Carved by the Colca River, the Colca Canyon is the third most-visited travel destination of Peru.
It is located in the extreme north-east of the Arequipa region and can be reached in about 3-1/2 hours by road north offrom the city of Arequipa, Peru.
As recorded by GPS and stated in National Geographic, The Colca Canyon is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the United States.
What is Special about Peru’s Colca Canyon?
The Colca Canyon in Peru has a number of attractions.
First of all, it is the most remarkable canyon in the world. At its deepest point, the canyon falls from its rim to its floor for an incredible drop of 13,648 feet (4,160 meters).
From the “mirador” at the Cruz del Condor you can see condors, the world’s largest bird, in full flight. The canyon at this point is a “mere” 3,960 ft (1,200 meters) deep.
The condors catch the uprising warm drafts along the sides of the canyon. Usually can be easily seen by the visitor in early morning and late afternoon. Watching the condors at the Colca Canyon has become a new major tourist attraction in Peru.
During the your visit, you can see interesting natural landscapes as well as, llamas, alpacas, guanacos, vicuna and vizcachas.
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