Day by day itinerary:
Day 1: Arequipa - Colca Canyon Trekking (B/L/D)
We will pick you up from your hotel between 3:00 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. and transfer you to Cabanaconde where you will have time to have lunch. We will begin our hike by walking down to the village of Llahuar. (4-5 hours walking). Upon arrival to the village, settle into your lodging at a local family house and enjoy the scenery of the impressive canyon for the afternoon. Have dinner and get a good night's sleep.
Day 2: Colca Canyon Trekking (B/L/D)
Wake up early and have a hearty breakfast before continuing your trek along the other side of the canyon, passing through the villages of Coshñirgua and Malata, before reaching Sangalle, located at the lowest altitude point of the canyon (3-4 hours walking). We will arrive around midday, depending on our pace, and have lunch. We will have the rest of the afternoon to rest up, relax in the pool and enjoy another day in the midst of the Colca Canyon. Overnight in Sangalle.
Day 3: Colca Canyon Trekking - Puno (B/L)
Today, we will get an early start at about 5:00 am and begin trekking up to Cabanaconde town where we will have breakfast (3-4 hours steep uphill hike). (Note: There is an option to rent mules for this portion of the trek if you wish). Take the bus to Cruz del Condor (Condor Crossing) to see majestic condors flying through the canyon. Upon arrival to Chivay we will have lunch and have the opportunity to visit the relaxing hot springs in town, the perfect remedy for our tired muscles. From Chivay you will connect with a bus that will take you on to the lakeside town of Puno, located on the stunning Titicaca Lake.
Suggested Packing List: Trekking boots, Hat, Sunglasses, Coat, Rain Poncho, Insect Repellent, Sunblock, Small Backpack, Flashlight, Bathing Suit, Towel, Camera, Extra Batteries, Water & Extra Snacks, Extra cash for personal expenses, Prescription Medications.
Physical Difficulty: Please be aware that this is a physically demanding trek, with lots of stairs and steep inclines. This trek is not recommended for anyone with knee injuries or related ailments.