One of the things to do in Arequipa is visiting the beautiful Colca Canyon, the canyon of the Colca River. It is said to be twice as deep as the famous Grand Canyon in the United States, the difference is that the Colca Canyon has walls that are not as vertical. The name “Colca” is derived from the small holes in the cliff of the canyon and in the Colca Valley. These holes had various uses during the pre-Inca and Inca times. Some Incas used the holes as food storage, this is where they store their potatoes and crops. Some use the holes to bury important people, including their loved ones.
The Colca Canyon is one of the most well-known Arequipa attractions that should not be missed. Not only is the site stunning but visitors are also attracted to the Andean condors that fly over the canyon. People can see the condors at close range as the place is known to be the Andean condor’s natural habitat.
Please provide this reference number to our customer service center representative on request, so we can help you better