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Full Day Trip to Colca Canyon from Arequipa

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Arequipa, Peru
Full Day Trip to Colca Canyon from Arequipa

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icon16 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Let your spirit soar like the Andean condor on this full-day exploration of Colca Canyon. Stop by the ‘Condor’s Cross,’ near one of the canyon’s deepest points, to watch these majestic birds as they appear to float on the wind. Continue to traditional towns like Maca and Yanque where you’ll observe colonial-era churches and locals garbed in needlework dresses. Finish your trip on a high point as you return through 16,000-foot (4900-meter) Patapampa pass. A guide, breakfast and round-trip hotel transport are also covered.
  • Take a full-day trip to Peru's Colca Canyon from Arequipa
  • Admire the beautiful Andean condors as they float above the 'Condor's Cross'
  • Gaze into the depths of Colca Canyon, one of the world's deepest gorges
  • Discover traditional towns like Maca and Yanque, populated by local women in typical needlework dresses
  • Take your Peru trip to new heights by crossing the 16,000-foot (4900-meter) Patapampa pass
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Breakfast
Professional Official English guide
Tourist transport-Shared
Hotel pickup
Entrance fees to the Colca canyon S/. 70.00 p/p
Entrance fees to the Hot Spring S/. 15.00 p/p *optional
Lunch
Drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from hotels that are located in the centre area of Arequipa city - Downtown

Departure Time

2:30 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Warm clothes
  • Sun protect
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Arequipa Tour
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full Day Trip to Colca Canyon from Arequipa?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Trip to Colca Canyon from Arequipa.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Full Day Trip to Colca Canyon from Arequipa?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Trip to Colca Canyon from Arequipa.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Full Day Trip to Colca Canyon from Arequipa?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Trip to Colca Canyon from Arequipa.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full Day Trip to Colca Canyon from Arequipa?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Trip to Colca Canyon from Arequipa.

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star-5
Great day trip
Brian_M
, Jul 2021
Great trip with local history of the colca canyon and the local people with a few encounters of wildlife, and incredible landscapes
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Brian Thank you for visiting Peru we are happy to hear that you enjoyed it and thank you for your feedback. Best regards, Gloria Mamani
star-1
Total ripoff
Footprints675236
, Oct 2019
They made us be ready at 2:30 am but didn't bother to pick us up until 3:15 am (great time to be waiting for 45 mins). To my surprise, after that they only had two minuscule seats in the back where my legs wouldn't fit with fantastic views to the side of the van. On top of that, the tour is mainly the guide taking you from one rip-off to next: pay for a pic with an alpaca, buy these "handcrafted" stuff, try this "unique" typical juice for 5 bucks. The cherry leaston top was the last stop before lunch, where you could "choose" between spending 50 bucks for a lousy zipline or 15 bucks to bath in some hot springs. If you were not interested in either, you had to wait for an hour in the sun. At least, the rest of the group had great views to the canyon while on the road, but we spent the whole day alternating watching the side of the van with dealing with their extortions. Please choose a different company, because the condor's flight is really a sight to behold and you shouldn't miss it.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Dear customer We apologized for the late pick-up with you and as we said we will continue to work to be better in pick-ups aspects for example. The pick up is according to the location of your hotel we try to arrive between 2:30 to 3am and this time we arrived minutes after 3am because the previous passengers were not ready. As we pick up the passengers, they choose the seats and all the seats are the same, they are normal to do a one-day tour. We understand your discomfort and understand that you would have liked to be ahead in the first seats. It is not a reason why you can rate us with the minimum score in addition to not recommending our company. All photos and juices are paid in soles and not in dollars and is not mandatory. You cannot write false information as it is misinforming our next clients. Thank, Gloria M
star-4
Great tour! The only thing weird is...
Angela S
, Jun 2017
Great tour! The only thing weird is that the driver had 3 Arequipeans join us on the drive from Arequipa to Colca Canyon.
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star-3
this tour was okay. We were picked...
Peter L
, Sep 2016
this tour was okay. We were picked up at 3am and wasted over an hour picking other people up. the driver and guide were okay. We didnt really get to stay at the cross of the condor more than 45 minutes. the buffet was no good and cost 30 soles. it was extremely cramped and stuffy in that minivan but they did not turn on the AC. there are so many tours to colca canyon from arequipa. I would recommend just booking it through your hotel to save money only 60-70 soles for the same experience.
star-1
I would highly recommend visiting...
Zachary_D
, Aug 2016
I would highly recommend visiting Colca Canyon and seeing the condors. If possible, however, I would recommend looking for a tour group other than this one. The guide does not really provide more than transport between the sites. He also tried to keep us on a pretty strict timeline. Unfortunately this meant we only had 40 minutes at the condor viewing point. Given that this was sort of the point of the trip, 40 minutes was very short. The guide also yelled at most of the tour group when we took longer than 40 minutes. After the condors we went to spend an hour at a hot springs. There was not really much to do at the hot springs and, given that we were only given 40 minutes at the condor viewing point, an hour seemed a little excessive to spend at the hotsprings. When we returned to Arequipa the bus driver just dropped us off in the middle of the city. Not that I minded the walk back to the hotel, but the description promises drop off at your hotel and it was sort of obnoxious overhearing the busdriver and the guide discussing how it would be a pain to drop each of us off at our hotels. . Again, however, the canyon and the condors were amazing and a sight I will never forget. Those are highly recommended just maybe with a different tour group.
star-3
We were picked up on time shortly...
Dale M
, Aug 2016
We were picked up on time shortly after 3 AM and our driver was amazing - 13 hours on crazy busy highways! Our tour guide was just OK. He gave us the basic information and shepherded us on and off the van at least 15 times through the day for shopping and beautiful vistas. We felt he took us to locals so we could buy their items and that was OK for me. I was disappointed that he had no personal touch with anyone in the group, we stayed strangers all day, whereas other guides on other tours went out of their way to break the ice and keep us friendly. Our guide simply went over his script, with no extra knowledge of the geology or cultural info of the area. He didn't answer my questions about the archaeology of the area. We were a little disappointed. It is cold so bring layers to put on and off as the day progresses. I had altitude sickness with the highest point being almost 5 km above sea level. Overall it was worth doing.
star-4
La ventana del bus entraba aire y a las...
Luisa C
, Sep 2017
La ventana del bus entraba aire y a las 3 a.m, era helado
star-4
petit déjeuner un peut frugal après...
laurent v
, Jun 2017
petit déjeuner un peut frugal après un réveil a 2h du matin ... Bon guide, bonnes prestations.

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