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The road from Arequipa toward Colca leads first through a rugged landscape dominated by volcanoes and seemingly home only to wild llama and vicuña.

Finally you emerge into a fertile region dotted with traditional villages where farming still takes place on the pre-Inca agricultural terraces. This is the Colca Valley, and at its end is the Colca Canyon, said to be one of the deepest in the world.

Condor in the Colca CanyonThe steep green canyon walls are home to Andean condors and you will hopefully see families of these majestic birds nesting, scavenging and soaring on the thermals above and below you.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Colca Canyon

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    • Climb Condor's Cross
      Pre-Inca terracing in the Colca Canyon

      Climb Condor's Cross

      Climb Condor's Cross

      Condor’s Cross is situated on top of one of the steepest sides of the Colca Canyon. It is in these forested slopes that the families of condors nest, and you are more than likely to see several take to the air and glide on the thermals.

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