Located only 3 hours and 45 minutes from the city, the Colca Valley and Canyon is one of the country’s most extraordinary destinations. The entire zone has colorful pre Inca terraces cultivated until today with quinoa, corn, barley and wheat. In pre-Hispanic times this region was inhabited by Collaguas; today, the inhabitants have learned to conserve their colonial churches such as those in Yanque, Lari and Madrigal and they continue to dress with beautiful costumes. In the valley, adventure sports, such as mountain biking, trekking and white-water rafting are also practiced. Also, in the Cruz del Cóndor you can observe the majestic flight of the condors. Other places of interest in the department are the Petroglyphs of Toro Muerto, the valley of the volcanoes of Andagua and the Cotahuasi Canyon.
Altitude: 3400 meters – 4350.
Temperature: Max 20º C and minimum 0º C. Rainy season runs from December through March.
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