Tour to the Colca Canyon with connection to Puno

Join our full-day tour to Colca Canyon with a connection to Puno. During this journey, you will explore the natural beauty of Colca Canyon, the majestic flight of the condor, the Chacapi hot springs, and the viewpoints of Los Andes, Patahuasi (Pampa Cañahuas) and Lagunillas.


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3:00 Meeting point
  • We will pick you up from your hotel at about 3:00 – if applicable.
  • You should read the Details and Notes Tab so there are no misunderstandings at all.
Arequipa to Chivay

This journey lasts approximately 3 hours. by bus until you reach the town of Chivay.

Breakfast in Chivay

Basic breakfast with vegetarian options.

Chivay to the Cruz lookout point

The duration of the trip is approximately 1 hour by bus.

Viewing the Colca Canyon from Mirador Cruz

In 2019, it was considered the third deepest canyon in South America. This viewpoint is ideal to appreciate the landscape, as well as the flight of the condor and other Andean animals.

Explore the Chacapi hot springs

Its hot springs are medicinal and you will enjoy a wonderful view.

Chacapi hot springs to Chivay

By vehicle.

12:00 Lunch on your own

You will have lunch in one of the restaurants in Chivay city, your guide will suggest you some restaurants.

13:15 Board your bus to Puno

The duration of this bus ride is approximately 6 hours.

Los Andes lookout point

During the journey you will be able to observe the volcanoes of Ampato, Sabancaya, Hualca Hualca, Mismi and the Chila mountain range.

Patahuasi lookout point

You will observe vicuñas, llamas and alpacas in their natural habitat.

Lagunillas lookout point

You will enjoy the view of small lakes.

19:30 Ending point

The tour ends in the Plaza de Armas in the historic center of Puno.


The prices shown in the table are:

  • Per person in US dollars ($).
  • Pple. = people.
  • Group = group service, shared.
2 $65$320
3 $65$230
4 $65$190
5 $65$170
If your group is bigger, contact us.


Schedule3:00 to 19:303:30 a 19:30
DaysEvery dayEvery day
Languagees/en simultaneouslyes or en
Size10 to 30 pax.You and your friends
Pick up from your hotel
Breakfast with vegetarian options
Professional Guide
Tourist vehicle
Tickets for the Colca Canyon: 70 Soles pp
Tickets for the hot springs: 15 Soles pp
Personalized service
Drop off at your hotel

Accessibility: Not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

What do I bring?

  • Sweaters
  • Rain ponchos
  • Anti-slip shoes
  • Caps or hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • A bottle of water
  • Local currency in cash for your entrance tickets
  • * Dollars, Euros and cards are not accepted
  • * You can buy the entrance tickets the same day of your tour



Pick-ups and timings:

Group tours:

  • Pick up times and tour ending times are approximate.
  • Bus stop times to visit the attractions, to eat (if applicable) or other activities are always approximate, never exact.
  • Arrival times to the attractions on foot are approximate.
  • We will pick you up as long as you are in the historic center; otherwise, we will coordinate another meeting place.
  • If your hotel doesn’t have a car access, the streets are one-way only or there is a lot of car traffic, then you will walk some blocks to get in the bus.
  • We may not pick you up for some tours due to schedules, festivals and strikes.
  • When being picked up, we will call for your name, lastname and tour destination; otherwise, don’t get on the bus.
  • We will coordinate all pick-up time details one day prior your tour.

Private tours:

  • Your pick up time is sharp on time.
  • We will do our best to pick you up from your hotel regardless your hotel location.
  • We will coordinate all pick-up time details one day prior your tour.
  • Your tour ending time is still aproximate; however, we will do our best to end the tour on the scheduled time.


  • The tourism infrastructure for this tourist destination is basic.
  • Both breakfast and lunch are basic, not many options, not many restaurants.
  • There are basic vegetarian options.

Vehicle type and seats:

Vehicle types — group tours and private tours:

  • We implement vehicles authorized by the Ministry of Transportation of Peru.
  • The type and size of vehicle will always depend on the group size.
  • We implement modern vehicles with air conditioning: H1, Van, Renault and Sprinter.

Seats — group tours:

  • You book a seat in the bus — you don’t necessarily book a specific number of seat.
  • If you are picked up first from your hotel, then you can can choose some seats.
  • Your pickup time will depend on your hotel location.
  • Travel partners or couples seat together to 95%; however, we don’t warranty this will happen to 100%.

Road type:

  • Much of the road is paved track.
  • The last part of the road is a dirt road (compacted earth) with bumps, therefore:
    • Dust comes in through the windows.
    • The vehicle ride is sometimes bumpy.


Group tours:

  • Authorized by the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
  • He drives fast due to distance and time issues.
  • He sometimes listens to music while driving to stay awake.

Private tours:

  • Authorized by the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
  • He drives at normal speed.


Group tours:

  • Authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism.
  • He goes as a companion, he is always behind the group to make sure that everyone reaches their destination.
  • There is not much explanation either on the bus or on the attraction, the route is focused more on a short walk, not on history.

Private tours:

  • Authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism.
  • He is always there to help you.

Operability and itinerary:

This tour is subject to variation without any prior notice, due to weather conditions, strikes and any other event that doesn’t allow the normal tour operation.


The cancellation is free as long as you do it 48 hours in advance; otherwise, a fee of 100% of the tour cost will apply.


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