The Colca Canyon is the second deepest canyon in the world and truly an incredible site.
The Colca Canyon is located within the Caylloma Region of Perú. This region of Peru is situated at approximately 3,500 metres and is locally known as La Sierra. The Colca Valley is a colorful Andean valley with pre-Inca roots, and small colonial towns, still home to the Collagua and the Cabana cultures. Locals maintain their ancestral traditions and continue to cultivate the pre-Inca stepped terraces, called terrazas. The river canyon is home to the Andean condor, a species that has been the focus of worldwide conservation efforts. The condors can be seen at close range as they fly past the canyon walls and rest on boulders situated along the rim of the canyon. The Andean Condor typically lives about 60-70 years, and has a wingspan of about 2.1–2.7 metres (7–9 ft).
Here you will find that the local culture is rich and thriving. Each year, several festivals are held in Chivay, the capital of the Caylloma region, including the famous Wititi festival. There is a wealth of local hand-crafted goods like clothing knitted from baby alpaca fiber and a unique form of embroidery that adorns skirts, hats, vests, and other items of daily wear and use.