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COLCA TREK is accredited member of APTA The Association of Adventure Operators of Ecotourism in Arequipa And Authorized Accredited travel agency of the Ministry of Tourism of PERU.

Cotahuasi 4 days

Complite trip to Majes Valley, Cotahuasi valley and visit to the canyon.

Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Day 1

We leave Arequipa in our 4WD; after 3 hours traveling we will arrive to the Majes Valley near to Corire, we will visit the petrogliphys of Toro Muerto. We have a guided tour in the area. The carvings comprise somewhat crude animal, human, and geometric representations. Although some people estimate claim that there are 6,000 engraved stones at Toro Muerto, after this visit we keep driving till Chuquibamba, here we have a stop for Lunch, here the good highway is finish and starts the dirt road, in our 4wd, we do the pass at 4,900 m, batwing Coropuna (6424 m.) and Solimana (63OO m). At this height, we are able to see some vicugnas, and then start the descend to the Cotahuasi canyon, arriving by sunset to this beautiful town, after dinner we rest in a comfortable hotel.

Day 2

We aalk through the deep canyon crossing hanging bridges and narrow paths on the river shore. We will reach the Sipia Waterfalls. From the deepest canyon, we may observe the huge natural parts that form the deepest canyon in the world. We may also observe the flight of condors, hike to the Catarata de Sipia ( Sipia Falls ). On our 2 hours hike to the falls we should encounter "campesinos" (peasants) transporting goods on the Inca Road (which is really a trail) using either llamas or donkeys as pack animals. Picnic Lunch at 63 m. high Sipia waterfall. After lunch we will follow the Inca trail over the waterfall until the impressive Judio Pampa cactus forest These are some strange species of cactus that reach up to 13 meters high, which have established a mutual dependence with a kind of bats that belong to the ecosystem. The forest is located at the Quechualla district, but we return before to our car, arriving to Cotahuasi village at 5pm, visit to hot spring and sleep.

Day 3

After breakfast we drive in our car to Tomepampa, Alca and Puica villages, we visit all of them and after that we hike to the arqueological place of Maucallacta and we keep hiking for other arqueological place whith impressive views of the ancient terraces and the canyon, then we return to our car to sleep very closed to the Luicho Hot springs, accommodation and little walk to the hot springs relax and dinner whit fresh trout from the river, return to the hotel, fire, guitar and sleep.

Day 4

Aftery Breakfast, we return to Arequipa stoping in the roud for little hike to Apacheta to appreciate a sacred place in the base of Coropuna mountain(6425m) after we'll stop to enjoy different dishes prepared with "Shrimps of the Majes River ." After we cross the dunes of the Atacama desert (the driest desert in earth) take the Pan-American Hi way to return to Arequipa or we can keep going to Nasca depends of your programe.

  • Towel
  • Swimming suit
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Sun block
  • Toilet paper
  • Boots
  • Sandals
  • Flash light
  • Batteries
  • Sun hat
  • Sun glasses
  • Coins(some change for drinks)
  • Book for free time
  • Rain jacket
  • Sleping bag
  • Water purification tablets.

This tour includes:

  • Pre-trip information
  • Private transportation 4wd
  • All meals and excellent diet during the expedition
  • All tourist tickets
  • Complete Cooking equipment.
  • Tents
  • All basic camping and cooking gear and dishes
  • Safety and professional procedure
  • Best license guides (Our guides know very well this area)
  • First aid kit
  • Public Phone in Velinga handies and rescue procedure
  • 1 night hotel
  • Expert cook
  • Environmental care

This price doesnt include:

  • Horses for personal ride.
  • Tips and extra spends or services no described
  • Water bottles
  • Cokes, beers and alcoholic drinks


  • Pool: Everything outlined in our programme from 2 to 7 pax
  • Private:Private 4x4 transport for the whole trip. Everything and more outlined in our programme from 2 to 4 pax.


COLCA TREK has not only these basic choices, if you like to be out of the normal trail, just let us know we can send you our secret trails, or we are ready to made with you the trip in the way, that you order to do, if it's there any special activity you would like to do, just let me know so that immediately we can send you more details, maybe you need information about rafting, mountain biking or city biking, that we can combine to make the best tour for you, please just ask to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for a inmediately anwer of our guide Vlado Soto. Thanks.