Colca Canyon

When to go

Jan-March

Ideal length

4 nights

Transfer time

1 hour flight from Patagonia

The Colca Canyon is reputedly the deepest in the world – 3,182 metres (11,000 feet), which is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon. The region is also known for its terracing, thought to be the most extensive in Peru, its picturesque towns, where the traditional clothing is still worn by the majority of women and the spectacular mountain scenery with snow-capped Andean peaks.

OUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO DO IN COLCA CANYON

YANQUE

Yanque is a small town with a laid back atmosphere around 10 km west of Chivay.  There are excellent views and a footbridge to the smaller villages on the other side of the Colca River.  The baroque church in the town, Immaculada Conception, has an interesting mestizo-baroque façade

CONDORS

The Colca Canyon is best known however as the natural habitat of the majestic Condor, the sacred Andean Bird, perhaps the most famous of the indigenous bird life. These huge vultures, with wing spans of up to 3.2 metres are known for their elegant and spectacular flight

WALKING

Meandering through the Colca Canyon on foot is truly an experience to cherish. As you are carried through the landscape, reminisce to a time when only people and horses traversed the Colca Valley

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