Colca canyon trek itinerary
Day 1 – Bus from Puno to Chivay at Colca Valley
The Colca canyon trek starts at 06:15 we transfer you to the bus terminal to aboard the Bus to Chivay and travel by the endless highland plains covered by “Ichu” a type of straw adapted to high altitudes. Slowly we ascend and cross the occidental Andes range, stop at a high lookout point that domains the views over the “Lagunillas Lagoon” observe some rare Andes birds such as “Ajoya” the giant Andean coot and the Andean goose. At “Pampa Cañahuas” we observe herds of Vicuñas a type of Andean camelid. On the way we get to another high pass (4,950 m) called the Volcanoes lookout. Before descending to Colca Valley. At 12:00h. Arrival to Chivay city. Transfer to your elected hotel. You can have lunch at the hotel or at some of the restaurants at the main square. At 16:00 our guide will pick us up to enjoy a deserved relaxation at the thermal waters of la Calera, recommended bringing swimming suit, but can be rented At la Calera. By night dinner accompanied with a folkloric show.
If you have elected the exclusive Colca Lodge Hotel located near Yanque Village, then you just remain at The hotel because it has private thermal waters and excelent facilities like SPA, warm pool, and others
Overnight in Chivay at budget three stars hotel.
Day 2 – Sangalle
Pick up at your elected hotel and then continue the trip to the village of Cabanaconde where we will start the descent to the base of the Colca Canyon trek, in our journey we will have different spectacular views of the canyon, crossing the bridge arriving to the town of San Juan de Chuccho where we can take a break and have lunch enjoying the beauty of the mountains, in a restaurant belonging to the families of the people, we will continue our journey towards Cosnihua, which is about an outstanding way one hour and then, by a flatter path to Malata village and end our tour in Sangalle (Oasis), a beautiful place located between the mountains and the canyon where you can enjoy a refreshing dip in one place.
We will spend the night in cabins (basic)
Day 3 – Sangalle / Cabanaconde / Arequipa
4:30 a.m. the ascent starts, it is a very steep and winding road, but after 3 hours we will have the satisfaction of completing this beautiful journey.
Breakfast may be taken at a local restaurant, and then take our mobility and go to the Mirador de la Cruz del Condor, where you have one of the most beautiful views of the Colca Canyon and where normally you can see the impressive flight of the condors Return to Chivay and then continue to Arequipa.
|DEPARTURE||At your elected hotel in Puno.|
|PICK UP TIME||Between 6:00 -6:15|
|ARRIVAL TIME IN AREQUIPA THE THIRD DAY||By 17:00|
Professional English speaking guide.
room for 1 night in Chivay (double room) and 1 night at cabins.
3 meals the second day.
Entrance fee to the Colca canyon trek.
|NOT INCLUDED||Entrance fee to the hotsprings.|
Lunch in Chivay.
Tips, water, snacks, extra expenses.
*The price is with three stars hotel (subject to availability), if you want to upgrade the hotel just let us know.
|Three stars||Poso del cielo, Colca Llaqta, Eco inn.|
|Four stars||Killawasi lodge, Colca Lodge|
|Luxury||Aranwa, Casitas del Colca|