoy calm nights beneath the stars accompanied by the lullaby of the babbling river.
*Have the opportunity to taste our native delicious foods which are prepared with homegrown goods by the local people.
Itinerary Overview: This service is a private service
Click through to “Tour Plan” to see the full itinerary for the Colca Canyon Trek.
Day 1: Travel from Arequipa to Cabanaconde by bus. Begin your Colca Canyon trek and exploration of this impressive landscape with a moderate descent (4 hours) to Llahuar.
Day 2: Trek along ancient paths to Sangalle (4 hours). Spend the afternoon relaxing along the oasis pool or relaxing along the banks of the Colca River. After lunch we will continue ascending to Cabanaconde (3 hours). Overnight stay at a comfortable hotel in Cabanaconde.
Day 3: Visite Cruz del Condor. From here, you will have the chance to see the Andean Condor and enjoy a lunch with a local family in Yanque before returning to Arequipa.
To learn more about the experience of this wonderful Colca Canyon trek, read our blog post Why you should trek Peru’s Colca Canyon.
We recommend you book your Colca Canyon trek at least 30 days in advance.
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DepartureFrom your accommodation in Arequipa
Departure Time3:00AM - 3:20AM
Return Time5:00PM - 6:00PM
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Day One: Feel the calm of nature as you descend into the Colca Canyon
- Hiking time: Approximately 4 hours
- Hiking Level: Strenuous
- Meals: L, D
- Accommodation: Basic cabins
- Included activities: Tourist entry ticket for the canyon and all the activities described in the itinerary accompanied by a professional tour guide
Day Two : Guided by the ancestors to an incredible oasis
- Hiking time: Approximately 7 hours
- Hiking level: Strenuous
- Meals: B, L, D
- Accommodation: hotel accommodation in Cabanaconde
- Activities: All the ones described in the itinerary accompanied by a professional tour guide
Day Three: The amazing soaring of condors and beautiful viewpoints
- Hiking time: Approximately 3 hours
- Hiking level: Easy
- Meals: B, L
- Transport: Private tourist transport
- Activities: All the ones described in the itinerary accompanied by a professional tour guide.
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