Southern Peru is home to Colca Canyon, part of the Arequipa region with areas twice as deep as The Grand Canyon.
Volcanoes and colourful landscapes make up the geography in this Andean valley. The local natives still maintain their strong culture despite the Spanish invasion centuries ago. Journeying into the valley, you’ll have the feeling of stepping back in time. A patchwork of ancient Inca terraces and traditional villages rise up from the banks of the river towards a wall of jagged snowcapped peaks that enclose the valley.
The Colca Canyon is home to the Andean Condor and luckily they can still be seen hunting in the early morning and late afternoon. The area also offers excursions to natural hot springs, Incan ruins, and local villages as well as incredible hiking routes. A visit to the Colca Canyon is a memorable stop on any luxury Peru tour.
When to go
May through to October are the driest months.
What to do
- Spot Condors flying through the sky
- Hike through the idyllic surroundings
- Relax in hot springs