Arequipa, Peru

Detailed itinerary

03:00 – 03:30 am We pick you up from your hotel or hostel and depart on our private bus to the Colca Canyon. After 4 hours of a bus journey, we go directly to the Condor’s Cross, only stopping in Chivay to have breakfast.

​08:30 am We 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. Get up close and get amazing pictures of these birds whose presence create a truly unique experience at the Canyon.

​On the way back to Chivay, we stop in the villages of Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque, all small local villages which have colonial churches, tombs and Pre-Inca terraces, and we really get to see the impact of living in the second deepest Canyon in the world.

​12:00 pm We arrive to Chivay to visit the hot springs if you wish and then we stop to have lunch at a local restaurant. On the way back to Arequipa, we stop at Patapampa, an incredible viewpoint where you 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.

​17:30 pm We arrive back to Arequipa and drop you off at your hotel or hostel door.

This tour includes:

Round trip tourist transportation – private bus so your seat is always reserved.
English speaking trekking guide.

This tour doesn’t include:

Entrance ticket to Canyon: S/.70 soles – not included in any tour.
Entrance to the Hot Springs: S/.15 soles – Optional.
Lunch in Chivay – Operators will direct you to a buffet restaurant which costs S/.30 soles. That is optional.

What to bring

  • Small bag only.
  • Water bottle.
  • Original passport.
  • Local money.
  • Swimsuit.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Hat.
  • Camera.
  • Batteries.
  • Warm jacket.