The Colca Canyon is located in southern Peru in Arequipa region, this is a canyon of the Colca River at 160 kilometres northwest of Arequipa and It’s one of the most amazing places for admiring condors. With a depth of about 1000 – 2000 meters the lowest point of the canyon is located in Canco. It´s length is about 70 kilometres.
The Colca Valley is one of the most important Peru’s highlights, this is a colorful Andean valley with pre-Inca rooted inhabitants, and towns founded in Spanish colonial times, still inhabited by people of the Collagua and the Cabana cultures.
It is the habitat of the giant Andean condor, which can be seen from viewpoints such as the Cruz del Cóndor. Other notable bird species present in the Colca include the giant hummingbird, the largest member of the hummingbird family.
Colca Canyon Tours & Excursions
We offer the best tours, trekking and excursions to the Colca Canyon, some of them with fixed daily departures in small groups and designed Tours as exclusive luxury private service, from Arequipa, Puno or Chivay.
We offer tours from 1, 2, 3 and 4 days, special activities such: trekking, hiking, horse riding, cultural and rural tourism, of course you can return to Arequipa city or end the excursion in the city of Puno on Lake Titicaca. Each itinerary is completely customizable.
You are able to choose your dates, accommodations, activities and create together your perfect trip to the second deepest canyon in the world: The Colca Canyon.
We offer daily group and private excursions to the Colca Canyon for 2 and 3 days with a regular small group with fixed itinerary or a tailor-made Tour according to your personal interest, days, budget and expectations. All our excursions includes the condors watching in La Cruz del Condor.
Our itineraries are flexible allowing you to finish the excursions in Arequipa city or continuing to the City of Puno on Lake Titicaca.
Our excursions also start in the city of Arequipa, but we can also organize a pick up from Puno city or Chivay town in order that clients can joing our excursions.
Perou Voyage also offers private transport, english speaking guide for tourists who prefers to book a luxury tour.
Colca Canyon Tours & Excursions
Our team offers the best Tours and Excursions to the Colca Canyon, some of them with fixed daily departures in small groups and designed Tours as exclusive private service. We offers tours from 1 – 4 days, extra activities with locals or with return to Arequipa city of transfer to the city of Puno on Lake Titicaca. Each itinerary is completely customizable.
Colca Canyon FAQ’S
Will I see Condors on these tours?
The Colca Canyon is the “best place” in South America to see the Andean Condor and during our tours we will visit different viewing points to increase the chances to experience them closely. But we cannot guarantee that you will be able to see them, but if you get lucky they will fly just above your head!
Can I finish in Puno instead of Arequipa?
Yes, this is possible! Normally the last day of our excursion we will return to Chivay town about 12 PM and you will have also time for lunch before departing to Puno. The transfer to Puno could be organized with our transportation or with a Tourist Bus Company that offers this service. The coordination and logistic will be in our hands, so you don’t need to be worry and only relax and enjoy the tour! You will be arriving in Puno about 7:30 PM, and the drop off will be in your hotel (If it is located in city center), if your hotel is located out side of city center an extra charge can be added for transfer to your hotel.
I do not want to take all of my luggage to the tour. Where can I leave my luggage?
For excursion to Colca Canyon with return to Arequipa city, hotels and hostels will normally store luggage in their safety deposit for free until you check-in again in your return. In case your trip keep forward to Puno city, please inform us with time so we can organized you with a group with similar schedule and provide with a transport with enough luggage space.
I want to do the Trek to Colca Canyon but I am not traveling with any camping equipment.
You do not need any special equipment for our trekking to Colca canyon. The overnights take place in basic rustic lodges at the bottom of the Canyon (provide bed, blankets and bathroom). But it can get cold at nights and there is not heating, so it is important that you take with you warms clothes for the night and also light clothes for the day because can get very hot. – Very good Trekking shoes or boots is important.
I am afraid about altitude sickness on tours of the Colca Canyon?
Altitude sickness can catch many travelers and normally we recommend that clients stay at least one night in Arequipa city in order to help to get to altitude. To drink Coca Tea the frist day that you arrive to Arequipa will be very helpful! Also it is important to avoid alcoholic drinks and try to drink a lot of water. In our tours our transportation provides “oxygen” in case of need.