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3-day hiking tour to Cotahuasi Canyon, near Arequipa

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Let Carlos, an UIAGM certified guide, show you one of the most stunning places in Peru, the Cotahuasi Canyon. Join him on this 3-days trekking adventure.



3 Days

Apr - Nov




* Trek across the Cotahuasi Canyon

* Visit enchanting villages and mingle with hospitable locals

* Explore a real Jurassic Park with footsteps of dinosaurs


This is one of the most beautiful hiking routes in Peru. Join me on this 3-day hiking trip. Discover the Cotahuasi Canyon and all the wonderful things around it.

The mesmerizing route we’ll follow will take us to the Cotahuasi valley and canyon. The splendid sceneries you’ll get, with suspended bridges and even an enchanting waterfall, are something you cannot miss. Moreover, we’ll hike through lovely towns, getting to know the locals and learning about their lifestyle. All surrounded by the sight of Coropuna and Solimana, two magnificent peaks.

Day one will be an adventure on its own. I’ll pick you up from Arequipa. Then, we’ll head toward the Valle de Majes. After that, we’ll go to the Jurassic Park of Querulpa, where we’ll find dinosaur footsteps imprinted on the ground. After such an amazing place, we’ll visit the Toro Muerto petroglyphs. And then, we’ll trek towards the town of Chuquibamba for lunch. We’ll continue to the foot of Coropuna and Solimana, and descend to Cotahuasi.  

On day two we’ll head from Cotahuasi to the villages of Taurisma, Tomepampa, and Huaynacotas. Then we will visit the thermal waters of Luicho and the town of Alca. After that we’ll return to Coahuasi.

Our last day we’ll trek by the Cotahuasi river by the Piro sector, towards the Sipia waterfalls. Then we’ll hop on our vehicle and return from the Cuyac bridge to Cotahuasi. That afternoon we’ll head back to the Majes Valley. And to end our adventure, we’ll stop at a Pisco Bodega to try some local varieties.

So don’t miss the opportunity to hike around this wonderful place. Let me guide you across it, and let’s discover together new fantastic things.

I also guide this Nevado Ampato 2-day guided climb from Arequipa, that you can check too.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

Price details

On top of the guide fee the price includes: private transportation on a 4x4 vehicle, first aid and security kit, entrance to parks, meals (2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners) and accomodation.


More info

I recommend to bring the following items: sleeping bag, comfortable clothing and shoes, gloves, hat, a small backpack for your personal belongings, sunglasses, trekking poles, a water bottle (at least 3 liters), a small flashlight, swimming suit and toiletries.

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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Perú.

I am an Official Mountain Guide with UIAGM certification, I am 35 years old as a guide, and I work in the Peruvian Andes. I am a specialist in organizing Mountain and Trekking expeditions in the Cordillera Blanca, Volcanic Cordillera and Cordillera of Vilcanota. I am part of a family of guides dedicated to guide in the area of Huaraz, Cusco and Arequipa; to take care of our clients we have organized a family company specialized in Adventure Tourism, we have customized packages and programs for groups of friends or clubs; we have logistics equipment of very good quality for mountain and trekking. We also offer mountain bike programs.


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What people are saying about Carlos



Hola, It was a real adventure which I can recommend to everyone. The hight is a little bit difficult but it's crazy to sleep in a tend on such a big hight but if you have a enough warm clothes everything is fine. Also Carlos was a really good guide and helped me a lot. Thank you for the adventure :)



Everything is simply perfect. thank you very much team! Special thanks to the guide Carlos Zarate.

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