Cañón del Colca (Colca Canyon) is one of the world’s deepest river canyons with depths measuring 3,270 metres. It is located in southern Peru, around 160 km away from Arequipa and is among the country’s most visited tourist destinations.
The canyon is a breathtaking natural wonder, blessing the visitors with captivating sceneries at every turn. It is best known as the home to the Andean Condor, the world’s largest flying bird, which belongs to the vulture family. Chivay, Yanque and Cabanaconde are important towns that you will come across. While you are here, you can engage in exciting adventure activities like rafting and hiking or visit lovely colourful villages and terraced farmlands.
The canyon is a natural wonder that will be a delight for lovers of adventure, wildlife and the outdoors. Yes, it will be physically exhausting but the beautiful panoramic views of the canyon, its vegetation and valleys will be completely worth it!
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