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Colca Canyon

Boca Raton, Florida
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Colca Canyon

Is there a way to get to see Colca Canyon from Cusco without having to wake up at 3am? We are willing to travel as close to the Canyon as possible and stay overnight someplace.

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Brussels, Belgium
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1. Re: Colca Canyon

https://pachamamahome.com/cabanaconde.htm#horariodebus : here you will find the public bus schedule between Arequipa and the Colca Canyon. You can stay overnight in Cabanaconde.

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Adelaide, Australia
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2. Re: Colca Canyon

Depending on what day you are traveling the 4M bus goes from Cusco to Chivay three times a week https://www.busperu4m.com/routes.html#cusco-to-chivay

Paris, Canada
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3. Re: Colca Canyon

Do you want to go hiking in the canyon? Do a Colca Canyon trek? Or do you want a tour that goes to the Colca Valley and the Cruz del Condor which is the start of the actual canyon? The trek also goes to the valley and the Cruz del Condor but continues to Cabanaconde to hike down into the canyon.

You can book 2 day tours and treks in Arequipa. The 2 day trek would still leave at 3 am but the two day tour leaves around 7-8 am.

Or you can indeed take a public bus to Chivay or Yanque (towns in the Colca valley) or Cabanaconde (on the edge of the canyon).

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