Join us in Peru, for this two day tour to spectacular Colca Canyon, Chivay and the Condor’s Cross.  You will see and experience the majestic Condors fly, our five volcanoes, our local wildlife and cultural history.  At night, if you wish, we will take you to a restaurant for a meal and a relaxing night that includes a local folk show, for your enjoyment.   If you are looking for a tour that includes the highlights of the area and that doesn’t require any trekking, then this one will suit you. We can also make changes to this tour to suit your personal requirements – just ask us!
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night
Departs: All year round
Fitness Level: Does not apply
Reservations: Contact Us

Itinerary: Colca Canyon Classic Tour

Day 1:  Arequipa –Chivay

Depart from the hotel at 08:00 hrs (after breakfast). On the way we:
  • Pass through Pampas Cañahuas (Reserve for vicunas, alpacas and llamas);
  • Visit the "Bofedales" swamp where birds, including Andean Geese and Flamingoes, live and feed in the small lagoons;
  • See the snow-covered Chucura Volcano;
  • See Patapampa(4.850m), the highest point of the journey, also called "Lookout of the Andes".  From here we appreciate the snow-covered volcanoes of Ampato, Sabancaya, Hualcahualca and Mismi, the small towns located at their bases and the expansive pre-Incan terraces;
  • Arrive in Chivay for lunch and transfer to the hotel;
  • Visit the relaxing hot springs of La Calera, then we return to the hotel;
  • Dinner and Folk show (optional, but recommended);
  • Overnight at the hotel

Day 2:   Condor´s Cross - Chivay– Arequipa

  • Departure from the hotel about 06:00 hrs, after an early breakfast;
  • On the way to the Colca Canyon, we appreciate the villages of Yanques, Achoma, Maca and Pinchollo;
  • Antahuilque's lookout, where we observe 3 charming lagoons;
  • Choquetico's lookout, where we see the hanging tombs and the amazing blue print stone or carved rock as well as terraces and streams;
  • Cross of the Condor, a natural lookout from where you can view the flight of the Condors, these majestic mythological birds are messengers of the Tayta Inti (Sun God);
  • After lunch (approx.13:00 hrs.), we return to Arequipa;
  • Arrival time is approximately at 17:00 hrs.
For a Shared Service (using shared tourist transport):


  • 1 night at hotel
  • 1 breakfast at the hotel
  • Official guide fluent in Spanish /English
  • Tourist ticket required to enter the area


  • Entrance to hot springs of La Calera
  • Drinks (including bottled water)
  • Meals, except for breakfast on Day 2.

Price: US$100.00

For a Private Service (including private transport):


  • 1 night at hotel
  • 1 breakfast in the hotel
  • Dinner and show
  • Official guide fluent in Spanish /English
  • Tourist ticket required to enter the area


  • Entrance to hot springs : La Calera
  • Lunches
  • Drinks (including bottled water)
  • Entrance to hot springs of La Calera

Price: US$200.00 per person (minimum 2 passengers).

Please contact us now for a quote as discounts may apply for more than 3 passengers NOTE: The price is based on double or twin accommodation.  A single supplement applies, if you request single accommodation.  
Note: Prices are estimates and are subject to change slightly, until your reservation is confirmed.