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Colca Canyon Full Day Tour

¿What are you waiting for to make the best trip to Arequipa? Book the Colca Full Day Tour!

The Colca Full Day Tour is one of the most complete itineraries you can find in the Arequipa region: it includes walks through all the villages, viewpoints and ancient constructions of the area, making it a very interesting full day trip.

In this tour you will have the opportunity to visit the Cruz del Condor and visit the villages of Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque, very picturesque sites that combine architecture with a beautiful landscape of canyons. You can also visit the famous viewpoints of Antahuilque and Choquetico, where you can appreciate unique postcards and ancient constructions.

In addition, you will visit the hot springs, regional breakfasts and lunches, which are combined with an excellent professional guide service.

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Colca Canyon full day tour itinerary

3:00 - 3:30 AM - Hotel pick up and transportation to Yura

Our trip will start very early, but it will be worth it. We will begin a trip of approximately 5 hours towards the Cruz del Cóndor, stopping only to enjoy breakfast.

8:00 - 11:30 AM - Cruz del Condor arrival

As soon as we arrive at our destination, we will appreciate one of the deepest canyons in the world and discover the sanctuary that is located on this very site. We will also take the opportunity to visit the towns of Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque, as well as the viewpoints of Antahuilque and Choquetico where you will discover the tombs and other Inca and colonial constructions. His landscapes are definitely worth it.

11:30 - 12:30 pM - Hotsprings

After visiting the viewpoints and towns, you can take the opportunity to relax in the thermal baths, which is an optional activity.

12:30 - 1:30 pM - Lunch in Chivay and return Arequipa

We will stop to taste an exquisite regional lunch, we will return to Arequipa. On the way we will stop at some viewpoints of the volcanoes, where we will also be able to appreciate many species of wild birds and vicuñas.

5:00 pM - Arrival in Arequipa

Around 5:00 p.m. we will return to Arequipa, where you can return to your hotel to rest or continue discovering the city on your own.

Additional Information


The price of the colca full day tour includes:

  • Briefing one day before the tour.
  • Professional bilingual guide (English/Spanish, check availability for Portuguese)
  • Tourist transport
  • Breakfast
Not include

The price of the Tour to Colca Full Day does not include:

  • Entrance to the thermal baths (15 soles per person)
  • Colca Canyon entrance fee (70 soles or 40 soles - for Latinos)
  • Meals: Lunch (35 soles)
What to Bring

What to bring to the Colca Full Day Tour?

  • It is recommended to bring: comfortable shoes, light clothing, hat, wool cap, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, rain gear (especially in November - April)
  • Personal hygiene: toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, wet towels, water, personal medication.
  • Insect repellent
  • A clean set of clothes
  • Passport or ID. (Mandatory)
  • ISIC card if you are a student
  • Travel insurance
  • Photo camera
  • Bath clothes and towel (optional for Hotsprings)
  • Flashlights or small headlamps
  • Cash (local currency).

What considerations should you have when doing the Tour to Colca Full Day?

  • Childrens must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Due to environmental, climatic or other factors, beyond our control, the itinerary of the trip may vary. If so, it will be notified in a timely manner.
  • Guru Explorers values your time and strives to respect the tour schedule; however, they may vary for reasons beyond our control (weather, natural disasters, field conditions, among other demonstrable reasons). We will do our best to offer efficient options and solutions for your enjoyment.

Not allowed:

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Laguages

No recomendado para:

  • Personas en silla de ruedas.
Terms and Conditions

Cancellation Policies:

  • With 3 days or less in advance, there will be no refund.
  • Between 4 and 7 days of notification, 70% is refunded.
  • More than 7 days, 90% is refunded.

Date changes:

  • Rates applied for change of date in private tours:
    • There will be no extra charge if notified more than 5 days in advance.
    • If notified between 3 and 5 days in advance, an additional charge of 20% will apply.
    • If notified 2 days or less in advance, it will not be possible to make the change and it will not be subject to a refund.
  • There will be no refund in case of delayed flights, train delays, bad weather or other external factors.
Why choose us

The experience that makes you live the beauty of this walk through the Colca Full Day Tour is inexplicable, it is truly a personal encounter between you, nature and the Inca ruins.

We want to be part of that experience that you will live on the way to the Colca Full Day Tour.

If you still wonder why choose us?, we would like you to read 7 outstanding features of our service:

  1. QUALITY: When you go to a teacher, it is because you want to answer all the questions. In a matter of travel, money, time and enjoyment you have to solve and that's what Guru Explorers is all about, giving you the perfect balance for the adventure you DESERVE.
  2. EXPERIENCE: To become Guru Explorers, we are still world travelers, but experts in Cusco, Lima, and the most important destinations in Peru. We live bad and good experiences, appreciating that the difference is in the details, that is why we know what elements are essential for your trip. We are travelers and we strive to enhance your experience!
  3. TRANSPARENCY: We are here to provide you with the best information and description of our tours. We are not supporters of hidden costs. We provide the necessary information so that they can choose the inclusions or upgrades they are looking for.
  4. SECURITY: You trust us with your time, your money and your expectations and that is why we refine every detail to guarantee the trip you dream of.
  5. FLEXIBILITY: Although we have pre-established packages; We adapt to your needs and make plans to suit you, so that you can visit any place in Peru, with the expertise of a Guru Explorers. We adapt trips for special occasions such as your corporate trips, honeymoon, birthday, social, cultural or sports event during your visit to Peru, offering you complete advice to achieve and exceed your expectations.
  6. PASSION: Before being tour guides, we are travelers, explorers, adventurers; That makes us passionate about creating the best experiences in the time you invest for yourself and those you love.
  7. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: We promote Responsible and Sustainable Tourism, not affecting the traveler, nor exploiting the communities that receive it or their environment. We create more human and respectful experiences of Heritage.

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How far is Colca from Arequipa?

Starting from the city of Arequipa we have a journey of approximately 160 km, to the town of Chivay.

What is the weather like in Colca?

During the day, temperatures are pleasant, but at night it can drop, so we recommend wearing appropriate clothing during tours to Colca.

What activities are carried out in Colca?

In addition to offering beautiful landscapes, Colca offers an exclusive space to enjoy adventure activities. Many tourists visit Colca for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing, wildlife observation, among many other activities.

What are the main attractions of Chivay?

Chivay is an arrival point, which is why it has many places to eat or stay: restaurants, hotels, hostels, among others. On this site we have connections with different towns.

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