Colca PLUS

2 days


2019 - 2020 - 2021
2022 - 2023



Our Colca Canyon Tour PLUS 2 days is a journey that will take you from Arequipa city to the amazing Colca canyon. In our Tour you will Immerse yourself with all your senses! Enjoy music, textiles, flavors, hiking, admirable Andean nature, capricious volcanoes, fauna and flora, typical costumes and much more.
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 and locals.
In addition; you’ll get stunned observing the spectacular gliding of the Andean Condor between the walls of the great Colca canyon.

Our Colca Tour Plus is flexible, allowing you to finish the excursion with a return to Arequipa city or continuing to the city of Puno on Lake Titicaca.
Also we offer a pick up of travelers from Puno city in order to join our Tour Colca Plus. – Please contact us!

Private / Group


Natural Scene

  • Enjoy our journey and our spots crossing part of NR of Salinas and Aguada Blanca (Pampa Cañahuas).
  • Take pictures and observe the wild Vicunas and Alpacas in their natural environment.
  • Observe & feel what it means to be over 4,910 m. at Patapampa Andean viewpoint.
  • Visit Puruña Forest stone on the route. 
  • Visit the town of Chivay.
  • Enjoy free activities in Lodge la Casa de Mamayacchi.
  • Explore the town of Coporaque and its old plaza.
  • Relax visiting the Thermal baths.
  • Get stunning views of the canyon and condors at the Cruz del condor view point.
  • Enjoy a walk with your guide, looking for more great views of the canyon.
  • Take great pics of the valley from Atahuilque view point.
  • Visit the traditional towns of Yanque and Maca.
  • Be relax! You can always take or not our optional walks during the tour.
  • Several stops during the journey, to enjoy the landscape and make pictures.
  • 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.
  • All visits according to program.
  • 24/7 permanent assistance.
  • Protocol.
  • Share a day with locals in Coporaque town.
  • FD hiking activities around the valley.
  • During our  Tour Colca Plus, we provide enriching details that allow you to feel closer to the culture, the nature of the place and the local people with their customs.
  • 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 Colca Tour 2 days Plus 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.
  • 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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