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Andes: Colca Canyon Day-Trip

4.2 / 5

22 reviews

Activity provider: Bamba Travel
Day trip

Andes: Colca Canyon Day-Trip

Activity provider: Bamba Travel

From US$ 38 per person

Observe giant Andean Condors and Vicuña as well as colorful traditions and local music. Later, get a taste for the unique flavors of the region by enjoying Andean cuisine, and relax in the natural hot springs of Chivay.

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Duration 14 hours
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Pickup included
Your Arequipa accommodation.


  • Visit one of the world's deepest canyons
  • See Andean Condors soaring in the sky
  • Experience local life in Maca Village
Full description
You will start your day off early with a pickup from your hotel between 2:30-3:00AM. You will then take a 3-hour journey by car towards Colca Canyon, eventually reaching the town of Chivay where you will have breakfast at 6:00AM. You will then drive through the scenic landscape, passing agricultural fields, Antahuilque, the Choquetico Tombs, and the tiny village of Yanque on your way to the Cruz del Condor viewpoint. You will also be able to watch quietly and patiently for the opportunity to see the giant Andean Condor flying silently overhead from this impressive overlook point. Afterwards, you will return to Chivay by way of Maca Village, where you can watch farmers plowing their fields, before stopping at a beautiful 18th-century colonial church. Upon arrival to Chivay, you will stop at the La Calera Hot Springs where you can relax and soak in the therapeutic pools if you wish. You will then have lunch on your own in Chivay, with free time to visit the local marketplace and main square. At 2:00PM, you will make your way back to Arequipa visiting the viewpoint of Patapampa (at 4,800 meters), to view the Ampato Volcano, where the mummy Juanita was discovered. Afterwards, you will continue to Toqrapampa, where you can see small lagoons filled with Andean birds. Your last stop will be Pampa Cañahuas National Park, where you will be able to see llamas, alpacas and vicuñas before arriving to Arequipa at approximately 5:00PM. You will later be dropped off in the Arequipa City Center, after a fun and busy day!
  • Hotel pickup and all transportation
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Breakfast in Chivay
  • Entrance to the National Park (70 soles)
  • Entrance to the Thermal Springs (15 soles)
  • Lunch in Chivay
  • Gratuities

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Bring a small backpack, sun-protective clothing and sunscreen, a camera, and a swimsuit for the hot springs
  • Remember to dress according to the season and weather
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

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  • Service
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Der Ausflug war gut organisiert. Es gab ca. 4 Halte. Das Frühstück war nett und genügte. Die Stopps waren etwas kurz. Gerne hätten wir pro Stopp noch etwas mehr Zeit gebraucht. Das Team war sehr nett und auch per Whatsapp vor Beginn gut erreichbar. Der Guide war super nett und hilfsbereit. Der Bus war jedoch etwas eng und die Fahrt SEHR lange.

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March 24, 2023

If you are short in time this trip covers everything you need to have an awesome experience during your time in Arequipa. You are going to see a volcano (coughing, if you are lucky), alpacas, condors (if you are lucky), the Colca Canyon and the beautiful countryside of Peru! Have a look at the trip description for more details!

March 24, 2023

Bella giornata, nonostante la lunghezza del tragitto e la sveglia prestissimo. Vorrei dire una cosa importante. Abbiamo tutti notato che l’autista era lo stesso dalla mattina al pomeriggio. Considerando che il pick up era alle 2.30 ed abbiamo finito alle 17.00 circa, l’autista non ha avuto modo di dormire e riposare neanche per mezz’ora. Per tour così lunghi dovreste prevedere due autisti che si fanno il cambio. Non solo per la sicurezza dei vostri clienti, ma soprattutto per permettere un riposo decente a chi guida

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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 205597