the Colca Canyon!
Mario Vargas Llosa described Colca as “The Valley of Wonders” And we can ensure you that it is no a literary overstatement.
Colca is one of the most scenic regions in Peru, a land of imposing snowcapped volcanoes, narrow gorges, artistically terraced agricultural slopes that predate the Incas, arid desert landscapes and vegetation, and remote traditional villages. Some of Peru’s most recognizable wildlife, including llamas, alpacas, vicuñas are easy to find here. Also the canyon is home to the Andean condor (Vultur gryphus), a species that has been the focus of worldwide conservation efforts.
With a depth of 10,725 ft (3,270 m), it is one of the deepest in the world, second in Peru after the Cotahuasi Canyon and more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the United States.
Enjoy the unique Andean geography of the Valley, walk over 4900 m.a.s.l. Share activities with locals, walk through traditional villages, play with the curious alpacas and llamas, taste our traditional dishes and Andean products, learn about our unique textiles and of course, observe astonished the famous and majestic flight of the Condor.
ABOUT OUR COLCA TOURS
We offer daily excursions to the Colca Canyon for 2 and 3 days with a regular group with fixed itinerary or as private service. Our programs are flexible allowing you to finish the excursions with a return to Arequipa city or continuing to the City of Puno on Lake Titicaca. Our Groups tours are not crowded giving visitors more comfort and space in transport during the tour. Normally our excursions start and end in the city of Arequipa, but we can also organize the transfer to or pick up from Puno city in order that clients can joing our excursions. Please contact us if you need more help or support.
The Best value for a reliable and unique service.
Giardino transportation have regular strict controls and selected drivers, also our guides are profesionals with many years of experience and regulars trainings, many of them, for any situation of emergency. Giardino have a safety record, with many recognitions and is accredited by the local government and international Tourism organizations. (Review our site “about us“)