With a depth of 3 535 meters, the Cotahuasi Canyon is the deepest canyon in the world. The Cotahuasi Canyon is part of a Natural Reserve which includes volcanoes over the 6,093 meters high and is located 400 km from Arequipa in the heart of the Peruvian Andes. In this region there are archeological sites like the “andenes” (agricultural terraces) and the ancient Inca Road, the “Qhapaq Ñan”.
The Sipia waterfall is at the bottom of the canyon with a fall of 150 meters. The 15 minutes’ walk to reach the Sipia Waterfall will enable you to discover a unique natural environment.
When visiting the Cotahuasi Canyon, don’t miss Cotahuasi Pueblo, a typical Andean village, with narrow streets made of stones and houses with rustic balconies typical of the Spanish Colonial times. The main colonial church in the village is worth of visit; and we also suggest a visit to the Santa Ana bell tower. Nearby, Alca is an interesting town where you can enjoy the relaxing Luicho thermal baths.