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Colca Canyon Trek 3 Days Explore valleys of Arequipa

3 Days and 2 Nights
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Spanish, English
Departure city: Arequipa, Peru
Ends in the city: Arequipa , Peru
Group Size: 12 PER GROUP
Availability: Daily Departures
Trip Styles: Adventure
Max Altitude: 4800 M. / 15748 FT.
Lodging Type: LODGE
Difficulty: Moderate
Overview

Colca Canyon Trek 3 Days

Colca Canyon Trek 3 Days experience the real adventure in the city Blanca Arequipa, walk through impressions places with incredible views, dive into the crystal clear blue hot springs, also see deep canyons.

Experience trekking into one of the deepest canyons in the world. This guided trek into the Colca Canyon of Peru, gets you off the beaten track via the lesser known Llahuar route. Enjoy the remoteness of Llahuar with out missing the tranquility of the hot pool on night one and the Oasis on night two.

Why Take the Colca Canyon Trek 3 Days?

  • 3-day trek to the Colca Canyon from Arequipa.
  • Hike through local settlements, Cosñirhua and Malata, and learn about their culture.
  • Plunge into the inviting waters of Oasis Sangalle.
  • Ascend to Cruz del Condor for impressive views of the Colca Canyon.
  • Soothe aching muscles in the hot springs of Chivay.
  • Meals, round-trip transport and overnight accommodation in a hostel and local home are included.
Itinerary

DAY 1Arequipa - Llahuar

Visit places
Arequipa
Chivay
Condor´s Cross
Colca Canyon
Llahuar Lodge

We pick you up from your hotel between 3am and 4am (subject to change) and drive to the town of Chivay for a lovely breakfast at a local bed and breakfast. Here you will be served eggs, pancake, local bread and jam, coffee/ tea. Once breakfast is over we will get back in the bus and travel for about 30 minutes to the Condor´s Cross viewpoint. Here you will see the spectacle of these mystic birds soaring above, as well as be able to see just how deep the canyon is. Afterwards we will continue on to Cabanaconde (3300m), the launching point of our trek and start trekking around 10am- 11am.

We begin the trek, as we hike through the bullfight field and visit the Achachiwa lookout, where Colca Canyon can be observed and also the trail we take to Llahuar Lodge. We trek down into the canyon with magnificent views of the villages, terraces, and River Colca below. Today is the hardest day of the trek but just remember you have an incredible hot spring waiting for you below.

After we reach the river at the bottom, we cross a suspension bridges located near a small Geyser. We will stop and appreciate the bubbling water knowing we are almost to our accommodation for the day.

Upon arriving to Llahuar Lodge (between 2 and 3pm) (2020m), we will check into our accommodation and rest our weary legs while the locals prepare lunch for us and we enjoy a beautiful view of the river and canyon from the deck of our accommodations lodge.

After lunch you will have plenty of time to enjoy the hot springs (30ºC), and admire the geological landscapes. If interested, we will also have opportunity to try trout fishing from the side of the Colca river. At night we will have dinner and sleep in the bungalows.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Difficulty:Moderate
  • Walking Distance:8 miles
  • Highest Elevation:4,800 m / 15,748 ft
  • Minimum Elevation:2,020 m / 6,627 ft

DAY 2Llahuar - Oasis Sangalle

Visit places
Llahuar
Paclla village
Apacheta
Oasis Sangalle Lodge

7:30am. Enjoy breakfast then start the trek. Today is a much more mild day and we can use this for our legs to recover. We trek for 4 hours and we see amazing landscapes of the mountains and different types of wild plants.
We trek up through the little village of Paclla which has a mysterious characteristic because of it’s abandoned or witches houses. We also see the most impressive view of the Canyon from the Apacheta lookout.

We arrive at Oasis Sangalle about 12:00pm which has bungalows that are typical of the area. We have lunch in the in the shade near the beautiful pool and gardens. After we are accommodated in our bungalows, we have the chance to bathe in the refreshing volcanic water swimming pools (16ºC) and take a walk in the area and experience the tropical vegetation. At night, after dinner, we relax around the campfire and sleep overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Difficulty:Moderate
  • Walking Distance:7 miles
  • Highest Elevation:2,020 m / 6,627 ft
  • Minimum Elevation:1,900 m / 6,233 ft

DAY 3Oasis Sangalle - Cabanaconde - Hot Springs - Arequipa

Visit places
Oasis Sangalle
Cabanaconde
Hot Springs
Arequipa

3.00am. We depart from the Oasis of Sangalle, taking the trail to Cabanaconde. Enjoy the wonderful sensation of walking under the stars and by the moonlight and the magical experience of being on the trail in the canyon as the sun rises between the mountains. The trek takes approximately 3.5hours. 6:30am. We arrive in Cabanaconde and have an enjoyable breakfast of eggs, homemade bread, cheese, avocado, coffee/ tea (a very delicious and traditional breakfast!)

After breakfast we will continue on to the hot springs of La Calera where you can enjoy a relaxing swim to soothe your muscles after your morning trek. We have lunch in Chivay at a traditional buffet with many options of Peruvian dishes- you will not go hungry here! After enjoying our feast we will make our way to a few last stops including an area where many llamas and alpacas roam. Then we go back to Arequipa. Transfer to your hotel and say goodbye to your guide. Arriving to Arequipa around 6 or 7pm.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch
  • Difficulty:Moderate
  • Walking Distance:5 miles
  • Highest Elevation:3,287 m / 10,784 ft
  • Minimum Elevation:1,900 m / 6,233 ft
Trip Info
INCLUDED
Packing List
High Quality Service & Safety
  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Experienced Guide speaks English and Spanish
  • Medical Kit – First Aid Kit
  • Customer Service 24/7
Permits & Entrance Tickets
  • Entrance ticket to Hot springs at Llahuar Lodge
  • Entrance ticket to Swimming pool at Oasis Sangalle
  • Touristic Ticket
Transportation
  • Private transportation from Arequipa at the start of the trek
  • Return transportation from the end of the trek to Arequipa to your Hotel.
Meals
  • Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, and 2 Dinners
  • Meals: vegetarian and vegan
  • Water to drink on the trail every day
Accommodation
  • Personal Accommodation in Private Lodge
Additional Included
  • Extra oxygen
What Is Not Included?
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for our staff
  • Additional costs or delays out of control of the management
  • Original Passport
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitiser
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film with extra batteries
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • Daypack
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Jonathan Bradley

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Amazing tour, amazing knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide, great logistics even when had to work on the fly because of an earthquake, all around very impressed with this company and will use again!

24 March, 2022
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