5-Day Colca Canyon and Origin of the Amazon Trekking Expedition

Arequipa, Peru

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Details
  • Location:
    Location: Arequipa, Peru
  • Departures:
    Departures: 3:00 AM (local time)
  • Language:
    Language: English, Spanish
  • Duration:
    Duration: 5 days
  • Operates:
    Operates: Monday - Sunday (March - December)
  • Experience Code:
    Experience Code: 13128
Highlights
  • Explore the impressive landscapes of Colca Canyon, one of the largest and deepest in the world
  • Visit ancient villages full of fascinating history
  • Marvel at majestic condors as they soar through the sky
  • Enjoy spending the night at three different cozy accommodations, the perfect places to relax after a long day of hiking
  • Discover the Origin of the Amazon at an astounding 5,232 meters
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Description

Our Expert Guide will take you on an adventurous hiking excursion discovering the amazing landscapes and wildlife of Peru's Colca Canyon and the Origin of the Amazon, exploring Arequipa (2332m), Huanca (2970m), Cabanaconde (3252m), Oasis (2000m), and Cruz del Condor/Chivay (3600m) along the way. Colca Canyon is a river canyon located in southern Peru and is famous for being one of the biggest and deepest in the world, as well as for being one of the majestic condor's few remaining natural habitats.

As we set out on our journey from Arequipa towards Hunca, you'll be immersed in the otherworldly landscapes of the canyon, exploring green valleys full of grazing native vicuñas, and discovering remote traditional villages with pre-Inca terraced agriculture. As we delve deeper into this spectacular natural setting, you'll get a closer look at the dazzling Colca River, with its rushing white waters, making it a popular spot for rafting.

We will soon arrive at the awe-inspiring Cruz del Condor, which is the ideal place to observe and admire magnificent condors, which were representative of the "upper world" in Inca culture. Here, we will spend some time taking postcard perfect photos, admiring the sights from above, and absorbing the remarkable views.

In the evenings, we'll rest, relax, and recover at three different cozy accommodations along the way. After long days of trekking, these are the perfect spots to enjoy a delicious local dinner as we watch the day turn into night. Being free from all light pollution, the night sky in Colca Canyon is an impressive show. You will marvel at stars and constellations while immersing yourself in the myths, mysteries, and beliefs that surround them, dating back to the ancient Andean inhabitants.

Join us on this once in a lifetime expedition, enjoying spectacular panoramas, observing majestic condors, and exploring rural villages, allowing you to gain insight on the lives of Colca Canyon's inhabitants while venturing along Pre-Inca and Inca routes.

Note: Reservations can be made for January and February, however it is important to bear in mind the fact that this is the rainy season.

Meeting / Return Point
Meeting Point:
Monasterio Santa Catalina 301, Arequipa, Peru
Return Point:
Tour returns to the original meeting point
Prices

Minimum 2 people to book this experience

  • Adult: $790 USD
What to bring
  • Hiking equipment, boots, trousers, sunblock, hat, sunglasses, warm cap, sponge bag, backpack, waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Flashlights, camera, sandals, plastic bag, bag for documents and money
What is included
  • Expert Guide, transportation, overnight in Oasis in bungalows with private bath, overnight in Cabanaconde Casa de Santiago with private bath, overnight in Tuti with private bath
  • Food during the trek (omelettes, soups, meat, rice, pasta)
5-Day Colca Canyon and Origin of the Amazon Trekking Expedition

Arequipa, Peru

$790
USD