Categories: Private Tours - Tours - Outdoor & Nature
$ 170 USD
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Explore the impressive landscapes of Colca Canyon, one of the largest and deepest in the world
Discover ancient villages full of fascinating history
Marvel at majestic condors as they soar through the sky
Enjoy spending the night at San Juan de Chuccho, a cozy oasis with a refreshing swimming pool
Language: English, Spanish
Operates: Monday - Sunday (March - December)
Departs: 3:00 AM
Duration: 3 Days
Tour Code: 13127
Our Expert Guide will take you on an adventurous hiking excursion discovering the amazing landscapes and wildlife of Peru's Colca Canyon. Colca Canyon is a river canyon located in southern Peru and is famous for being one of the biggest and deepest in the world, as well as for being one of the majestic condor's few remaining natural habitats.
As we set out on our journey leaving from Arequipa around 3:00 am, you'll be immersed in the otherworldly landscapes of the canyon, exploring green valleys full of grazing native vicuñas, and discovering remote traditional villages with pre-Inca terraced agriculture. As we delve deeper into this spectacular natural setting, you'll get a closer look at the dazzling Colca River, with its rushing white waters, making it a popular spot for rafting.
We will soon arrive at the awe-inspiring Cruz del Condor, which is the ideal place to observe and admire magnificent condors, which were representative of the "upper world" in Inca culture. Here, we will spend some time taking postcard perfect photos, admiring the sights from above, and absorbing the remarkable views.
For the night, we'll rest, relax, and recover at San Juan de Chuccho, a marvelous traditional accommodation. While at the oasis, we'll be able to go for a refreshing dip in the swimming pool before enjoying a delicious local dinner as we watch the day turn into night. Being free from all light pollution, the night sky in Colca Canyon is an impressive show. You will marvel at stars and constellations while immersing yourself in the myths, mysteries, and beliefs that surround them, dating back to the ancient Andean inhabitants.
Join us on this once in a lifetime expedition, enjoying spectacular panoramas, observing majestic condors, and exploring rural villages, allowing you to gain insight on the lives of Colca Canyon's inhabitants while venturing along Pre-Inca and Inca routes.
Note: Reservations can be made for January and February, however it is important to bear in mind the fact that this is the rainy season.
Per Adult: $ 170 USD
What To Bring
Shoes or boots with strong soles, trekking pants, short or long-sleeved light layers, fleece, sweater or soft shell jacket, hat or cap, preferably broad-brimmed, sunglasses, sunscreen, swimming gear, headlamp with spare batteries|Chocolate, sweets, or other snacks, 1.5 liters of water
Expert Guide, shared transportation, 1-night accommodation at San Juan de Chuccho, accommodation and swimming pool use at the Oasis|All meals during the tour (three breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners)
Meeting point: Monasterio Santa Catalina 301, Arequipa, Peru
Return Details: Tour returns to the original meeting point