Colca Canyon, Arequipa Region

#1 of 26 in Parks in Arequipa Region
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. Plan your visit to Colca Canyon and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Cabanaconde trip itinerary planner.
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  • The Colca Canyon is an incredible part of the world. We wanted to experience nature and culture without crowds of tourists so we hired a private guide for 4 days - Andres Calcina. Andres has good...  more »
  • This review should be a 5*. The Colca Canyon by motorcycle was fantastic. Abra Patapampa is one of the highest mountain passes in the world (elevation of 4.910m - 16,110ft) on the way to Chivay...  more »

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