Trek in Colca Canyon - 3 days / 2 nights


- Enjoy the beauty of Colca Canyon
- Combination of physical effort and cultural discoveries
- See everything (Condors, Canyon, Thermal baths, etc.) without rushing
- Personalized and English-speaking support during the 3 days
- Safety and good acclimatization management with your private guide

Day 1: Arequipa – Croix du Condor – Pampa San Miguel – San Juan de Chuccho

Our English speaking guide will pick you up from 3:00am to 3:30am at your hotel in Arequipa to leave towards Colca Canyon (ride in mini-bus). Stop in Chivay, located at 3650 metres above sea level (11975 ft.), to breakfast around 7:00am. Then you will continue to the viewpoint of the "Cross of Condor" where you will be able to watch these impressive condors flying above the Colca Canyon. After that, the bus will take you to the Pampa San Miguel (3280 meters above sea level - 10761 ft.), where the trek will start. You will undertake the descent in the canyon with your private guide during 3 hours before a little rise to San Juan de Chuccho (located at 2300 meters above sea level - 7545 ft.). Lunch then visit of the surroundings and discovery of Cabana culture, specific to the canyon. Dinner and overnight stay in private room in a little lodge.

Travel time: around 5 hours; Walking time: 4 hours; Slope: -1000m

Condor au Canyon de Colca

Day 2: San Juan de Chuccho – Oasis de Sangalle

You will take your breakfast then you will start walking toward the Oasis of Sangalle. You will cross the small villages of Cosnirhua and Malata (and optionally Tapay). You will be able to see how local people live in the Colca Canyon. Lunch in Sangalle. In the afternoon, you will enjoy the swimming pools and the privileged environment offered by this oasis. Dinner then overnight stay in simple and clean bungalows. 

Walking time : around 3h30; Slope : +500m/ -675m

Trek dans le Canyon de Colca

Day 3: Oasis – Cabanaconde – Arequipa 

Very early wake up to start the demanding climb to Cabanaconde village. Breakfast on-site before taking the mini-bus. On the road, you will make some stops to admire pre-Inca terraces before heading for the hot springs of the Colca Valley where you will enjoy a relaxing bath. Lunch in Chivay then departure for Arequipa (possibility to take a direct bus to Puno, please inform us during the booking and in this case your luggage could be stored in Chivay during the 3 days of the trek). You will stop at the mirador of volcanoes located at 4910 meters above sea level (16108 ft) to enjoy the unbelievable panorama (if you want to undertake the ascent of a volcano, click here). Arrival in Arequipa around 6:00pm.

Walking time: 2h30 to 3h30; Slope: +1000m

profondeur du Canyon de Colca


  • private English speaking guide
  • shared transportation in a mini-bus
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
  • snacks and fruits
  • 2 nights in hostel in private room
  • Colca Canyon entrance fee of 70 soles
  • hot springs baths entrance fee (don't forget to bring a swimsuit and a towel)

Not included:

  • water and drinks (available in the Colca Canyon)
  • mule rental optionally for the third morning
  • tips

Additional information

  • Requested skills: it's necessary to be in good shape and to like treks of several days. If you are well trained and that your time in Peru is limited, it's possible to do this hike in the Colca Canyon in 2 days (please contact us if you want to receive this specific program).
  • It's also possible to book a private vehicle and driver on previous request which allows more flexibility on the timetable (leaving for example around 7:30-8:00am on day 1). And for the most athletic ones, we could propose alternative itineraries in the canyon if you like.
  • We recommend you to bring water for the first day of the trek, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, hiking shoes, a flashlight, insect repellent, a swimsuit, a towell and possibly trekking poles.
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