How much does the trip to the Colca Canyon cost?

The Colca Canyon is the number one destination of the trip to Arequipa. It is located about 160 kilometers from the ‘White City’. It is possible to go on your own or within an all-inclusive tour. Both options are valid. The tour can be a bit more expensive. Going on your own can be cheaper, depending on the type of services you choose (restaurants, lodgings, etc.). Know the prices and budgets in both options, both in the 2-day trip and the 1-day trip.

Colca Canyon
Andean condor in the Colca Valley


Price of the tour to the Colca canyon for 1 day

This tour is one of the best options for visitors who do not have much time during their trip to Arequipa. It is also a cheaper option compared to the 2-day tour.

The Itinerary:

The tour begins with the pick-up of the tourists from the door of their hotel located in the central area of ​​the city of Arequipa. The pick up is done at approximately 3 in the morning.

Then we proceed to travel by tourist transport to the town of Chivay. This journey can take 3 hours or more.

In the town of Chivay there is a stop for breakfast. Then the route is resumed for 30 minutes, this time towards the famous viewpoint of The Cross of the Condor (there you can see the famous ‘flight of the condor’).

Then the route continues through the beautiful landscapes of the Colca canyon. Before lunch, as an option, visitors can relax in the Yanque hot springs.

At midday, you return to the town of Chivay where you will enjoy a delicious lunch.

After lunch, the return journey to the city of Arequipa begins. On the way there will be a stop to appreciate the scenic beauty of the place, such as the ‘Mirador de los volcanes’ or the ‘Bofedales de Toccra’.

Finally, the city of Arequipa is reached at approximately 5 in the afternoon.

What’s Included

What it does not include

Price

The tour costs approximately 75 Peruvian soles per tourist.


Price of the tour to the Colca canyon for 2 day

Colca Canyon
Colca Canyon – Arequipa

Most tourists prefer to visit the Colca Canyon in a 2-day tour as it is more comfortable and allows them to appreciate the tourist attractions with more tranquility. Tours can be booked with a tourism agency in the city of Arequipa or from their website.

The Itinerary:

Day 1:

The tour begins with the pick-up of the visitors from the door of their hotel in the city of Arequipa. Averaging 8 in the morning, you travel by tourist transport for almost 4 hours until you arrive at famous Chivay town.

On the way to Chivay there will be stops. The first in Pampa Cañahuas where the alpacas and vicuñas of the place will be contemplated. There will also be a stop in Patahuasi to visit Taqra, one of the best viewpoints of the flora and fauna of this Andean geography. The third stop will be at Patapampa, the viewpoint of the volcanoes.

Once in Chivay, tourists will settle in their hotels and then have lunch. In the afternoon you will have the option to relax in the thermal baths of La Calera.

In the evening, after dinner, visitors will rest at the included tourist hotel.

Day 2:

Breakfast will be early in the hotel facilities. Then the short trip by tourist transport will take place to the famous viewpoint of ‘The Cross of the Condor’, where the most famous spectacle of the Colca canyon is observed: the ‘flight of the condor’.

Then we will visit the towns of Yanque and Maca where we will learn more about their history through their square and craft centers.

Back to the town of Chivay we will enjoy a delicious lunch. Finally we will return to the city of Arequipa at around 5 in the afternoon.

What’s Included

What it does not include

Price

The tour costs approximately 150 Peruvian soles per tourist.


Budget for the trip to Colca in 1 day

Colca Canyon
Colca Canyon – Arequipa

Are you planning to visit the Colca canyon on your own? For the 1-day trip, you must take into account: the round trip transportation, the entrance to the Colca canyon, the food on the route and the tour guide service (optional).

The budget

Important information

To make a one-day visit to the Colca canyon, the most important thing is to leave very early from the city of Arequipa. In the city terminal there are services that depart from 3 in the morning and even earlier.

The return from the town of Chivay must be between 3 and 6 in the afternoon. This way you will arrive in the city of Arequipa before 10 at night.

During your day trip, do not forget to bring a backpack with snacks, fruits, a poncho for rainy cases as well as bathing suits and a towel (if you plan to visit the thermal baths).


Budget for the trip to Colca in 2 days

The two-day trip to the Colca canyon on your own is a good adventurous option that requires a certain degree of organization. For this, it is essential: the entrance to the Colca canyon, the food on the route, the tourist accommodation in Chivay (or Cabanaconde), the tourist guide service (optional) and the entrance to the thermal baths of the place (optional).

The budget

Important information

 

By Machupicchu Terra – Last updated, September 9, 2021


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