colca canyon


Colca Canyon is the second deepest canyon in the world, famous for its remarkable views. Contact us for Colca Canyon tour options that will include the sights and activities that you choose.

Colca Canyon
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A few hours away from Arequipa, Peru you will find the magical Colca region that is famous for Colca Canyon treks. Colca Canyon tours often include colorful pre-Incan agricultural terraces and the infamous canyon, which ranks among the deepest canyons in the world.

Travel Packages Including Colca Canyon

The Colca area is also known for its crafts and culture, but visitors often longer in the valley to experience the adventures the region has to offer, especially Colca Canyon treks. Here are our travel packages that include a trip to Colca Canyon, Peru:

What to see and do in and around Colca?

Colca is a known trekking paradise in South America, in the ranks of Cotahuasi canyon, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. The canyon is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the U.S. and is sure to offer marvelous landscapes.

Colca Canyon treks are some of the top things to do in the area, but Colca features other activities like river-rafting and horseback riding. One of the spots to note is the Cruz del Condor, where you can see the majestic Andean condors. Here are other highly recommended highlights in Colca:

Other highlights include the La Calera hot springs, the Toro Muerto cemetery, and the oasis at Sangalle.

Colca Travel FAQs

Colca Canyon Hike or Trek?

Much like the Inca trail, Colca Canyon hikes can last a full day or several days for adventure seekers. Trips usually start early in the morning and the hike can be overwhelming, but the views more than make up for these.

Here are some helpful facts for the trip:


  • The canyon has a depth of 4,160 meters so be ready for steep hikes.
  • Colca Canyon is home to more than 100 kinds of birds, 300 types of plants and 30 types of cactus.
  • The town of Chivay is considered the gateway to Colca and is usually where visitors stay for a day tour and as a base for trips to the valley.
  • At the foot of the valley runs the Colca river, a famous spot for river rafting. The nearby La Calera hot springs are also a popular stop.

What to bring during your Colca Canyon trek?

Don’t forget to bring protective materials against the sun – sunblock, hats and sunglasses – as day treks can be harsh to the skin. Other useful things to pack for the trip:

  • Water bottle and trail snacks
  • Binoculars for those who want a closer look at the condors
  • Swimwear for the option to dip in La Calera’s hot springs
  • Flashlight for a multi-day trek
  • Insect repellant

Try to pack as light as possible for your Colca Canyon trek or hike, the elevation varies based on the routes. An easy trek still has a 1,100-meter elevation.

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