Experience the famous Colca Canyon! This canyon is reportedly the deepest in the world, thought to be twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the USA. Unlike most of the Grand Canyon, portions of the Colca Canyon are habitable, with pre- Colombian terraced fields still supporting agriculture and human life!
On a visit to Colca Canyon, expect plenty of experiences exploring a combination of nature’s magnificence and historical sites. Hike or trek in the canyons and stop at Cruz del Condor, a highlight of the Colca Canyon. When you walk up to the canyon viewing area here, your heart will drop as you peer over the edge! Travel back to Pre-Inca times by visiting the ruins at Uyo Uyo. A village settled by the tribes of Collaguas and Cabanas over 500 years ago. The area also has natural hot springs rich in minerals, such as lithium, beneficial to your health and promoting relaxation. Stay at a lodge right by one of these rejuvenating hot springs and relax after your adventures into the Colca Canyon.
With a stop for lunch in Limón Verde, you can easily make a trip from Colca Canyon to Puno and add Lake Titicaca to your itinerary. Get the best of all Peru has to offer with ruins, hikes, and island hopping!