« previous next »
Photo 33  

Arequipa and the Colca Canyon Photo 33

Arequipa and the Colca Canyon

March 5th 2011
The city of Arequipa sits at an altitude of 2,335 metres above sea level in a mountainous desert in the western Andes, at the foot of El Misti volcano. We awoke in Arequipa after our 16hr bus ride and set off for our hostel 'Arequipay Backpacker's House', when we got there we were amazed - the hostel was by far the nicest we had stayed at with a huge kitchen with lots of equipment, free intern ... read more
South America » Peru » Arequipa » Colca Canyon

Peruvian Flag 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
Tot: 1.44s; Tpl: 0.028s; cc: 9; qc: 39; dbt: 0.0206s; 1; m:saturn w:www (; sld: 2; ; mem: 1.3mb