Arequipa Tours
trekking 3 days huaruro route
This tour will allow you to know the most beautiful places in the Colca Canyon, such as the Cruz del Condor, Llahuar, the Huaruro Waterfall and the Sanchez Oasis. To make this tour normally requires 4 days, we are organizing it in three days, so that more travelers can enjoy it since we know that many do not have many days. so that it is not so demanded, the first day we will help ourselves with a mobility of cabanaconde to the town of Belen, which will save us 5 hours of walking, this makes us able to make this route that normally does in 4 days, In three beautiful days full of adventures. This tour is special and highly recommended by our company.
per adult
Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 15-65
Duration: 3 days
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Spanish

  • It includes 3 breakfasts. first breakfast in chivay, second breakfast in fure, third breakfast in cabanaconde
  • 3 lunches first lunch in llahuar, second lunch in sangalle, third lunch in chivay.
  • Two dinners first dinner in fure, second dinner in sangalle.
  • round trip transportation: one way (arequipa - cabanaconde - llahuar) and return cabanaconde - arequipa
  • lodging: first night in the town of fure, second night in the oasis of sangalle
  • guide. English and Spanish
What's not included
  • tourist ticket, mandatory payment of admission to the Colca Canyon. latino 40.0, foreigner 70.0 soles
  • hot springs of the last day, is optional, price 15.00 soles
  • snack and drinks

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • we pick up from 3:00 a.m. at 3:40 a.m. of the hotels near Arequipa Square
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 171142P3

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
        • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 171142P3

