Colca canyon October 7th 2007 After visiting Machu Picchu, we flew to Arequipa, the second biggest city in Peru (after Lima). We arrived at night, so couldn't really look around, but it had a big city feel straight away, with massive shopping malls and fast food chains.
Early the next day, we took a bus into the Colca Canyon. It was a bumpy ride, but we were rewarded with a beautiful hotel with an excellent buffet dinner, ... read more
South America » Peru » Arequipa » Colca Canyon Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more