We’ll pick you up at 3:00am from your hotel in Arequipa and drive 3 hours to Chivay, the capital of the Colca Canyon region. We’ll have breakfast in Chivay before continuing on to Cruz del Condor, one of the best places to view the vast expanse of Colca Canyon and a prime location for condor viewing. After about 40 minutes at Cruz Del Condor, we’ll continue driving for another half hour to Pampas San Miguel where we’ll start our hike.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Arequipa, Peru
DEPARTURE TIME 3:00am.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Accommodation in Oasis de Sangalle for 1 night
Meals (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner)
Bus transportation
Bilingual Guide
Tourist Ticket
Thermal Baths
Buffet in chivay
Snacks
We provide towels toilet paper shampoo, soap walking sticks Flashlight.
NOT INCLUDED
Water
Mules “optional”
Personal Expenses

What to Bring








Why choose Carlitos Tours?





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FIRST DAY

We’ll pick you up at 3:00am from your hotel in Arequipa and drive 3 hours to Chivay, the capital of the Colca Canyon region. We’ll have breakfast in Chivay before continuing on to Cruz del Condor, one of the best places to view the vast expanse of Colca Canyon and a prime location for condor viewing. After about 40 minutes at Cruz Del Condor, we’ll continue driving for another half hour to Pampas San Miguel where we’ll start our hike.

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 another 3 hours and pass through the villages of Cosnihua and Malata before arriving at Oasis de Sangalle around 5:30pm where we’ll have dinner and spend the night.

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SECOND DAY

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

Note: If you do not wish you hike out of the canyon you can hire a mule

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. We’ll arrive back in Arequipa between 5:30-6pm.

If you are an inexperienced trekker you have the option to take the direct route to Oasis De Sangalle on the first day instead of hiking through the canyon. This is the same trail we use to hike out of the canyon on day 2. This would amount to 3 hours of hiking down on the first day (instead of 6 hours through the canyon) and 3.5 hours hiking up via the same trail on the second day.

      I can not say enough good things about Carlitos! He was the greatest to work with in advance planning our trip and he and his staff are top notch. We actually did things in Arequipa on our own but he was a wealth of information...More

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    1/16/2018

      Well it’s been three months. Sorry Carlitos tours, but as promised here is the stellar review I promised ... if you are looking for a company for a private tour of Colca Canyon. Look no further. We had our own guide with a large new...More

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    1/12/2018

      Whilst staying in Arequipa for a couple of nights, we took the opportunity to arrange a 2 day, 1 night trip to Colca Canyon. It was one of the best trips we have ever done in our lifetime! The only company who organised this trip...More

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    12/31/2017

      We went on a one night conventional trip to Colca Canyon. My husband is 71 and cannot walk far over rough ground. Our guide, Jean, was brilliant and very considerate and helpful and his English was excellent. The food was great and our driver Diego...More

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    1/29/2018

      Only two days before our arrival we managed to book a tour through Carlitos tours after reading and hearing positive stories about the company. Carlos, the owner, directly replied to us that we could do the tour on the requested date and sent us the...More

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    1/15/2018

      Our children gave us the fabulous gift of a private one-day tour of the Colca Canyon with Carlitos Tours. Carlito himself picked us up from the airport, drove us to our hotel and gave us a briefing on our upcoming tour. He asked for any...More

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    11/20/2017

      It was a fantastic day with a fantastic guide. We were taken everywhere with lots of care and patience. Everything was included. We got shown the best spots to see Condors and and had some amazing food and laughs along the way. I couldn't recommend...More

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    1/17/2018

      We did the Colca Canyon 2 day/1 night hike with Carlitos based on his great reviews on TripAdvisor. The tour did not fail to meet our expectations! The company was professional and reliable from the moment of booking until we returned to our hotel! Carlitos...More

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    12/03/2017

      We booked a 2D/1N tour for the Colca Canyon with Carlitos Tours. Communication via email worked fast and easy. All our questions were answered quickly and satisfactory. Carlitos himself did the transfer from the airport to our hotel. A very friendly and happy person. Our...More

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    1/28/2018

      We had a beautiful 2 days with Jean up and down the canyon. Everything was hassle free and all was included in the trip price (unlike other agencies). Carlitos was also amazing in the briefing and cares a lot that his customers have a great...More

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    11/19/2017