This trip begins in Arequipa, a city located at 2,350 meters above sea level and known as the “white city” because of the numerous and magnificent constructions -of temples, convents and colonial houses- made of white volcanic rock, the sillar. The Historical Centre of Arequipa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an outstanding example of a colonial settlement challenged by natural conditions and indigenous influences.
About 380 kilometers northwest of Arequipa, is the picturesque village of Cotahuasi, capital of the valley of the same name, the deepest canyon in the world. The scenery is breathtaking dominated by the snow-capped mountains Coropuna and Solimana, the highest volcanoes in the country.
The Andean valley will delight you with its diversity of landscapes, climates and vegetation, buildings of the Inca empire, its small villages, the warmth of its people and its varied food.