It’s not just the vastness and depth of the Colca that make it so fantastical, it’s the shifts in its mood. There are more scenery changes along its 100km passage than there are in most European countries; from the barren steppe of Sibayo, through the ancient terraced farmland of Yanque and Chivay, into the steep-sided canyon proper beyond Cabanaconde that wasn’t thoroughly explored until the 1980s. Of course one shouldn’t turn a blind eye to the vital statistics. The Colca is the world’s second-deepest canyon, a smidgeon shallower than near neighbour, the Cotahausi, and twice as deep as the more famous Grand Canyon in the US. But, more than that, it is replete with history, culture, ruins, tradition and – rather like Machu Picchu – intangible Peruvian magic.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Hotel Transfer
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Private Transportation Bi-Lingual Tour guide
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fee to Churches.
Extra Expenditures.

PRICE

Fixed Departure Dates (March 2018 through January 2019):

We can leave any day of the week, as long as permits are available. Please remember, permits are only needed for your start date.

Day1
We pick you up from your hotel to start the tour then we drive to the viewpoint of Carmen Alto, from this place we have great views of the mountains that surround the city of Arequipa, as well as we see the pre-incan terraces, at this point you have a rich history recounted by our tour guide. Consequently we drive to get the Yanahuara district to enjoy the arcades of the Yanahuara which was built on fine ashlars, and we also see the church of San Juan Bautista. Later on we visit the great monastery of Santa Catalina, that is a large building founded in 1579 where we see a great collection of canvas, sculpture, etc. Then our guide leads us to the Basilica of Arequipa, a building with neoclassical architectural style and it is located next to the main square, next we go to see the church of Compañía de Jesus and the dome of San Ignacio, eventually we come back to the hotel. 

Backpack to carry your things.

Camera

Rain gear (especially if traveling in the wet season, from October to March).

Sunblock and sunglasses.

Water bottle or canteen.

American dollars and Peruvian soles in cash.

Sun hat.

Credit or debit card.

Salkantay, Peru, Cusco, MachuPicchu, Rainbow Mountain, Trek, Lima, City Tour, paracas, isla ballestas, Manu, Machu Picchu, Iquitos, Pacaya,humantay, colca canyon
Salkantay, Peru, Cusco, MachuPicchu, Rainbow Mountain, Trek, Lima, City Tour, paracas, isla ballestas, Manu, Machu Picchu, Iquitos, Pacaya,humantay, colca canyon
Salkantay, Peru, Cusco, MachuPicchu, Rainbow Mountain, Trek, Lima, City Tour, paracas, isla ballestas, Manu, Machu Picchu, Iquitos, Pacaya,humantay, colca canyon
Salkantay, Peru, Cusco, MachuPicchu, Rainbow Mountain, Trek, Lima, City Tour, paracas, isla ballestas, Manu, Machu Picchu, Iquitos, Pacaya,humantay, colca canyon
Salkantay, Peru, Cusco, MachuPicchu, Rainbow Mountain, Trek, Lima, City Tour, paracas, isla ballestas, Manu, Machu Picchu, Iquitos, Pacaya,humantay, colca canyon
Salkantay, Peru, Cusco, MachuPicchu, Rainbow Mountain, Trek, Lima, City Tour, paracas, isla ballestas, Manu, Machu Picchu, Iquitos, Pacaya
Salkantay, Peru, Cusco, MachuPicchu, Rainbow Mountain, Trek, Lima, City Tour, paracas, isla ballestas, Manu, Machu Picchu, Iquitos, Pacaya,humantay, colca canyon
Salkantay, Peru, Cusco, MachuPicchu, Rainbow Mountain, Trek, Lima, City Tour, paracas, isla ballestas, Manu, Machu Picchu, Iquitos, Pacaya,humantay, colca canyon
Salkantay, Peru, Cusco, MachuPicchu, Rainbow Mountain, Trek, Lima, City Tour, paracas, isla ballestas, Manu, Machu Picchu, Iquitos, Pacaya,humantay, colca canyon
Salkantay, Peru, Cusco, MachuPicchu, Rainbow Mountain, Trek, Lima, City Tour, paracas, isla ballestas, Manu, Machu Picchu, Iquitos, Pacaya,humantay, colca canyon

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