Arequipa & Colca Valley October 14th 2015 Arequipa is Perus 2nd city & is also the most common base for starting treks or tours to the Colca canyon / valley.
The city is around 2000m & although I wasn't affected the Dutch group I was travelling with did feel the altitude a bit!
How I got there: Still travelling by Peru hop we arrived at 5:30am after our visit to Nazca. As usual we got dropped at the hostel.
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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