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The Colca Canyon is the canyon of the Colca River in southern Peru and is considered to be the world's deepest canyon. It is located about 100 miles (160 kilometers) northwest of Arequipa. Parts of the canyon are habitable, and Inca and pre-Inca terraces are still cultivated along the less precipitous canyon walls. The small town of Chivay is on the upper Colca River, where the canyon is not so deep but where many terraces are present in the canyon and continue for many kilometers downstream. The Colca Canyon is also the habitat of the great South American condor.

Getting to the Colca Canyon

The Colca Canyon can be reached by car from Arequipa in about 3 hours. From the Colca Canyon it is a half day drive to Lake Titicaca, through beautiful high Andean scenery, making it the perfect waypoint on your trip across Southern Peru.

Colca Canyon - Featured Itineraries


Our Tours include Trans-Atlantic flights from and to the UK. Speak with a Specialist consultant to personalise any itinerary to match your interests and preferences.

Inca Tour of Peru

Inca Tour of Peru

13 Nights From £2,854


Travel into the Inca heartland to explore islands of Lake Titicaca, terraces of Colca Canyon, fields of Sacred Valley and fortress of Machu Picchu.

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Modules in
Colca Canyon


Modules do not include Trans-Atlantic flights and are usefully for planning or extending your trip. Please contact us for further information or to create a personalised itinerary.

Escape to the Colca Canyon

Escape to the Colca Canyon

Nights From £255

The Colca Canyon is more than twice as deep as the Gran Canyon in the USA and is the deepest c...

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Excursions in
Colca Canyon


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Where to Stay in
Colca Canyon


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