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Colca canyon two day trek

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Colca canyon two day trek

We are wondering if we can take the two day trek from Cabanaconde to end up in Arequipa? How?

We would be coming from Puno. We saw something about an M4 express bus.

Help. All we see is Arequipa to Colca Canyon not the other way.

Thanks vicki

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1. Re: Colca canyon two day trek


What you plan is fine. From Puno you have the choice of the 4M or Rutas Del Sur tourist buses. Both will take you to the town of Chivay. the Rutas Del Sur bus gets in at 12:30 and I think the 4M at 12:00..

From Chivay you would have to then take a collectivo or bus heading to Cabanaconde, where you would have to overnight. Places there are happy to store your large bags whilst you go trekking.

On your return you would have to leave the canyon very early in order to catch a bus back to Chivay and then on to Arequipa

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2. Re: Colca canyon two day trek

In Cabanaconde there are ordinary busses going back to Arequipa.

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3. Re: Colca canyon two day trek

4M would drop you off in Chivay. Then take a public bus to Cabanaconde. Any hotel there can help you plan your trek down into the canyon. Then, as Pierre already said, you can take a public bus from Cabanaconde to Arequipa. This website helped us a lot when we were planning our trek:


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