Colca Canyon Day Tour

Colca Canyon Day Tour

Group Tour Price: US$ 55 per person

Private Tour Price: from US$ 390 per group (up to 4)

Colca Canyon One Day Tour is a group trip (available as flexible and tailor-made private service too) starting from Arequipa and ending in the same city, the same day; however if you are planning to travel to Puno next for your Lake Titicaca Tour then save money taking another bus ride from Chivay to Puno with a series of stops along the way (for an extra cost, not included).

Here, you don’t have to wonder how to get to Colca Canyon on your own way because an English-Spanish speaking guide cares of you all, going by a shared transport and you may just pay for your buffet lunch or entry ticket to La Calera (pool, hot spring water).

Arequipa to Colca Canyon Full Day Tour Features

Tour Type: Guided Bus/Van Ride Trip

Tour Duration: 14 hours

Hotel Pick-up Time: from 3:00 am

Hotel Drop-off Time: from 5:30 pm

Consideration: Short walking involved (optional)

Highlights: Colca Valley, Condor Cross, majestic flight of Condors, Hot springs of La Calera.

Colca Canyon Full Day Tour from Arequipa is EASY TO DO – you don’t have to trek, just some walking (recommend for everyone). However this is not the only thing to do in Arequipa Colca Canyon, compare our Colca Canyon Tour and Trek and discover which one is the ideal option for you.

Unfortunately is the only way to visit Colca Canyon in one day from Arequipa city and the bus/van ride takes about 3 hours (Arequipa to Chivay one way) and 1 hour Chivay to Condor Cross (lookout, Colca Valley) so plenty of bus ride in 1 day. If you don’t want to travel a lot in a day then you could consider booking Colca Canyon 2 Day Tour (spending the night in Chivay) or Colca Canyon 2 Day Trek. For good physical condition and for gaining unique close experience Colca Canyon 3 Day Trek is highly recommended.

Colca Canyon Group Day Tour Itinerary

3:00 am Our friendly driver comes at your hotel in Arequipa city for you. Pick-ups from downtown hotels are included, and then after we leave Arequipa for Chivay, located 3 hours on the way to Colca Canyon, we’ll stop there for breakfast.

Condor Cross lookout.jpg

8:20 am at this time, we’ll admire the impressive views of one of the deepest canyon in the world and see the majestic Andean Condor bird that may be spotted flying just over head (fingers crossed). Get up close and get amazing photos of these birds whose presence create a truly unique experience at the Canyon.

Arequipa to Chivay ride, la Calera Hot Spring water, overnight, next day Colca valley tour and Condor viewing and return to Arequipa.

On the way back to Chivay (or when going to Condor Cross), we’ll stop and visit the villages of Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque, all small villages which have colonial churches, tombs, and pre-Inca terraces, and we’ll really gain glimpse of their way of life and see closely the impact of living in the second deepest Canyon in the world.
Some photo opportunities with Lamas, Alpacas and with local people typically dressed is offered during this visit.

12:00 pm Stop in Chivay to visit the hot springs of La Calera if you wish and then we will stop to have lunch at a local tourist restaurant (mostly offered buffet lunch).

Patapampa volcano viewpoint.jpg

On the way back to Arequipa, we’ll stop at Patapampa, an incredible viewpoint where you will see the Ampato, Sabancaya and Hualca Hualca volcanoes side by side. This is also the highest point that we will reach at 4900 meters above sea level in Pampa Cañahuas.

17:30pm we’ll arrive back to Arequipa and drop you off at your hotel or hostel door (downtown).

But if you’re planning to do Lake Titicaca Tours from Arequipa this is a great way to save distance and travel time to Puno (5 hours) directly from Chivay, in this case you don’t have to return first to Arequipa city (3 hours) then take a bus to Puno (6 hours).

If planning to visit Lake Titicaca after your Colca Canyon tour or trek, book with us your bus ride with short stops and guide along the way to Puno.

What to bring?

If you’re booking a round-trip (Arequipa/Colca/Arequipa) Full Day Colca Canyon Tour, just bring a small bag. Large luggage can be stored at your hotel/accommodation in Arequipa.

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Batteries
  • Warm jacket
  • Water bottle
  • Original passport
  • Local money
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen

What is included

  • Arequipa/Colca Canyon/ Arequipa round trip tourist transportation.
  • Breakfast in Chivay (continental).
  • English-Spanish speaking licensed tour guide – local expert who knows about the Colca Canyon.
  • Entrance tickets to Colca Valley.

Not included:

  • Entrance to the Hot Springs La Calera in Chivay (optional, about S/.15 soles)
  • Lunch in Chivay (optional, about S/. 45 soles)

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If you have questions and doubts about Colca Canyon Day Tour from Arequipa, take your time in telling us your inquiries and we’ll show you a lot more options to do.

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+51 965154772 (Fredy, the guy responsible of emails and inquiries at headquarter)

How to book

  1. You can get it fully booked by paying an Initial Amount via PayPal and the Total Balance must be paid in USD or PEN cash at the end of tour, then this is how you’ll get your Tour Confirmation from us.
  2. After we receive your “Booking Request”, we'll back to you as soon as possible with the PayPal link and the exact first amount to be paid.
  3. Additional information and requirements will be detailed on the email (or via WhatsApp).

After we receive your email we'll back to you as soon as possible with the PayPal link.

The exact amount and additional requirements will be sent to you later.

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