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Colca tour

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Our Colca Tour 2 days Classic is a journey that will take you from Arequipa city to the amazing Colca canyon. In this excursion you will discover a place rich in culture and traditions, breathtaking natural scenary, either crossing the National Reserve observing the wild vicuñas or admiring the artistically elaborated terraces of the valley with its rivers, mountains and gorges. In addition; you’ll get stunned observing the spectacular gliding of the Andean Condor between the walls of the great canyon.

Our Colca Tour 2 days classic is flexible, allowing you to finish the excursion with a return to Arequipa city or continuing to the City of Puno on Lake Titicaca. We offer also a pick up from Puno city in order that you join our Tour.

Private / Group

Arequipa

Natural Scene

  • Departure from arequipa and beautiful views driving out of the city.
  • Pampa Cañahuas National Reserve (Part of the “Salinas y Aguada Blanca” reserve).
  • Highest view point Patapampa (4,910 meters).
  • Town of Chivay.
  • Town of Coporaque. (Activities in lodge, short walkings around the town, etc.)
  • Visit the Thermal baths with medicinal properties (hot springs).
  • Visit the Cruz del Condor view point and short walkings around.
  • Visit the viewpoints of Choquetico and Atahuilque.
  • Short hikes during all excursions.
  • Traditional towns of Yanque and Maca.
  • Qualified Tourist transportation and experienced driver (Pick up/Drop off at your hotel).
  • Oxygen bottle and first Aif kit in our transport during the excursion.
  • Professional / Certificated English Guide.
  • Lodge / Hotel with Breakfast.
  • 24/7 permanent assistance.
  • Additional day to realize extra activity with a local family in Coporaque town or take our Optional walkings.
  • Transfer to the city of Puno after the tour (second day)
  • Our Colca Tour 2 days classic is flexible, allowing you to finish the excursion with a return to Arequipa city or continuing to the City of Puno on Lake Titicaca.
  • Our Colca Tour  starts in the city of Arequipa, but we can also organize a pick up from Puno city in order that you join our excursion and end the Tour in Arequipa city.
  • The Colca Canyon is the “best place” in South America to see the Andean Condor and during our tours we will visit different viewing points to increase the chances to experience them closely.
  • Our  transportations have regular strict controls and selected drivers with experience and regular trainings.
  • All our transports in Tours to Colca Canyon are supported with a First Aid Kit and a bottle of oxygen in case of need.
  • Giardino Guides are profesionals with many years of experience and annual trainings, many of them also in case of any situation of emergency.
  • Giardino offer you “a safety record” with many recognitions and is accredited by the local government and international Tourism organizations. (Review our site “About us“)
  • Travel feeling good! Our operations seek to generate a minimal impact both on the cultural and environmental aspects of the sites we visit. We also seek to strengthen a positive impact of tourism by strengthening local economies, the education and the generation of employment! Check our Responsible work page for more information or contact us.
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    Read our FAQs – Colca Canyon

    Where do the tours to Colca Canyon depart from?

    All tours to the Colca Canyon leave from the city of Arequipa.  In request we can organize to pick you from Puno and join our classic tour in Chivay town.

    How far is the Colca Canyon from Arequipa?

    It is about a 3 1/2 -hour drive from Arequipa to the Colca Canyon.

    Am I going to see Condors in the Colca Tour?

    It is almost 95% that you will see Condors on a Colca Canyon tour. The tour itinerary includes a visit to the famous “Condor viewpoint” where you can enjoy spectacular pictures of the gliding flight of the Andean Condor.

    Is there an entrance fee to the Colca Canyon?

    Yes, it costs 70 soles to visit the Colca Canyon. This price is not included in our Tours, but during our tour (Entrance to Chivay) we make a stop in the Ticket office in order that you get your ticket. On request we can buy the ticket for you in advance.

    When is the best time of year to visit the Colca Canyon?

    The raining season in Peru is from December to March. During these months it rains a lot and may not be the best time specially to hike into the Colca Canyon. But also the rain, make the colors of the terraces of the valley more beautiful!

    What is the elevation of Chivay?

    Chivay has a elevation of 3645m / 11959feet

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    Giardino was recommended by a friend, and even though I had booked some hotels on my own, they managed to work around it, and provide us a wonderful experience from Paracas, Nazca, Ica, Huacachina to Puno. The guide Luis Angel was very knowledgeable, answered every question, and went over and beyond his duties to make the tour an unforgettable time in Perú.
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    We had a fun and educational private Colca Valley tour and road trips with Ramiro (guide) and Herbert (driver) from Giardino Tours. They picked us up from the Arequipa airport, took us to our accommodations at Colca Lodge, took us on a beautiful hike to the isolated Chimpa Fortress... We are glad the agency we engaged to plan our Peru adventure chose Giardino Tours for this part of the trip!
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    We traveled in Peru with having all of our trip booked through the Giardino travel agency. Karla helped us with the planning and booked the trip, the individual tours and our flights. The price for the tour overall was very reasonable... The guides were fantastic and were the best part about doing these tours. They were knowledgeable and had some of the best recommendations for us to do
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    Best tour operator in Perú! We have been working with Giardino Tours for years and they have always been outstanding... They will always help us in the best possible way and their service and guides are impeccable. They will sometimes go out of their way just to accommodate our…
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    We went on a two-day tour with Luis and Julio and it was amazing! Luis speaks very good English and knows a lot about the history and culture of is own country. At every question, he could easily give you a good answer and explainating. Julio was a very good driver. We felt very safe and he stopt at the best spots for pictures. This was one of the best trips during our stay in Peru. We highly recommend this tour guide!
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