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        • Oasis Palmeras Travel Tour Operator
          Arequipa, Peru
          Joined in August 2014
        • Matthias G
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Awesome Trek with Rafael
          We had an awesome experience with our guide rafael. Rafael organised everything very well and we had a great time together. The trek itself is quite challenging since you go 13,5KM downhill on the first day and then 6,5 KM up again. So prepare yourself for a good workout. We sent our regards from Germany, Matthias & Luca
          Written July 14, 2024
        • lizjhoselineq
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Enjoying the nature and culture
          The landscape was the best of all, I love hiking, enjoying the nature and culture of every place I visit! The guide Elvis knew the place very well and was patient with us!! I recommend doing this tour so you can disconnect from your routine!
          Written July 11, 2024
        • sophiecH7148IP
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fun, challenging and our guide Rafael was amazing
          We are so glad we did this trek, we had the most fantastic time! Without a doubt the reason our trip was such a success was due to our guide Rafael. He was brilliant, looking after all of us and was so knowledgable telling us lots stories about the history, culture, and the plants of the area. Thank you so much Rafael!! Everyone in our group was very friendly and accommodation and food were all great. The canyon is beautiful and the trek challenging but enjoyable, and we were very lucky to see lots of condors on the first day. Highly recommend this trek.
          Written July 10, 2024
        • Labergenser
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great experience! Can recommend the guide Frank
          I had a wonderful time doing the 2 day trek. The landscape and nature is so beautiful! We had an excellent guide, Frank, who did an great job guiding us through the hike and had extensive knowledge about the nature and the history of the area and Peru. Everything was well organized and we saw so much wilde life
          Written July 10, 2024
        • 114shanek
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          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          gorgeous views, excellent guide
          I found the trek, transportation, and accomodations to be extremely well organized. Our guide, Rafael, was excellent. He did a great job giving us information about the locations we were visiting, shared local knowledge on plants and animals along the way, and made sure we were all well prepared. His energy and enthusiasm was infectious. My only suggestion for improvement would be to change the lunch location on the final day. Lunch was not included the final day, and I didn't think the buffet that we were brought to was on par with the meals we had at the other stops along the tour (which were fantastic). Some other options for lunch the final day would have been preferable.
          Written July 10, 2024
        • paulsI2194EK
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing trip with Carlos
          Did a 2 day trek with the wonderful guide Carlos. He was the perfect guide: encouraging, knowledgeable, and friendly. He set a great pace for the group. The trek was awesome, beautiful sceneries and a nice physical challenge. The food was perfect, and included good vegetarian options (omelettes instead of meat). The stay in the oasis was great, a nice pool and comfortable beds. The hot springs after the 2nd day of hiking were awesome.
          Written July 8, 2024
        • estebangC3101EW
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Very nice experience.
          The tour was very well organised. We had Rafael as our guide. He was very passionate and gave a lot of interesting information about the environment as well as the local culture. His english was also very good.
          Written July 5, 2024
        • Juliannadja
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great hiking tour
          Great tour and hike in the Colca Canyon! The first day started with an early pick up, breakfast on the way and a stop to watch the phantastical Condors. Then the hike down the canyon began, followed by a lunch until we reached our lodge for the night! The lodges are very simple, but everything you need for one night. On the second day we started early in the morning to hike up again! A great experience accompanied with a very caring guide.
          Written July 4, 2024
        • Floor1990
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          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          Only one guide on a very large group, didn't feel like a guided trip
          There was only one guide on a very large group of about 20 people, so eventually everyone kind of hiked alone and it didn’t really feel like a guided trip. For me as a slow hiker I didn’t like the fact that the guide would linger at the end of the group and rush me. The sleeping accommodation was good and I liked the fact that I got my own room as a solo traveller.
          Written July 4, 2024
        • giuseppelD2520FQ
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great three days in nature
          Three incredible days, great food and beautiful views. Elvis our guide was friendly and enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge of Peruvian culture and colca canyon history. Totally recommend!
          Written July 3, 2024
        • tomatoaddyang
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing your amazing guide!
          It was an amazing (although tough) hike through some dramatic landscapes, and my guide Rafael was super knowledgeable and friendly. Super hospitable guy who’s eager to share about Peru and all of the region to us 🧡 loved his stories and energy, thanks!!!
          Written July 1, 2024
        • 325marieevep
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A must do if you are in Arequipa
          My husband and I had a great time doing the 3-day trek in the Cañon del Colca. Special kudos to our guide Ivan who was the kindest, most caring guide, and very patient with our slow pace on our ascent on the last day 😁 He was great company during the three days. A big thank you to our driver Jesus as well, who drove us safely to and back from the canyon. What you should expect: Day 1 You will be picked up from your hotel between 3:00 and 3:30 in the morning. Pack water and snacks in advance because you will only reach the breakfast place in Chivay at around 7:30 - 8:00 am. Wear warm layers as it is very cold in the morning, but you also need to be able to peel off layers as the day progresses because it gets quite hot when walking under the sun. I would also suggest to pack light for you comfort whilst hiking up and down the moutains, and to wear light but comfortable hiking shoes. Make sure you withdraw enough cash to buy water and snacks at the various stops, pay for the entrance to the canyon, the hot springs and to tip your guide and your driver at the end