My husband and I are planning a 2 night 3 day stay in the Canyon. I reserved a room at the Colca-Lodge as it's gotten great reviews.
My question is about a guide. Do you think we need a guide the entire time we are there? Our hotel in Arequipa quoted us $350 for transportation and a guide for 3 days. (this does not include the cost of the hotel). Does this price sound correct - it seems fairly expensive? Also - do you think we should just have the guide for just one day and then explore the area ourselves the next day? I'm not sure how the canyon works and if it's necessary to have a guide the whole time. Your advice and insight is appreciated. Thanks in advance!