This excursion will take us through the world's deepest canyon, also known as a canyon of wonders for its natural beauty, we can admire its Uskuni and Sipia falls, its traditional villages, volcanoes, extensive crops of chiwicha, mint, quinoa, corn, beans .. and more.
Abundant wild plants (many of them medicinal) while experiencing 12 different types of ecosystems.
Summary travel plan
- Day 1: Arequipa – Majes Valley – Coropuna - Cotahuasi
- Day 2: Alca – Puyca
- Day 3: Pampamarca
- Day 4: Sipia Waterfalls
Itinerary Tour to the Cotahuasi Canyon
Day 1: Arequipa – Majes Valley – Coropuna - Cotahuasi
07:00 hrs- We will start our unforgettable trip, leaving from Arequipa to Cotahuasi. Along the way we’ll enjoy beautiful landscapes of the Majes Valley, and as we continue we will also pass through the towns of Pedregal, Corire and Aplao.
12:30 hrs- We will stop in Chuquibamba (Quechua name meaning pampa of gold) where we will enjoy our first lunch, while admiring the natural beauty of the place.
14: 00hrs- We continue our way to Cotahuasi, observing along the way the Pallarcocha Lagoon, the snow-capped mountains of Coropuna and the volcano Solimana, as well as different species of flora and fauna that will vary through the way due to altitudinal changes.
18:30 hrs- We will arrive to the city of Cotahuasi. After a dinner together, we will spend the night in a local hotel.
Day 2: Alca – Puyca
8:00 a.m.- After having breakfast, we’ll go to Puyca, where we’ll begin a half-hour walk towards the Maucallacta Archaeological Complex. After a visit to this pre-Inca citadel, we will have lunch in Puyca.
14:00 hrs- We’ll return to the village of Alca to relax and then we’ll have the opportunity to go to the medicinal thermal baths of Luicho.
16:00 hrs- We will visit the town of Tomepampa, where we can appreciate its central square and its spring climate, we’ll return to Cotahuasi, where we will have dinner and spend our second night.
Day 3: Pampamarca
08: 00hrs- We’ll leave to the town of Pampamarca located 1 hour from Cortahuasi, passing through beautiful landscapes, and then we will head towards the Uskune waterfall known by local people as the girlfriend of Sipia. We will be able to appreciate the pre-Inca terraces. We’ll have our lunch in Pampamarca and then we will start our way back to Cotahuasi, where we will dine and spend the night.
Day 4: Sipia Waterfalls
8:00 a.m.- After breakfast, we will go to the Sipia Falls, which are an hour by car from Cotahuasi, and then 20 minutes by walk. We can enjoy the beautiful landscape in the way. After the tour, we will return to Cotahuasi for lunch, and we will have the afternoon free to get some rest.
20:00 hrs- We’ll return to Arequipa.
07:00 hrs - We will arrive in Arequipa next day in the morning.
This tour includes
- Public Bus Transport
- Meals: 04 breakfasts, 03 lunches, 04 Dinners
- Specialized trekking guide (English- and/or Spanish-speaking)
- 03 Nights’ Lodging
- First-Aid Kit
- Admission: Cotahuasi Canyon
- Cooking & Camping Equipment (optional)
This tour does NOT include
- Water & Snacks
- Meals not specified in the itinerary
- Admission: Luicho Hotsprings
Important tour information "Tour to the Cotahuasi Canyon"
What to bring for this tour?
- Insect Repellent
- Light Clothing & Warm Layers
- Hiking Shoes