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Colca Canyon

As one of the world's deepest canyons and one of Peru's most truly is a sight to behold.

With a depth of 10,730ft, pre-Inca roots and a colorful culture still visible today, Colca Canyon attracta over 120,000 visitors each year.

The Canyon is extremely accessible with numerous tour operators on hand throughout the duration of the year. There are many different options for sightseeing, hiking or even whitewater rafting in the canyon. You're sure to make some of the most memorable experiences of your trip here.

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Misti

Located 20 km northwest of Arequipa and 19,110 ft above sea level, El Misti volcano is undoubtedly the most prominent feature of the landscape surrounding Arequipa.

Arequipa is often referred to as "The White City by its residents. This is due to the construction of many of its colonial buildings with white rock from the surrouding volcanoes, known as sillar.

Due to Arequipa's year-round mild climate, a climb to the summit of EL Misti is a popular service provided by many tour operators.

Treks to the top of the mountain usually take approximately 2 days, but it's well worth the work to experience the sheer beauty of the surrounding land, a sight that is not soon forgotten.

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Arequipa by travelers

Camila Andrews

Dublin, Ireland

The food, the volcanoes, the culture. Arequipa - I've fallen in love!

While traveling in South America, I had only planned to visit Lima and Cusco in Peru. Thankfully, while using the hop-on hop-off bus service Peru Hop, I was encouraged to spend a number or days in Arequipa along the way. Best decision I've ever made and one of the most beautiful cities I have ever seen!

Dave Harper

Chicago, USA

White water rafting and Colca Canyon. What an experience!

Easily the best white water rafting expedition that I've come across in South America. Navigating the Rio Chili and trekking through Colca Canyon are definitely up there with the most memorable experiences of my 5 months of travel! Without a doubt this is one of the best experiences I've had.

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