In the region of Arequipa are canyons deeper Peru, Colca (3 400 m) and Cotahuasi (3535 meters). The Colca Valley has become a haven for lovers of adventure tourism, it is ideal for the practice of canoeing, hiking and biking mountain, among others. Throughout the valley, there are 14 villages that have preserved a rich cultural tradition, preserving their religious festivals and folklore. It is also possible to appreciate, as part of the landscape, the Ampato volcano, and Hualca-Hualca Sabancaya.
The cannon Cotahuasi is located in a valley where people Interandean traditional, more than 100 afloraciones of hot springs, waterfalls, fault and snowy landscapes of the Coropuna and Solimana.
The area is ideal for hiking, canoeing, climbing, paragliding or biking mountains, and has a great biodiversity of flora and fauna. It was also pictures that villages located as Pampamarca, whose inhabitants specialize in handling the alpaca wool fabrics to create artistic carpets, sweaters, among others; Callata, the people of the area more attractive and stands out for its cemeteries settled in the mountains also known as "Barrancas of Tenajaja."
Colca Canyon (3400 m depth). Colca comes from the Quechua word that means "breadbasket". It is a canyon formed by the river of that same name on your journey to assess the agricultural domain of the ancient Peruvians who built many platforms (terraces), still used. The villages along the valley, maintained its colonial churches, ancestral customs and traditional festivals. It stands out as
Part of the landscape of volcanoes Coropuna, Ampato and Sabancaya. The highest point is the mirador de la Cruz del Condor, which will have an unforgettable experience to see the condors in their natural habitat. We recommend making this trip in 2 days, and may stay overnight in the
Town of Chivay.
Cotahuasi Canyon (3535): Located in a valley where Interandean are traditional people as Cotahuasi (2683), such as hot springs of Luicho with healing properties, such as cataracts of Sipia (150 m drop); snowy landscapes as Coropuna and Solimana. It has great biodiversity of flora
And fauna. It is ideal for hiking, canoeing and climbing.
From Arequipa in the Colca Canyon, 164 km, walks in 3 hours and 30 minutes transport
Land. It is also possible to come from Puno.
From Arequipa to Canyon Cotahuasi, 375 km, walks in 9 hours of ground transportation.
Hosting up to 3 stars in the villages located along the Colca valley.
Observation condors, hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, ecotourism trek with llamas,
Observation of flora and fauna.
Transportation (car, bus), complete service for trekking and canoeing. To visit Cotahuasi
It is recommended to hire the services of specialized companies.
Avoid efforts during the early hours of easy digestion consume food and drink mate
Coca to avoid altitude sickness.
Valley of the Volcanoes, Andagua; rise to volcanoes Misti and Chachani; National Reserve
Salinas and Aguada Blanca.
Colca Canyon: 3 days from Arequipa to visit the canyon and other attractions, from 4 to 7 days
For a trek to the bottom of the canyon.
Canyon Cotahuasi: are needed between 6 and 7 days at least.
çThe canyon Colca Canyon Cotahuasi and can be visited throughout the year, although best time to make trekking and canoeing is between April and November. The climate is temperate, with cold evenings and nights.