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Colca Canyon

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Address: Jerusalen #400 AB-1, Arequipa, Peru
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+51 941 414 048
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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One of the deepest canyon in the world is more than 13,100 feet.. Here you...

One of the deepest canyon in the world is more than 13,100 feet.. Here you can practice: rafting, trekking, mountain biking, vivencial tourism.

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An early start at 3am but worth it! Took a minibus tour around the canyon and managed to see the condors flying. Definitely would recommend a visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

An early start at 3am but worth it! Took a minibus tour around the canyon and managed to see the condors flying. Definitely would recommend a visit.

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Hornchurch
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just be aware that there is no shade here, you are sitting out in the open, there is also no guarantee that you will see the condors

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1 Thank Tracy L
Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is lovely to see these creatures and the guides try very hard to take you to fog free areas of the Canyon to witness their flight.

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1 Thank RobynBSydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The canyon is spectacular and hiking it in three days was relaxing, especially day 2 when we had a hostel with a pool. Have a fresh Tshirt ready for the climb up on the last day. Warning. Our guide Vladimir was awful. if you get him try to change. He slept on the bus rather than telling us about vicuñas... More 

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Royal Oak, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Colca Canyon is a must-see for anyone visiting the Arequipa, Peru area. Awesome vistas greet you around every turn. To get the best travel experience, go with a tour. The guides are invaluable to opening your eyes to sights - and history/culture - you may otherwise miss. Plan on at least a full day and don't miss the Cross of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I suffer terribly from altitude sickness and struggled the whole time I was in Peru. However, I got my act together and pulled through on this. Staying at the bottom of the canyon was lovely and peaceful and I'd recommend trying to stay more than one night as I felt we didn't really get time to appreciate the serenity or... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just finishied the three days/ two nights Colca canyon trek with Johselm Canto and Yiovanni. Johselm and his team take care of a lot of different things. We we're picked up at the bus station of Arequipa and had a City tour the next day. The actual trek started in the night and we went to Cabanaconde at the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were really contemplating whether to do the Colca Canyon through an organized tour or on our own - and eventually decided to just do it ourselves and worth every single step. You can either take a bus to Cabanaconde or rent a car (which is what we did). The drive there and back was just absolutely breathtaking!!! We couldn't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Long bus trip from Arequipa starting at 3 am, with a tour guide, slept til breakfast. High altitude ( about 10000 feet, I think,) so have the coca tea for breakfast It helps with altitude sickness. . Beautiful views of the "Grand Canyon of South America" Its very different from US Grand Canyon- much deeper, but narrower. Great view of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a two-day tour, staying overnight in Chivay. I think it would have been too long a day to do it in one day and we would have been too tired to enjoy it properly after getting up hours before dawn and returning in the evening. That said, the minibus ride was great, with stops to look at the... More 

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