With about 11,100 feet or 3400 meters, colca canyon is one of the deepest canyons found on the earth. It is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon and as per the new measurements it is deeper than Cotahuasi Canyon and worth visiting because of its depth and fascinating beauty.
Given here are a few reasons for visiting Colca Canyon.
Colca canyon tours are immensely popular especially in the rainy season when the fields and the mountains are lush green and the clouds are hanging in the Canyon. When you hike into the Canyon it would offer you spectacularly stunning view that can take your breath off.
Deepest Canyons in the World:
A lot of surveys concluded the fact that Colca Canyon is the deepest canyon of the earth. Its awe-inspiring depth is another reason why tourists love to visit here during the rainy season.
Andean Condors is the Major Attraction:
They are the largest raptors in the world. They have a wingspan of about 10 feet and they love to glide all through the canyon. You can catch site of them at Cruz del Condor and at the Mirador Tapay on the trails. Seeing them flying over head would be an added attraction.
Go On Short Hikes:
Tourists can indulge in short hiking from Cabanaconde. They can choose to visit all the view points or hike to the Kallimarka Ruins. If they go to Mirador Achachihua which is a favorite holiday destination, you can visit to the view points and can climb further on the trail to Llahuar. There are stunning views in 10-20 minutes from the viewpoint.
There is another favorite tourist spot known as Machu Picchu which attracts plenty of visitors every year. It is the right choice for restricting tourism and for the purpose of visiting historical sites. Colca Canyon has as many as 330 daily visitors that flock around there and relax. It is one of the most tempting reasons to visit Colca Canyon.
There is another equally fascinating tourist spot in Peru which is known as choquequirao trek, if you want to get the best trekking experience you can visit this site.
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