Trekking Descending Cañon Del Colca (03 Days/ 02 Nights)
Colca Canyon is located in the department of Arequipa, this is the most important attraction of the province and considered one of the deepest canyons in the world (4,160 meters), twice as deep than the Grand Canyon (USA). Colca Canyon is amazingly appreciated from the villages of Pinchollo, Cabanaconde, Tapay and Huambo.
Flora and Fauna in Colca Canyon are rich and you can definitely appreciate by visiting Colca Canyon. The Andean Condor is the main icon of the fauna, it can be seen at Cruz del Condor. The list of Flora and Fauna is big, we won’t describe here since we are just focused in trekking information.
Duration: 03 Days/ 02 Nights.
Maximum Height: 4160 m. (Colca Canyon)
Hiking route: Arequipa / San Juan de Chuchco / Sangalle / Chivay / Arequipa
DAY 01: Arequipa/ Cabanaconde/ San Juan de Chuccho. (B/L/D)
DAY 02: San Juan of Chuccho / Sangalle (Oasis). (B/L/D)
DAY 03: Cabanaconde / Chivay / Arequipa. (B)
DAY 01: Arequipa/ Cabanaconde/ San Juan de Chuccho.
Between 03:00am to 3:30am we collect you from your Hotels in Arequipa to travel to the Colca valley. We travel by bus approximately 4 hours to Chivay (the main town of the Valley). Here we stop for a late breakfast and to stretch our legs and then we continue towards Cabanaconde 3,287mts (approx 2 hours) After lunch we begin our 3- 4 hour descent to the floor of the Colca Canyon. We will be able to appreciate the diverse Andean and tropical vegetation and also the geological formation of the Canyon, from the formation period of the mountain range of the andes. Once at the heart of the Canyon we will cross the San Juan de Chuccho suspension bridge to arrive to the town. Here we will spend the night with a local family in basic rustic accommodation. Time to interact with the locals and enjoy their hospitality and dinner. Distance Travelled:6-8 kms. Approximate Walking Time: 3 – 4 hours.
DAY 02: San Juan of Chuccho / Sangalle (Oasis)
After breakfast we re-commence our trek climbing gradually to the andean village of Tapay which is located at 2,900 m. We will visit Coshñirhua and Malata Villages located at 2,600 mts and then we will visit an authentic church and way of life of the locals which are proud to preserve their traditions in a very rustic environment. Their customs lie very close to the “Pachamama” “mother earth”. You will appreciate very beautiful landscapes, ancient farming terraces to cultivate potatoes and other crops, snow-capped summits and a variety of flora and fauna. At 13:00 pm we descend again to the Colca River and arriving to the Oasis or Sangalle Valley 2,100 mts we settle into our cabins of our chosen family or camping, relax at the swimming pool. After lunch there is time for exploration of the abandoned mines, waterfalls and opportunity to fish for trout in the Colca river, time to relax and enjoy this beautiful site. Distance Travelled:6-8 kms. Approximate Walking Time:3-4 hours.
DAY 03: Cabanaconde / Chivay / Arequipa.
At 4.00am we start our 3 hours walk out of the canyon. Once in Cabanaconde we will have breakfast at (7:45) and then head off for the Cruz del condor. We will stay for approx 1 hour here, to be able to appreciate the majestic flight of the Andean Cóndor. Soon we will continue on to arrive at Chivay at arrival 10:30 am. Once there we will have the opportunity to visit the thermal baths of medicinal waters with a temperature of 35 to 40ºC and opportunity for lunch in Chivay. At approx 1.30pm we will return to Arequipa arriving approx 17:00 pm. Transfer to your hotel. Distance Travelled:6-8 kms. Approximate Walking Time:3-4 hours
- Pick you up yor Hotel.
- Tranfer Arequipa-Cabanaconde-Arequipa in share Turistic bus.
- 02 Nights in Lodge (San Juan de chuccho y Sangalle).
- Food during the expedition (03 Breakfast, 02 Lunchs y 02 Diners).
- Trekking official Guide english or spanish.
- Enter tickets for the termal baths (S/15,00).
- The last Diner in Chivay.
- Enter ticket to Colca Canyon (S/70.00).
Price in American Dollars, per person:
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