9 August 2018
Your trip to Arequipa is approaching and you are surely thinking about knowing the Colca canyon, a very good decision! But for an unforgettable experience, we give you the following tips. Take note!
The best season to visit the Colca canyon is between the months of April and June because it almost does not rain and the mountains are covered with vegetation. However, you can travel during the other months of the year, but always keeping in mind that the months when it rains the most in the colca are between November and March.
First you must go to the Arequipa land terminal (only 12 minutes from Dragonfly Arequipa) to buy the tickets to Chivay, these cost between 10 and 15 soles and last approximately 3 hours. When you arrive at the control booths of the canyon you will have to pay your entrance which costs 20 soles for Peruvians and 70 soles for foreigners. Actually, there are many 1 and 2 day trekking tours, we recommend you take them because they are cheap and offer you accommodation, breakfast, dinner and transportation.
Apart from your identity documents and put on the most comfortable and warm clothing in the world, we recommend that you bring the following items: