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Colca Canyon from Puno

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Colca Canyon from Puno

Any advice on going to Colca Canyon from Puno and then on to Arequipa?

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1. Re: Colca Canyon from Puno

Hi,

You only have a couple options to get from Puno to Colca.

Either 4M Express or Rutas del sur. They are both tourist buses that make a couple stops along the route. They leave Puno soon after 6am & get to Chivay by noon. They also go from Chivay to Arequipa.

In Colca you could move around (Yanque, Cruz del Condor, Cabanaconde) in local buses that also go to Arequipa.

In Puno, you could buy a complete tour package ending in Arequipa or do it independently.

Safe travels!

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2. Re: Colca Canyon from Puno

About a year ago I did the 4M bus from Puno to Chivay - it was great, barely anyone on it and really comfortable. A little expensive but it's a simple way of making that trip. In Chivay we found we'd have to wait for a while for the next local bus onward to Cabanaconde so myself and a couple on the 4M bus teamed up for a taxi - it cost us S/100, bargained down from S/100, so it's not bank-breaking.

To get back to Arequipa I caught one of the regular local buses, which cost me S/17 for the whole way - everyone changed buses at Chivay but it was on one ticket. That took about six hours all in. It was really easy but long!

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3. Re: Colca Canyon from Puno

@ joanne - that's really not great bargaining for the taxi :)

We caught the Rutas Del Sur bus from Chivay to Puno this May. It does the same route as 4M but is cheaper and was very comfortable.

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4. Re: Colca Canyon from Puno

Hi! I also took Rutas del Sur on the last July, Chivay to Puno, and I recommend it. Two en-route stops for rest.

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