Colca Canyon

Colca Canyon

The beauty of this 3,400m deep canyon is staggering. For many it’s on a par with the Grand Canyon, and its magnificent mix of volcanoes, rivers and ancient crop terraces, combined with the sight of majestic Andean condors soaring above it make it an unforgettable spectacle. It sits at 3,500m elevation, so you’ll need to acclimatise to the altitude, but once you have it’s a fantastic place for hiking, horse riding and cycling, visiting traditional villages and exploring pre-Incan settlements.

Reasons to visit Colca Canyon

  • The incredible natural beauty will leave you speechless.
  • You can’t miss an early morning trip to Cruz del Condor, where the Andean condors rise up on the thermals.
  • Explore the pre-Inca ruins of Uyo Uyo and take a hiking trail past ancient crop terraces.
  • Visit rural villages, whose inhabitants still wear colourful traditional clothing, and spend time in Yanque, where traditional dances are performed each day.
  • Relax in the warm waters of La Calera Thermal Baths.

Places to Stay

The Colca Canyon region has a host of different types and levels of accommodation, so there is something to suit all tastes and budgets.

Aranwa Colca Canyon

Aranwa Colca Canyon

Mid-range, Colca Canyon, Hotel

Belmond Las Casitas

Belmond Las Casitas

Deluxe, Colca Canyon, Hotel

Casa Andina Colca

Casa Andina Colca

Modest, Colca Canyon

Colca Lodge Spa and Hot Springs

Colca Lodge Spa and Hot Springs

Deluxe, Colca Canyon, Hotel