Arequipa the Colca Canyon



The Colca Canyon is the canyon of the Colca River in the Arequipa region in southern Peru, located about 160 kilometers northwest of Arequipa. It is one of the deepest canyons in the world. 

The Colca Valley is a colorful Andean valley with pre-Inca-rooted inhabitants, and towns founded in Spanish colonial times with large, rather impressive Catholic churches in each one. The canyon is still inhabited by people of the Collagua and the Cabana cultures.

The local people maintain their ancestral traditions and continue to cultivate the pre-Inca stepped terraces, called Andenes.

The Colca canyon trek, according to your physical condition, requires you to have at least some mountain trek experience. This trek runs in the western part of the canyon. On this trek, you can find typical villages, a hot spring, and a beautiful Oasis at the bottom of the canyon.


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Day 1

Arequipa To Colca Canyon, Hotel In Yanque.

Early breakfast at 05:30. Att 06:00 private departure from Arequipa (2335 masl), on route to the Colca Canyon, passing by Cerro Colorado and the city airport. Drive on the smooth uphill road, with a view of the massive snow-covered Chachani Volcano (6035 masl) on the right side of the road until the Cemento Yura factory (2600 masl) and turn to the right, driving uphill zigzagging on the high plateaus to Pampa Cañahuas above 3000 meters altitude and the Aguada Blanca vicuña reserve.

Day 2

Cruz Del Condor, San Juan De Chuccho Trek

6:45, drive departure to the Mirador de la Cruz del Cóndor to appreciate the depth of the canyon and the morning flight of the condors leaving their nests in the canyon walls. Once we have seen some of them, continuation to the Mirador de Tapay. View of the bottom of the canyon, of the towns of Tapay, Cosnirhua, and Malata that we will visit on our trek. At 9:00 hours arrive in Cabanaconde town. Breakfast

Day 3

San Juan De Chuccho To Tapay And Sangalle Oasis.

06:00 a.m. Breakfast, start the trek uphill to the picturesque town of Tapay (1-hour trek). Typical colonial church and unique architecture and landscape. View of the snowy Sepregina and on the other side the huge peak of Bomboia.

Lunch based on local dishes, then starts again the walk for 4 hours along the slopes of the right bank, crossing the Sepregina stream ravine, and passing through the towns of Cosnirhua and Malata. 3:00 p.m cross the bridge over the Colca River to the green oasis of Sangalle close to the river. Lodging in a tourist hostel with a pool, cabins with toilets, and a mild and very pleasant climate. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4

Trek Sangalle Oasis To Cabanaconde, Hotel In Yanque, Or Drive Back And Overnight In Arequipa.

At 04:00 restart the walk, and face an ascent of 4 hours to Cabanaconde (steep trail ascent). In Cabanaconde, breakfast and private vehicle to the hotel in Yanque: Lunch, rest of the day free to rest, or start your return drive to Arequipa.


  • Described transportation,
  • Taxes
  • Guide
  • All meals from first to last lunch
  • Lodging in hotels or lodges with single or double accommodation

Not Included

  • Other services or meals as mentioned
  • Other hotels or lodges as mentioned
  • Use of horses to ride back to Cabanaconde
  • Tips
  • Health and trip insurances

Important Take with you the following:

  • Light and comfortable walking shoes
  • Light clothing for the days,
  • Thick clothing for the nights
  • Insects repellent
  • Sun protection
  • Hat to protect your head
  • Cash (Soles)
  • Identity documents
  • Torch or headlamp, extra batteries


People who stayed in this apartment, have only the best opinions about it.

We toured Peru by car for 2 weeks and were completely enthusiastic about the entire trip. Nora and Mario responded to all our wishes and put together a perfect and individual trip for us: the hotels were great, the excursions were great, the organization was perfect! We didn't have to worry about anything - everything was as described
Migu Tinman
Andean Origins ist eine Reiseagentur, welche als eine von wenigen Fly-and-Drive anbietet. Wir haben uns für eine zweiwöchige RdReise durch Südperu entschieden. Schon während der Reiseplanung und -vorbereitung waren wir von der Aufmerksamkeit und Professionalität überzeugt. Das Vorschläge konnten von uns abgeändert werden und wurden perfekt aufgenommen bzw. integriert. Von der Ankunft am Flughafen in Lima, über die Übergabe des KFZ, bis hin zur Deponierung von Eintrittskarten in den Hotels war alles durchdacht und für uns vorbereitet. Auch während eines "incidents" vor Ort, war Andean Origins erreichbar und hat sich um uns gekümmert. Sehr begeistert waren wir auch von den ausgewählten Hotels (Standard, Location, Sauberkeit,...). Andean Origins bleibt unser Ansprechpartner für die nächste Reise und ist absolut empfehlenswert. Zusammengefasst: es war wunderbar. Danke für alles.
We have booked a three-week round trip with a car as a self-driver. All the hotels were excellently chosen the journey very well thought out. We received an exact map (using an app) and were able to navigate very well. Even before a road blockade (strike) we were informed and were able to avoid a traffic jam. The selected guides were exceptionally qualified and quickly responded to all special requests. The excursion to Rainbow Mountain suggested as an alternative was also sensational and very well described. We would book here again and again. Many thanks for everything
Fritz K


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