9 August 2018

Tips for your walk in the Colca canyon in Arequipa
Tips for your walk in the Colca canyon in Arequipa

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!

In what season to go?

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.

How to go?

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.

What to bring?

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:

  • Blocker and sunglasses
  • Special trekking shoes
  • Cleaning supplies (shampoo, soap, toothbrush, comb, deodorant and towel)
  • A change of clothes
  • Bath sandals
  • Hat
  • A bottle of water
  • Camera of photos and external batteries.
  • A very comfortable and special backpack for trekking.




and enjoy the tour