The stupendous scenery of the Colca Valley refuses to be pigeonholed, ranging from fierce volcanic peaks to terraced farmlands, absurdly deep canyons and austere steppes. Huge Andean condors soar overhead, gracefully hovering on rising thermals, and wild lama graze on the plains. Thought to be the deepest in the world, the eponymous Colca Canyon is a worthy climax to a journey through the valley.
Hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking are an exhilarating way to explore this striking landscape, its natural beauty rich in Peruvian history, culture and tradition.
Colca Lodge Spa and Hot Springs
Colca Canyon, Peru
The Colca Lodge is a rustic-style lodge set at 3,250 metres above sea level and 3 hours from the city of Arequipa in the heart of Peru's famous Colca Valley amongst ancient Inca terraces and overlooking the Colca River with its thermal springs.
Las Casitas, A Belmond Hotel
Colca Canyon, Peru
The exclusive Las Casitas, A Belmond Hotel (formerly Casitas del Colca) is a haven of peace and tranquillity in the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world, wonderful walking country and a prime spot to view the majestic condor.
Lima, Paracas, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Cusco, Lima
How do you want to spend a two-week holiday? If the answer involves hurtling across vast sand dunes, seeing penguins and llamas, exploring the lost city of Machu Picchu and enjoying some of the world’s most exciting cuisine then look no further than this epic trip to Peru!
GBP £7,000 pp
Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Puno, Arequipa & Colca Canyon
Explore Peru's fascinating Inca ruins, colourful culture and dramatic landscapes on this incredible journey taking in key highlights, including Machu Picchu, as well as some less visited regions and a journey on the luxurious Belmond Andean Explorer sleeper train. Stay in beautiful Belmond properties throughout, which offer some of the best...
GBP £12,300 pp