We believe this to be a preferred trek for those who enjoy hiking and contact with nature. The hours of trekking per day are not too long.
Colca Canyon is a canyon of the Colca River in southern Peru. It is located about 100 miles (160 kilometers) northwest of Arequipa .It is more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the United States 4,160 m.
However, the canyon's walls are not as vertical as those of the Grand Canyon. Since they are such major features of the andscape.
The Colca Valley is a colorful Andean valley with towns founded in Spanish Colonial times and formerly inhabited by the Collaguas and the Cabanas. The local people still maintain ancestral traditions and continue to cultivate the pre-Inca stepped terraces.
Throughout the region, you can see colorful pre-Incan agricultural terraces still used today for growing quinoa, corn, barley, and wheat. During the pre-Hispanic era, the department was inhabited by the Collaguas and the Cabanas; today, the inhabitants have learned to conserve their Colonial churches in Yanque, Lari, and Madrigal, and they continue to wear their traditional clothing.
The Colca Canyon is home of animals such as the Andean condor among other 100 species of birds, four types of camelids: vicuna, guanaco, llama and alpaca. In addition there are over 300 species of plants, of which 30 are cactus, not to mention the original green yareta.
One of the most valuable events of the visit to the canyon is the dawn near the cliff where you can see, at dawn, flying about 20 condors.
The Colca Valley is ideal for recreational and artistic activities like painting, photography, poetry, among others, just as it is ripe for adventure sports like trekking, rafting, climbing, cycling, etc.
We will pick you up at 03:30 a.m. to board a bus and drive to the village of Cabanaconde. Along the way we will stop at the Condor Cross, where we can appreciate the depth of the canyon and the majestic flight of the condors. We will have a packed lunch for breakfast. Then we will head to the Pampa of San Miguel.
Here we will start our descent of approximately 1,000 meters till we reach the altitude of the Colca River. After that we will ascent to visit the first community of Campesina de San Juan de Chuccho, where we will have lunch. We will continue our journey to Cosñirhua and Malata. From here we will start again to descent to cross the suspension bride of Sangalle to reach the community of Sangalle, which is also known as oasis and public bath. Here we will have dinner and stay for the night.
We will start our 3 hour descent through the canyon at 04:00 a.m. Upon arrival in Cabanaconde we will have breakfast. There we will take our touristic vehicle to return to Chivay. Along the way we will make some stops at different villages and touristic attractions, such as the natural viewpoints (Choquetico and Antahuilque). Once we arrive at Chivay we will enjoy the thermal baths of Calera. There we will have lunch and then return to Arequipa, where we will arrive at approximately 04:00 p.m.
Touristic ticket for the Colca Canyon
Professional trekking guide
All meals during the time in the canyon (02 breakfast, 02 lunch, 01 dinner)
01 night of accommodation in the Oasis (Sangalle)
Last lunch in Chivay
Entrance to the thermal baths S/. 10.00
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