Cañón del Colca

activities / Hiking & trekking

Lonely Planet review

Easier treks in the Cañón del Colca can be more beautifully lush during the wet season, however more remote trails, especially those in the Cañón del Cotahuasi become inaccessible during the wet season. Our best advice is that if you're already an experienced trekker and you're trekking in a well-traveled area like the Cañón del Colca, you don't need to go with a guide at all. Hiking from village to village is the simplest DIY trekking option.

In the Cañón del Colca, the main roads are scenic routes, though there are dozens of more challenging trails. The roads are a good, easy way to experience village life at a slower pace, although they are dusty and passing traffic can be unnerving.