Introducing Canyon Country
Going to Arequipa and missing out on the Colca Canyon is like going to Cuzco and neglecting to visit Machu Picchu. For those with more time there’s a whole load of other excursions that merit attention, including climbing the city’s guardian volcano El Misti, rafting in the Majes canyon and visiting the petroglyphs at Toro Muerto, exploring El Valle de los Volcanes, and trekking down into the world’s deepest canyon at Cotahuasi. Most of these places can be visited by a combination of public bus and hiking. Alternatively, friends can split the cost of hiring a taxi or 4WD vehicle and driver; a two-day trip will set you back more than US$150.
Colca Canyon and Arequipa
Explore one of world's deepest canyons and the 'white city' of Arequipa
Nazca, Ballestas and Colca Canyon
Explore the wildlife rich Ballestas Islands (mini Galapagos), view the spectacular Nazca Lines and visit the Colca Canyon, the world's deepest canyon