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Sangalle (Peru)

Practical information on Sangalle

  • Relaxation
  • Romantic
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Mountain
  • River
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
3 hours walk from Cabanaconde
When to go
From April to November
Minimum stay
Half a day

Reviews of Sangalle

Stéphanie Charbit Seasoned Traveller
52 written opinions

Sangalle is an oasis situated at the bottom of the Cañon del Colca (3,400m deep!). It is a must-see for all trekking lovers, and it's a well-deserved stop!

My suggestion:
The hurried ones go to the bottom of the canyon and back in a half-day to catch their bus at the beginning of the afternoon. As a result they end up walking for six hours and don't even have the time to enjoy the oasis... It's best to stay the night!
My review

The Cañon del Colca is a wonderful place! After several hours on the bus, I arrive in Cabanaconde, a charming little village where most of walking trails that head to the canyon begin.

Sangalle sits by the river Colca and benefits from its own microclimate, conducive to agriculture (many different types of fruit are grown here), giving it the nickname 'oasis'. I go down there around 3 o'clock, and the walk there is definitely worth it: the mountains are magnificent with the incentive to get down being the famous oasis! I leave quite late as it's quite hot and suddenly I'm more or less alone, save for those who are climbing back up with difficulty (the hurried ones who need to catch their bus). I approach the oasis, it's there, I see it! It seems like it's just at the end of the road, but it is a bit further than that... Eventually I arrive in a little corner of paradise: a warm water pool, fruit juice... a well-deserved rest.

Of course I am not alone, most of the walkers who trek with an organisation sleep on site. After a refreshing break, I continue on my way until the next village in the canyon where I stayed the night.

Tours and travel ideas Sangalle

  • Adventure
Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon and the Sacred Valley
Length 14 days Approx. $1,620
  • Adventure
Southern Peru for hikers
Length 19 days Approx. $2,350
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