of the trip because these guys work hard and do an amazing job. After breakfast you will be driven to the start of the hike and you will start descending the canyon at around 09:00. The descent can be challenging at times because of the sun and because the slope is quite steep and it gets slippery with all the lose rocks and pebbles, but the guides will be there to ensure your safety. After walking down the mountain for 9km you will reach the first accommodation where you will have lunch, dinner, and stay for the night. The lodges are basic by western standards but comfortable enough and the hosts are lovely and very attentive. It gets very cold at night however, so make sure you have warm clothes to wear. The beds have alpaca wool blankets, so once you are under the covers it will be fine. Day 2 You will start the day at 7:00 after breakfast, and will climb to the village of Cosñirhua. The climb is very scenic and manageable. From Cosñirhua you will descend back to San Miguel. On the way down you may be able to buy water and snacks from one of the vendors who have small stalls on the way. When you arrive in San Miguel, you will be able to get your lunch and enjoy the pool of your lodge. My husband and I loved San Miguel, it is a little green paradise at the heart of the valley. The pool of our lodge was lovely, but make sure you jump in before 16:00 as after that time the sun does not hit the valley anymore and the water will get colder. The lodge in San Miguel was slightly more comfortable than the first stop, but do not freak out if you find spiders or even a little scorpion in your room: it is part of the experience 🤣 As long as you do not bother the little critters they will let you be. Day 3 We got up at 4:00 am to start our final ascent of the canyon at 4:30 am (go to bed early the night before!). The hike starts in pitch dark, so you will be more comfortable if you have a head lamp or a lamp torch. My husband and I managed with the torch on our phones however, so do not worry. Also make sure you have water and snacks as you will only be able to grab breakfast once you reach the top of the canyon. You can buy water and snacks at your accommodation in San Miguel if needed. The last hike on the third day is really quite challenging as you will climb 1.1km in altitude over a distance of 5km. If you are not a regular hiker, you will find it hard, especially considering the altitude. That being said, it is really a rewarding experience when you get to the top and see how far you have come. Our guide Ivan was great at making sure we were going at a somewhat comfortable pace and at encouraging us to keep climbing, he even sang us the Rocky song! Once everyone has made it to the top, you will walk 15-20 more minutes (on a flat area, thank God) to the breakfast spot. After that you will be driven to the hot springs which are a wonder for sore muscles. Then you will start the drive back to Arequipa and stop to have lunch, see the volcanoes and some insanely cute alpacas, lamas and vicuñas. You will reach Arequipa at around 17:00.
          Written June 30, 2024
        • Allie L
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Super cool experience!
          The trek is REALLY hard, but what an amazing experience! Rafael was truly the best guide I’ve ever had! He was constantly positive, upbeat, and sociable. He is so passionate about his country and it shows! He constantly picked out random plants throughout the hike, explaining all of them and having us smell/ try. He is truly an incredible person and I feel so lucky that I got the chance to go on a tour with hm!
          Written June 28, 2024
        • gn409
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Once in a lifetime experience!
          Our adventure began in Arequipa at 3:15am with our guide, Ivan Lazo, greeting us at our hostel. After picking up the remainder of the trekkers, we began the 3.5-hour ride to Chivay where we all enjoyed a hearty breakfast. After breakfast we drove to Mirador Cruz del Condor to see the Andean Condors. The scenery was beautiful, and it was awesome seeing these huge birds gliding effortlessly in the wind currents of the canyon. Afterwards, it was a short drive to the beginning of our trek down the Colca Canyon. Our guide, Ivan, was helpful in pointing out some of the highlights of the local flora and fauna. He also ended up helping my husband make it through the very physical test of descending into the canyon. Descending into the Colca Canyon in Peru is a 6km trek down rocky, sandy switchbacks. On the other side of the canyon is a beautiful green oasis and we kept looking over there, admiring the beauty of the canyon. After 1km the trail turned from smooth, packed sand to loose rocks and loose sand. At about the 2km mark my husband slipped and fell on some loose rocks and Ivan and another hiker grabbed him before he slid into the canyon. After another kilometer or so my husband was starting to show signs of altitude sickness and was feeling exhausted. Ivan helped guide him by holding the strap on his backpack for the remaining 3km of the descent, stabilizing him and allowing him to complete the trek. Ivan was literally a lifesaver. Once we reached our destination, we were provided with a delicious dinner at the Hostel Gloria. Later that day we realized my husband would not be able to hike the 6km back up the canyon the next morning, and our guide Ivan helped arrange for a car to come the next morning at 5:30am to give us a ride out. This of course cost extra, but it was worth every penny we paid to get my husband back to where we could catch the return bus to Arequipa. Overall, the tour was amazing, with beautiful scenery and challenging terrain (if that’s your thing), and our friendly guide, Ivan Lazo, performed above and beyond to ensure we were able to complete our adventure.
          Written June 26, 2024
        • alexhX830FY
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Good tour, Carlos was fantastic at explaining the
          Good tour, Carlos was fantastic at explaining the geological history of the canyon, and lots of information regarding the fauna and flora. The hike was a little more challenging than I expected though !
          Written June 24, 2024
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles2 reviews
        Very good

        Rodrigo Simões
        Passo Fundo, RS3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Guia Marcos foi muito atencioso e facilitou o aproveitamento das trilhas e dos oásis. Guia também foi atento as nossas restrições alimentares adequando dentro do possível as refeições. Às trilhas são puxadas, mas vale muito a pena. Trilha de 3 dias é a melhor porque dá tempo de descansar e aproveitar os osasis e as vistas.
        Written September 4, 2022
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        Sayuri Riveros
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2020 • Solo
        Excelente servicio, atención personalizada y experiencia inolvidable, conocía el Cañon del Colca pero no esta ruta, gracias por el servicio.
        Written January 7, 2020
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