Colca Canyon trekking 4 days, Chivay, cabanaconde, condors, from arequipa, south peru
Here you can find a beautiful trek in the Colca Canyon: 4 days
We will pick you up from your hotel at 4:00 am to transfer you to the bus station to set out on an international group tour bus to Cabanaconde. We will drive for about 3:30 hours to Chivay for breakfast and then continue to Cabanaconde, Lunch upon arrival. At 2:00 pm we will start our descent from Cabanaconde to the village of Llahuar, this will take about 4 hours. The descent to the Colca River winds through the warm desert terrain. Walking sticks or canes are recommended. On the first stretch of trail we’ll pass ancient terraces that date back to Pre-Incan times. On the way we will see the local people going about their daily lives. We will cross a suspension bridge that takes us to our camp site in Llahuar. We’ll also pay a visit to a geyser next to the Colca river, and here there’ll be an opportunity to catch some trout. We will then have dinner.
The campsite consists of bamboo houses where we’ll spending the night. Facilities are basic. You can leave your luggage in Cabanaconde.
At 6:30 am we will have breakfast and then continue our hike to the village of Fure, passing through the village of Llatica on the way, which is characterized by the beauty of its women. This is considered the hardest day of the trek. We will then have lunch. After a rest we will go to the Huaruro waterfall. Afterward, we’ll return to the village of Fure and keep going on to the oasis where dinner awaits. We’ll spend the night in the typical huts. The oasis of Sangalle is a great place to relax and appreciate nature, while also to take advantage of the swimming pools of lukewarm water (18°C). Our guide will be explaining the various native fruits growing in the oasis, such as the lucuma, the pacay and the chirimoya. You will also have the opportunity to taste them.
Breakfast is served in the oasis. You will have a morning tree to enjoy the pool and the lush vegetation, a great time to relax and unwind after all the trekkng oasis in the welcome regard. Lunch will be served in the afternoon. Afterwards, we will walk back up to Cabanaconde (4 hours) where we will have dinner and a good night’s sleep in the hotel.
We will go to the lookout of Condor’s Cross to appreciate the flight of the condor. Then into the Thermal baths “La Calera” in Chivay. Then we will have lunch and return to Arequipa at about 6:00 pm, when we arrive we will transfer you to your hotel.
There is also an option to take the bus at 1.30 pm to Puno.
What to bring?
*Summer and winter clothes.
Entrance fee to the Colca canyon (70 Sol).
Entrance fee to the hot springs in Chivay (15 sol).
Meals, (in Cabanaconde and Chivay) (the meals down in the canyon are included).