Full day Colca Canyon tour + condors and hot springs

During this full-day tour to Colca canyon, Condors, and Chacapi hot springs, you’ll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views from La Cruz lookout point, spanning the entire canyon. Additionally, you’ll witness the majestic flight of the condor, and finally, you’ll get to Este trayecto dura 3 horas aprox. en bus hasta llegar al pueblo de Chivay.relax at Chacapi hot springs.


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3:30 Meeting point
  • We will pick you up from your hotel at about 3:30 – if applicable.
  • You should read the Details and Notes Tabs so there are no misunderstandings at all.
Arequipa to Chivay

This bus ride lasts about 3 hours.

Breakfast in Chivay

Basic breakfast with vegetarian options.

Chivay to the Cruz del Cóndor lookout

1 hour bus ride.

Overview of the Colca Canyon from the Cruz lookout point + Condor Sanctuary

In 2019, it was considered the third deepest canyon in South America. This Cruz viewpoint is perfect for admiring the landscape, observing the flight of the condor, and spotting other Andean animals.

La Cruz lookout point to the Chacapi hot springs

During this bus journey, you will have the opportunity to observe the colonial towns of Pinchollo, Maca, and Yanque.

Explore the Chacapi hot springs

These thermal waters are medicinal, and you will enjoy a marvelous view while relaxing in them.

Chacapi hot springs to Chivay
13:30 Lunch on your own

You’ll have lunch at one of the restaurants in Chivay, your guide will recommend youu. They will provide you with several options, and you can make your choice.

Return to Arequipa
17:30 Ending point

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

Price

The prices shown in the table are:

  • Per person in US dollars ($).
  • Pple. = people.
  • Group = group service, shared.
Pple.GroupPrivate
1$25$330
2 $25$165
3 $25$135
4 $25$120
5 $25$100
If your group is bigger, contact us.

Details

DetailsGroupPrivate
Schedule3:30 to 17:304:00 to 17:30
DaysEvery dayEvery day
Languagees/en simultaneouslyes or en
Size15 to 30 pax.You and your friends
IncludedGroupPrivate
Pick up from your hotel
Breakfast with vegetarian options
Lunch
Professional Guide
Driver
Tourist vehicle
Ticket for the Colca Canyon: 70 soles pp
Ticket 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

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Notes

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.

Meal:

  • 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.

Driver:

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.

Guide:

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.

Cancellations

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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