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Colca Canyon, Arequipa

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Canyon
Full of cultural and geographic diversity, the 100 km (62 mi) Colca Canyon offers something to captivate any visitor. Home to the Cabanas and the Collagua, two communities continuing to live largely traditional lives, the world's second deepest canyon boasts fascinating ruins and cultural wonders to accompany its natural beauty. Don't miss the Mollepunko caves, adorned with 6,000-year-old rock art, and the La Calera natural hot springs. Keep an eye out for exotic birds, such as the Chilean flamingo and rare Andean condor. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Colca Canyon by using our Arequipa vacation route planner.
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  • Amazing 2 day tour through the canyon! Quite a rough trek however totally worth it!! One tip - NEVER book through "American Tours" (they have a office at the bus station and just off the plaza in Areq...  more »
  • Wow this has being one of the most incredible visits of my life ! Totally worth waking up at 2 am. The views here are amazing besides getting to know this great places and be amazed by natures great w...  more »
  • fantastic scenery, worth the trip great views around every corner. Some luck needed to get a clear day but even on a misty day it still looks spectacular. If you are very lucky you do see condors, we ...  more »