We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Colca Canyon

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Arequipa, Peru
Phone Number: 951024758
Website
Description:

This is one of the deepest canyons in the world where the distance from the...

This is one of the deepest canyons in the world where the distance from the Colca riverbed to the top of the cliff is more than 13,100 feet.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$35*
and up
Full Day Trip to Colca Canyon from Arequipa
More Info
$50*
and up
Colca Canyon Day Trip from Arequipa

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 3,833 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1065
    Excellent
  • 353
    Very good
  • 85
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Condorama!

We only had time to visit the condor look-out as we passed through on our way from Puno to Arequipa but it was well worth it. Lots of tourists to be sure and locals selling... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Matthew D
Add Photo Write a Review

3,833 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,550: English reviews
Level Contributor
20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We only had time to visit the condor look-out as we passed through on our way from Puno to Arequipa but it was well worth it. Lots of tourists to be sure and locals selling handicrafts and sodas of course but we knew that would be the case beforehand. Despite the mob the condors sure didn't disappoint...we saw at least... More 

Helpful?
Thank Matthew D
Barcelona, Spain
Level Contributor
43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Trekking in Canon de Colca takes a bit of planning, but it's definitely worth it. The place is beautiful! We took the bus from Arequipa to Cabanaconde from where we started the trek. The bus ride took more than 7 hours and at some points it felt quite uncomfortable. The driver didn't see any reason to drive slowly on the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Carsten N
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
425 reviews
199 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is along ride from Arequipa so we included an overnight stay, but worth every hour of travelling. Amazing to see these bird a that close and yes its is also very popualr with many other tourist. But who can blame them ?

Helpful?
1 Thank werdlerswereld
Mexico City, Mexico
Level Contributor
113 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Watching Condors fly using the updrafts is amazing. They are great birds that like to show off their flying abilities. You need to have a little bit of luck to get several of them around, and we had a great day, seeing several dozens of them flying below us and a few above us. The canyon is a breathtaking view... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank rortiz5
Mezy-sur-Seine, France
Level Contributor
25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did it in 3 days, don t do the same mistake. 2 days it s enough... AND BRING FOOD IF YOU PASS WITH AGENCY. All the agency dont feed you enough. Like that you need to buy there food horribly expensif. And 1 thing that you should know ; if you see condor it s because animals fall "accidently"... More 

Helpful?
Thank Fabien D
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a tour of Colca Canyon / Condor Cross as part of a 2 day tour taking us from Arequipa to Puno. Colca Canyon and Condor Cross was definitely a highlight for us! The views across the canyon are stunning and if you are lucky (as we were), you will be treated to a show from the local Condors.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank David T
Nasca
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An amazing place, the road there is an experience in itself and the canyon and the roads leading to it with amazing views. Was not that impressed with Chivvy itself, hotel was near the river canyon and quite cold! Well worth visiting to see the condors, who performed on time and in great numbers!

Helpful?
1 Thank nigelh393
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a great view, you'll enjoy yourself. Beautiful scenery as well as getting quite the workout. All in all not something you want to miss if you are in Peru

Helpful?
1 Thank Richard G
Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Incredible! I highly recommend it. We even saw a condor. It is a bit over run by tourists but it's still fantastic. There are loads on women selling scarves, gloves etc. at the top as well as on route. The farmers markets takes place every Saturday.

Helpful?
1 Thank 143Toothie
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This places is just magic. The scenery is unreal and the weather was perfect, nice and sunny, and dry. Condors were great, I saw about 5. Lots of good arts and crafts.

Helpful?
2 Thank Danryan1983

Travelers who viewed Colca Canyon also viewed

Arequipa, Arequipa Region
 
Arequipa, Arequipa Region
 

Been to Colca Canyon? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Colca Canyon and other visitors
56 questions
Ask a question
New York City, New York

See all questions (56)

Questions? Get answers from Colca Canyon staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?