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The Colca Canyon, Peru - Pictures of the Colca Canyon - Fabulous Travel Guide

SEE PICTURES: The Colca Canyon, Peru

[ 1 ] June 6, 2011

Travelling through Peru? The Colca Canyon is a fascinating combination of snow-capped mountains, dusty roads and indiginous villages – and it’s almost twice as deep as the Grand Canyon.

One minute you’ll be admiring fields full of alpacas and llamas, the next you’ll be watching condors swoop through the sky. Check out our favourite pics of the Colca Canyon and book your trip to Peru now!

The Colca Canyon, Peru - Pictures of the Colca Canyon - Fabulous Travel Guide
The Colca Canyon, Peru – Pictures of the Colca Canyon – Fabulous Travel Guide

Buses leave from Arequipa and wind their way north through the mountains until they reach Mirador de los Andes, the valley’s highest point at 4,910m (pictured below).

Surrounded by towers of piled stones, known as ‘apachetas’, this region is as intriguing as it is beautiful. It’s thought the statues were left behind  as offerings to the Gods. Superstitious? Build your own mini statue – it will bring you good fortune!

Mirador de los Andes - Colca Canyon, Peru - Fabulous Travel Guide

Mirador de los Andes - Colca Canyon, Peru - Fabulous Travel Guide

Next stop on the tour is the provincial capital of Chivay (pictured below), where most travellers stay overnight. Eat at one of the traditional restaurants, soak in the hot springs and order super-strong Pisco sours!

Chivay, Colca Canyon, Peru - Pictures of hotels in Chivay - Fabulous Travel Guide

Chivay, Colca Canyon, Peru - Pictures of hotels in Chivay - Fabulous Travel Guide

One of the highlights of the trip is watching the Andean condors swoop into the valley at Cruz del Condor. With a wingspan of 3.2m, these birds attract crowds of tourists every day so get there early to get a good spot.

The Colca Canyon, Peru - Watch the condors - Fabulous Travel Guide

The Colca Canyon, Peru - Watch the condors - Fabulous Travel Guide

Love outdoor adventures? Go trekking in Colombia, climb Machu Picchu or go sandboarding in Huacachina.

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