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Arequipa and Colca Canyon

A UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Overview

The ‘White City’ of Arequipa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, rests in the shadow of ice-capped volcanoes. A highlight of the city is the beautiful Santa Catalina Convent, a walled colonial town within a city, opened to the public in 1970 after 400 years of secrecy.

From here you can visit the Colca Canyon, with its rugged and dramatic landscape dominated by volcanoes. The Colca Canyon is one of the world’s deepest canyons and one of the few places in the world you are virtually guaranteed to see the wild Andean Condor.

The area is also home to some of the oldest Peruvian indigenous groups – the Collaguas and Cabanas. The landscape has been completely fashioned by the hands of the pre-Incan farmers, and to this day the land is farmed as it was 1500 years ago to grow indigenous crops including potatoes, maize, quinoa and beans.
We have handpicked a range of beautiful accommodation in the area ranging fromdeluxe private small houses, to lodges with private springs, to characterful and charming rustic accommodation.

Contact our Peru team so we can advise on how you can fit a visit to Arequipa and the Colca Canyon into your Peru holiday.

Arequipa and Colca Canyon Arequipa and Colca Canyon

Arequipa and Colca Canyon Arequipa and Colca Canyon

 

If you would like any more information or to chat over the details of the trip we would be delighted to help. Telephone Telephone01964 552292 for more information or email email us today.

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Accommodation

Casa Andina Arequipa Casa Andina Arequipa

Set in a tranquil plaza behind Cusco’s main square, this former palace and convent was opened in 2012 after years of restoration...

Colca LodgeColca Lodge

This award winning hotel is a relaxing eco-spa located next to the River Colca with views over the lush by pre Incan agricultural terraces...

Casitas del ColcaCasitas del Colca

A beautiful hotel is made up of a collection of 20 cottage like villas on a 24 hectare property in a peaceful and serene environment...

Killawasi Lodge Killawasi Lodge

Killawasi Lodge is a charming hotel situated on the outskirts of the small village of Yanque, where Alpacas and Llamas freely roam the terraced countryside...

 

If you would like any more information or to chat over the details of the trip we would be delighted to help. Telephone Telephone01964 552292 for more information or email email us today.

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