About 2.5 hours into the trek we’ll cross the bridge at the bottom of the canyon. From here it’s another half hour to the first village, San Juan de Chuccho, where we’ll have lunch and a short break. We’ll continue hiking up the canyon another hour and a half to Cosñirhua where we’ll have dinner and spend the night with a local family.
We stay in HOMESTAY

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Arequipa, Peru
DEPARTURE TIME 6:30 AM
INCLUDED
NOT INCLUDED

Note: If you do not wish you hike out of the canyon you can hire a mule for about 60 soles.

Continuing on to AREQUIPA, we will make a couple more stops — first at the Salinas and Aguaga Blanca National Reserve to see llamas, alpacas, and vicuñas and second at Patapampa Pass (4910 m.s.l.), the highest point on our trip where you can see the chain of volcanoes including Hualcahualca, Sabancalla, and Ampato.a nd We’ll arrive in AREQUIPA between 500-5:30 pm.

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Day 1: Departure

  • 6:30 AM Pick up time from your hotel
  • Once we take our transport, we will travel for 3 hours to get Chivay
  •  9:45 We get CHIVAY, We stop here just for a few minutes, after that we travel for 1 hour and a half to get CABANACONDE
  • 11:45 We get CABANACONDE and we have our LUNCH, After that we take our transport to get PAMPAS SAN MIGUEL in order to start the trekk
  • 12:45 We get PAMPAS SAN MIGUEL, and we start our trek

About 2.5 hours into the trek we’ll cross the bridge at the bottom of the canyon. From here it’s another half hour to the first village, San Juan de Chuccho, where we’ll have lunch and a short break. We’ll continue hiking up the canyon another hour and a half to Cosñirhua where we’ll have dinner and spend the night with a local family.
We stay in HOMESTAY

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Day 2

Breakfast will be around 7am. After breakfast you have the option of hiking an hour and a half to Tapay, capital of the Tapay district. We’ll return to Cosñirhua for lunch and activities such as trying on the local dress and picking fruit at the far. After lunch we’ll hike 2 hours to Oasis de Sangalle where we’ll have dinner and spend the second night. One the way we’ll pass through Malata, the last village on this side of Colca Canyon, and see some pre-Inca farming terraces.
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Day 3

We’ll wake up at 4:50am to start our 3-3.5 hour hike out of the canyon to Cabanaconde. After breakfast is Cabanaconde we’ll have a 2 hour bus ride to get the Calera hot springs. The bus will stop at a couple viewpoints for photos along the way (CRUZ DEL CONDOR and other view points. You’ll have about an hour at the thermal baths before we continue to Chivay (10-15 minutes away) for a buffet lunch.

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