Colca Canyon - twice as deep as the Grand Canyon September 5th 2009 This was not a planned hike. We met a lovely couple, Tim and Nancy, when we were doing Salkantay and they suggested that we would like Colca Canyon. We organised the trip from Arequipa and went for the two-night and three-day hike option. We also decided to do the off the track (i.e. harder) hike, which is called Llahuar.
It was another 3.30 a.m. start. On the way to the start of the hike, ... 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