If you can’t or won’t choose which you love most — cities or nature — the Arequipa region was made for you. Museums, churches, and menus full of typical Arequipa dishes await in Peru’s second most populous city. Beyond the urban borders, explore the rolling green hills of the countryside and then venture to the deepest canyons in the world, the Colca or the Cotahuasi.
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Destination Arequipa City
Considered the second city of Peru (after Lima), Arequipa’s architecture, volcanoes, food specialities, and the fierce regional loyalty of its residents are renowned throughout Peru. Spend a few days here and you, too, will become fond of its quiet charm and uncommon elegance. And don’t skip the Colca Canyon. Browse our guide below for essential facts, travel tips, and top attractions on a tour to Arequipa.
Leave the crowds behind and travel to the Colca Canyon, the second deepest canyon in the world. (The deepest canyon is nearby Cotahuasi). Highlights include plummeting valleys shadowed by volcanic peaks, soaring condors, grazing camelids, and quaint communities where you can soak in natural hot springs. Browse our destination guide below for essential facts, travel tips, and top attractions on a Colca Canyon tour.