Near Arequipa there is the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest in the world with an altitude difference of more than 3,000 meters. Different itineraries are possible crossing climates that vary from dry to subtropical. In the Colca Valley live numerous peasant communities closely linked to the traditions of the past, who currently still cultivate the land according to Inca techniques. Many of the walks do not require a particular physical condition, considering the fact that the altitudes are not too high.
To visit the Inca ruins and immerse yourself in nature, it is highly recommended to do the famous Inca Trail, a 4-day (or 2-day) walk during which you will walk on the old roads built by the inhabitants of the Inca Empire. The Inca Trail ends at Sun Gate from where you can admire the best panorama of one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World: Machu Picchu. For those seeking unsurpassed scenic beauty, such as the Inca Trail, there is the trek to Choquequirao, a fascinating destination that has yet to be explored by mass tourism.