Cultural Colca Canyon Tour 3D

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Duration: 3 Days
Availability : Every Day.
Max People : 12

About the Cultural Colca Canyon Tour 3D

Enjoy a taste of Arequipa Colca Canyon on our three-day gentle Colca Canyon Tour. This Arequipa tour begins with a visit to the White City itself, exploring its gorgeous architecture, churches and the famous Santa Catalina Monastery. 

Day Two of this Colca Canyon Tour takes you out of Arequipa through Andean pampa, and past the stunning peaks of the Chila mountain range including some dormant and active volcanoes. If you’re lucky, you’ll also have the chance to observe some graceful vicuna grazing the fields.


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The real treat of this Colca Canyon Tour comes on Day 3 as you get to explore one of the world’s deepest canyons before returning to Arequipa.

All of our extension packages can be designed to include your preferred style of accommodation. The pricing shown on this page is for Standard style of travel, which includes hotels in our Standard category of Arequipa hotel. For other styles of travels – including Comfort, Boutique, or Luxury – please contact us for pricing.

For more information on the different styles of travel we offer, please see Styles of Travel


Prices are per person in USD, based on group size. We do not have fixed-date group departures. If you do not want to book a private trek, please see our Trekkers Wanted page for a list of open departures within your dates.


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High quality personalized experience

Unique, off-the-beaten track routes

Experienced staff

Verified sustainability practices

$20 of every trek donated to Threads of Peru

Importat Details About the Cultural Colca Canyon Tour 3D

What is Included?

Trekking Team

  • Guide


  • Private transport


  • Hotel (with breakfast)

Additional inclusions

  • All entry tickets to Colca Canyon and the Monastery of St. Catherine’s guided tour
  • Optional stop at the hot springs

What is Not Included?


  • All lunches
  • All dinners


  • Tips

Optional Extras & Upgrades

We offer you the opportunity to personalize your trip and make your experience more comfortable through our Optional Extras and Upgrades.

All options are available during the reservation process; please ask your sales consultant for more information.

  • Combine with any trek for a complete Experience!
  • Combine with an Excursion for a complete Experience!


  • Any upgrades or trip extensions must be requested at time of booking.

What to Pack

It’s a good idea to prepare for a variety of weather. We recommend a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, light and warm clothes. In addition, you should bring:

      • A light day pack to carry your things
      • Water bottle and snacks
      • Money for snacks, souvenirs and tips

You can also see What To Bring for our comprehensive recommendations on what to pack for a trek in the Andes. For more great suggestions, check out our blog about How to Prepare for a Trek in Peru.

Available Discounts

  • No discounts available for this tour

Trekkers Wanted

Want to join a trek? Ready to confirm a departure date of your own, but interested in having others join you? Then Trekkers Wanted is for you! Our innovative Trekkers Wanted system matches people up who are interested in hiking the same trek, bringing costs down and multiplying the fun for everyone!

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Important Info

  • This excursion is operated by independent providers and not by Apus Peru. The exact route, itinerary and inclusions are at each independent provider’s discretion and Apus Peru is not responsible for deviations from the information presented here, or for the quality of the services provided.
  • Want to continue your adventure? We can arrange overland transport from Chivay to Puno for a visit of Lake Titicaca and its famous islands. Contact us for prices and more information.
  • Flights from Arequipa to Cusco take about 1h.

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  • Does this trek sound like just what you were looking for? If you’re ready to book or just want to find out a bit more information, fill out the Inquiry Form in the top right-hand corner of this page to get the ball rolling. You’ll be connected with one of our amazing sales people who will be able to turn your dream of hiking in the Andes into a reality. For more information on the entire booking process, please see our How To Book page.
  • Travel insurance is a must! World Nomads offers travel insurance for adventure activities.

Cultural Colca Canyon Tour 3D Itinerary

Day 1Arrival and hotel transfer – Afternoon City & Santa Catalina Tour

We pick you up at the airport and then transfer you the 20-25 min to your hotel in Central Arequipa.

At 2 pm we will pick you up from your hotel to begin our afternoon visit of Arequipa. First stop on our tour is El Mirador de Carmen Alto, where you can appreciate a view of the lush Chilina Valley, followed by Yanahuara, an Arequipa suburb where you’ll see many structures of pearly white sillar volcanic rock. After this, we will head to the Monastery of Santa Catalina which dates from the 16th century and the Plaza de Armas, with its historic buildings and tree-lined central promenade. Lastly, we will visit the front of the massive Basilica Cathedral and the Church and cloisters of the Society of Jesus (Dome of San Ignacio).

Day 2Arequipa to Chivay

Transfer out of Arequipa via Yura, through Chachani and Pampa de Arrieros, to Pampa Cañahuas National Reserve where the graceful vicuña can sometimes be spotted. We will continue along Vizcachani to Pampas Toccra where a variety of bird species can be observed, then drive along the border of the Chucura Crater to reach Patapampa (4800 m / 15,748 ft) and the Mirador de los Andes, from which you can observe the Cordillera de Chila with the spectacular Mismi mountain peak, only a short distance from the Chuchura Huarancote volcano. You will also be able to get a view of the Ubinas, Misti, Chachani, Ampato, Hualca Hualca, and Sabancaya volcanoes, some of which are still active! We will stop in Chivay for lunch and then have the afternoon to visit La Calera hot springs, a great place to relax and soak your cares away.

Day 3Chivay - Cruz Del Condor - Chivay - Arequipa

After breakfast, we’ll make an early departure and drive 41km to the Cruz del Condor where you will enjoy the spectacular scenery of the canyon, and are very likely to see Andean condors in majestic flight. We will return through the small communities of Pinchollo, Maca, and Yanque, where you can see villagers in traditional dress. We will also stop at the viewpoints of Antahuilque and Choquetico. At noon we’ll arrive at Chivay for lunch on your own, and return by the Patapampa route where we’ll stop again at the Mirador de los Andes. To continue your Colca Canyon tour, we’ll drive along the edge of the Chucura crater to the Pampa de Toccra wetlands, home to a variety of Andean bird species.

After an approximately four-hour, 151km drive, we will arrive at the city of Arequipa.


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