Arequipa: Trekking the Colca Canyon

tours arequipa

Level Moderate 
Duration 3 Days / 2 Nights
Location Arequipa, Colca Canyon
Season April to November
Departures Every day upon request

Itinerary Description:

DAY 1: AREQUIPA – CABANACONDE – YAHUAR

Very early in the morning (around 4 am) we will pick you up from your hotel in Arequipa and transferyou to Chivay for breakfast. The ride out to the starting point in Cabanaconde is about 6 hours long, and is an extremely beautiful drive. After breakfast at Chivay, we will make out our way to the famous, Cruz del Condor, where we will spend some time to soak up the beautiful views as well as have out Lunch for the day.

From Cabanaconde, we will be walking down into the canyon for about 3 ½ hrs. descending approximately 1000 meter to the illustrious Colca River, where we can relax for a little bit. When we continue, we will need to cross a bridge to come to our final stop for the day at Yahuar. That is where we will find some hot springs and have the opportunity to fish some trouts.

DAY 2: YAHUAR - SANGALLE

After having a healthy breakfast we will begin walking again, this time for 5 hours, as we make our way to throw the valley ing some up hills and some down hills., On our way to Sangalle, we will make multiple stops in some native villages along the way, to take some time to learn about their typical way of life. Upon arriving, we will enjoy our lunch as we learn from some of the local farmers. Eventually, we will come to the place known as the Oasis, where we will have a room for the night. There is also a swimming pool there that we can have a swim in, here amongst the beautiful surroundings.

DAY 3: OASIS – CABANACONDE - CRUZ DEL CONDOR – AREQUIPA

We will leave from Sangalle early in the morning, walking in the direction of Cabanaconde, ascending for about 3 and half hours to get there. We will eat a delicious brunch here, in Cabanaconde, and then load up on to a bus which will take us back to Chivay. After having lunch in Chivay, we will board one final transportation that will get us back to Arequipa in the evening.

 

FIXED DEPARTURES 2017