The canyon country surrounding the colonial city of Arequipa - with its Spanish churches, stately mansions and volcanic sillar-white stonework - is one of high altitude deserts, volcanoes, and terraced valleys.
Deep canyons yawn from the earth, among them Colca Canyon and Cotahuasi Canyon, said to be the deepest in the world, while majestic condors glide on the rising morning thermals.
Top itineraries in Arequipa & Colca Canyon
Explore the very best of Peru's beautiful beaches, majestic mountains and fascinating culture on this tailor-made journey, which visits Lima, Arequipa, the Colca Canyon and Lake Titicaca before heading to the Andes and the ancient sites of Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley.
Top places to stay in Arequipa & Colca Canyon
The natural beauty of the Colca Valley is complemented by the rustic luxury of this garden-ringed retreat.
Stay in a luxury stone cottage where rustic charm is married with private pools and designer four-poster beds.
Where to go in Arequipa & Colca Canyon
The Colca Canyon is an area of outstanding beauty. Once thought to be the deepest canyon on earth - that accolade now goes to nearby Cotahuasi Canyon - visitors now flock here to witness giant Andean condors gliding on rising thermals.
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